Descendants of Hendrick Joachemsen Schoonmaker
of Hamburg HRE and Dutch America

Schoonmaker

Generation #3

Hendrick Joachem (2Jochem, 1Hendrick) Schoonmaker

Hendrick Joachem Schoonmaker was christened 8/17/1683 in Kingston, Ulster Co NY. And, he grew up on the family homestead at Rochester.

On 11/25/1704 in Kingston, Ulster Co NY, Hendrick married Heyltje Gerritse Decker ch. 1/10/1686 Kingston, Ulster Co NY. Hendrick and Heyltje settled at Rochester, Ulster Co NY, raising nine children.

While living at Rochester, Hendrick would have spoken with the folks who settled out on the frontier of the Delaware Valley; as they had to pass his home on the Old Mine Road, the north/south thoroughfare in the valley, going to and from the market and the Dutch Reformed Church at Kingston. Of note, the frontier was known as Minisink and was considered to be an extension of the Colony of New York. Even after two generations, residents of Minisink came to find out that they actually lived in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. [Migration to Minisink]

In 1732 the family migrated up the Old Mine Road to what became Bucks (now Monroe) Co PA where Hendrick purchased land from the Indians. And by 1737, they had their own Dutch Reformed Church of Smithfield TWP. [The Smithfield DRC Church]

Hendrick and Heyltje lived together in Old Bucks Co PA until Hendrick's death sometime before 6/1740. The 6/1740 date is important; as it gives us reference for missing records.
-Daughter, Catherine Schoonmaker, married Willem Devore on 6/13/1740 at the Walpack Church in Morris (now Sussex) Co NJ.
-Prior to that date c. 4/1640, the widow Heyltje and her second husband, Willem Klerck had to give permission for the marriage.
-Prior to that date c. 1637 and before the organization of the Smithfield Church, the widow Heyltje married Willem Klerck.
-Therefore, prior to that date c. 1635, Hendrick died.

Heyltje and Willem Klerck probably lived across the river in Morris (now Sussex) Co NJ where they died.

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 8/17/1683

Parents Child Sponsors
Jochem Hendricz
Pietronella Slegt
Hendric Egbert Hendricz
Engeltie Hendricz
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1704 25 Nov; Henderick Schoonmacker, born Kingstowne;
Heyltie Gerritse Decker, born Rochester, both liv Rochester. (b)
THE PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES, 2nd series, vol.19, p.763:
"In 1732, Thomas QUICK, Hendrick SCHOONMAKER and others presented a petition to purchase some vacant land on this (the west) side of the Delaware River from the Indians who owned it, and were temporarily refused." 
William DEVOOR... obtained license of marriage for himself and for Catherine SCHOONMAKER of the County of Morris abovesaid, spinster... [w] Tho:s BARTOW Sec'y [consent of] Wyllem KLERCK and wife Heylty KLERCK who was the widow of Henderyck SCHOONMAKER...Wyllem DEVOOR... our Doghter Catryena SCHOONMAKER.

Note: Baptisms and marriages performed at the four Dutch Reformed Church of the Delaware Valley were recorded at Machackemeck (Deerpark) Church of 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

    1. Petronella Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 3/17/1706

Parents Child Sponsors
Hendrik Schoonmaker
Grietie Dekker
Petronella Gerrit Wynkoop
Hilletie Fokke
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1724 04 Jun; Joseph Wheeler, jm, born Wales;
Pieternelle Schoonmaker, jd, born Rochester.

    2. Gerrit Schoonmaker

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

Parents Child Sponsors
Hendrik Schoonmaak
Heiltje Dekkers
Gerrit Jan Dekkers,
Neeltje Rosa

    3. Catherine Schoonmaker ch. 9/11/1709 Kingston, Ulster Co NY

    4. Helena Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 5/20/1711

Parents Child Sponsors
Hendrik Schoonmaker Heyltjen Dekker Helena Harmanus Dekker Rachel Montanje

    5. Joachem Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 10/26/1712

Parents Child Sponsors
Hendrik Schoonmaker Heyltjen Dekker Jochem Jochem Schoonmaker
Anna Horsy

    6. Zara Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 1/15/1716

Parents Child Sponsors
Hendrik Schoonmaker Heyltjen Dekkers Zara Jacob Rutsz, Jr.
Zara Rutsz
Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1743 27 Mar; Johannes Roosekrans, born Rochester liv Fishkill;
Zara Schoonmaker, jd, born Rochester liv Marbletown. (b)

    7. Benjamin Schoonmaker

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY: 1/11/1719

Parents Child Sponsors
Hendrik Schoonmaker Heyltjen Dekker Benjamin Benjamin Dubois
Zara Dubois

Generation #4

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