Catherine (2Hendrick, 2Jochem, 1Hendrick) Schoonmaker
Catherine Schoonmaker was probably christened 9/11/1709 in Kingston, Ulster Co NY; however, there is no certainty. Catherine's parentage and marriage to Willem DeVoor is established from Colonial New Jersey records. But documentation of her christening which lists correct information is not found. A Catrina, daughter of Hendrick Schoonmaker was christened in the Dutch Reformed Church of Ulster Co NY. However, the mother is listed as Geertruy (Heyltje Gerritse) de Wit. If the mother's name was changed at transcription, then this can be Catherine's baptismal record.
Catherine was born before 1711, the year of Willem DeVoor's birth; as she is listed as "spinster" in their New Jersey application for marriage. Additionally, Jacob Rutse/Rutsz was a witness for Catherine and sister Zara's christening.
On 6/13/1740 in Morris (now Sussex) Co NJ, Catherine married Willem DeVoor b. 11/6/1711 New York NY. Catherine and Willem lived in Minisink until about 1778 when they migrated to Bedford Co PA.
A William Devore is found enumerated in the 1784 and 1796 Bedford Co PA Censuses. Did Willem and Catherine live all the way into the 1790s? As Willem is not enumerated in the 1790 Census, 1790 probably marks Willem's date of death sometime prior. Willem and Catherine are believed to have died, dates unknown, in Bedford Co PA.
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]
Christened 9/11/1709 Kingston, Ulster Co NY
Reformed Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co NY: 9/11/1709
|Hendrik Schoonmaker Geertruy de Wit||Catrina||Jacob Rutse Marritje Hansze|
Migrated 1732 w/ family to Bucks (now Monroe) Co PA
Married 6/13/1740 in Morris (now Sussex) Co NJ to Willem DeVoor b. 11/6/1711 New York NY
|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.|
1753 Sussex Co split from Morris Co NJ
Migrated before 1778 to Lancaster (now Bedford) Co PA
1779 resident of Bedford Co PA, owning 100 acres: Willem Devore
1784 Bedford Co PA Census: Willem Devore
1790 Bedford Co PA Census: Not found
1796 Bedford Borough, Bedford Co PA Tax List: William Devore?
Died in Bedford Co PA