Jurian Westfall and Maria Cuddebeck

    Jurian Westfall was born in Kingston, Ulster, New York to Johannes Westfael and Marritje Cool. Jurian was baptized 27 April 1684 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. He had eight younger sisters, Maretie, Rebecka, Jannetje, Sara, Claertje, Rymerich, Lena, and Rachel, and three younger brothers, Jacob, Abel, and Niclaes. Johannes married first Christina (Styntjen) Van Kuykendaal. He married second Maria Cuddebeck 20 August 1716 in Minisink, Orange, New York. Maria was born in Kingston, Ulster, New York to Jacob Cuddebeck and Margriet Provoost. Maria was baptized 2 August 1696 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. She had four younger brothers, Benjamin, William, Jacobus, and Abraham, and four younger sisters, Elsie, Magdalena, Dina, and Naomi. Maria married second Willem Cool. Maria "had the reputation of a fine woman, possessed of excellent qualities of mind" and died when she was about 100, according to Peter Gumaer.

Jurian and Styntjen had:

1. Johannes Westfall, was baptized 24 Jun 1711 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
2. Jacobus Westfall, was baptized 8 Feb 1713 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Sofia van Aaken 7 May 1738 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
3. Jacob Westfall, was baptized 8 Jun 1715 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.

Jurian and Maria had:

4. Benjamin Westfall, was baptized 29 Jan 1718 in Machackemeck, Orange, New York.
5. Marritje Westfall, born in Minisink, Orange, New York, was baptized 31 Jan 1720 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Jan Van Etten 13 Apr 1738 in Machackemeck, Orange, New York.
6. Daniel Westfall, was baptized 1 Sep 1723 in Kingston, Ulster, New York,
7. Margrietjen Westfall, was baptized 16 Jan 1726 in Kingston, Ulster, New York,

Willem and Maria had:

8. Petrus Cool, was baptized 31 Oct 1739 in Machackemeck, Orange, New York.

Sources:
1. Hoes, Roswell Randall (comp.), Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 (originally published by De Vinne Press (New York), 1891).
2. Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830, facsimile reprint by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1992.
3. Gumaer, Peter E. (1771-1869), A History of Deerpark in Orange County, N. Y., (written between 1858 and 1862), Port Jervis, NY: Minisink Valley Historical Society, published 1890.

See also:
1. Stowell, Emily, American Nomads, Del Mar, CA: Iris Press.
2. Kuykendall, George Benson, M.D., History of the Kuykendall Family, Portland, OR: Kilham Stationary and Printing Co., 1919, p. 39.


Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Kingston, Ulster, NY.


Page Number Baptism Number Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses
21 364 1684 Johannes Westphael Juriaan Jacob Cool.
27 April Maritie Cool Jacob Stoutenburg.
Maritie Simons.
47 915 1696 Jacob Coddebeck Maria (No witnesses named).
2 Aug. Margriet Provoost
95 1962 1711 Juriaan Westfaal Johannes Albert Roos.
24 June Christina Van Kuykendaal Nelletjen Van Etten.
101 2110 1713 Juriaan Westvaal Jacobus Evert Roos.
8 Feb. Styntjen Van Kuykendaal Annetjen Roos.
110 2313 1715 Juriaan Westvaal Jacob Jacob Westvaal.
8 June Styntjen Van Kuykendaal Bp'd in "Menissing," (Minisink) Racheltjen Van Aaken.
130 2746 1720 Juriaan Westvaal Marretjen Jacobus Swartwoud.
31 Jan. Marytjen Koddebek Klaartjen Westvaal.
147 3144 1723 Juriaan Westvaal Daniel Hendrik Vroon.
1 Sept. Maria Koddebek Elsjen Koddebek.
160 3424 1726 Juriaan Westvaal Margrietjen Thomas Dekker.
16 Jan. Marytjen Koddebeck Marytjen Gomaar.

Kingston Marriage Register.

