Descendants of Hendrick Joachemsen Schoonmaker
of Hamburg HRE and Dutch America

Schoonmaker

Generation #2

Joachem Hendrixsen (1Hendrick) Schoonmaker

Joachem Hendrixsen Schoonmaker was born c. 1654 at Ft. Orange (Albany) New Amsterdam. And, the family relocated to Esopus in 1659.

By 1663, the stockade around the town of Esopus was complete. And, the town came to be know as the Wiltwyck Stockade. On 7/7/1663 Wiltwyck was attacked, and Joachem's father was a central figure in what we know as the the Battle of the Wiltwyck Stockade. Without notice, the Esopus Indians had infiltrated the stockade by twos and threes. When on command, a general melee ensued. Hendrick, who had been standing at the gate, ran first to his house to protect his family. Being severely wounded, Hendrick and others continued the fight amongst the houses until reinforcements arrived. In the end, with the aid of cannons, the savages were cleared from the stockade. But many of the residents of Esopus had been taken captive, including Hendrick's oldest son, Joachem Hendrick.

In the days and weeks immediately following, the Esopus Militia, in the company of additional reinforcements from New Amsterdam, scoured the countryside all the way up the Rondout Kill Valley to Wawarsink where they stormed the Indian fortifications and most of the hostages were freed. But most importantly, the military might of the Esopus Indians had been destroyed, and the survivors were scattered among the many Indian villages of the Hudson Valley.

From stories told by the rescued hostages, we learn of the attackers dispositions: some captives were truly tortured; some captives were burned to death; but, some captives were played with like toys. Joachem, the nine year-old captive was subjected to having ashes from the Indian's pipes dumped on his head, resulting in some interesting scars. Thereafter, Joachem wore a knit cap to hide the scars.

In 1664 the Dutch colonies in North America were captured by a fleet sent by the Duke of York and were renamed New York. Eventually, the Dutch communities would come under English administrative control. But, this was not very popular with the folks at Esopus. Eventually, the inhabitants of the Esopus settlement would assimilate into the English culture. But it would take about 100+ years for the folks of Neversink and the Delaware Valley.

On 8/31/1679 in Kingston NY, Joachem Hendrixse Schoonmaker married Petronella Slecht b. 1649 Woerden, the Dutch Republic. Joachem and Petronella lived their lives in Kingston, raising five children. But, Petronella died before 1689.

On 4/28/1689 in Kingston Ulster Co NY Joachem married Antje Horsey ch. 6/27/1670 Kingston NY. And, Antje was the sister of Lysbeth Horsey who married William Heyns of Kingston NY.

The sons of Hendrick Schoonmaker, soldier for the West Indies Company and Lieutenant of the Esopus Militia, continued the martial ways of their father. In 1700 Joachem was made Captain of the Foot Militia and his brother Egbert was made Captain of Cavalry, both for Ulster Co NY.

By September 1703, Joachem moved south on the Old Mine Road to Mombaccus and the new settlement of Rochester where he and Col. Henry Beekman, and Mosys Du Puy were the founders. And with the acquisition of the Rochester Patent and the subsequent sale of lands, Joachem became quite wealthy. This is evidenced by the 1717 Tax List for Ulster Co NY where Joachem Schoonmaker of the Town of Rochester is cited paying the enormous sum of 290. Note, his siblings and descendants were also wealthy.

Joachem died 1730 at Rochester, Kingston Ulster Co NY.

Lieutenant Hendrick Schoonmaker of the Burgher Guard streaked for home from the river gate, where he and Jacob Pietersen the miller had been standing, and "was severely wounded in his house by two shots," but evidently he saved himself and the others there. Son Joachem Schoonmaker, age 9. was taken hostage and held for three months before being freed by the Esopus Militia.
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1679 31 Aug; Jochem Hendrixse, jm, of New Albany;
Pieternelletie Slecht, jd, of Kingston, both liv Kingston.
Ulster Co NY Probate Book VI Part A, p. 56:
Hendrick Jochemsen and Elsje Jochems, his wife temporary disposition dated March 4, 1682, and written in Dutch:
Survivor to possess everything, lands, money, goods, gold, silver, coined or uncoined; should the survivor remarry, one half of the property is to be returned to the other heirs.
The wife's children by a former marriage: Jochem Hendris, Eghbert Hendris, Engletie Hendris, Henrick Hendris, and Peter Andriaensen.
Hendrick Jochemsz, Elsie Jansen, wife of Hendrick Jochemsz (her mark); witnessed by Wessel Ten Broek and W. D. Meyer.
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1689 28 Apr; Jockom Henderixen Schoonmaecker, wid Pieternelle Sleckt;
Anna Hussy, jd, born Marbletown.
To all Christian people to whome this present writing shall or may come, Coll. Henry Beekman, Capt. Jochum Schooonmaker and Mosys Du Puy the present trustees of all the land of the town of Rochester in the county of Ulster send greeting. Whereas there is a general pattent obtained for all of the land of sd town Rochester. . .This 22d of Sept. 1703.

