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DIRCK PAULUSZEN (HOFF) AND TWO WIVES OF NY & NJ

Dirck or Derrick PAULUSZEN (c 1640/50 Holland - will of 1722, proved 22 Dec 1730 NJ) migrated with his father Paulus DIRKSEN in 1650 to New Amsterdam. By 1663, he was old enough to join with his father and others to petition for a new concentration (village) back of Wallabout. His father's will of 29 Mar 1688 designated Dirk as eldest son of former wife, Geertje WILLEMSE. He md twice and lived on Long Island until late in life when he moved to Laurenceville, NJ. About the time of his move, he adopted the surname HOFF to comply with English law. His sons also carried this surname. There is no record that they had any relationship to anyone of that name.

Dirck md (1) Ecchje (or Aeghie) Tunis COVERT (c 1650 - before 1685), dau of Tunis and Barbara (LUCAS) COVERT. From 1677 through 1685, he was on a list of RDC members in the Flatbush congregation from Bedford, part of Brooklyn. Aeghie had five ch and may have died shortly after the last two were born:

1. Powell (c 1670/1680 NY - prob 1749/50 Hopewell twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ) by 1798 md Rachel STILES (c 1680 NY - before 1749 NJ), dau of Thomas STILES of Flushing, Queens Co, NY, and was listed in the Flushing census of 1798 without ch. In 1701, he purchased from the DAVIS family of Maidenhead, then Burlington Co, NJ, about 200 acres of land and settled there. In 1705, he and Rachel sold to John TALMAN the land in Flushing she had inherited from her father, Thomas STILES. Powell was on a list for Maidenhead, NJ, in 1712, along with his father, Derick, and brother, Thomas HUFF, for a tax assessment. On the 1741 Freeholders List for Hunterdon Co, NJ, there was one Powell HOFF in Hopewell twp, and another in Amwell twp. This Powell is believed to be the one in Hopewell twp. He made his will 10 Nov 1749, and it was proved in 28 Feb 1749/1750. He mentioned his children as Hannah; Richard; Rachel; and Isaac. Richard was Executor. Children may incl: Hannah; Richard; Rachel; Isaac; and John.

2. Pieter (c 1678 Brooklyn, NY - c 1748) also adopted HOFF as a surname. He md c 1704 Catherine BROUCARD (bp 14 Mar 1686 - before 1748), dau of Burgeon and Catherine (LE FEBRE) BROUCARD, and lived in Flushing, LI, and NJ. He was mentioned in the will of his father as a minor debtor to the estate. Ch incl Pieter; Borgon; Dirck or Richard; Catalyntje; Egen or Jannetje; Gertrude; Isaack; John; Elizabeth; and Aeghie. (Aeghie is not carried on some lists and may have been Egen or Jannetje.)

3. Teunis (c 1679 Brooklyn, NY - ) may be the Tunus HUFF in Hunterdon Co in 1722. If so, he is said to have settled in Somerset Co, NJ, where he left a Teunis HOFF will naming wife Jane and eldest son Richard. (An Anthony HOFF of Hunterdon Co, NJ, made a 24 Aug 1750 will, proved 29 Sep 1750, in which he listed his wife Anne, and his ch Anthony; John; Benjamin; and an unborn ch. This seems to have been a younger person.)

4. Johannes (twin) (bp 5/23/1680 - prob. d. young). Sponsors for the twins at baptism were Janses COEVERS and Jannitjen TEUNIS.

5. Wilhelmus (twin) (bp 5/23/1680 - prob. d. young).

Dirk md (2) on Long Island NY, Sarah Willemse JEETS (or YEATS) (c 1660 Flushing, Long Island - Lawrenceville, Mercer Co, NJ), dau of William and Mary YEATS, and she is believed to have had nine ch. In 1698, he was listed in Flushing, LI, with Sara and seven ch. Sarah was listed as Sarah WILLEMSE when her first child was born, and as Sarah YEATS for her other children.

