Manuscript Group 1006, Van Horne Family (Communipaw, NJ) Papers, 1707 – 1827

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Manuscript Group 1006, Van Horne Family (Communipaw, NJ)

Papers, 1707 – 1827, 0.15 linear feet / 4 folders

Call Number: MG 1006



Mostly indentures pertaining to this family from Communipaw, Bergen Township, Bergen County, New Jersey.  Most of the documents concern Rutgert Van Horn (ca. 1667-1741), John Van Horne (ca. 1702-1757), and their descendents

Biographical Note:

Rutgert Van Horn (ca. 1667-1741), a yeoman, married Neeltjie (Nellie) Tennissen Van Vechten (d. 1738), the widow of Jan Dirck, on April 25, 1697.  The couple lived in Pennerpoeg, New Jersey until 1711, at which time they purchased land in and moved to Communipaw, New Jersey.  Rutgert and Nellie Van Horn had five children: Jannetje (b. ca. 1698), Joris (b. ca. 1700-d. infancy), John (ca. 1702-1757), Mary (b. ca. 1704), and Antje (b. ca. 1707).  Rutgert Van Horn died on May 15, 1741.

John Van Horne, Rutgert and Nellie’s son, was baptized on February 3, 1702.  He had five children with his first wife, Helen Sip, and one daughter with his second wife, Antje De Mott.  His children were: Nellie (or Neeltje) (b. 1726), Annetje (1728-1804), Jannetje (1736-1771), Johannis (or John) (b. 1742), Lena (b. 1750), and Margarete (1752-1753).  John Van Horne lived in Communipaw, part of Bergen Township, Bergen County, New Jersey.  He died on December 12, 1757.


Marvin, Francis M. Van Horn, Van Horne, Van Hoorn: The Van Horn Family History (1929), pgs. 96-97, 102-103, 115.

Provenance Note:

The origin of this collection is unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

The Van Horne Family Papers consist of sixteen documents, mostly land deeds, dating from 1707-1827.  The collection has been arranged into four folders, three of which consist of indentures for land mostly in Communipaw and Bergen Township, Bergen County, New Jersey.  In addition to deeds signed by Rutgert and John Van Horn, there are indentures transacted by Lawrence and Catrinetia Van Galen (or Van Gallan) and members of the Andriesen family.  The final folder contains the will of John Van Horne (1757) and a pre-marital agreement between John Van Horne and Antje de Mott establishing an annuity for the latter in the case of her widowhood (1751).  The documents are arranged chronologically within each folder.

Folder List: The spelling of names is consistent with that in each document

Folder Title Dates
1 Indenture: Michele Elias and Mary Freeland, Jacob Elias and Johanna Freeland, John and Satie (?) Thomas, and Rachel Chase Vreeland to Lawrence and Catrincha Van Gallan June 24, 1707 (copy)
Indenture (parchment): Hippaguonow (?), Shushakamin (?), Ochguahon (?), and Succolum (?), Indians to John Johnson, George Willoks, John Vanhorn, Gerrit Vanhorn, and Abraham Vanhorn May 30, 1709
Indenture (parchment): Lawrence and Catrinetia Van Galen to Rutgart Van Horn March 20, 1710
2 Indenture (parchment): Lawrence and Catrinetia Van Galen to Rutgart Van Horn March 23, 1710
Indenture (parchment): Enoch and Mary Vreeland to Rutgert van Hoorn May 7, 1710
Indenture (parchment): Michiel Andriesen and Abraham Andriesen to Claas Andriesen January 5, 1713
3 Indenture: Claes and Sarah Andriessen to Rutgert van Hoorn August 9, 1721
Indenture: Thomas and Margaret Van Gallen Hadden and Catharine Van Gallen Soofborow (?), widow, to George Ross and Isaac Ogden February 27, 1764
Indenture: Ebenezer Fostor and Cathrine Soofbourrow to John Vanhorn May 22, 1764
Indenture: John and Alitia Van Wagener to John Van Horne December 7, 1790
Indenture: David and Leah Lazier, Simon and Alehy Campbell, William and Jane Ackerman, and Jacob and Ann Brinkerhoff to John J. Van Horn May 1, 1813
Indenture: Jacob G. and Marritye Autwater, John G. and Nelly Autwater, Abraham and Matilda Sickels, and Michael G. and Altye Vreeland to John J. Van Horn December 19, 1816
Clerk’s copy: John Van Horne land claimed February 27, 1818
Indenture: John G. Van Horne and Minard Van Horne to John Van Horne December 13, 1827
Articles of Agreement and Will
4 Agreement: Between John van Horne, Antie de Mott, and Simon Johnson. In case of Van Horne’s death, his widow, Antie de Mott, will receive a yearly annuity and board April 20, 1751
Will: John Van Horn December 29, 1757

Processed by Stephen Sullivan, December 1999 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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