Jan Lucken1

M, #2346, b. between 1650 and 1651, d. 1744
  • Birth*: between 1650 and 1651; Dahlen, Germany; "It is not possible to fix the birthday of Jan either. Suppose he was the oldest child, then he has been born in Dahlen in 1650/51; if younger, he might be born in 1655 (in Wickrath). It is certain, however, that he, like most of the immigrants, was not born in Krefeld."2
  • Birth: 1655; Wickrath, Germany2
  • Marriage*: circa 1683; Pennsylvania; "J. L. landed on October 3rd, 1683, in North America. From the birth date of his oldest daughter Elizabeth (28-7-1684) is to be concluded that his marriage with Maria Theissen has taken place shortly after the arrival in the new county. He is supposed to have come from Krefeld. He did not marry there, since his name is not in the public records there, which began in 1677 in the Reformed Church"; Principal:Mary Tyson3
  • Death*: 1744; Pennsylvania4
Last Edited: 27 Mar 2012

Family:

Mary Tyson d. 1742
  • Marriage*: circa 1683; Pennsylvania; "J. L. landed on October 3rd, 1683, in North America. From the birth date of his oldest daughter Elizabeth (28-7-1684) is to be concluded that his marriage with Maria Theissen has taken place shortly after the arrival in the new county. He is supposed to have come from Krefeld. He did not marry there, since his name is not in the public records there, which began in 1677 in the Reformed Church"; Principal:Mary Tyson3

Children:

Elizabeth Lucken11 b. 28 Sep 1684
Elase Lucken11 b. 10 Jul 1686
William Lucken+ 11 b. 22 Feb 1688, d. bt 15 Jun 1739 - 26 Feb 1739/40
Sarah Lucken11 b. 19 Sep 1689
John Lucken11 b. 27 Nov 1691
Mary Lucken11 b. 18 Jan 1693
Peter Lucken+11 b. 30 Mar 1696, d. Sep 1741
Hannah Lucken11 b. 25 Jul 1698
Mathias Lucken11 b. 13 Oct 1700, d. c 1741
Abraham Lucken11 b. 16 Sep 1703
Joseph Lucken11 b. 3 Nov 1705

Notes

  • Name Variation: Jan Luykens5
  • Name Variation: John Lukens1
  • Immigration*: 1683; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
  • Note*: Jan Luykens was among the 34 first settlers of Germantown, all coming from Krefeld, Germany, who sailed from London on the Concord, arriving Philadelphia October 6, 1683.6
  • Note: Germantown constable 1691; burgess 1694; sheriff 1695; bailiff 1702 & 1704.7
  • Note: Land: "Jan Luken owned extensive tracts of land in Germantown and vicinity. One of these tracts was situated in Towamencin Township, and extended from the brick church to Kulpsville. Another tract of 500 acres was located on what is now the Doylestown and Willow Grove turnpike, on the county line, a part of which was known as the Jarrett farm, and afterwards the Hallowell farm."8
  • Note: Land: In 1697 John Luken of Germantown sold to Eve Bellonge land containing 50 acres, 20 3/4 acres of which were in the inhabited part of Germantown, and 29 1/4 acres in the sideland thereof, formerly granted to Luken by an agent of the Francfort Co. at Rotterdam by deed of enfeoffment granting him 200 acres, dated 8 June 1683, and further confirmed by deed dated at Germantown 2-4-1692. The said 50 acres being bounded south-east by lot of Reiner Tisen, and northwest by lot of Abraham Tunes. The deed was signed by John Luken and marked my Mary his wife. The deed is in the "German Lager Buch", with translations in both books cited here.9,8
  • Note: The Hallowell-Paul book contains a picture entitled The Jan Lucken House: "This quaint old house was built in 1708. It is situated north of Tabor station, just off of Olney Avenue and Nedro Avenue, between Grange and Chew streets, Philadelphia. It is known as the 'Grange Farm,' and was occupied by the Highland troops when the British held Philadelphia in 1777, grain and forage being stored in the barn."8
  • Note: Land: "About 1705 he bought an estate of 500 acres in what became known as Horsham township, Montgomery County, Pa., and in 1720 he gave 150 acres of this land to his son Peter." [Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French; compiled by Howard Barclay French; vol. II, p. 361.]9
  • Note: Children: The list here of Jan Lucken's children and their birth dates are from the Jan Lucken's bible, as published in Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Wilhelm Niepoth further describes the bible, and notes that:
    "...in two places of this register are incongruent records:
    (a) It is not possible that William was born in 1688 and Sarah after only less than eight months. It seems that William was born in December 22, 1687.
    (b) The name 'Elase' is unexplainable; it has to be corrected somehow."10
  • Note: Clarence V. Roberts' abstract of Jan Lucken's will:
    "Will of John Lucken, of Germantown, Co. Phila., weaver.
    To my son Abraham Lucken, 300 acres of land whereon he now dwells, being part of 500 acres of land which I purchased of the Attorneys of Benja. Furley, lying above North Wales in said county, adjoining lands of William Tunnis, Geo. Claypoole, Jacob Gotchelk, 'to include the Spring called the Pan.'
    My wife Mary shall have the use of my house and lot whereon I now dwell in Germantown, with suitable maintenance, during her natural life ('she continuing so long my widow') as her full dower.
    To my granddaughter Sarah Cunrads, £6.
    My two hundred acres, and house wherein I now dwell, with its lot, in Germantown, shall be sold, and the proceeds, together with my moveables and furniture, shall be divided into eight equal shares, which I bequeath as follows:
    To my grandchildren, the children of my son William Lucken, decd., 1 share, equally.
    To my grandchildren, the children of my son Peter Lucken, decd., 1 share, equally.
    To my grandchildren, the children of my dau. Alitze Cunrads, decd., 1 share, equally.
    To my children Mathias, Abraham, Joseph, Mary and Hannah, the remaining 5 shares.
    Execrs.: my sons Mathias Lucken and Abraham Lucken; should one of them decease, my son Joseph shall take his place.
    Dated 8-9-1741; pr. 24 January 1744.
    Witnesses: John Rose, Thomas Rose, Margaret Rose.
    [Phila. Will Book G, p. 157.]9
  • Note: Another source for this family, not consulted by this compiler, is the book The Ancestors and Descendants of Jan Lucken, by Jill J Hurd, published 1989.

Citations

  1. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p. 156-165.
  2. [S228] 'Jan Luken's Line of Descent : From Ancestors in Germany' Translation by Wilhelm Hubben, George Scool, Pa. from the German letter of Von Wilhelm Niepoth, Wesel, Germany, Written June, 1935. Published in 'Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts', pp. 162-166. [Note that Niepoth also researched Shoemakers.], p. 165.
  3. [S228] 'Jan Luken's Line of Descent : From Ancestors in Germany' Translation by Wilhelm Hubben, George Scool, Pa. from the German letter of Von Wilhelm Niepoth, Wesel, Germany, