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    1. Re: [NEW-NETHERLAND] Petrus Oosterhout m. Sibyl [Sears?]; of Kinderhook 1766
    2. Perry Streeter
    3. As shown below, researchers have identified two different scenarios for what became of Pieter-4 Osterhout (Pieter-3, Jan Jansen-2-1), bapt. Kingston, NY 12 September 1742, son of Pieter-3 and Elizabeth (Whitaker) Osterhout. Any assistance in resolving this discrepancy and confirming (or refuting) that he was the Petrus Oosterhout who married Sibyl Sears and resided in Kinderhook in 1766 will be greatly appreciated. At this early stage of research, I am even more interested in identifying any other children of Petrus & Sibyl (Sears) Osterhout. No doubt, more could be learned from two sources in the library of the Ulster County [New York] Genealogical Society (UCGS) in Hurley, NY. I have not found any information online from a 1990 Oosterhout genealogy published by the UCGS: Prehn, Florence [Florence Marks (Tait) Prehn, d. 2016]. 1990. Descendants of Jan Jansen Van Oosterhout - Osterhoudt - Osterhout. [Hurley, N.Y.] (P.O. Box 536, Hurley, N.Y., 12443): Ulster Cnty. Genealogical Society. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/226223851 However, a slightly older Oosterhout genealog, published by the UCGS in 1980, identifies Petrus Oosterhout of Kinderhook and husband of Sybil Sears as Pieter-4 Osterhout (Pieter-3, Jan Jansen-2-1), bapt. Kingston, NY 12 September 1742, son of Pieter-3 and Elizabeth (Whitaker) Osterhout. https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Johannes_Osterhout_%285%29 Elsewhere at WeRelate, one researcher has stated that "This is a highly detailed, seemingly reliable rendering of names, dates, places and sources of this very large family. It includes a comprehensive index. The copy I have was purchased from the Ulster County Genealogical Society and is typed by hand and photocopied. Presumably the original is in their possession at their library in Hurley, New York." https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Osterhout_Family Thomas, Walter D. 1980. Osterhout. [Stone Ridge, N.Y.]: [Ulster County Genealogical Soc.]. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8542216 The baptism of Petrus Osterhout is documented Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston, N. York. (1891). Baptismal and marriage registers of the old Dutch church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York: (formerly named Wiltwyck, and often familiarly called Esopus or 'Sopus), for one hundred and fifty years from their commencement in 1660. New York: Printed for the editor by the De Vinne Press. Date: 12 September 1742 Child: Petrus Father: Pieter Osterhout Mother: Lisabeth Wittaker Sponsor: Abraham Burhans Sponsor: Annetje Osterhout https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112113411612?urlappend=%3Bseq=282 However, it should be noted that other researchers identify a different wife and children for this same Petrus/Pieter Oostherout: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en &ti=&surname=oosterhout&stype=Exact&given=petrus&bplace=&byear=&brange=0&dpl ace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=whitaker&spouse= &skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search The following marriage is documented in Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston, N. York. (1891). Baptismal and marriage registers of the old Dutch church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York: (formerly named Wiltwyck, and often familiarly called Esopus or 'Sopus), for one hundred and fifty years from their commencement in 1660. New York: Printed for the editor by the De Vinne Press. Date: "[Date of marriage torn out]" but in between entries for 10 April 1773 and 17 April 1773. Groom: PETRUS OSTERHOUT, j.m. [young single man] Bride: CATRINA HENDERIKSE, j.d. [young single woman] Note: both parties born and resid. under the jurisdiction of Kingston. Date of Banns not given. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112113411612?urlappend=%3Bseq=653 Married in April 1773, it is logical to conclude that October 1774 baptism pertains to their first child: Date: 25 October 1773 Child: Elisabeth Father: Petrus Osterhout Mother: Catharina Hendriksen Sponsor: Francis Hendriksen Sponsor: Elisabeth Falk (wife of Francis) https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112113411612?urlappend=%3Bseq=393 Surprisingly, nearly two decades elapsed before the baptism of another child was recorded for what appears to be—but may not be—the same couple: Date: 28 April 1793 Child: Petrus Edmundus Father: Petrus Osterhout Mother: Catharina Henriksen Sponsor: Petrus Hendriksen Sponsor: Elisabet Hendricksen https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112113411612?urlappend=%3Bseq=460 In contrast, it