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    Jan Derick (Derikson) Wortman, Woertman,Workman


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    • Name Jan Derick (Derikson) Wortman, Woertman,Workman 
      Gender Male 
      • Original Source: Workman Family History - Researched by Mrs. Lydia W. Billings.
      • "Among the early settlers of this beautiful valley (Raritan, Sommerset County, NJ) was Jan Derick Woertman (Wortman) who, with his family, came from Brooklyn Heights, New York in the year 1699, his daughter Elizabeth being christened in
        Sommerville in September of that year. By the year of 1704 he removed to the village of Raritan where he remained for a number of years, moving from there with grown children to Pluckemin. Here he erected a long old-fashioned house made of
        logs that was to be known for many years as the Workman Homestead. Here a descendant, Jan Wortman, known as Squire Wortman (no doubt because of his vast estate of 500 acres) entertained the patriots, Guisbert Sutphen (see Catherine Wortman),
        Aaron Merick, and Colonel Stephen Huntwhen they met to plan their resietance to the British army a year before the Declaration of Independence was signed. It was here too that Jan Wortman, trained by his father in the family trade as a
        blacksmith, shod the horses of George Washington and his entourage during the Revolutionary War. Some nights John and his helpers worked all through the night repairing the carriages and shoeing the horses so they would be ready for the
        General the next morning.
      • The Woertman tradition in America had been one of civic loyalty. Derick Jans had begun it in 1673 when he became an officer of his town in Brooklyn. Jan Derick continued it as Justice of the Peace in New Jersey: Squire Jan Wortman, his
        nephews and sons plannes and worked for the revolutionary forces and from Somerset County Peter and Andrew Wortman joined the Militia.
      Person ID I2441  Maykoski and Lewis
      Last Modified 25 Sep 1997 

      Father Dirck (Derick, Richard) Jans (John) Woertman,   b. Abt 1630, Amsterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Mother Marretje TEUNIS DENYSE,   b. 1644,   d. 1690  (Age 46 years) 
      Married Abt 1660 
      Family ID F1778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Anna Marie Andries (Andriessin) 
      Married 17 Jan 1690  Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
       1. Andries Wortman
       2. Dirk Wortman
       3. Peter Wortman
      +4. Jan Evertsen Bout WORTMAN,   b. 1695, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
       5. Elizabeth Wortman,   b. 1699, Somerville, Somerset, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
       6. Hermitien Wortman,   b. 25 Oct 1704
       7. Anna Wortman,   b. 30 Apr 1707
       8. Abraham Wortman,   b. 27 Apr 1709
       9. Jan (Jane) Wortman,   b. 25 Oct 1710
       10. Femmetje Wortman,   b. 23 Aug 1716
      Family ID F1775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Documents
      Descendancy of Jans William Woertman
      Descendancy of Jans William Woertman
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