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From: "Elsie H. Wilson" <>
Subject: Fwd: Re: [D-Col] Jacob Bries
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 16:44:29 -0500
Dear Dutch Cousins,
At first I sent this reply to David off-list, as I felt that I did not have
much of the Bries family and certainly not what I like to have as
documentation. But, on reading replies, I realize we need to get the news
out there and start fleshing it our and documenting.
Maybe some of you have documentation and can correct errors I may have.
>Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 19:38:27 -0500
>To: David Lear <>
>From: "Elsie H. Wilson" <>
>Subject: Re: [D-Col] Jacob Bries
>I do not have a lot of details about this family, but I'll give you what I
>have and hope it can get some links started.
>My Bries connection is through my Buys family. Jacob Jacobse Buys married
>Neeltje Volkerts Bries.
>They were in the New Brunswick and Somerset NJ area.
>This is a family that I have not had a lot of time to research. For many
>years, I searched for the parents of John Buys/Johannes Buys. I had the
>strong feeling that he was descended from Jan Cornelius Buys and that he
>was descended through his son Jacob Janse Buys. It was only a few years
>ago that I gathered enough proof to convince me that he was the son of
>Jacob Jacobse Buys the son of Jacob Janse Buys. Then I started seeing what
>I could find about John's mother, Neeltje Volkerts Bries.
>Volkert Hendrickse Bries (probably the son of a Hendrick Bries),
>(2)married June 4, 1695, DRC Brooklyn, Kings Co. NY, Elisabeth Paulis
>(Hoff/Huff), dau. of Paulis Dirckse Van Lutsenburgh and Geertie Willemse.
>Volkert Hendrickse Bries bapt: Aug. 15, 1655 DRC New Amsterdam (This ought
>to give his parents!)
>Probate April 15, 1712, Will written May 15, 1711, Archives of NJ Wills,
>Vol. XXIII, p. 60
>He married (1) Neeltje Jan Staats. I do not know if he had children by her.
Is this true? Anyone know?
>He was on the tax roll of Bergan in 1693 and listed in the Census of 1698.
>He owned a farm on the NE side of the Port road near Denton's and
>Freecke's Mills. He sold this to Everardus or Geradus and Nicholas Brower
>on 20 Oct. 1701 (pp. 264 and 266 Lib. 2 of Con.) (I have no idea what Lib.
>2 of Con. means. I'll dig in my files and see what I can find. Elsie)
>He was an early settler of Piscataway, NJ
>I don't have any dates for Elisabeth Paulis, but I do have that Volkert
>Hendrickse Bries died in 1712.
>They had children:
>Neeltje Volkerts Bries m. Jacob Jacobse Buys
> Bapt. Dec. 25, 1698
>Hendrick Volkertsen Bries m. Geertje Claessen Van Schouw (Van Schouw
>/Clausen family long recent discussion on Dutch-Col. list)
> He was an early settler at Woodbridge, NJ
> Bapt. June 8, 1701
>Maria Bries m. Cornelis Claesen (See Van Schouw family)
>Gerbrants Bries b. 1696, Brooklyn
> Bapt. Nov. 15, 1696 DRC Brooklyn
>Elisabeth Volkerts Bries b. 1703, Somerset Co., NJ
> Bapt. Oct. 19, 1703 First Reformed Church, Raritan/Somerville,
> Somerset Co., NJ, A. Van Doren Honeyman, Ed. Somerset Co. Historical
> Quarterley, Somerset Co. Historical Soc., Somerville, NJ, Vol. II, 1913, p. 41
>Grietjen/Greetie Bries b. 1707, Somerset Co., NJ
> Bapt. April 30, 1707, DRC Raritan. See above, p. 44
>Jurjan Volkerts Bries b. 1709
> Bapt. Oct. 26, 1709, Raritan
>Ok, David, this is what I could get out of my computer in a hurry. I hope
>it helps. I know I have a paper file and I'll dig it out and get back to you.
>At 09:39 AM 10/2/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>>I am looking for information on the family of Jacob Bries, b. ca 1681 in
>>Somerset Co., NY. He married Mary Teller and had at least a daughter
>>Elizabeth, b. 1707 in Somerset Co., NJ, who married Hendrick Fisher.
>>Was Marretje Bries, wife of Jacobus Beerman his sister?
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