I am trying to figure out a branch of the Hallenbeck family from Columbia and Greene
Counties. I am hoping someone can help. According to information I received from an
undocumented family legend, and more recently received from another kind researcher,
Cornelis Hallenbeck married Maria Kelder/Keller on 15 November 1791 at the Reformed Church
of Claverack. Cornelis and Maria witnessed the baptism of Maritje Morrison, daughter of
Lena Kelder/Keller and Conrad Morrison, on 24 June 1792 at the same church.
Cornelis and Maria Hallenbeck had the following children:
Anatje Hallenbeck, born 7 January 1795, and baptized 15 February 1795 at the Reformed
Church of Claverack. Sponsors John Broeks and Christina Broeks.
Margretha Hallenbeck, born 20 August 1798, and baptized 21 October 1798 at the Reformed
Church of Claverack.
John Hallenbeck, born 27 November 1801, and baptized 1801 at the Reformed Church of
Coxsackie, Greene County. (I also have a date of birth for this John of 17 November 1792
in Columbia County, and on census records his dob matches the 1792 birthdate). John
married Sarah Frederick, who was allegedly also from Columbia County, and was born about
1804, according to census records. This family relocated to Schoharie County. They had
the following children: George, born 28 December 1836 (had three children: Charles, John
E. and Grant); Alexander, born 9 November 1841 (married Julia Van Tuyl and had five
children: Hettie, Charles, Rose, Grace and Ralph); Almina/Alvina, born about 1840 (married
Weslow Colyer and had two children: Lucian and Flora); Helen, born about 1843 (she married
a Zoller and had two daughters: Sarah Etta and Gertrude); Anna Liza, born 1844 or 1849
(died 10 June 1850).
Abraham/Abram Hallenbeck, born 18 April 1806, and baptized 20 May 1806 at the Zion EV
Lutheran Church of Athens, Greene County. Allegedly married Margaret Newby.
Jacob Hallenbeck (sometimes written Jacob C. Hallenbeck), born 28 July 1806, and baptized
16 September 1806 at Zion EV Lutheran Church of Athens (I also have a date of birth of
1804 for him). Allegedly married Elsie Van Loon/Van Loan. They had the following
cildren: Abram, John, William, Maria C., Catherine, Rebecca A. (married Alfred Zeh) and
Christina Hallenbeck, born 15 April 1811, and baptized 1 May 1811 at the Trinity Episcopal
Church of Athens. Christina married John Isham 30 December 1835 in Athens. They had the
following children: George Washington and Mary.
Sarah Hallenbeck, born 26 March 1815, and baptized 22 April 1815 at the Trinity Episcopal
Church of Athens. This Sarah allegedly married Nicholas Hallenbeck. They had the
following children: Mary, Rebecca, George, Helen, Elizabeth, Charles and Amanda.
Family legend also places in this family the following children:
Caspar Hallenbeck, who allegedly married Jane Mott. They had the following children:
Irving, Adella and Audella (twins).
Hannah/Anna Hallenbeck, who allegedly married John Clough/Clow.
Obviously Jacob and Abraham could not have both been born in 1806, so there must be a
problem with one of their birthdates.
Maria Keller/Kelder Hallenbeck was possibly the sister of Lena Keller/Kelder. In the
family of Johan Joost Kelder/Keller and Ann(a) Clapper/Klapper of Columbia County, there
was a daughter Martyje, who was baptized 3 July 1757 in Claverack. If this is the same
Maria, how could she have been having children in 1816?
If anyone can shed some light on these Hallenbecks, I'd be very grateful. I am
working on my mother-in-law's genealogy (at her request). She was Helen Elaine
Hallenbeck, the direct ancestor of Cornelis and Maria, and John and Sally Hallenbeck.
Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.
green bay, wisconsin
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