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Martin Van Buren

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Martin Van Buren

8th U.S. President

    Jan Fransse Van Husum

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    • 3rd Great-grandfather of Martin Van Buren — 6th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 50 
    • Father:
    • Mother:
    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1608 
    • Birth Location:
    • Husum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 
    • Christening Date:
    • Christening Location:
    • Death Date:
    • from 20 Nov 1665 to 30 Nov 1665 
    • Death Location:
    • Albany, Albany Co., New York 
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    • Marriage Date:
    • 15 May 1639 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Dutch Reformed New Church, Amsterdam, Holland 
    • Notes: 
    • Jan Fransse Van Husum's surname is also seen as Van Hoesen, Van Huysen, Van Huisen, Van Husem, and Van Hoese.

      According to Joyce Lindstrom in her book The Van Hoose, Van Hooser, Van Huss family in the United States (1993), his original name was simply Jan Fransse, a patronymic name meaning “John, son of Francis” He was from the Schleswig city of Husum (now in Germany) and when he eventually left there he added Van Husum to his name. As he moved from place to place, his name reflected these changes. At one point it became Jan Frantz Van Husum (a Dutch variation), Johannes Van Hoesen (a German variation) and John Vanhosen (an American variation). Early court records reflect many other variations of his surname as well.

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  • Sources for Jan Fransse Van Husum

    • 2 Dern, John P., editor, The Albany Protocol: Wilhelm Christoph Berkenmeyer's Chronicle of Lutheran Affairs in New York Colony, 1731-1750, Ann Arbor, Michigan: unknown (1971), 566-567.
    • 3 Lindstrom, Joyce, The Van Hoose, Van Hooser, Van Huss family in the United States, Lewisville, Idaho: J. Lindstrom (1993).
    • 4 Munsell, Joel, editor, Collections on the History of Albany: from Its Discovery to the Present Time, Vol. IV, Albany, New York: J. Munsell (1871), 184a.
    • 5 Pearson, Prof. Jonathan, Contributions for the Genealogies of the First Settlers of the Ancient County of Albany, from 1630 to 1800, Albany, New York: J. Munsell (1872), 126.