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Abraham Emans
son of Jan Emans, Sr. and Sarah Jansen

Abraham Emans was born about 1670 and died before March 1756. He was a school teacher and cordwainer (shoemaker) by trade. He married first Rebecca Stillwell, daughter of Nicholas Stillwell, Jr. and Catherine Huberts Van Kuren. They were married October 20, 1693 in Gravesend. Their children were: Abraham,John, Nicholas, Isaac, and Catherine (Katryna). Rebecca was born in 1675 and baptized on July 14, 1678 in Brooklyn and died in 1702. Abraham married Gretie (Margaret) Willemsen, a widow, on August 17, 1702 in Gravesend. Gretie was the daughter of William Willemsen and Mayken Wyckoff. She was born April 12, 1685 in Gravesend and died sometime after 1731. Together their children were: Joseph, Jacob, Cornelius, Benjamin, Daniel, and Maria. Their children were born from 1702 to sometime after 1713. Daniel and Maria were baptized in Freehold, New Jersey. Daniel was baptized on April 11, 1714 and Maria on January 20, 1707.

In the 1698 census Abraham listed that he owned 205 acres.

His son Abraham married Annatie Luyster. His daughter Catherine (Katryna) married Abraham Bidull, Cornelius married Cornelia Holsaert, Benjamin married Rachel Fenton, and Danile married Aelje Hulsaert.


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