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Lisa Helwig (View posts)
Posted: 942753600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: BRAISTED
I am researching my grandmother's family. I was able to trace the
Braisted family as far back as 1807. It seems Peter Braisted married Sarah Jane Merrell. I am trying to find out Peter Braisted's parents and grandparents. What were their names? Were they born in Staten Island? Did they come over from Europe and when? It seems the Braisted family may be from Denmark or Holland and travelled on a ship from Holland to the new world. If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.
Lisa Helwig

Braisted before 1800

Kenneth Slawenski (View posts)
Posted: 943531200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Braisted Merrell
My grandmother was a Staten Island Merrill. As you probably know the two families were closely inter-married over the years. William Braisted and his wife Christina Bauman came to this country about 1700 from Holland. There is a land deed for him in S.I. in 1730. two sons: Johannes b.1715 and Andries b.1719. Johannes' son Peter was baptized 1743. At this point records seem to be lost until 1773 with Egbert and Rachel Braisted upon the birth of their son (also) Egbert. There is also a John Braisted who in 1790 married Nautchie Martling. Their son Abraham is apparrently the brother of Peter Braisted who married Sarah Jane Merrill. Although I cannot be certain of that. They certainly lived in the same house being known as "Braisted on the hill". Sorry for the gaps, they make this a challange. Let me know if this helps. The more I delved into it the more intriguing it became.

Braisted before 1800

Lisa Helwig (View posts)
Posted: 944481600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993310358000
Surnames: Braisted Merrell
Thank you for the information. I am so excited to tell my grandmother. Where did you find all this detail? I am going to research so more. I thought I was at a roadblock! It seems there is a lot more research to be done. Thanks so much!
Lisa Helwig


Posted: 950356800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1006115113000
Surnames: Braisted, Ostrander

Thanks for your quick response! I think that you have the right Gertrude, I had no idea she had a first marriage and I had only two of the children she had with Nathaniel Ostrander. I find some reference to the birth of Nathaniel J. in 1843 being both in "NYC" and on Staten Island, so I am not sure if that is why I could not find more of the Ostranders on that microfilm or not. Since I had no parents for Gertrude I could not match her to a family of Braisteds.

I wrote out all the names I had in case anyone else matched. I was surprised to find a Vanderbilt connection, but it is very, very distant. I am more intrigued in that just because I like history and grew up on Long Island.

The Ostranders and the Braisteds are my main semi-brick walls in this, and I don't know if that is because they were originally in Manhattan before the findings in the Moravian church films, or possibly they were at another church.

Anything you can shed light on in terms of Nathaniel, Gertrude and who her parents were would be appreciated.

Gertrude Braisted

Kenneth Slawenski (View posts)
Posted: 950356800000
Classification: Query
Thank you for your inquiry. Of course I found a Gertrude Braisted who married a Merrill relation which has nothing to do with the Gertrude Braisted you're referring to. (or does she)? Genealogy is like that. Nothing is simple but always intruiging. As for your Gertrude Braisted please give me some time to sift through my personal mess of papers.In the meantime: I find a Gertrude Braisted B.1802. She married Evo (?) Dossay with whom she had two children: John and Elizabeth. After his death she married Nathanial Ostrander.They had five children:William,Lydia,Mary,Gertrude,and Nathanial J. (1843). Nathanial J. was prominant in the Moravian Church you mentioned. I somehow feel it's the Vanderbilt connection you are most interested in. Probably can't help you there as there is no link to my family. (I've looked after discovering Lees) Egberts sound very familiar but Bogarts are too long down the line for my branch. But give me time.

Gertrude BRAISTED m. Nathaniel OSTRANDER

Posted: 950356800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1006115113000
Surnames: Ostrander, Braisted, Egbert, Vroom, Sequine, Vanderbilt, De Forrest

Do you have any information in your BRAISTED searching on a Gertrude Braisted who died 3 nov 1867 aged 65 y, 8 m 18 days (this from microfilm records of New Dorp Moravian Church via the FHC)? She married Nathaniel OSTRANDER who died on 12 Dec 1860 aged 80 y, 9 days.

The couple had two children that I know of :

Mary Catherine OSTRANDER born 19 Aug 1837 in NYC, baptised 15 FEb 1874 in Castleton Corner Richmond, died 16 Mar 1913 - she married a BOGART but don't know who

and Nathaniel Jacob Ostrander born 24 May 1843 in NYC, died 19 Feb 1917, he married Maria Louise VROOM, born 22 Aug 1848, died 17 Feb 1905 in New Dorp Moravian Church. She was the daughter of William Van Rensaleer VROOM and Catherine Maria EGBERT.

