Coursen, Cors St. Vroom

Birth Name Coursen, Cors St. Vroom [1a]
Gender male
Age at Death 43 years


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1612 Langeraer, NETHERLANDS  
Death 1655 New Amsterdam (aka. New York)  
Immigration 1633 New Netherlands  


Married Wife Hendricks, Tryntje
  1. Coursen, Cornelis
  2. Coursen, Peter St. Vroom
  3. Coursen, Hendricks

Source References

  1. Mom, Dad, and Their Ancestry
      • Date: 2012-12-12
      • Page: 17
      • Confidence: High
      • Source text:

        Cors St. Vroom Coursen (1612-1655) was born in 1612 in Langeraer, Netherlands; a
        small hamlet about six miles east of Leyden on the Aar River. He migrated to the colonial
        province of New Netherlands in 1633 and worked as the skipper of a small vessel carrying
        freight between Manhattan and Albany. On his trips down the Hudson River he picked up the
        language of the Indians along the way. He then served as an interpreter for the Dutch. He was
        an aggressive and undiplomatic person. He once took a parcel of skins from an Indian and then
        pushed him overboard. Indians later slapped Cors in the face with a dead squirrel and nearly
        caused a war between the Dutch and the Indians. Tryntje Hendricks (1612-1690) was born in
        Holland, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Braband, Netherlands in 1612. Cors and Tryntje had three
        boys: Cornelis (1645-), Peter St. Vroom (1651-), and Hendricks (1653-1693). Cors Coursen
        died in 1655. In 1657 Tryntje petitioned for the guardianship of her three boys. She later
        married Frederick Lubbertsen. She died in Kings, New York in 1690.


    1. Coursen, Cors St. Vroom
      1. Hendricks, Tryntje
        1. Coursen, Cornelis
        2. Coursen, Peter St. Vroom
        3. Coursen, Hendricks