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From: Barbara Terhune <>
Subject: [DUTCH-COLONIES] Cozine - Brewer/Brouwer, Demarest, Van Orden,and Koning Families
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 12:01:27 -0500
To Dutch-Colony listers interested in the Subject families,
We have been writing our book, /West of the Salt/, for several years.
However, we have continued researching associated families. Recently we
came across a problem in current genealogies dealing with Domine
Cornelius Cozine of Conewago which we felt needs addressing separately.
An error as to the correct identity of his second wife also affects
other families, such as the Demarests and the Brouwer/Brewers.
We had hoped to submit this to Dorothy Koenig's NNC, but didn't complete
it until after
she retired from publishing.
Domine Cozine's WidowMisidentified
-Affects Brouwer and Demarest Family Lines-
Reference is made to the will of Domine Cornelius Cozine, Sr. (pages
49-51, /West of the Salt/), dated 5 Aug 1786, also available online with
Ken Heindl's post to the Dutch-Colonies mail list of Aug 2000.
We will focus on two details of this will:
The identification of his second wife is simply “Mary,” together
with the specifications of her inheritance.
His direction to executors to provide an “outset” (usually monies
and/or goods upon marriage) to “Elizabeth Venordir.” This
individual is otherwise unidentified and uncorrelated with Domine
So there are these two uncertainties in Cozine's will that are also
incorrectly presented in existing genealogies.
With regard to Cozine's second wife, “Mary,” the Rev. Demarest wrote in
“/His /[Dom. Cozine]/wife, Maria //Brewer//was the daughter of one of
the colonists She upon his death went to Haverstraw, N.Y. where she
married David S/./Demarest of Hackensack, N.J.”/
Rev. Demarest was notable for researching and writing a marvelous
historical paper detailing the Dutch colony that established what has
come to be known as Conewago in York (now Adams) County, PA. The colony
was first populated in 1767 and mostly migrated further west by the
mid-1790s. Demarest wrote his paper in 1884 when “Conewago” and the
Dutch colonists were but a dim memory. Many subsequent genealogies have
copied Demarest and specified Mary to be a Brouwer or Brewer.
We recently became aware of documents, legal court evidence that
disputes and obsoletes Demarest's identification of Mary (Maria)
_Brewer_ as Cozine's second wife and identifies the family of the
recipient of the “outset” Elizabeth Venordir ! It is as follows:
_Dauphin Co., PA Deed Book H, Vol. 2, page 430_
John Yurry and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Mary, wife of Rev. Co.
Cozine, dec'd” of the town of Haverstraw in the County of Orange, N.Y.
appoints Joseph Brinkerhoff of York Co., PA their attorney to receive
whatever due them from [Cozine's] estate.
_Dauphin Co., PA Deed Book H, Vol. 2, page 429_
Mary Cozine, widow of Cornelious Cozine married David Demerest, Bergen
Co, Oct 4, 1790, came before the court and said she appointed Jacob
Vanorden--no more David Van Orden of Orange Co NY her attorney in the
estate of the said Cornelious Cozine dec 'd, David Beatty. EX. On August
1, 1787, she while a widow, empowered David Van Orden her Ex.
The significance of these Dauphin Co., PA records cannot be overstated.
They reveal that Mary, second wife of Cornelius Cozine, Sr. was _widow_
Mary Van Orden, prior to her marriage to Cozine. She was not Mary
Brewer, since her daughter Elizabeth was a Van Orden. They also reveal
that “Elizabeth Venordir” (recipient of an outset in Cozine's will) was
in fact, the daughter of Mary Van Orden, Cozine's second wife. Elizabeth
was a teenager (born 1769) living in the home of her stepfather
Cornelius Cozine and her mother, Mary. So...
Elizabeth was genealogically a Van Orden and
Elizabeth was a daughter of Mary and a prior Van Orden husband...
Hence, Mary was a Van Orden widow (not Brewer nor even a
But, what _was_ the maiden name of the widow Mary Van Orden? Armed with
the above data, it didn't take long to locate the following marriage
record that identifies her as Mary Koning (not Mary Brewer), along with
baptismal records of their children, including Elizabeth in 1769
(recipient of an outset in Dom. Cozine's will).
Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack & Schraalenburgh,
NJ, (Holland Society of New York 1891), Part 2, pg. 50,
 31 May Stephen Van Orden, y.m.; Mary Koning, y.d.
Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ - 29 Jan 1769;
Elizabeth; Stephen Van Orden and Mary Koning;
wit: Johannes Westervelt. Magdalene Christi
The Van Orden attorneys, David and Jacob, appointed by Mary (Koning) Van
Orden Cozine Demarest to represent her inheritance from Domine Cozine's
estate, were brothers of her first husband, Stephen Van Orden, deceased.
To summarize, Mary (Koning) Van Orden was the second wife of Domine
Cornelius Cozine; and her 5^th child by her first husband Stephen Van
Orden was Elizabeth Van Orden (baptized 08 Jan 1769, died 13 Sep 1856).
Unfortunately, Rev. J.K. Demarest, in writing his paper about Conewago,
apparently failed to consider the fact that Domine Cozine had a son,
Cornelius Cozine Jr., and that son had married a _Mary Brewer_(baptized
22 Apr 1755, died after 1796). Also Cornelius Jr and his wife, Mary
Brewer, a much younger couple, had four children born, all baptized in
Conewago. However, Rev. Demarest was correct in stating that the
Domine's widow, Mary, married David Demarest and moved to New Jersey
(but she was not Mary Brewer). We do not wish to convey any real
criticism of Rev. Demarest, because he contributed so much fine
historical work in the area of the early Dutch settlers of Conewago.
Our research has failed to identify the parents of Mary Koning. However,
Frank Van Orden's genealogy research may already have answered this
question. He identifies her parents and siblings, as well as the
children she had by her husband, Stephen Van Orden.
Frank Van Orden indicates that Mary was the daughter of Arie Koning and
his wife, Elizabeth [Conraed] Hartje, married in 1719 in Rockland Co.,
NY. He lists 8 known children born between 1720-1738: Jacob, Conrad,
Pieter, Margrithje, Leuntje, Elizabeth, Marya (b. 1736, Tappan) and
Antje. Marya, born in 1736 looks like a very good "fit". Based on her
1760 first marriage to Stephen Van Orden as a "young woman", we
estimated that her birth was no later than 1742. Frank's web site does
not include sources, so we will leave documentation to prove or disprove
this lineage to others. His work can be seen here:
The Marriage of Stephen Van Orden and Mary Koning
Stephen Van Orden (1735-1771) and Mary Koning were married 31 May 1760
at Schraalenburgh Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. He died
before 18 Aug 1771 when their youngest child, Marytje was baptized at
Schraalenburg DRC with the notation as to parents: "Marytje Van Orden,
widow of Stephen Van Orden.” Stephen and Mary (Koning) Van Orden had the
following children: Andries, Rachel, Peter S., Jan S., Elizabeth,* and
* This Elizabeth (5^th child, above) was the Elizabeth living in the
Cozine household with the Domine and her mother, Mary, at the time of
the Domine's death. These children and their father are discussed
further below in Ancillary Data.
The Marriage of David Sam Demarest and Mary Koning
Four years after the death of Domine Cornelius Cozine, Sr., his widow,
Mary (Koning) Van Orden cozine married her 3rd husband, David Sam
Demarest on 04 Oct 1790. Schraalenburgh DRC records show that David and
Mary witnessed the baptism of their mutual grand-daughter, Margrietje
Demarest on 14 Nov. 1790, witnesses: David Sam Demarest and Maria
Koning, his wife. They again witnessed the baptism of a mutual grandson,
David on 25 Jan 1796. The parents of both children were David D.
Demarest (son of David Sam Demarest) and Marytje Van Orden (daughter of
In addition, on 08 Mar 1795, Mary Koning and her 3rd husband David
Demarest witnessed the baptism of Maria Van Orden at Tappan DRC,
parents: Peter S. Van Orden and Margrietje Haring, witnesses were David
Sam Demarest, Maria Demarest [nee Koning, paternal grandmother and
The Facts about Mary^5 Brewer (Daniel^4 , Abraham^3 Brouwer, Peter
ADAMSE^2 , Adam PIETERSE^1 )
and her husband, Cornelius Cozine, Jr.