Catherine Maria EGBERT was the daughter of John EGBERT (s/o Abraham and Nancy/Ann Martineau) and Lydia SEQUINE (d/o John and Rachel)

The EGBERT line married into the VANDERBILT line via Tunis EGBERT, born 7 Nov 1792, who married Isabella VANDERBILT (d/o John and Elizabeth TAYLOR on 11 Feb 1815) and his second marriage 26 Mar 1835 to Charlotte VANDERBILT DeForrest (d/o Cornelius and Pheobe Hand, sister of "Commodore").

Am interested in corresponding with anyone researching this particular line.

Natnl 's line

Kenneth Slawenski (View posts)
Posted: 950443200000
Classification: Query
Peter Ostrander & his wife Tryntje to NY. from Holland in 1660 aboard"The Spotted Cow" with 3 children. one of whom was:
Peter O. m. Rebecca Traphagen (originally from Boswyck L.I.) at Ulster Co. They had 13 children. Amoung them:
Hendrick O. b.1693 m. Elizabeth van Bommell 1724. 12 children. Amoung them:
David O. b.1746 Plattskill,N.Y. (D.1809). m.Engeltje von Kouwenhoven(B. 1745)1768 Poughkeepsie N.Y. 6 children. Amoung them:
Nathaniel Ostrander b.1780

Nat Ostrander

Kenneth Slawenski (View posts)
Posted: 950443200000
Classification: Query
Cannot seem to find Gertrude's parents. Nathaniel was born in New Hurley, Ulster Co. and lived there before moving to Manhattan. He did not move to Staten Island until 1858. Have you tried any Ulster Co. resources? This search might dry up when we reach Staten Island because these are pretty much their retirement years.


Posted: 1018191677000
Classification: Query
Lisa, Only just stumpled upon your search for Braisted's. Here are mine--you probably have caught up on this by now, but, here goes:

Birth: abt 1596, Bredstedt, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia
Death: bef 1641, Nieuw Amsterdam, NY

Jan Jansen Van Breestede, b. Breeste(d) (b. 1584 or ca. 1596), Prussia (?)); d. < Sep 1, 1641, New Amsterdam; m. ca. 1625, (New Amsterdam ??), Engltje Jans/Janse (b. ca. 1600, Bredstedt, Schleswig, Denmark, near the North Sea, 24 mi WSW of Flensborg; d. ca. 1652, Esopus, Ulster Co, NN). She m2. Sep 1, 1641, New Amsterdam, Egbert Wouters/Wouterszen (d.w.i. ca. 1680), from Ysselstein. Bredsted, in Southern Slesvig (Schleswig-Holstein), then part of Denmark,
now part of Germany.

IMMIGRANT - This was the first Danish family to come to America, 1636. Egbert l. at Jan de Laers Hook (present Mill Creek Point, Jersey City), in Jun 1640. He leased a bouwery on Manhattan Island, Dec 1, 1646, and on May 10, 1647, obtained a patent for a tract of land called Apopcalyck, lying across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Small Burgher, New Amsterdam, Apr 17, 1657.

Spouse: Engeltje Marritje JANS
Birth: abt 1600, Breestede, Scleswig, Denmark
Death: abt 1652, Esopus, Ulster, NY
Marr: 1621, New Amsterdam, Kings, NY

Children: Elsje Jansen (~1622-1684)
Jan Janszen (1628-~1675)
Tryntje Jansen (1626-1711)
Dorothea Jansen (~1627-)
Frans Jansen (1630-)

1.1 Jan Janszen VAN BREESTEDE
Birth: 1628, Holland
Death: abt 1675

Jan Jansen Van Breestede, b. ca. 1628, prob Breested, Schleswig (then Denmark, now Germany), poss Netherlands; d. ca. 1675; m. (int) Nov 1, 1647, New Amsterdam, Marritje Andries Lucas/Lucarson/Luykason (b. ca. 1632, j.d. van New Amsterdam), dau of Andries Lucayszen (1595->1648), from Amsterdam and Jannetje Sebyns (1597 - ). She m2. (?) Thomas Janszen Van Dyck. Her father was a skipper in New Amsterdam. Lesser burgher, New Amsterdam, Apr 17, 1657. He was cooper and a gauger or brander of barrels (Mar 19, 1658) and a fire warden
(1669). House # 41, Block C of the Castello Plan, corner of Broadway at Begun Gracht (a canal), on corner at Bowling Green, opposite Fort Amsterdam. Widow Brestede is shown living at (present) E side of Broadway, between Beaver and Wall Sts (then Marketfield and Broadway). Her sister, Barbara Andries m. Apr 24, 1656, Tjerck Claeszen De Witt.

