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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Unknown Beekman: Birth: BET. 1683 - 1689.

  2. Unknown Beekman: Birth: BET. 1683 - 1689.

  3. Unknown Beekman: Birth: BET. 1683 - 1689.

  4. Jacob Beekman: Birth: 1685. Death: MAR 1738/39


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Maria Beekman: Birth: 1692.

  2. Johannes Beekman: Birth: 20 MAY 1694. Death: BEF. 8 JAN 1700/01

  3. Marten Beekman: Birth: 8 SEP 1695. Death: BEF. AUG 1784

  4. Maria Beekman: Birth: 2 APR 1697.

  5. Johanna Beekman: Birth: 20 NOV 1698.

  6. Johannes Beekman: Birth: 8 JAN 1700/01.

  7. Alida Beekman: Birth: 29 NOV 1702.

  8. Neeltje Beekman: Birth: 27 MAY 1705.

  9. Henricus Beekman: Birth: 30 MAR 1707.

  10. Neeltje Beekman: Birth: 27 OCT 1710.


Notes
a. Continued:   Johannes Martense Beekman by Stefan Bielinski
  Johannes Martense Beekman was born about 1660. He was the son of Marte or Martin Beekman.
  His first wife was Machtelt Jacobs Schermerhorn. She died about 1690 after giving birth to at least four children. He re-married in October 1692. This time to Eva Vinhagen. By 1710, nine of their children had been baptized in the Albany Dutch church where both parents were members and Johannes was church officer and auditor. Both of them were very frequent baptism sponsors.
  These Beekmans were Albany mainstays and lived in the second ward. He traded in real estate, owned other parcels within the city, and investment property beyond as well. Although sometimes identified as a blacksmith, assessment rolls valued his holdings comparable to those of other successful businessmen. In 1699, he joined other Albany people in swearing allegiance to the King of England. In 1720, he was identified as a freeholder in the second ward.
  Civic service included sitting on juries, acting as assessor, serving as firemaster, and being elected assistant alderman in 1688 and afterwards. He also was asked to perform contract services for the Albany corporation.
  Johannes Martense Beekman filed a will in December 1728. It provided for his wife and twelve living children! He died in September 1732. Eva lived until 1755.
  Will of Johannes M. Beekman - 1728
  In the name of God, Amen, December 16, 1728. I, Johanes Beekman, of Albany, yeoman, "being in perfect health, and of Good, Sound, and Perfect mind."
  After my decease I leave all my wearing apparels, both linen and woolen of whatever nature or kind, unto my 5 sons, Johanes, Jacob, Marten, Johanes Hanse, and Henry.
  I leave to my wife Eva, all my estate, real and personal, for the maintenance of my unmarried children, during her life.
  The children that shall be unmarried after my decease, and the decease of my wife, shall have their reasonable outfit before any division. After the decease of my wife I leave to my son Johanes �40. I leave to my five sons each an equal part of all my 1/13 of a tract of land in company, situate in the County of Albany, and called Kayodorases, alias Queens Borrough, as by the Patent thereof, dated November 2, 1708. This is to be appraised among my 12 children, and my sons are to pay to each of the other children 1/12 part of the value, after payment of debts.
  All the rest of my estate I leave to my 12 children, Johanes, Jacob Martin, Johanes Hanse, Henry, Janettie, Susanna, Helena, Maritie, Johana, Alida, and Neeltie. I appoint my wife Eva, Executor.
  notes
  Will dated December 16, 1728. Executed December 2, 1732. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 27, p. 112. Paragraphing supplied. Transformed by JP



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