Mary^5 Brewer/Brouwerand her husband, Cornelius Cozine, Jr. baptized
four children at Conewago DRC between 1776 and 1783: Antie, Daniel,
Sarah and Cornelius III. They are listed in the 1783 Tax List of
Straban, York Co., PA. This family migrated to Mercer Co., KY between
1783 and 1786. There they purchased a farm, as previously indicated in
/West of the Salt, Cozine Section,//pp. 45-64/. Unfortunately, Cornelius
Jr. died between February and May 1787, leaving his wife Mary (Brewer)
and 4 children, all of whom were named in his will (recorded in Mercer
Co., KY Will Book 1, p. 12), as well as, Mercer Co., KY Guardian bonds
for several years. These 4 were the grandchildren of Dom. Cornelius
Cozine Sr., who had died one year earlier in August of 1786.
About nine months later, on 10 Jan 1788, Mary Brewer Cozine married
(2nd, not 3rd) Samuel Demaree Jr. (son of Samuel Demaree and Leah
Demarest) in Mercer Co., KY; and they relocated to Shelby Co., KY.
before 1790 when tragedy struck. Young Daniel was killed and his sister,
Sarah, was kidnapped by Indians. Mary Brewer did _not_travel back to New
Jersey, marry David Sam Demarest there, bury him, then scurry back to
Kentucky in time to marry Sam Demaree, Jr in January 1788! In addition,
Mary had four young children by her late husband, Cornelius Cozine, Jr.
that have to be accounted for. Furthermore, as noted above, David Sam
Demarest, of New Jersey, was still alive in 1796, welcoming his
grandchildren into the world. Unfortunately, more than a few current
genealogies continue this impossible fiction as fact. Hopefully this
paper will help correct these misconceptions.
Stephen^5 Van Orden (John^4 , Andriese^3 , Jan^2 , Pieter^1 )
Mary Koning's first husband, Stephen^5 Van Orden,//was born 02 May 1735
in Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ. His parents were John^4 [Andriese]Van
Orden and Rachel [Wouter]Van Schyven. He was baptized 22 June 1735 at
Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ, witnesses were Stephen Terhune & his
wife, Lydia [Demarest]. His siblings were: Andries, Wouter, David, Leah,
Rachel, and Jacobus.
As noted previously, Stephen married Marytje Koning 31 May 1760; both
listed as young and single. He and Mary had 6 children, the 5 youngest
were baptized at Schraalenburg DRC:
i. Andries^6 Van Orden, b. c 1760; d. Aft. 1801.
ii. Rachel Van Orden, b. 13 May 1761 d. 05 Jan 1830, Mercer Co., KY.
Iii. Peter S. Van Orden, b. 14 Aug 1763 d. 09 Nov 1846, Rockland Co., NY.
Iv. Jan S. Van Orden, b. 08 Jul 1766 d. 21 Apr 1837, Rockland Co., NY.
v. Elizabeth Van Orden, b. 08 Jan 1769 d. 13 Sep 1856. Rockland Co., NY.
vi. Marytje Van Orden, b. 26 Jul 1771 d. 10 Nov 1847, New York City, NY.
More facts about these children:
_Andries_^_6_ _Van Orden_:Born:about 1760, Died: after 1801
-He married Elizabeth [John] TOWN before 1782, according to her father's
-They had 10 children between 1782 and 1801 in Clarkstown, Rockland Co.,
John, Geertje, Petrus, Catrina, Elizabeth, Auny, Maria, Andrew, Susanna,
_Rachel_^_6_ _Van Orden_: Born: 13 May 1761 in Bergen Co., NJ, Died: 05
Jan 1830 in Mercer Co., KY
-She was baptized 17 May 1761, witnesses were: Jan Van Orden. Rachel
[Van Schyven], his wife [paternal grandparents].
-She married married Pieter LUYSTER before 1786. He died 05 Jan 1830 in
Mercer Co., KY. They had 7 known children between 1786 and 1806 (the
first 3 baptized at Conewago, York Co., PA): John, Stephen, Cornelius,
Molly, Elizabeth, Abraham and David.
_Peter S._^_6_ _Van Orden_Born 14 Aug 1763 in Bergen Co., NJ, Died 09
Nov 1846 in Ramapo, Rockland Co., NY.
-He was baptized 28 Aug 1763, Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ,
witnesses were Albert Dirje[sic] and wife [Leah Van Orden, paternal aunt].