Large family

Birth: abt 1632, Nieuw Amsterdam, NY
Father: Captain Andries LUYCASZEN (1595->1648)
Mother: Jannetje SEBYNS (SYBYNS) (1597-)
Marr: 1 Nov 1647, New Amsterdam, NY

Children: Andries (~1652-)
Geertruyd (?1662-)
Pieter (<1656-)
Trintje Janse (1665-1706)

Birth: abt 1652

1703 Census p.399
NY County, NY
South Ward

Spouse: Anitji (Annette) VAN BORSUM
Father: Egbert VAN BORSUM (~1605-<1676)
Mother: Annetji/Anneken HENDRICKS HERMANS (1619-)
Marr: 14 Oct 1674, NYDRC

Children: Willem (William) (1692-1724)
Jannetie (<1675-)
Egbert (<1667-)
Anna Maria (<1681-)
Engel (<1685-) Willem (William) BRAISTED*
Birth: 1692, NY, NY
Death: 1724, Perth Amboy, NJ

Dropped the 'Van' and the trailing 'e'. Was farmer on Staten Island. Was the 9th child.

Spouse: Christina BOUWMAN (BOWMAN)
Birth: abt 1696
Father: Willem Jorisz BOUWMAN (BOWMAN)
Mother: Metyje UNKNOWN
Marr: May 1713, Ref. Dutch Ch., Port Richmond, Staten Island, Richmond, NY

Children: Johannis (Johannes (~1715-)
Andries (?1718-)
William (?1716-)

Other Spouses Catherina STAATS Johannis (Johannes JOHN) BRAISTED (BRESTEDE)
Birth: abt 1715, Staten Island, NY

Spouse: Trientji (Catherine/Trientju) HAUGHWOUT (HOUGHWANT/HOUGHNANT)
Birth: abt 1724, Staten Island, NY
Death: aft 1761
Father: Pieter HAUGHWOUT (1687-1746)
Mother: Neeltje BAKKER(S) (BACKER) (1695-1761)
Marr: 15 Oct 1740, NY, NY

Children: Egbert (1745-) Egbert BRAISTED (BRESTEDE)
Birth: 20/22 Mar 1745/1746

Spouse: Rachel BODINE
Birth: Jun 1748
Death: 1783
Father: John (Jean) BODINE (BURDINE) (~1719-<1778)
Mother: Dorcas UNKNOWN (~1723->1728)
Marr: abt 1765, St. Andrews Church, Richmond, NY

Children: John (?Johannis M.?) (1767-1816)
Catherine (1770-)
Egbert (1773-) John (?Johannis M.?) BRAISTED
Birth: 27 Mar 1767, Staten Island, NY
Death: 22 Apr 1816, NY, NY

Spouse: Anna MARTLING
Birth: 14 Mar 1770, Staten Island, NY
Death: 2 Jun 1815
Father: ?John MARTLING
Marr: 14 Feb 1790

Children: Garrett (1796-1845)
Abraham Willem (William) BRAISTED* (See above)

Spouse: Catherina STAATS
Birth: Staten Island, NY
Death: bef 1736
Father: Jan Pieterse STAATS (~1660-<1737)
Mother: Catarina CORSSEN (1667-1765)
Marr: May 1713

Other Spouses Christina BOUWMAN (BOWMAN)

Regards, Ed Rockstein GGGGGGGGGG Grandson of Jan Jansen Van Breestede


Posted: 1040250818000
Classification: Query
If anyone can help me trace my genology from Peter Braisted (B 1807), married to Sarah Jane Merrill back to Jan Janszen VAN BREESTEDE (from Breeste, Netherlands)

I can work from both directions but gat lost going back at Peter Braisted (B-1807), (my great-great-great grandfather). And I can work forward from Jan Janszen (B-1584) from Breeste Netherlands to just about the mid 1700's.
That's where I can't link the two. And I'm getting frustrated!!!! LOL. I think it has something to do with the spelling change.
(Van Breestede - Breestede - Brestede - Brested - Braisted)

If you have any information PLEASE E-mail me at any of teh following:

Thank you,
Robert William Braisted Jr. (b1965)
Only son of Robert William Braisted (b1932), son of Robert Marshall Braisted (b1911), only son of Horatio A. Braisted (b1872), son of Cornelius Braisted (b1838), son or Peter Braisted (b1807)
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