Note: Baptisms and marriages performed at the four Dutch Reformed Church of the Delaware Valley were recorded at Machackemeck (Deerpark) Church of Ulster (now Orange) County, New York. Additionally, itinerant preachers maintained their own personal records including Rev. Joh. Casparus Fryenmuth and Rev. Elias Van Bennschoten. [Minisink Dutch Reformed Church]

    Children with Petronella Schlecht

    1. Cornelius Joacheszen Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 1/15/1682

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochem Hendricz
Pietronella Slegt
Cornelis Cornelis Slegt
Tryntie Bos
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1711 19 Dec; Cornelis Schoonmaker, jm, liv Rochester;
Engeltjen Rosa, jd, liv Hurley.

    2. Hendrick Joachem Schoonmaker ch. 8/16/1683 Kingston, Ulster Co NY

    3. Tryntje Jaochemse Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 11/22/1684

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochem Hendricz
Pieternel Slegt
Tryntie Jacomina Slegt
Mattys Slegt
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1704 18 Nov; Jacobus Bruyn, born Kingstowne;
Tryntie Schoonmacker, born Kingstowne liv Rochester . (b)

    4. Elsje Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 12/12/1685

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochem Hendricz
Pietronel Slegt
Elsie Cornelis Hoogeboom
Annetie Slegt
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1706 27 Oct; Joseph Haasbroek, jm, of New Palz;
Elsje Schoonmaaker, jd, of Rochester . (b)

    5. Jacomentje Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 4/29/1687

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochem Heyndryck
Pieternel Slecht
Jacomyna Jacomyntie Slecht
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1726 22 Sep; Johannes Miller, jm, born Germany;
Jacomyntjen Schoonmaker, jd, of Rochester.

    Children with Antje Hussey

    6. Rebecca Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 8/24/1690

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochum Henderiksen Rebecca Geertruy de Wit
Henderik Jochumsen

    7. Frederick Joachemsen Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 1/28/1692

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochum Schoonmaker
Anna Horsi
Fredrik Nicolaes Antoni
Engeltje Hendriks
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 
1713 01 May; Fredrik Schoonmaker, jm;
Anna De Wit, jd, both liv Rochester.
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1717 06 Feb; Frederick Schoonmaker, wid Annaatjen De Wit;
Eva Swartwout, jd, liv Minisink.

    8. Jan Joachemse Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 6/3/1694

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochum Schoonmaker
Anna Hossy
Jan Hendrik Schoonmaker
Elsje Jans

    9. Grietjen Margriet Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 12/15/1695

Parents Child Sponsors
Joachim Schoonmaacker
Anna Hosi
Margriet Ebbert Schoonmaacker,
Anna Berry
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1716 14 Feb; Moses De Pue, jm;
Grietjen Schoonmaker, jd, both born Rochester

    10. Jacobus Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 5/8/1698

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochim Schoonmaaker
Annaatje Horsie
Jacobus Jacob Rutse
Marritje Rutse
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1729 15 Oct; Jacobus Schoonmaker, jm; 
Maria Roosekrans, jd, both of Rochester.

    11. Elizabeth Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 2/18/1700

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochim Schoonmaaker
Anna Horsie
Elisabet Johannes Hardenberg
Catharina Rutse
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1719 03 Sep; Benjamin De Pue, jm;
Elisabeth Schoonmaker, jd, both of Rochester.

    12. Benjamin Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 4/19/1702

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochim Schoonmaker
Antje Hosie
Benjamin Jan Heromans, Jr.
Antje Heromans
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1722 10 May; Benjamin Schoonmaaker, jm;
Catrina de Pue, jd, both of Rochester.

    13. Antje Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 8/11/1706

Parents Child Sponsors
Jocchem Schoonmaker
Antie Hossie
Antie Moses de Pue
Marytie Wynkoop
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1729 12 Oct; Cornelis Wynkoop, jm;
Antjen Schoonmaker, jd, both of Rochester . (b)

    14. Sara Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 6/20/1708

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochem Schoonmaak
Anna Hossie
Sara Cornelis Swits
Jannetie de Wit
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1725 20 Aug; Jacobus De Pue, jm;
Zara Schoonmaker, jd, both of Rochester.

    15. Joachem Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 11/12/1710

Parents Child Sponsors
Jogchem Schoonmaker
Anna Hossy
Jogchem Augustus Jay
Anna Maria Bayards
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1729 15 Oct; Jacobus Schoonmaker, jm;
Maria Roosekrans, jd, both of
Rochester

    16. Daniel Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 2/22/1713

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochem Schoonmaker
Anna Horsy
Daniel Hendrik Pruyn
Annetjen Hofman
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1733 26 Oct; Daniel Schoonmaker, jm, of Rochester;
Magdalena Jansz, jd, of Marbletown.

Generation #3

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