-He had a stellar record in the Rev. War, and was a Major General during
the war of 1812. Read his fascinating record here:
-He married 10 Apr 1790 (1) Margrietje [Frederick] HARING in Tappan DRC,
Rockland Co., NY. She was born 31 Mar 1770, and died 13 Oct 1812.
-They had only two children: daughter Maria was baptized 31 Jan 1795 at
Tappan DRC, witnesses were David Sam^5 Demarest, _Maria__Demarest__[nee
KONING_, paternal grandmother].
-Peter's son Frederick was baptized 01 Jan 1799 at Tappan DRC, witnesses
were Fredericus Haring, Annetje Haring.
-On 15 Dec 1792. Peter and his wife Margrietje witnessed the baptism of
Stephen YURRY at Tappan DRC, Rockland Co., NY.
-On 07 Oct 1813 Peter married (2) Maria BLAUVELT in Tappan DRC, Rockland
Co., NY, daughter of Theunis BLAUVELT and Catherine DEBAUN. In
1815,Peter and Maria Blauvelt were listed as members of Dutch Reformed
Church Membership of Saddle River, NJ. They had no children.
-In 1825 Peter served as Co-Exececutor (with his brother-in-law, John
YURRY) of the will of David D. Ackerman, Hampstead, Rockland Co., NY.
Said Ackerman was the father-in-law of John YURRY, Jr. (son of John
Yurry,Sr. And his wife Elizabeth Van Orden).
-Peter wrote his will on 13 Nov 1838 in Ramapo, Rockland Co., NY and it
was probated 25 Oct 1847, Rockland Co., NY.
_Jan S._^_6_ _Van Orden_Born 08 Jul 1766 in Bergen Co., NJ, Died 21 Apr
1837 in Ramapo, Rockland Co., NY
-He was baptized 13 Jul 1766, witnesses: Jan WESTERVELT, Janetje HARING,
-On 18 Apr 1795 he married Elizabeth ECKERSON in Tappan DRC, Rockland
Co., NY, daughter of Thomas D. ECKERSON. Jan and Elizabeth had 7
children: Maritje, Stephen, Martha, Thomas, Peter, Lucas, and Mariah.
_Elizabeth_^_6_ _Van Orden_Born 08 Jan 1769 in Bergen Co., NJ, Died 13
-She was baptized 29 Jan 1769 at Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ,
witnesses were Johannes Westervelt. Magdalene Christi
-On 05 Aug 1786, Domine Cornelius Cozine wrote his will and directed his
executors to provide an outset for her.
-On 14 Apr 1790 she married JOHN YURRY in Tappan DRC, Rockland Co., NY.
9 children (YURRY): Stephen, Frederick, William, John Jr., Elizabeth,
Rachel, Martha, Margaret and Mary.
_Marytje_^_6_ _Van Orden_Born 26 Jul 1771 in Bergen Co., NJ, Died 10 Nov
1847 in New York City, NY
-She was baptized 18 Aug 1771 at Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ, no
witnesses; under parents the record stated: /"Marytje Van Orden, widow
of Stephen Van Orden” /
-On 19 Jun 1789 she married _David D._^_6_ _DEMAREST_in Schraalenburgh
DRC, Bergen Co., NJ, _son of David Sam.DEMAREST _and Margrietje DURIE.
They had 3 known children:
Margrietje, baptized: 14 Nov 1790, Schraalenburg DRC, wit: _David Sam.
Demarest_and_Maria Koning_, his wife, paternal gf and maternal gm.
Stephen , baptized 22 Jun 1794, Schraalenburg DRC, Bergen Co., NJ - no
David, baptized 25 Jan 1796, Schraalenburg DRC, - _wit: David Sam.
Demarest_and _Maria Koning_, his wife, paternal gf and maternal gm.
NOTE: Marytje^6 Van Orden's mother, Mary (nee Koning) widow of Stephen
Van Orden and Dom. Cornelius Cozine, Sr, married (3) in 1790 David
Samuel DEMAREST, the father of Marytje's husband. And the grandparents
witnessed the baptisms of two of their “mutual” grandchildren.
Clarification of the 3^rd marriage of Maria (Koning) Van Orden Cozine
This might qualify for Ripley's Believe It or Not....
