Steven Coerts Van Voorhees
was also known as Steven Coerten van Hees. He was also known as Steven Koerten Van Voorhees. He was also known as Steven Coerte Van Voorhees. Steven Coerts Van Voorhees was born in 1600 at Hees, Drenthe, Netherlands. He was the son of Coert Albertse Van Voorhees
and Mergin Hendrickje
. Steven Coerts Van Voorhees married Aeltje Wessels
before 1633; 1st marriage Steven. Steven Coerts Van Voorhees married Willemtje Roelofs Seuberinge
, daughter of Roeloff Lucassen Seuberinge
, in 1649 at Hees, Drente, Netherlands. Steven Coerts Van Voorhees was renting from a Johan Struuck at a yearly rate of 28 mudden of Rye.
[A mudden of land is the amount which can be sowed with one mud] about 4 bushels of grain. A skepel is the amount of land which can be wowed with a skepel [a bushel] on 22 March 1658. He and Willemtje Roelofs Seuberinge
immigrated in 1660 to New Amsterdam, New York County, New York; they sailed aboard the ship "De Bonte Koe" from Amsterdam Apr 15 1660. Captain Pieter Lucasz was master of the ship. Steven Coerts Van Voorhees imigrated on 15 April 1660 to New Amersfoort, Kings County, New York; The family travelled on Capt. Pieter Lucasz's ship "De Bonte Koe" [The Spotted Cow]. He purchased from Cornelis Dicken Hoogland nine morgens of corn land, 7 morgens of woodland, 10 morgen of plain land, and 5 morgens of salt meadow in Flatlands with the house and a house plot in the village of Amersfoort en Bergen (Flatlands) with a brewery, grewing apparatus, kettle house, and casks with 3 appurtenances for 3,000 guilders on 29 November 1660. He was appointed Magistrate in 1664. He and Willemtje Roelofs Seuberinge
wer members of the DRC Flatbush, NY at Dutch Reformed Church, Flatbush, Kings County, New York, 1670. Steven Coerts Van Voorhees in 1675 at New Amersfoort, Kings County, New York. He died on 16 February 1683/84 at Flatlands, Kings County, New York; A commemorative marker in what is now Brooklyn reads:
"Steven Coerten, born 1600, migrated with his family in 1660 for the manor of Voor-hees, Province of Drenthe, the Netherlands, to the village of Amesfoort, now Flatlands, Long Island, and settled near this site. He served his church as Deacon and Elder, and the comunity as a magistrate, patentee in the Nicills Charter of 1667." He died after 1702 at Probably, Flatlands, Kings County, New York.