I am interested in any help or advice I could get concerning locating records on a Hendrick Janssen "van Jeveren" who first appears in New Netherlands (New York) records in 1642. At that time he was described as a soldier and 20 years of age. In subsequent records Hendrick is also described as "locksmith" and "van Oldenburg", but most often as "van Jeveren". For many reasons I believe he was Lutheran - I have not found a marriage record or baptisms in the Dutch Reformed Church, yet by his death in the 1670's, he had several children. Hendrick owned various lots, but eventually received a lot at New Castle on the Delaware, where he died.
There was also a Remmert Janssen van Jeveren who arrived in New Amsterdam around the same time frame. I have no idea whether they were related or not. Other possible siblings would be a Marritie and Catharina Jans (I am not certain what the Germanic variants for these names would be at that time).
Any help would be appreciated.
Jerry D. Vandiver