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Parents of Two Direct Ancestors

Jan Dekker and Heyltje Jacobse
(11th generation)



Joseph Ennes
and
Grietje Van Etten
were not only
husband and wife,
they were also third cousins.

Jan Broersen Dekker (or Decker) was born April 23, 1640 in Husum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, the son of Gerrit. He died in 1717 in Port Jervis, Orange County, New York about 77 years old.

He married Heyltje Jacobse in 1660 at Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Heyltje was born about 1635 in Goteborg, Bohus, Sweden, the daughter of Rutger Jacobs. She died in 1678 in Shawangunk, Ulster County, New York about 43 years old.

They were parents of two children that became direct ancestors:

(1) Gerritt Janse Dekker - (1662 - 1740)
(2) Magdalena Decker - (1666 - 1727)

(1)
Gerritt Dekker (1662-1740)
married
Magdaleentje Schut (1666-1722)    S1004

Their daughter, Margrieta Dekker (1691)
married
Thomas Quick (1690-1756)    S902

Their daughter, Elizabeth Quick (1722-1771)
married
William Ennes (1711-1804)    S803

Their son, Joseph Ennes (1751)
married
Grietje Van Etten (1752)    S705
(2)
Magdalena Decker (1666-1727)
married
Johannes Westbrook (-1726)    S1025

Their daughter, Antjen Westbrook (1700-1779)
married
Jacob Van Etten (1696-1779)    S915

Their son, Jan Van Etten (1720-1786)
married
Marrietje Westfael (1720)    S804

Their daughter, Grietje Van Etten (1752)
married
Joseph Ennes (1751)   S705

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