If anyone has additional information about my direct HAMMELL family line, please contact me.

(1) Johan Hans VAN HAMEL, b. unknown in Desit, The Netherlands, d. unknown; m. to Theodore Dirkje VAN EMPEL (b. unknown; daughter of Meester Westpheringius VAN EMPEL); they resided in Desit, The Netherlands, and later in Bois-le-Duc, The Netherlands; their child:

[#2]    i. Daniel VAN HAMEL, b. 1587, m. Geertriud KNYSTEN.

(2) Daniel VAN HAMEL, b. 1587 in Desit, The Netherlands, d. unknown in Bois-le-Duc, The Netherlands; m. to Geertriud KNYSTEN (b. unknown, d. 1642; daughter of Gysbert KNYSTEN & Susanne VAN CASTEREN); they resided Bois-le-Duc, The Netherlands; their children:

        i. Lt. Col. Jacobus, b. 1612;
       ii. Gijsbert, b. 1617;
[#3]  iii. Dirk Theodorus, b. 1618, d. 2 Jul 1660, m. Sophia VAN WIJCKERSLOOT;
       iv. Geertruy, b. unknown, m. Nicholas VAN ROYEN;
        v. Maria, b. unknown, m. Jeremias DE LAET;
       vi. Susanne, b. unknown.

(3) Dirk Theodorus VAN HAMEL, b. 1618 in Bois-le-Duc, The Netherlands, d. 2 Jul 1660 in Fort Orange, NY; m., 20 Jul 1652 in Utrecht, The Netherlands, to Sophia VAN WIJCKERSLOOT (b. about 1630 [baptised 7 Feb 1630], d. Sep 1710; daughter of Hendrik VAN WIJCKERSLOOT & Catalijna VOSCH); they resided in Leyden, The Netherlands, and later in Fort Orange, New Netherlands [NY]; their children:

        i. Daniel, b. about Mar 1653, d. 4 Apr 1692, m. Susanna VAN HERZEELE;
       ii. Catherine Nachtelind, b. about Oct 1654;
[#4]  iii. Jan "John", b. about 1656, d. Sep 1734, m. Geertje CROM;
       iv. Henric, b. about Sep 1659;
        v. Feiter, b. unknown;
       vi. Maria, b. unknown.  
I have not seen primary proof that John HAMMEL (#4) is the son of Dirk (#3); however, some circumstantial evidence and secondary sources suggest he may be.

(4) Jan "John" HAMMEL [Sr.], b. about 1656 probably in NY, d. about Sep 1734 in Burlington, Burlington Co., NJ; m. 1st, about 1682 probably in Marbletown, Ulster Co., NY, to Geertje CROM (b. about 1656, d. before 1703; daughter of Willem Gijsbertsz. CROM and Maycken Hendricks VAN DEN OEVER); they resided in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, and later in Lazy (Lessa) Point (aka Wingerworth) and Burlington, Burlington Co., NJ; their children:

        i. Catrine, b. about Oct 1683;
       ii. Elizabeth, b. about Jul 1686, m. James THOMPSON;
[#5]  iii. John [Jr.], b. about Aug 1688, d. Nov 1770, m. Elizabeth ____;
       iv. Mayken "Mary", b. about Apr 1693, m. Peter ROSE;
        v. William, b. about 1695;
       vi. Michal, b. about 1697, m. Michael FREASLAND.
Jan "John" HAMMEL [Sr.] m. 2nd, 14 Feb 1703 in New York, NY, to Christina VAN ROOSEVELT.

(5) John HAMMELL [Jr.], b. about Aug 1688 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, d. about Nov 1770 in Mansfield, Burlington Co., NJ; m., about 1713 in NJ, to Elizabeth ____; they resided in Mansfield, Burlington Co., NJ; their children:

        i. John [III], b. about 1714, d. 1803, m. Mercy GIBBS;
       ii. Catherine, b. about Oct 1718;
[#6]  iii. Elizabeth, b. about 1720, d. 1778, m. Robert CHAMBERS;
       iv. Deborah, b. unknown;
        v. James, b. unknown, m. Sarah BUTLER;
       vi. Laban, b. unknown, d. 1809;
      vii. Mary, b. unknown;
     viii. Rachel, b. unknown;
       ix. William, b. unknown, m.? Eliz LAIRD?

(6) Elizabeth HAMMELL, b. about 1720 in Mansfield, Burlington Co., NJ, d. 1778 in Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co., NJ; m. to Robert CHAMBERS (b. about 1720, d. 1774).

Continued on my CHAMBERS Family Page


  1. H., Mrs. T. C. "Hamell - Chambers". American Monthly Magazine, [date unknown], page 164.

  2. Hammell, John. "[Abstract of his will, written 2 May 1734, proved 18 September 1734]". New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills -- 1730-1750, page 214.

  3. Hammell, John. "[Abstract of his will, written 13 March 1761, proved 28 November 1770]". New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, page 173.

  4. Payne, Carol. Written communication, 29 November 2006.

  5. Pearson, Jonathan. "Van Hamel". Contributions for the Genealogies of the First Settlers of the Ancient County Albany, 1872, page 126.

  6. Van Empel, Frank. Written communication, 22 May 1998.

  7. [Van Hamel / Hammell], manuscript, author and date unknown.

  8. Wollwage, Troy. Johan Hans Van Hamel - Holland to NJ. Webpage: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/surnames.hammell/58 .

  9. Woodward, E. M., & Hageman, John F. "John Hammell ...". History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey, Everts & Peck, Philadelphia, PA, 1883, page 862.



iconSubscribe to Family Tree Magazine


American Cars



Birds and Bird Watching


Buried & Sunken Treasure and Lost Mines

Butterflies and Moths

Caves and Caving





Gems and Minerals

Genealogy and Family History

Geocaching and Letterboxing



Highways and Roads

Hiking and Walking

Historic Route 66

Hopalong Cassidy

License Plates

Maps, Cartography, and GIS


Mollusks - Seashells


New Jersey

Paleontology and Fossils

Postcards & Postcard Collecting

Rubber Stamps & Rubber Stamping

Scrapbooking & Scrapbooks

Star Trek

Star Wars

The American Revolution

The Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

The X-Files


World War II

For Children and K-12

This page maintained by Jack D. Mount
Last updated: 21 November 2008

Return to top of page
Return to Genealogy Resources Page
Return to first page of Jack Mount's Home Place

New Jersey Genealogy & Family History Webring homepage
New Jersey Genealogy &
Family History Webring

Ancestors NetRing homepage
Ancestors NetRing

Genealogy Benelux Net Ring

This site is a member of WebRing.
To browse visit Here.