appears that Walter D. Thomas identified the Petrus Osterhout who married Catharina Hendricks Anderson as Petrus-4 (Laurens-3, Jan Jansen-2-1), son of Laurens-3 Osterhout & Helena Whitaker. https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Petrus_Osterhout_%285%29 By omission from the forgoing entry, it also appears that Walter D. Thomas did not identify Petrus Edmundus, baptized in 1793, as child of this couple. Given the significant gap between the baptisms of Elisabeth in 1773 and Petrus Edmundus in 1793, that may be the right conclusion—were there two couples who happened to bear the same names? Petrus Osterhout and Cathrina Hendrikse were married in April 1773. If age 25 at marriage, then Petrus Oosterhout was born say 1748. If age 21 at marriage, then Cathrina Hendrikse was born say 1752. Note that, per Walter D. Thomas, Petrus-4 (Laurens-3, Jan Jansen-2-1), son of Laurens-3 Osterhout & Helena Whitaker was baptized at Kingston 15 May 1748 and had an elder brother named Edward. Thanks for your help in learning more about Petrus Oosterhout and Sibyl Sears! Perry Perry Streeter (perry@streeter.com) www.perrystreeter.com -----Original Message----- From: Perry Streeter [mailto:perry@streeter.com] Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017 5:52 PM To: 'dutch-colonies@rootsweb.com'; 'New-Netherland' Subject: Petrus Oosterhout m. Sibyl [Sears?]; of Kinderhook 1766 Petrus Oosterhout m. Sibyl [Sears?]; of Kinderhook 1766 Q. Can anyone identify the parents and/or other children of Petrus Oosterhout and Sibyl [Sears?/Seeres?/Sures?] of Kinderhook? Speculative theories for further research are also welcome. Q. Does anyone have access to Kelly, Arthur C. M. 1985. Baptism record of Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, New York, 1718-1899. Rhinebeck, N.Y.: A.C.M. Kelly.? http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13337494  Perhaps Kelly’s work contains details to correct or augment the older secondary sources cited below. >From a typescript, Kinderhook Reformed Dutch Church, Register of Baptisms (page 36), in The Reformed Dutch Church of Kinderhook in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY, Vol. 2, as digitized by the NYG&B Socety in their online collection, New York State Religious Records 1716-1914: Date: 15 June 1766 Child: "Johannes" Father: "Petrus Oosterhout" Mother: "Sibyl Seeres" Sponsor: "Arend Fynhout" Sponsor: "Deges Rundels, syn H: Vr." [wife of Arend] As a side note, the Kinderhook records are duplicated in error within this collection, they also appear for the Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia in the Town of Palatine, Montgomery County, N.Y., Vol. 1. The baptismal record provided above also appears in a manuscript, Holland Society of New York; New York, New York; Kinderhook, Book 21 ["Church Records of Kinderhook, Columbia Co., N.Y."] (page 173), as digitized in Ancestry.com. U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989 [image 98 of 361]: Date: 15 June 1766 Child: "Johannes" Father: "Petrus Oosterhout" Mother: "Sibyl Seeres" or "Sibyl Sures" Sponsor: "Arend Fynhout" Sponsor: "Deges Rundels" Petrus Oosterhout was likely a descendant of the immigrant, Jan Janse Van Oosterhoudt, who was primarily of Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Kinderhook lies approximately 41 miles north of Kingston and east of the Hudson River. Kinderhook is approximately 21 miles south of Albany. As baptismal sponsors, Arend/Arent Fynhout or his wife, Dorcas, may (or may not) have been related to Petrus or Sibyl. From the sources cited above, they had also children baptized in Kinderhook: Date: 1 April 1770 Child: "Lisabeth" Father: "Arent Fynhout" Mother: "Dorcas Rommels" Sponsor: "Ruben Griffins" Sponsor: "Geertje Fynhout" Date: 2 March 1772 Child: "John" Father: "Arent Fynhout"  Mother: "Derkes Rommels" or "Deckes Rommels" Sponsor:  "Andries Willbuck" or "Andries Witbeeck" Sponsor: "Annatje Van Hoesen" Date: 22 May 1774: Child: "Marytje" Father: "Arent Fynhout" Mother: "Dorcas Rundels" Sponsor: "Pieter Scherp" Sponsor: "Marytje Scherp, syn H: Vr." [wife of Peiter] Arend/Arent and Dorcas were in Kinderhook by 6 June 1767 when "Arend Fynhout" and "Dorcas Runnans, syn H: Vr." [his wife] served as sponsors for daughters of Joseph Shadderton and Elisabeth Hoff. Given the occurrence of the similar surname of Willbuck, Witbeeck, Withbeck as a sponsor, it seems likely that Arend/Arent and Dorcas previously had a child baptized at at Coxsackie, Greene County, New York: Date: 25 November 1765 Child: "Arend" Father: "Arend Feynhoudt" Mother: "Dorcas" Sponsor: "Abraham Staats" Sponsor: "Engeltje Withbeck" Thanks for your help in learning more about Petrus Oosterhout and Sibyl [Sears?]! Perry Perry Streeter (perry@streeter.com) www.perrystreeter.com

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