I'm searching for information regarding my possible 9G-grandparents, Warnaer Wessells and Anne Elizabeth Masschop, who lived in New Amsterdam (New York City) during the 1600's.
I believe that Warnaer may have migrated from Holland to New Amsterdam, but I've not found a passenger ship record for him yet, nor have I found any information identifying his parents, other than a possible name of his mother of Metja Boonen. I've found family tree postings that list his siblings as Dirk, Christiana, Henrica, Maria and Harmanus.
I have no information about Anne's family or her birthplace.
This is my possible ancestral line to Warnaer and Anne:
9G-grandparents: Warnaer m. Anne
8G-GP: Gerardus Wessells m. Unknown
7G-GP: James Vessells (Wessells) m. Elizabeth Tolley
6G-GP: James Vessells m. Temperance Tippett
5G-GP: Mary Ann Vessells m. John Bernard Seals/Seale
4G-GP: Ann Temperance Seals m. George A. Sharum
3G-GP: James Dominick Sharum m. Sabra Ann Standley
2G-GP: Ransom Asbury Sharum m. Caroline Salmon
G-GP: Otto Gettis Sharum m. Nancy Emeline Atwell
GP: Mabel May Sharum m. Don Van Reid
Not much to go on, but I'm plan to search the available records of the New Amsterdam colony to see if there are listings of Wessells names that could lead to information about Warnaer and Anne and their families.
Any information or leads about the Wessells and Masschop families or genealogy research sources for the New Amsterdam colony that could help me verify these assumptions and possible kinship would be appreciated.
Regards, John Reid
P.O. Box 7164
Libertyville IL 60048