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Derrick Pauluszen Hoff
Aechtje Teunise Covert
New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol XC, pg 246
"Investigation has revealed that Catrina's husband was Pieter Hoff, a son of Derick Hoff of Maidenhead, N.j. Pieter is not mentioned among the children of Derick in the latter's will, dated Nov. 19, 1722, and proved Dec. 22, 1730, but he is named as a debtor in the inventory of the estate taken April 7, 1748. In the will two daughters are named Sarah; this is undoubtedly an error in transcription and one of them was evidently meant for his wife.
Pieter and Richard Hoff were two of the witnesses of the will of Jan Kuvers of Millstone, N.J., who was the husband of Jeane Brokaw That instrument was dated May 2, 1719, and proved April 1, 1723. As Pieter named one of his sons Dirck (Richard), it was assumed that the Richard Hoff, signatory of the Kuver's will, was the father of Pieter. Such has proved to be the case.
Moreover, this derick Hoff with wife Sarah are undoubtedly the couple listed in the Census of Dutch Inhabitants of Flushing, L.I., in the Census of 1698, for their children, as there given (including a Peter), tally almost exactly with those given in Derick's will of 1722 (Doc. Hist. of N.Y., v. 1, 1849, p. 662). this also shows that Derick was a son of Paulus dircks (before the surname Hoff was adopted) who came to America in 1651 and died after 1687. the latter was a sponsor at the batism of his grandson dirck Aug. 29, 1686, in the Brooklyn Dutch Church.
Edwin W. Huff, Jr. East River Road, Neshanic Station, N.J."
Below are the other baptism involving the name Huff or Hoff.
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