The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany

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Charles Case Stoodley


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Schenectady, NY
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My 'Pater' became a DSSA member in 1976, enroling under his maternal Van Patten line back to our mutual (with 1000s of others in America) progenitor, VPa#1 Claas Frederickse Van Petten, 1641-1728 and "Bradt Book" (1990, 1993) # 21 Aeffje (Eva) Arentse Bradt, 1645-1728. (My mother enrolled me in 1984, as a life member, as she didn't trust me to pay d' dues! Thanks mom!)I 'inherited' our mother's research )of some 40-years, in connection with her membership-- NDAR #425875) after her death in 1987, and put all her work into a computer genealogical software program by 1988. After 'web sites' evolved to accept our work in genealogy, I uploaded my Van Patten database as a 'GEDCOM' and placed the information on several sites so dedicated. Early in the 1990s I was contacted by Schenectadian Jack Maybee (-2007) who had read my submissions to the Schenectady County Historical Society (SCHS, [email protected]), we subsequently collaborated in compiling a "Van Patten-Bradt-Maybee" family history of the complex relatedness of these families, from the first and early "Dutch" settlers in "Ancient Albany County, NN/NY. Along the was we were assisted by SCHS archivist and local historian--himself also DSSA), Donald A. Keefer. He loaned our small family group co-compiler in Canada his large "Van Patten file" and we, along with Mrs Frances Van Patter Hindmarsh entered all these families into our "Van Patten" MSS--updating the "VPa Book" of 1967. All of this and the continuing submissions can be seen, through the hard work of Jerry Wilson, at www.vanpattenancestry.com for your information. Through Don Keefer (DAK), we are also contributing "Pearson Errata" as found in Prof. Jonathan Pearson's (1813-1887) early JPA, 1872, and JPS, 1873, on the genealogies of early Albany County, NY, families.

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5 Comments

Reply Marcy
8:21 AM on November 6, 2014 
Hi,
What a pleasant surprise..I would like to connect to you as a friend. I joined DSS many yrs ago but had email issues, so Jim deleted and replaced my email. I was not able to attend this yrs tea, but have attended both the tea and St Nicholas dinners. We will have to meet in the future when I drive North. My very best. Keep in touch. Marcy
Reply J. vR. vE. Laux
3:50 PM on September 17, 2013 
Mr. Stoodley,

I would be very interested in any scholarship you may have attained on Barent Pieterse Coeymans, and his relations/connections with the Bradt family.
Reply Albert Mark Fonda
9:56 PM on May 24, 2013 
Thanks for the Van Patten link!
Reply Brad Winne
8:38 AM on March 17, 2013 
Yes Charles, I too share your DNA.
I have been able to track both of my fathers parents, Arthur Winne and Barbara Van Wormer back to Claas Frederickse Van Petten and Aeffje (Eva) Arentse Bradt through their daughters, Maretje and Annatje.
Maretje Van Petten married Willem Van Alen and their daughter Rachel Van Alen married Pieter Danielse Winne (7th great grandparents)
Annatje Van Petten married Cornelius Laurentz Frederick Van Wormer.(7th great grandparents)

My grandmother, Barbara Van Wormer Winne's grandmother, Barbara A Schermerhorn Van Wormer also descends from Albert Andriessen Bradt's from his son, Jan Albertssen Bradt's daughter Elsie Jans Albertse Bradt who married Hendrick Schermerhorn.
Reply Charles Case Stoodley
12:17 PM on November 16, 2012 
My personal 'finding aid' top pick is [email protected] at the venerable Schenectady County Historical Society. Worth the effort.