6. Willem (bp 4/20/1685 Brooklyn - will of 30 Oct 1742 Monmouth Co, NJ, proved 20 Nov 1746). William HOFF is believed to have settled in Monmouth Co, NJ. His wife was Elizabeth ???, who made her will at Middleton in Monmouth Co, NJ, 1 July 1758. Ch indicated in the two wills and estate settlements were William; Leonard; Richard; John; Catherine A.; Sarah; Hannah; Christian; and Elizabeth. Some descendants remained in Monmouth Co. Some have suggested that Leonard and Richard HOFF and possibly John HOFF went to Southwest VA about 1760.

7. Dirck (or Richard)(bp 8/29/1686 Brooklyn, sponsor Geertje POULUS, - ). There was a Derrick HAFF or HOFF in Kingston twp, New Brunswick, Middlesex Co, NJ, who made his will 22 Oct 1747, possibly proved 1755, who named his wife Ann and listed two unnamed daus.

8. Sara (or Jannetje) (bp 5/27/1688, sponsor Geertje POULUS - ) md Jeremiah ANDERSON.

9. Thomas (bp 4/6/1690, sponsor Lucas and Marie COVERS - ) settled in Hunterdon Co, NJ, and left descendants. There was a Thomas HUFF there in Maidenhead on a 1712 tax assessment. A Thomas HUFF was there in 1722, then again in Hopewell twp as a Freeholder in 1741. Possibly in the next generation, there was a Thomas HOFF will of 8/13/1770 in Hunterdon Co which mentioned wife Winifreth (?JOHNSON), daus Rachel and Christian, and sons Thomas Cornelius, Jacob, and Andrew. Cornelius HUFF in turn had a 1816 inventory in Hunterdon Co.

10. Jan (bp 13 Mar 1692 - ) may be John HOFF of Hunterdon Co, NJ, in 1741.

11. Charles (c 1697 NY - ) is said to be the person who founded Pittstown, NJ, as HOFF. This may be Charles HOFF of Hunterdon Co, NJ, in 1722 and 1741. One Charles HOFF md Angelica JOHNSON and ch incl Charles, Jr; Cornelius; Peter; James; Gabriel; Patience; and Johanna.

12. Joseph (c 1700 NY - ) at first lived in Maidenhead with his parents. He may be the Joseph Huff there in 1722. He is believed to have later settled in Somerset Co, NJ. Either he or his son Joseph md Catherine CRAIG and had son Moses, who moved first to Loudoun Co, VA, then to KY. Moses adopted HOUGH as his surname.

13. Benjamin (c 1702 Lawrenceville, Mercer Co, NJ - ) is only known from the will of his father. Birth date was most likely before 1710. Sarah's first known child was born by 1685. It would seem biologically possible for her to have born children until about 1710/15. It has been suggested that the son Benjamin was possibly the person who went to Sussex Co, NJ, as Benjamin HOFF. (It has also been suggested that Benjamin HUFF/HOFF of Loudoun Co, VA, and Southwest VA was this son. As Benjamin HUFF's birth date was recorded as 28 Dec 1718, this suggestion does not seem biologically probable. More likely, this Benjamin HUFF was of another lineage; though he could have been a grandson.)

14. Mary (c1704 Lawrenceville, Mercer Co, NJ - ) md ??? GARY.

In his will of 1722, proved 12/22/1730 at Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co, NJ, Dirck listed heirs as: William; Richard; Thomas; Powell; John; Charles; Joseph; Benjamin; Sarah ANDERSON; Mary GARY, and Sarah (prob. the wife). Pieter was mentioned in the will, but only as a minor debtor to the estate. An early researcher noted that all the ch seemed to be of age in 1722, as no guardianship records were found. In 1741, Charles, Thomas, Powell, and John HOFF were freeholders available for jury duty in Trenton twp. Powell and Thomas HOFF were in Maidenhead twp, and this Powell and Thomas are believed to be the sons.

Lineage is Dirk Pauluszen (HOFF) and 2 wives of NY and NJ; Paulus DIRKSEN and Geertje (WILLEMSE) of Holland and NY;

 

ISAAC AND CATHERINE HOFF OF NJ, KY, AND OH


Isaac HOFF (2 Apr 1758 Hunterdon Co, NJ - ) was a Rev. War
soldier who served as a pvt in Capt Hakinson's Comp, Col Taylor's
Regt, Hunterdon Co, NJ, Militia. He had previously served in Col
Cikoff's Comp,, Col Mahelm's Regt. He observed the battle on Raritan
River when under General Frelinghysen. He was under Capt. John
Schenck at Fort Monmouth and was discharged the day after. His
pension application was supported by John DINE, Rev. Stephen GARD, and
Squire LITTELl of Butler Co, OH. He received pension #S4408.

On 4 Oct 1783 in Hunterdon Co, NJ, Isaac md Catherine "Kittine"
WALDRON ( - d before 1830 OH), dau of Hieronymous and Lydia
WALDRON. It is possible that Isaac and Catherine were in the DRC
Colony which moved from NJ to Conewago, PA, then to KY and NY. Isaac
signed his name as HOFF but seemed to be phonetic "huff." They moved
to KY after 1790, thence to Butler Co, OH, in 1803. He was not
readily identified on the 1820 census. Ch incl:

a. Lewis ( - before 1815 Fort Wayne, IN) on 9 Oct 1806 in Butler
Co, OH, md Sarah PARKER and had two sons who moved to Cass Co, MI,
Isaac and David. Widow Sarah HUFF md (2) William TIETSORT and moved
to Cass Co, MI.

b. Elisha (1788 NJ -

c. Elizabeth (1789 NJ - 9 Oct 1880 IL) on 25 Oct 1812 in Butler Co,
OH, md David CRANE.

d. Isaac ( - after 1870 IL) may have md (1) Catherine CRANE and
(2) Theresa WRIGHT. Isaac's ch incl: Mary A.; Lewis; George;
Elizabeth; Sarah J.; Clark; and Joseph. Some of the ch moved on to
Macoupin Co, IL.

e. John J. ( - d c 1856 IL) md Sarah Ball CRAIG and had William
K.; Doctor B.; Wilson T.; Wesley; Abner B.; and Ann Eliza.

f. William (Dec 1804 OH - 19 Feb 1820 Cass Co, MI) md Sarah SHOOKMAN
but had no ch. They lived in Cass Co, MI.

g. Ann ( - d after 1870 OH) on 30 Nov 1826 in Butler Co, OH, md
Hewitt LONG.

h. Mary (c 1784 NJ - 19 Oct 1888 IA, age 104 years, 2 days) md
William BELLIS ( - 31 Jul 1842 Boone Co, IN, bur Casom Cem),
and their ch were Isaac; Ann; Adam; Elisha; Catherine Jane; Eliza;
William; Jacob; Peter; and Leah.

Huff/Hoff lineage is Isaac and Catherine (Waldron) of NJ, KY, and OH;
Isaac and Catherine (Van Neste) of NJ; Pieter and Catherine (Brokaw)
of NY and NJ; Derrick P. and Aeghje T. (Covert) of NY and NJ; Paulus
Dirkse and Geertje (Willemse) of Holland and NY;


References for HofI&CW1, NJ5, KYD, OH3, 24 Feb 1994:
1790 Hunterdon Co, NJ, Isaac Huff will
1800 Mercer Co, KY, Isaac Hoff on tax list.
1805 Butler Co, OH, Isaac and Catherine sold land they owned in Mercer
Co, KY, (Mercer Co DB5:424).
1810 Butler Co, OH, Isaac Huff on tax list.
1820
1830 Butler Co, OH, p 53, Madison twp, Isaac Hough 0000210001-10001.
1832 Butler Co, OH, Isaac Hoff received pension S4408.

References for HofDP&2w, NJ3, 7 Feb 1994:

pp 7-8, Our Brokaw - Bragaw Heritage, 1965. (family of Peter and Catherine (Brokaw) Hoff.)

pp 67, 98, 222, Bergen, Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, NY, Polyanthos, 1973.

Research by Edwin W. Huff, Jr.

Documentary History of State of NY, (Assessment Lists, Lists of those who took Oath of Allegiance in 1689, and Census of Flushing, LI, in 1698).

NYGBR (NY baptisms). Also Vol 119, #1:8 (Jan 1988) showed Dirk Paulus and wife Aeghie Tunis in Bedford as members of the Flatbush RDC).

Holland Society Yearbooks.

Raritan & Millstone Baptisms in Somerset Co, NJ, in Historical Quarterlies.

New Brunswick Baptisms in NJ.

Harlengen Batisms in NJ Genealogical Magazine.

Reading and Neshanic Baptisms in Somerset Co, NJ.

Part 6:113-114, 561, 1058, Ye Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge, Olde East New Jersey, 1664-1714, gives lists of early Hunterdon Co, settlers.

Research by Wayne A. Kinion, 6401 Shady Oak Road, Eden
Prairie, MN 55344.

Records collected by Mrs. Doris L. (Coriell) Horvath and placed in the Somerset Co, NJ, Historical Society Library at the Rutgers State University.

Compilation by Harman R. Clark, Jr, 229 So. Washington Ave., Dunellen, NJ 08812-1645.

Descendants of Dirkse Hoff

1 Dirkse Hoff

.... +Geertje Willemse

......... 2 Derrick P. Hoff

............... +Aeghje T. Covert

.................... 3 Pieter Hoff

.......................... +Catherine Brokaw

............................... 4 Isaac Hoff

...................................... +Catherine Van Neste

........................................... 5 Isaac Hoff 1758 -

................................................. +Catherine Waldron - Bef. 1830

...................................................... 6 Lewis Huff

...................................................... 6 Elisha Huff

...................................................... 6 Elizabeth Huff

...................................................... 6 Isaac Huff

...................................................... 6 John J. Huff

...................................................... 6 William Huff

...................................................... 6 Ann Huff

...................................................... 6 Mary Huff

...................................................... 6 John J. Huff 1801 - 1856

............................................................ +Sarah Ball Craig 1797 - 1880

................................................................. 7 Abner B. Huff

................................................................. 7 Belinda Craig (Huff?) 1815 - WFT Est. 1816-1909

................................................................. 7 John Craig (Huff?) 1817 - WFT Est. 1818-1907

................................................................. 7 William K. Huff 1824 - WFT Est. 1825-1914

................................................................. 7 Doctor B. Huff 1827 - WFT Est. 1828-1917

................................................................. 7 Wilson T. Huff 1830 - WFT Est. 1865-1921

....................................................................... +Catherine Ferrel (Grandma Muddy)WFT Est. 1821-1843 ........................................................................... 8 Ed Huff

............................................................................ 8 George Huff

............................................................................ 8 Sarah Alice Huff 1862 - 1946

................................................................................... +William Thomas Trimble 1864 - 1928

........................................................................................ 9 [1] Harry Wilson Trimble 1891 - 1968

.............................................................................................. +Minnie Whitter 1894 - WFT Est. 1921-1988

................................................................................................... 10 Dorthea Eileen Trimble Private -

......................................................................................................... +Joseph Bellevean Private -

................................................................................................... 10 Harry Donald Trimble Private -

........................................................................................ *2nd Wife of [1] Harry Wilson Trimble:

.............................................................................................. +Martha Elizabeth McElvain 1895 - 1972

................................................................................................... 10 None Private -

........................................................................................ 9 Ina Mae Trimble 1894 - 1978

.............................................................................................. +Earl Smith 1882 - 1961

................................................................................................... 10 Tom Smith 1916 -

......................................................................................................... +Lena

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................................................................................................... 10 Sara Ellen Smith 1918 - 1974

......................................................................................................... +Herb Newberry

.............................................................................................................. 11 Herb Newberry 1943 -

................................................................................................... 10 Ed Smith 1920 -

......................................................................................................... +Amelia

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................................................................................................... 10 Mary Elizabeth Smith 1921 - 1996

......................................................................................................... +Cary Allen Thurman 1914 - 1987

.............................................................................................................. 11 Cary Allen Thurman, Jr. 1940 - 1940

.............................................................................................................. 11 Robert Earl Thurman 1943 - 1992

.............................................................................................................. 11 [2] Larry Gene Thurman 1949 - 1997

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.............................................................................................................. 11 S. Thurman (private)

.............................................................................................................. 11 A. Thurman(private) ....................................................................................................................

........................................................................................ 9 Hala? Private -

................................................................. 7 Welsey J. Huff 1834 - WFT Est. 1835-1924

................................................................. 7 Ann Eliza Huff 1837 - 1913

................................................................. 7 L.N. Huff 1839 1902

 

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