Saturday, January 18, 2020

January Anniversary: Lambert Van Valkenberg & Annetjen Jacobs, 378 Years Ago

Lambert Jochemse Van Valkenberg
1616 Netherlands – c 1685 Albany, NY
Son of Lambert Dryskens Van Valkenberg


Annetjen Jacobs
1622 Netherlands – 17 September 1704 Albany, NY
Daughter of Arnold & Elizabeth Jacobs

My 9th Great Grandparents 

Married 19 January 1642, Netherlands
378 Years Ago
He was 26 and she was 20 when they married.

Netherlands, Select Marriages, 1565 - 1892 digital image, Ancestry ( accessed July 2019) Lambert Van Valkenborch.
U. S. and International Marriage Records, 1560 – 1900; digital image, Ancestry ( accessed July 2019) Van Valkenburg & Jacobs.

Parents of:

Hendrick Jacobs Falkenberg
Anna Lambertse Van Valkenberg Sickles
Rachel Lambertse Van Valkenberg Redcliff

Lambert & Annetjen were the first of their families to cross the Atlantic to come to New Netherlands. He worked for the Dutch West India Company, at first in New Amsterdam [New York City] and later in Fort Orange [Albany]. Lambert was a sergeant, a law enforcement officer who kept the peace in Fort Orange and surrounding Beveryck. He also did odd jobs for the Dutch Reformed Church. Despite these two jobs his family was often the recipients of charity from the church to keep them fed and clothed. 

As the generations passed this surname became Faulkenberry/Fortenberry. 

I have learned many details of the life of Lambert since I uncovered my connection to him. It has been wonderful to research someone who actually lived in my area. Usually my research is done long distance.

"Our Brown Roots' [in progress] will detail this family & provide sources for the information.

Other January Anniversaries:

January 9, 1797.   Jacob Ott III & Margaret Jackson   223 years ago
10 January 1920 MS   Hubert A. & Freddie Smith Brown   100 years
January 11, 1941  OH     Alvin Braun & Wava Mark   79 years ago
 January 27, 1907 NY    Frank Samuel Weissberg & Florence Gardner 113 years ago
January 31, 1827      Isaac Brumfield & Elizabeth Holmes   193 years ago


  1. Happy Anniversary to your 9th Great-Grandparents!

  2. Wow - to have the marriage dates is amazing. I can trace back to 9th great-grands but I don't have marriage dates.

  3. Thanks, Jana. It would be great to speak to them & pass on those good wishes.

  4. Wendy, I am quite excited to have that date!


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