Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Albert Willemse van Kouwenhoven 1676-1748

Albert Willemse van Kouwenhoven 

Son of

Born: 1676

Died 1748
Married Oct 2, 1701

Neeltje Roelofse Schenk

daughter of


Died 1751

buried in the Schenck and Covenhoven burying ground


William Albertse Covenhoven 1702 – 1790
Roelof Albertse Covenhoven 1703 – 1793
Antje Albertse Covenhoven1705 – 1765
Jannetje Albertse Covenhoven 1707 – 
Altje Albertse Covenhoven 1709 – 1783
Margaret Albertse Covenhoven 1712 – 1780
Sarah Albertse Covenhoven 1714 – 1777
Peter Albertse Covenhoven 1716 – 1771
Neeltje Albertse Covenhoven 1719 – 1737
Gerret Albertse Covenhoven 1721 – 1783
John Albertse Covenhoven 1723 – 1767
Cornelius Albertse Covenhoven 1728 – 1802
Neeltje Albertse Covenhoven 1738 – 

 ALBERT WILLEMSE COUWENHOVEN or KOUWENHOVEN eighth child of William Gerretse Couwenhoven No 7 was born December 7 1676 and died in September 1748 He was born either in Brooklyn or Flatlands and moved to Monmouth County New Jersey where he settled in Marlboro then in Freehold Township on what is now the property of Mr Selah Wells His name first appears on the records of the Freehold Dutch Reformed Church in 1709 His name and that of Neeltje or Eleanor daughter of Roelof Martense Schenck and his wife Annetje Wyckoff are found among the communicants of the Brick Church in 1709 His Dutch Bible is still in existence with the dates of the births of all his sons and daughters entered in his own handwriting A copy of this record is given with other Bible records at the end of this work Albert Welles in his Conover Family 1881 gives the date of his marriage as 1701 Eleanor Schenck was born January 23 1681 and died July 27 1751 Issue 24 


On a list of members enrolled on the record of the Dutch Church of the Navesink: "Albert Kowenhoven and Nelke Schenk, his wife"

Albert Coavenhoven born December 1676 To this record it may be added that his birth occurred on the seventh day of the month 
William Albertse Covenhoven born March 9 1702
 Roelof Albertse Covenhoven born September 8 1703
 Antie Albertse Covenhoven born August 21 1705 
Jannetie Albertse Covenhoven born September 30 1707
 Altie Albertse Covenhoven born January 20 1709 
Margit Albertse Covenhoven born February 15 1711 
Sara Albertse Covenhoven born June 20 1714 
Pieter Albertse Covenhoven born October 21 1716 
Nettije Albertse Covenhoven born February 7 1720 
Gerritt Albertse Covenhoven born June 16 1721 
Jan Albertse Covenhoven born February 18 1723 
Cornelije Albertse Covenhoven born October 29 1728 
Nellie Albertse Covenhoven born April 22 1738 

Note In the will of Albert Covenhoven he calls his children William Ruluf Anna Jane Alice Margot Sarah Peter Garratt John and Cornelius In other records they appear William Ru liff Antje Jannetje Altie Margaret Sarah Peter Nellie Garret Jan and Cornelius

He was a member of the grand jury, Court of Quarter Session held Nov, 1715. 

 Here lies the Body of Albert Cowenhoven
 who Departed this life 
September the thirteenth Anno Domini
 One Thousand seven hundred forty Eight 
Aged Seventy two years nine months & six Days

 Here lies the Body of Neltie 
wife of Albert Cowenhoven 
who Departed this life 
ye twenty seventh of July Anno Domini
 one Thousand seven hundred fifty one 
Aged seventy 

September 6, 1748

Albert Covenhoven left a will on 6. Sep. 1748 at Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

Prov 3 Oct 1748, Execs: wife Eleanor & William son of Cornelius Covenhoven, who asked to be excused 8 Oct 1748 , Lib. E, p. 213; 11 ch. William (eldest), Ruleff, Anna, Jane, Alice, Marget, Sarah, Peter, Jarratt, John Cornelius; Inv. 2 Nov 1748, £1800.12.3

The Inventory of Albert Covenhoven was taken (£1800.12.3) includes 203 acres of land, piece of salt meadow, negros (man, woman and 4 children), loom, oyster tongs, Bible; made by William Williamson, Willem Couvenhoven and Matteys Piterson. Signed "Neltje Couenhouen." on Nov 21, 1748. 

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