Notes for REMMETT (Rem) Jansen Vanderbeeck: A blacksmith by trade. residing for some time at Albany where several of his children were born and where he was nominated for commissaris in 1655, and sold his house and lot in 1660. He obtained a plantation at the Wallabout adjoining that of his father-in-law prior to 1643. on which he finally settled.
His descendents dropped the family name of Vanderbeeck and, as was the custom, at the time, assumed that of Remsen or Sons of Remsen.
During research regarding the first Dutch settlers I found a discription of a typical farm. The farm was described by a West India Company official. Our Dutch descendants were obligated to the West India Company and helped to settle Albany. When the West India Co. decided to settle Manhattan they sent 8 families and a few single men (totaling 22 people). Our family was one that went and built a stockade called the Wallabout (later called Wall St.) The Dutch kept cattle, poultry, hogs, oxen and draft horses. A farm had a kitchen garden planted with beans, pumpkins, and other vegetables, a field of maize, and an orchard of apples, cherries, pears and peaches. houses were probably built of logs with yellow Dutch brick corners. It is reasonable to assume most Dutch farms were similar. One of our Dutch relatives was killed by an Indian attack in reprisal for any Indian Squaw the was shot while stealing peaches.
More About REMMETT (Rem) Jansen Vanderbeeck: Elected: 1655, Commissaris. Emigration: From Ieveren in Westphalia, Oldenburg, Netherlands. Name change: descendents dropped Vanderbeeck. Occupation: Blacksmith. Owned House: Bef. 1643, and plantation at Wallabout where he settled. Residence: Albany (where several of his kids b.). Signed his name: Rem Jansen and Rem Yansen. Sold: 1660, House & Lot in Albany.
More About REMMETT (Rem) Jansen Vanderbeeck and JANNETJE (Janneken) RAPALIE: Marriage: December 21, 1642, New Netherlands, NY.
Children of REMMETT (Rem) Jansen Vanderbeeck and JANNETJE (Janneken) RAPALIE are: