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 Casparís wife. It is unknown why the name Fredrick Symonszen appears as the father in this record, but Christyntieís 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: (71) Catherine (5-8), parents: Gaspar Mebe and Elizabeth Mebe;
witnesses: Gaspar Mebe, the father, and Marie Simon; DOB: 6/14/1703
NOTE: This baptism record was published in the New York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 1 (1917)
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 (sister of Christian, the wife of Frederick Schuurman, Lysbeth's parents), written in 1715, specifically mentions four daughters of Caspar Mebie and Lysbeth Schuerman. In addition to Christyntie and Catherine above, there was also Affie and,Sophia (Feytie). I have not been able to find their baptisms at this time. Since Affie married in 1717 and Sophia married in 1719, it is guessed that Affie was born circa 1697, and Sophia circa 1698. Therefore, I have assigned (somewhat arbitrarily) Affie (5-4) and Sophia (5-5).
Caspar also had a son, Simon, born circa 1701, but no record of his baptism has survived. His relationship to the family of Caspar is made clear by the witnesses of the baptisms from the French Church of New Rochelle. Thus Simon is (5-7).
See also "The Chronology of the Descendants of Caspar Pieterse Mebie" for the succeeding generations of all known descendants.
Last Revised: 02/24/2014
COPYRIGHT ©2014 Stephen W. Mabie. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.