Prepared by Steve Mabie
Below is a chronological listing of all baptism records for the children of Caspar Pieterse Mebie.
Marriage: (01) Caspar Pieterszen Neby (5), j. m. Van N. Yorck, Lysbeth Schuermans, j. d. Van Santfort, beyde wonende alhier. 14 dict.
NOTE: Actual marriage on 12/14/1687
Baptism: (01) Pieter (5-1), parents: Caspar Pietersz. Mevi and Lysbeth Schuermans;
witnesses: Jeremias Hagenaer, Aecht Jans
Baptism: (01) Christyntie (5-2), parents: Fredrick Symonszen and Lysbeth Meby;
witness: Fredrick Suurmont
NOTE: The only Lysbeth Meby known to be in New Amsterdam at this time was Caspar’s wife. It is unknown why the name Fredrick Symonszen appears as the father in this record, but Christyntie’s birth in this time frame is confirmed by her marriage in 1712. Also, the only Frederick Symonszen to appear in the church records was married to Lea Fonteyn.
Baptism: (01) Fredricx (5-3), parents: Caspar Mebie and Elisabeth Shuermans
witnesses: Jeremias Westerhout, Rachel Shuermans
Baptism: (01) Jeremias (5-6) , parents: Casper Mebie and Elisabeth Scheurmans;
witnesses: Jeremias Westerhout & wife Catharina
Baptism: (01) Abraham (5-9) , parents: Casparia Maebie and Elizabeth Schuermans;
witnesses: Kristoffel Kristiaanse, Meindert Steen, Maritje Mol
Baptism: (91) Johannes (5-10) , parents: Casper Meeby and Elisabeth Schuermann;
witnesses: Johannes Van Inburgh and Catrina, his wife
The will of Sophia Romeyn, the sister of Christian, who was the wife of Frederick Schuurman (Lysbeth’s parents), written in 1715, specifically mentions four daughters of Caspar Mebie and Lysbeth Schuerman: Christyntie, Affie, Sophia (Feytie) and Catharine. The baptisms for the latter 3 daughters have not survived. Since Affie married in 1717 and Sophia in 1719 and since Catharine appears to have had her first child in 1725, it is guessed that Affie was born in 1696 or 1697, Sophia in 1697 or 1698, and Catharine in 1703. In addition, Caspar apparently also had a son, Simon, born approximately in 1701 (baptism record did not survive). Therefore, these four children are: Affie (5-4), Sophia (5-5), Simon (5-7), and Catherine (5-8).
See also "The Chronology of the Descendants of Caspar Pieterse Mebie" for the succeeding generations of all known descendants.
Last Revised: 02/14/2009
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