Between 1789 and 1790, (mother) Maria (Koning) Van Orden Cozine and
(daughter) Maria Van Orden marry men with the same bloomin' name...David
Demarest! Thank Heaven for the following baptismal records that present
both couples, sharing the same space and time, and thus, distinguishes
Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack & Schraalenburgh,
NJ, (Holland Society of New York 1891), Part 2, p. 300,
 baptism: 11 Nov
"Child: Margreta Born Oct 11
Parents: David Demarest and Maria Van Orden
Witnesses: David Sam. Demarest and Maria Koning, his wife"
Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack & Schraalenburgh,
NJ, (Holland Society of New York 1891), Part 2, pg. 321,
David born and bap. 25 Jan.
Parents: "David D.^Demarest and Maria Van Norden"
Witnesses: "David Sam. Demarest and Maria Koning, his wife"
David^5 Sam Demarest/////(Samuel II/^4 /, Samuel/^3 /, David/^2 /,
JEAN/^1 /DEMAREST/DESMARETS )/
Mary Koning's third husband, was born in 1728 in Bergen Co., NJ and died
after 1796. His parents were Samuel Demarest II and Annetje Cornelis Van
He married (1) Belitje Westervelt on 04 Jan 1750 in Bergen Co., NJ.
He married (2) Margrietje Durie on 09 Nov 1751 in Bergen Co., NJ.
Widower, David Demarest was the father of 8 children, all but the first
borne by his 2^nd wife, Margrietje Durie: Johannes, Belitje, Petrus,
Annatie, Samuel, Maria, David D, and Margaret. It was his son David D.^6
who married 19 Jun 1789, Mary Van Orden, the daughter of Maria Koning,
by her first husband, Peter Van Orden.
He married (3) Mary Koning, widow of Stephen Van Orden and Dom.
Cornelius Cozine, 04 Oct 1790 in Bergen Co., NJ.
York Co., PA Will Book G, p. 122+, 1786 will of Dom. Cornelius Cozine.
/History of the Low Dutch Colony of Conewago/; Rev. J. K. Demarest;
reprint 1960 and 1962 in "a Gettysburg newspaper" (Gettysburg Star?)
Dauphin Co., PA Deed Bk. H, Vol. 2, Pages 429-430. Courtesy of Judy
Cassidy, posted to the Dutch-Colonies Mail List, August 2000.
/Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack & Schraalenburgh,
NJ/, (Holland Society of New York 1891).
/Documents Relating to the Colonial History of NJ/, (1982, edited by
William Nelson), Vol. XXII.
Van Orden Mail List,
1800 Will of John Town, father of Elizabeth Town, Abstracts of wills of
Rockland Co., NY, Liber A. of Wills. Rockland County Surrogate's Office,
#59, Will. Fol. 43. (available online)
Abstracts of Wills of Orange and Rockland Counties, N.Y., P. 23. DAVID
D. ACKERMAN, of Hampstead
Dated May 25, 1824. Probated February 1, 1825
Leiby, Adrian, /Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley/, (1962), pp
See: Dutch-Colonies Archiver>Vanorden>2000-04>0954817381 or
Will of Peter S. Van Orden.
/Marriage Records of the Dutch Reformed Churches of Tappan and
Clarkstown, Rockland Co., NY/, prepared by George H. Budke from the
translation of Rev. David Cole, available online:
Will of John Yurry, Rockland Co. NY Wills, #628, Will folio 184, dated
Sep.9, 1847. P. Apr. 29, 1850. Available online:
"The Conewago Colony - Baptisms 1769-1793" by A. Van Doren Honeyman,
Conewago Baptisms, Somerset County Historical Quarterly Volume 4 – 1915.
Guardian Bonds of Mercer Co., Ky dated 1788 through 1800 for orphans of
Cornelius Cozine, Jr., dec'd.
Draper Manuscript, 163176-177: "In 9 Aug 1790 nine year old Sarah Cozine
was scalped by the Pottowattomie Indians, but spared her life. She was a
captive for 5 years, being ransomed 14 Sep 1795. Her 12 years old
brother Daniel Cozine was taken by the Pottowattomie Indians, Daniel's
skull was crushed by a tomahawk.”
Van Orden Genealogy, by Frank Van Orden,
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