Gottschalk Comes

M, b. circa 1510, d. before 17 January 1586/87
     Gottschalk Comes was born circa 1510 in Munchen Gladbach-Venn, Germany.1 He resided on the lower Palatinate lying on both sides of the Rhine River.1 He died before 17 January 1586/87 in Munchen Gladbach-Venn, Germany.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 109.

Thonis E Comes

M, b. circa 1535
FatherGottschalk Comes b. c 1510, d. b 17 Jan 1586/87
     Thonis E Comes was born circa 1535 in Munchen Gladbach-Venn, Germany. He was the son of Gottschalk Comes. Thonis E Comes was a farmer and acquired between 1587 and 1607 the farm known as "Comis-Hof", Munchen Gladbach-Venn, Germany.1 He was a Mennonite.1 He was listed as a church elder and preacher in Munchen Gladbach-Venn, Germany.1 As a represenative of his congregation he signed on 1 May 1591 the Concept of Cologne, which was an attempt to bring unity to the Anabaptist movement. It was signed by fifteen preachers of the High Germans and the Frisians and later by the Waterlanders.2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 110.
  2. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 110, also. <<http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/C6618.html>>

Gottschalk Comes

M, b. circa 1565
FatherThonis E Comes b. c 1535
     Gottschalk Comes was born circa 1565 in Munchen Gladbach-Venn, Germany. He was the son of Thonis E Comes. Gottschalk Comes married Vitgen van der Heiden circa 1584.1 Gottschalk Comes was a farmer.1 He and Vitgen were Mennonites.1

Family

Vitgen van der Heiden d. b 7 Oct 1606
Child

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 111.

Thones Comes

M, b. circa 1596, d. before 1 February 1667/68
FatherGottschalk Comes b. c 1565
MotherVitgen van der Heiden d. b 7 Oct 1606
     Thones Comes was born circa 1596 in Munchen Gladbach-Venn, Germany.1 He was the son of Gottschalk Comes and Vitgen van der Heiden. Thones Comes married Oelletgen (?) circa 1620.2 Thones Comes fled in 1654 from his estate in Munchehen Gladbach Venn, as all Mennonites were forced to do so to Goch, Duchy of Cleves.2 He was a weaver and cloth merchant.2 He died before 1 February 1667/68 in Goch, Duchy of Cleves.1

Family

Oelletgen (?) b. c 1596
Children

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 111, 112.
  2. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 112.

Oelletgen (?)

F, b. circa 1596
     Oelletgen (?) was born circa 1596.1 She married Thones Comes, son of Gottschalk Comes and Vitgen van der Heiden, circa 1620.2

Family

Thones Comes b. c 1596, d. b 1 Feb 1667/68
Children

Citations

  1. [S56] Rootsweb World Connect Project, The Godshalk History.
  2. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 112.

Gottschalk Thonis

M, b. between 1625 and 1630, d. after 25 January 1708/9
FatherThones Comes b. c 1596, d. b 1 Feb 1667/68
MotherOelletgen (?) b. c 1596
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Gottschalk Thonis was born between 1625 and 1630 in Heckenhof, near in Munchen Gladbach-Venn, Germany.1 He was the son of Thones Comes and Oelletgen (?) Gottschalk Thonis was a servant to Hans Newes in 1654. He married Lehntgen Henrichs, daughter of Henrich Wilhelms and Entgen (?), in 1654.1 Gottschalk Thonis married Gertud (?) probably in 1676 or 1677.1 Gottschalk Thonis was a weaver and merchant. He was ordained a preacher in the Mennonite Church in 1682. He died after 25 January 1708/9 in Goch, Duchy of Cleves.2

Family 1

Lehntgen Henrichs d. b 1676
Children

Family 2

Gertud (?)
Children

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.
  2. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 112, 113.

Lehntgen Henrichs

F, d. before 1676
FatherHenrich Wilhelms
MotherEntgen (?)
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Lehntgen Henrichs was the daughter of Henrich Wilhelms and Entgen (?) Lehntgen Henrichs married Gottschalk Thonis, son of Thones Comes and Oelletgen (?), in 1654.1 Lehntgen Henrichs died probably before 1676.1

Family

Gottschalk Thonis b. bt 1625 - 1630, d. a 25 Jan 1708/9
Children

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.

Gertud (?)

F
     Gertud (?) married Gottschalk Thonis, son of Thones Comes and Oelletgen (?), probably in 1676 or 1677.1

Family

Gottschalk Thonis b. bt 1625 - 1630, d. a 25 Jan 1708/9
Children

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.

Henrich Wilhelms

M
     Henrich Wilhelms married Entgen (?)

Family

Entgen (?)
Child

Entgen (?)

F
     Entgen (?) married Henrich Wilhelms.

Family

Henrich Wilhelms
Child

Theunis Godtschalk

M, b. 1653
FatherGottschalk Thonis b. bt 1625 - 1630, d. a 25 Jan 1708/9
MotherLehntgen Henrichs d. b 1676
     Theunis Godtschalk was born in 1653.1 He was the son of Gottschalk Thonis and Lehntgen Henrichs. Theunis Godtschalk was baptized as an adult on 24 December 1673.1

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.

