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The Howe/Carrillo Family History & Genealogy

Updated November 9, 2000

About Our Family Research

Among our ancestors are some of the earliest European immigrants to the New World. Our family tree include colorful chracters like Anneke Jans, Jan Roeloffs, Domine Everardus Bogardus, Sarah Roeloffse-Kierstead, Dr. Hans Kierstead, Marinus Van Aken, John Howe, Baxter Howe, Timothy, Titus, Bezaleel & Darius Howe, Juan Antonio Carrillo, Juaquin Murietta, General Mariano Vallejo and Leo Carrillo. They came from the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, England, Scotland, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Frisia and Friesland. As with so many whose families have lived in North America more than 100 years, it is possible, even likely, that Algonquin Indians of the Mahican, Delaware and Shawnee tribes also form branches of our family tree.

We also participate in "Living History" reenactments. "Mountain Man Rendezvous" and Civil War reenactments are some of our favorite vacation activities. These activities provide us an opportunity to experience life as our ancestors lived it.

Our other hobbies fit well with these interests. Barbara enjoys creating period costumes. Clyde enjoys working in wood, leather and metal to create accessories, tools, furniture, etc. for use at various encampments and reenactments.

The period of the American Western Fur Trade - 1803 to 1840 - has been the primary focus of our interest to date. However, in the last two years we have expanded our interests to various historical periods from 1600 to 1900. We are presently developing personas based on our ancestors from the early history New Amsterdam, Massechusets and California.

Surnames we are researching include: Alford, Babcock, Baker, Barron, Beckman, Benson, Bogaert, Bogardus, Bowker, Brigham, CARRILLO, Corneliszen, Damen, Dane, De Pree, Dirckszen, Doremus, Foster, Gall, Hampton, Harrison, Helms, Henderson, Hendricks, Hennigan, Hicks, Hitt, Hitts, Hosmer, HOWE, Jans, Jansen, Janssen, Johnson, Jones, Kierstead, Kierstede, Kip, Leiser, Lookermans, Patten, Peterson, Pfeffer, Popkin, Reeves, Rents, Rice, Roeloffs, Roeloffse, Roeloffsen, Roeloffson, Rowe, Sleight, Terpenning, Treadway, Tyler, Van Aken, Van Auken, Van Buran, Van Benschoten, Van Buren, Van Maesterland, Van Ruyteveld, Vanderveen, Von Dorsteadt, Von Schierstedte, Wetherbee, and Whitmore.

If you share our interests, we would be delighted to hear from you, particularly if you share our ancestry or heritage. We would count it a privilege to share with you the rich personal reward derived from exchanging the fruits of our mutual research. Expanding our circle of "cousins" and friends has become one of the richest rewards of all. Please write soon!
"The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage." - Psalm 16.6
Anyone interested in the Bogardus family should write to:

Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association
1121 Linhof Road
Wilmington, OH 45177-2917
ph. # (937) 382 - 3803


Anyone interested in the Van Auken (Van Aken, Van Aaken, Vanaken, etc.) family should write for information on the Van Auken Newsletter. The Van Auken Newsletter was formed to share family history information among "cousins" and other interested parties and to further knowledge into the background of our ancestors.

Editor: Ann Croston
Address: 39 Padanaram Avenue B-18
Danbury CT 06811
Telephone: (203) 792-5815

Family Photos
  • The wedding banns (38 KB)
    The wedding banns [image] (declaration of intentions) for "Roeloff Janssoon and Anna Jans", dated April 1, 1623, from the Reformed Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, Holland: Roeloff Janssoon, born in Maesterland, a seaman, aged 21 years, having no parents, [for parental consent] assisted by Jan Gerritsz., his nephew; residing 3 years at the St. Tunis gate, of the one part; and Anna Jans, born in Vleckere in Norway, aged 18 years, assisted by Trijn Roeloffs, her mother; residing at the same place of the second part. He "signed" with a crude "R", she with a "+".
  • Fort Orange (68 KB)
    New Amsterdam was essential to the lucrative Dutch fur trade in the Hudson River Valley. Fort Orange was essential to the safety of the colonists. This is an artist's concept of how it might have looked on a typical day in the 1600's at the time my ancestors lived just outside its walls.
  • The Location of Anneke Jans Farm Today (50 KB)
    This is a 1990s map of southern Manhattan, New York, on which the estimated location of Anneke Jans's 62-acre farm, or Domine's Bouwerie, is highlighted in green. Notice that Trinity Church is directly south of the farm, halfway to the southern tip of Manhattan.
  • Anneke Jans (12 KB)
    A portrait of Anneke Jans
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