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Pieter Ceilo/Zeliff (d. date unknown)Pieter Ceilo/Zeliff21 died date unknown.He married Blandina Van Pelt, daughter of Pieter Van Pelt and Saartje/ Sara Bogardus.
Notes for Pieter Ceilo/Zeliff:
Bill Bogardus says in his section on sources, "Excellent research
> information on the family of Peter Ceilo and Blandina Van Pelt was
> provided by Rebecca L. Weston of Washington, NJ. In addition to the name
> Ceilo, data was found in some records under the names of Selof, Siclof,
> Zeliff and at least 12 other spelling variations."
I have found several spelling variations of the name including Zelaff, Zeluff, Zelof, Zelofe, Zeloff, Zelif,
Zeliph, Ziliph, Zelith and others. (Phillip D. Deere)
The Seeley family of upstate New York has a misleading English connotation, as the family is of French origin. David Usilie emigrated from Calais on the ship "Gilded Otter" in 1660 with a nursing child, presumably the Pieter Uzie from Manheym who married, 1686, in the Dutch Reformed Church of N.Y.C. The family lived in Dutch neighborhoods, and attended the Duteh churches of Brooklyn, Albany, Kingston, Schoharie, etc. The emigrant signed with what he considered the Dutch form of his name: Pieter Uzielle; wills of the Schoharie group show the further change in name: Useely (174617), U. Ziellie (1796), Zielie (1808), and Seeley (l862) .
from "Dutch Systems in Family Naming New York -- New Jersey" by Rosalie Fellows Bailey, Spec. Pub. of NGS, No. 12, reprint 1995, page 20.
Source Title: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly-1906) - Extracts
Source Publisher: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Source Publisher Information: New York, NY.
Source More Information: Also available on microfilm at Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
More About Pieter Ceilo/Zeliff:
Residence 1: 1718, PortRichmond, Staten Island, New York.
Residence 2: 1735, Port Richmond, Staten Island, , New York.22
Residence 3: 1748, Port Richmond, Staten Island, , New York.23
Children of Pieter Ceilo/Zeliff and Blandina Van Pelt are:
- +Daniel Ceilo/Zeliff, b. 1729, d. March 3, 1777.