Hendrick Godtschalk

M, b. 1658
FatherGottschalk Thonis b. bt 1625 - 1630, d. a 25 Jan 1708/9
MotherLehntgen Henrichs d. b 1676
     Hendrick Godtschalk was born in 1658.1 He was the son of Gottschalk Thonis and Lehntgen Henrichs. Hendrick Godtschalk was baptized as an adult on 4 August 1678.1

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.

Annekin Godtschalk

F, b. 1663
FatherGottschalk Thonis b. bt 1625 - 1630, d. a 25 Jan 1708/9
MotherLehntgen Henrichs d. b 1676
     Annekin Godtschalk was born in 1663.1 She was the daughter of Gottschalk Thonis and Lehntgen Henrichs. Annekin Godtschalk married Konrad Peters on 12 November 1690 in Goch Mennonite Church, Goch, Duchy of Cleves.1

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.

Konrad Peters

M
     Konrad Peters married Annekin Godtschalk, daughter of Gottschalk Thonis and Lehntgen Henrichs, on 12 November 1690 in Goch Mennonite Church, Goch, Duchy of Cleves.1

Family

Annekin Godtschalk b. 1663

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.

Lintie Godtschalk

F, b. 1688
FatherGottschalk Thonis b. bt 1625 - 1630, d. a 25 Jan 1708/9
MotherGertud (?)
     Lintie Godtschalk was born in 1688.1 She was the daughter of Gottschalk Thonis and Gertud (?) Lintie Godtschalk married Arnold von Kuckhoven on 9 August 1712 in Goch Mennonite Church, Goch, Duchy of Cleves.1

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.

Arnold von Kuckhoven

M
     Arnold von Kuckhoven married Lintie Godtschalk, daughter of Gottschalk Thonis and Gertud (?), on 9 August 1712 in Goch Mennonite Church, Goch, Duchy of Cleves.1

Family

Lintie Godtschalk b. 1688

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.

Gerret Godtschalk

M, b. 1678
FatherGottschalk Thonis b. bt 1625 - 1630, d. a 25 Jan 1708/9
MotherGertud (?)
     Gerret Godtschalk was born in 1678.1 He was the son of Gottschalk Thonis and Gertud (?)

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.

Jan Godtschalk

M, b. 1684
FatherGottschalk Thonis b. bt 1625 - 1630, d. a 25 Jan 1708/9
MotherGertud (?)
     Jan Godtschalk was born in 1684.1 He was the son of Gottschalk Thonis and Gertud (?)

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 113.

Entgen Comes

F, b. circa 1632, d. 1691
FatherThones Comes b. c 1596, d. b 1 Feb 1667/68
MotherOelletgen (?) b. c 1596
     Entgen Comes was born circa 1632. She was the daughter of Thones Comes and Oelletgen (?) Entgen Comes was also known as Anna Thones. She married Koendort (Coen Lenssen) Heckers. Entgen Comes died in 1691.

Family

Koendort (Coen Lenssen) Heckers b. c 1614, d. c 1691
Child
  • Thonis Hecken Kuender b. c 1653, d. Dec 1729

Koendort (Coen Lenssen) Heckers

M, b. circa 1614, d. circa 1691
     Koendort (Coen Lenssen) Heckers was born circa 1614. He married Entgen Comes, daughter of Thones Comes and Oelletgen (?). Koendort (Coen Lenssen) Heckers died circa 1691.

Family

Entgen Comes b. c 1632, d. 1691
Child
  • Thonis Hecken Kuender b. c 1653, d. Dec 1729

Theis Doors

M, b. 12 September 1614
     Theis Doors was born on 8 September 1614. He was baptized on 12 September 1614 in Kaldenkirchen, Duchy of Cleves. He married Agnes or Nees Opdengraeff, daughter of Herman Opdengraff and Greitgen Pletjes.

Family

Agnes or Nees Opdengraeff b. 1 Jul 1614, d. 20 Aug 1691
Children
  • Gertrude Doors b. c 1648, d. b 23 Feb 1708
  • Helene Doors b. c 1650, d. b 1729

Agnes or Nees Opdengraeff

F, b. 1 July 1614, d. 20 August 1691
FatherHerman Opdengraff b. 26 Nov 1585, d. 27 Dec 1642
MotherGreitgen Pletjes b. 16 Oct 1588, d. 7 Jan 1642/43
     Agnes or Nees Opdengraeff was born on 1 July 1614 in Krefeld. She was the daughter of Herman Opdengraff and Greitgen Pletjes. Her name was recorded at birth as Hallerkin.1 Agnes or Nees Opdengraeff married Theis Doors. Agnes was listed as a member of a church in Reformed Church, Kaldenkirchen, Duchy of Cleves, in 1655. She died on 20 August 1691 in Krefeld, Duchy of Cleves, at age 77 years, 1 month and 19 days.