Page 532    Marriage Number 356    1716, 20 Aug.
356 JURIAAN WESTVAAL, widower of STYNTJEN VAN KUYKENDAAL, and MARYTJEN KODDEBEK, j. d., both parties born in Kingstown, and now resid. in Menissing (Minisink). Banns registered, 29 July. Married in Menissing.

Page 574    Marriage Number 874    1738, 7 May
874 JACOBUS WESTVAAL, j. m., born and resid. in Menissing (Minisink), and SOFIA VAN AAKEN, j. d., born and resid. under the jurisdiction of Kingstown. Banns registered, 16 April. Married in the church.

Source: Hoes, Roswell Randall (comp.), Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 (originally published by De Vinne Press (New York), 1891).


Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark).

Page Number Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses
97 1718 Juriaen Westfall Benjamin Hendrick Decker
Jan. 29 Maritje Koddebeck Jesyntie Swartwout
102 1739 Willem Cool Petrus Henrich Kortregt,
Oct. 31 Mareitje Koettebek Sara Teneik

Marriage Record-1737-97 (Machackemeck)

Page 265
1738-March 26. Jan van Netten, young man, born at Nytsfield, to Maritje Westfael, young woman, born at Mennisinck, and both living there, married by Anthony Westbroeck, Justice of the Peace, April 13.

Church Members—1745-67. (Machackemeck)

Page 281
1745—June 19. In the presence of Hendrick Kortrecht and Dirk Westbroeck, elders of Mennisink, upon confession of faith and life, as members of our Low Dutch Reformed Church, the following persons were received:
 …Maritje Westfael wife of Jan van Etten…

Page 282
1746—Sept. 18. These in presence of Jacob Westfael, the respected elder of Machackemech, upon sufficent confession of faith and life, were received as members of our Reformed Low Dutch Church:
 …Maria Koddebeck…

Source: Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830, facsimile reprint by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1992.


Page 43: "Another daughter (of Jacob Cuddeback), Maria Cuddeback, married Geo. Westfall [1], son of - Westfall, of the neighborhood of Minnissing, in New Jersey. This was the ancient Indian name of the neighborhood in which the ancient Minisink church was located. Her husband died and she afterwards married - Cole...This woman lived to a great age. It was said of her that in early life she became very fleshy and was taken with a severe sickness, which reduced her very low and she became lean, and having found the inconvenience of being fat and fleshy and fearing to become so again, she thereafter stinted herself in eating less than her appetite craved, and lived to the age of about 100 years. She had the reputation of a fine woman, possessed of excellent qualities of mind."

Page 184: "After one of the Swartwouts, Caudebec and Guimar became owners of the (Peenpack) patent right, they had to contend for the possession of a great part of the land they claimed and had in their possession, and it was necessary for them to devise means to counteract those who wanted to dispossess them. Caudebec, who was of a contemplative mind, must have been well calculated to assist in forming plans for that purpose, and I have understood that he, and certain individuals of his own family, officiated in some of those which were very important.
After his daughters became married, he devised means for their livelihood, by inducing the husbands of three of them, Abraham Louw, Evert Hornbeck and Harmanus Van Gordon, to locate on the east side of the Delaware river, in the State of New Jersey, opposite Shipikunk Island ; and also his son James and two of his brothers-in-law to do the same, and each of them take possession of as much land on the island as was necessary for a livelihood for his respective family. This island was a body of very good river land, and the first possessor of any part of it had a right to hold what he had in possession without paying for it. It was termed King's land, and to remain unsold by his
Majesty or Government. Other islands in that river were in the same situation, and the husband of another of his daughters, Westfall, located himself on the same side of the river, opposite Minisink Island, and took possession of a part of that island."
(Italics added by Michelle Boyd.)

Source: Gumaer, Peter E. (1771-1869), A History of Deerpark in Orange County, N. Y., (written between 1858 and 1862), Port Jervis, NY: Minisink Valley Historical Society, published 1890.


Footnotes

[1] Juriaen is the Dutch equivalent of George.


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