Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sarah de Rapalje
I I am particularly interested in the descendants of Joris and Catalinje Rapalje's first child, Sarah de Rapalje (1625-1685) and her husband, Hans Bergen who had eight children before he passed away at a young age in 1654.( Her second marriage, to Teunis Bogaert, produced another seven children.) Sarah was 60 years old when she died.
Her daughter Breckje Bergen (b. 1642) married Aert Teunisson Middagh.
Dirck Middagh married Catherine Van Nes.
Jacobje Middagh (b. 1693) married Adrian Aten (b. 1695).
Lieutenant Richard(?) Aten married Catherine Warner.
Adaline Aten (b. 1768) married Lieutenant Thomas Beer (b.1756).
Reverend Thomas Beer (b. 1801) married Margaret Cameron (b. 1809).
William Nevins Beer (b. 1839) married Mary Denman Swingley.
William Cameron Beer (b. 1874) married Jessie Blanche Hutchison.
Their three children were: William Cameron Beer Jr., Samuel Hutchison Beer, and Margaret Louise Beer--all now deceased. Margaret Louise Beer Glosser was my mother.
Anyone having information regarding these individuals or others connected to these family names, please post to this blog. Any conflicting information is also welcome. I am looking to compile as large a database as possible of descendants from the original two immigrants.