Family

Theis Doors b. 12 Sep 1614
Children
  • Gertrude Doors b. c 1648, d. b 23 Feb 1708
  • Helene Doors b. c 1650, d. b 1729

Citations

  1. [S1397] Op Den Graeff Ancestry, online <http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/5127/Webster/…>.

Herman Opdengraff

M, b. 26 November 1585, d. 27 December 1642
FatherAbraham Opdengraff b. 1562
     Herman Opdengraff was born on 26 November 1585 in Aldekirk, Muir, Germany.1 Herman was the probable son of Abraham Opdengraff. Herman Opdengraff was the son of Abraham Opdengraff. Herman was the possible son of Johann Wilhelm (?).
     I at first considered this possible relationship wishful thinking on the part of somebody who wanted a royal ancestry. I then made the "mistake" of reading the reasons for this possible connection. I deem the relationship unlikely, but stranger things have happened. It is conceivable.

What I find absolutely unbelievable is the possibility of a morganatic marriage with Herman's mother. If Herman is Johan Wilhelm's son, he was illegitimate

Certain facts of Herman's life tend to support a noble birth. He had a coat of arms on his windows, a coat that has certain herdic implications. It was illegal at that time to display arms when you had no right to them. He was religiously tolerant in an intolerant age. Johan Wilhelm had a family that was split between the old and the new religions, Catholicism and Lutheranism. Herman had an excellent education, was cultured, and was a successful entrepreneur.

He provided a home for his mother-in-law at the end of her life (nothing unusual about that, he was being a good Christian son-in-law) but what was unusual was that his mother-in-law was nursed by three Roman Catholic nuns, whom Herman also willingly housed and provided for. These nuns were of high nobel birth, and left their convent in order to care for this woman. That was extremely unusual, considering that Herman, his wife and her mother were all Protestants, and Herman notable among the Reformers. And especially if they were all commoners. Or were they?
      Herman Opdengraff married Greitgen Pletjes, daughter of Dries Pleges and Alet Göbels Syllys, on 8 August 1605. The date August 16th is given by the Scheuten manuscripts, so says the webpage Op Den Graeff Ancestry.2 Herman Opdengraff arrived in Krefeld, Duchy of Cleves, circa 1609.2 He died on 27 December 1642 in Krefeld, Duchy of Cleves, at age 57 years, 1 month and 1 day.3

Family

Greitgen Pletjes b. 16 Oct 1588, d. 7 Jan 1642/43
Children

Citations

  1. [S1326] Wilhelm Niepoth, "Ancestry of Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants", 193, date only.
  2. [S1326] Wilhelm Niepoth, "Ancestry of Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants", 193.
  3. [S1326] Wilhelm Niepoth, "Ancestry of Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants", 193, which gives an incorrect date of 27 Nov 1642.

Greitgen Pletjes

F, b. 16 October 1588, d. 7 January 1642/43
FatherDries Pleges d. 27 Dec 1645
MotherAlet Göbels Syllys d. 7 Jan 1640
     Greitgen Pletjes was born on 16 October 1588. She was the daughter of Dries Pleges and Alet Göbels Syllys. Greitgen Pletjes was also listed as being born on 26 November 1588 in Kempen, Holland.1 She married Herman Opdengraff, son of Abraham Opdengraff, on 8 August 1605. The date August 16th is given by the Scheuten manuscripts, so says the webpage Op Den Graeff Ancestry.1 Greitgen Pletjes arrived in Krefeld, Duchy of Cleves, circa 1609.1 She died on 7 January 1642/43 in Krefeld at age 54 years, 2 months and 22 days.1

Family

Herman Opdengraff b. 26 Nov 1585, d. 27 Dec 1642
Children

Citations

  1. [S1326] Wilhelm Niepoth, "Ancestry of Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants", 193.

Dries Pleges

M, d. 27 December 1645
     Dries Pleges married Alet Göbels Syllys. Dries Pleges died on 27 December 1645.

Family

Alet Göbels Syllys d. 7 Jan 1640
Child

Alet Göbels Syllys

F, d. 7 January 1640
     Alet Göbels Syllys married Dries Pleges. Alet Göbels Syllys died on 7 January 1640.

Family

Dries Pleges d. 27 Dec 1645
Child

Isaak Opdengraff

M, b. 28 February 1616, d. 17 January 1669
FatherHerman Opdengraff b. 26 Nov 1585, d. 27 Dec 1642
MotherGreitgen Pletjes b. 16 Oct 1588, d. 7 Jan 1642/43
     Isaak Opdengraff was born on 28 February 1616 in Krefeld, Duchy of Cleves.1 He was the son of Herman Opdengraff and Greitgen Pletjes. Isaak Opdengraff married Grietgen Peters. Isaak Opdengraff died on 17 January 1669 in Krefeld, Duchy of Cleves, at age 52 years, 10 months and 20 days.1 He was buried on 19 January 1669 in the Reformed Church, Krefeld, Duchy of Cleves.1

Citations

  1. [S1326] Wilhelm Niepoth, "Ancestry of Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants", 194.