2166. Jacob Janse SCHERMERHORN was born in 1622 in Schermerhorn, Friesland, Holland. He died in 1688 in Schenectady, NY.
SEGERSE VAN VOORHOUDT. Children were:
i. Reyer Jacobse SCHERMERHORN(67) was born in 1652 in Beverwyck, New Amsterdam. He was baptized on 23 Jun 1652 in New York. He died on 19 Feb 1719 in Schenectady, NY. REYER SCHERMERHORN WAS THE FIRST SON OF JACOB JANESEN SCHERMERHORN.
ii. Simon Jacobse SCHERMERHORN(68) was born in 1658 in Albany, NY. He died in 1696 in New York, NY. IT IS NOT KNOWN IF SYMON J. SCHERMERHORN MOVED FROM ALBANY TO
SCHENECTADY WITH HIS FATHER, JACOB JANSE SCHERMERHORN. HOWEVER, SYMON
AND HIS FAMILY WERE RESIDENTS OF SCHENECTADY VILLAGE AT THE TIME OF
THE SCHENECTADY MASSACRE ON FEBRUARY 9, 1690. SYMON WAS THE FIRST TO
REACH ALBANY WITH NEWS OF THE TERRIBLE ATTACK. THE FRENCH AND THE
INDIANS STRUCK IN THE NIGHT AND FEW VILLAGERS SURVIVED. ALTHOUGH SHOT
IN THE THIGH, SYMON ESCAPED ON A WOUNDED HORSE. HE RODE THROUGH THE
COLD NIGHT, WARNING THE OUTLYING SETTLEMENTS AND REACHED ALBANY ABOUT
5 A.M. SYMON'S SON, JOHANNES, AND THREE OF HIS NEGROES WERE KILLED
THAT NIGHT. HIS BROTHER CORNELIUS AND JANNETIE WERE LISTED AMONG THE
SURVIVORS. IT IS THOUGHT THAT THE REST OF THE FAMILY WAS LIVING AT
"SCHERMERHORN MILLS" WHICH WAS NOT NEAR WHERE THE MASSACRE OCURRED. AT
THE TIME OF THE MASSACRE IT IS THOUGHT THAT SIMON'S HOUSE WAS PROBABLY
ON THE WEST CORNER OF CHURCH AND UNION STREETS. THERE IS A TABLET IN
THE WALL OF THE RAILROAD STATION IN ALBANY TO COMMEMORATE "SYMON
SCHERMERHORN'S RIDE" AT WHAT IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE SITE OF THE OLD
NORTH GATE OF THE VILLAGE.
1080 iii. Jacob Jacobse SCHERMERHORN.
iv. Cornelis Jacobse SCHERMERHORN was born about 1668. He died in 1722.
v. Lucas Jacobse SCHERMERHORN.
vi. Helena SCHERMERHORN(69) (70) was born about 1660.(71) (72) She died on 20 Nov 1733. (69) HELENA SCHERMERHORN IS ONE OF MY MATERNAL NINTH GREAT GRANDMOTHERS.
SHE WAS THE FIRST DAUGHTER OF JACOB SCHERMERHORN AND JANNETJE VAN
VOORHOUT (EGMONT). SHE REMAINED IN ALBANY WITH HER HUSBAND WHEN HER
FATHER MOVED FROM ALBANY TO SCHENECTADY.
vii. Machtelt SCHERMERHORN was born about 1663. She died in 1689. (66) MACHTELT SCHERMERHORN BEEKMAN REMAINED IN ALBANY WITH HER HUSBAND WHEN
HER FATHER MOVED FROM ALBANY TO SCHENECTADY.MACHTELT SCHERMERHORN
BEEKMAN REMAINED IN ALBANY WITH HER HUSBAND WHEN
HER FATHER MOVED FROM ALBANY TO SCHENECTADY.
viii. Jannetie SCHERMERHORN was born in ABOUT 1668.
1083 ix. Neeltje SCHERMERHORN.
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