Herman/Harmanus Hendrickse Bras, bpt. 17 August 1655, Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, s/o Hendrick Pietersz and Geertje Everts; sponsors: Hans Jansen, Janneken Gerris; m. 1st, 10 Jan. 1682, Anna Wynaert, b. Amsterdam, d/o Cornelis Wynaert and Catharina Pelle. He married 2nd, Geertie Coeymans/Koemans/Coijmans, of Albany, NY, around Oct. 1695; 3rd, 1707 (intentions 03 May), Geertie Egbers, b. Albany, NY, widow of Lourens Ackerman. Harmen Bras died ca. 1713; an inventory of his estate was taken 16 March 1713/14 (NJ Arch. 1st Ser. Vol.xxii, Abstracts of Wills Vol. I: 1670-1730.)
Children of Harman Bras and Annetie Wynants:
i. Geertruid, bpt. 01 July 1682, NYDRC, sponsors: Thomas Laurentszen, Marritie Cornelis “01 Jul; Herman Hendr. Dras, Annetie Wynants; Geertruyd; Thomas Laurenszen, Marritie Cornelis”
Children of Harman Bras and Geertruy Coeymans
i. Adriaentie, bpt. Hackensack, 15 Nov. 1696; m. ca. 1717, Ide Marselis
ii. Geertje, bpt. Hackensack, 26 Nov. 1699; m. Abraham Codmis
iii. Lucas, bpt. Hackensack, 14 Sept. 1701; sp: Andries Tibout, Maritie his wife; died in infancy
iv. Lucas, bpt. Hackensack, 31 Oct. 1703; sp: Andries Tibout, Maritie his wife; m. Lena Rycke/Rycken, d/o Ryck Rycke(n) and Willemptie Clement, bpt 23 Oct 1711, Port Richmond (Staten Island, NY) DRC; Sp: Adriaen Schouten. Marytie Schouten
v. Pieter, bpt. Hackensack, 17 Jan. 1706
Harman's father, Hendrick Pietersz, also appears in the records as Van Dusenburg and
Hendrick Van duis berg, alias 1,000 berg.
If you send me your address, I will mail you a copy of an article by William Hoffman that appeared in "The American Genealogist" on the Bras family. It's very interesting reading and gives lots of information on the early members of the family in New Netherland.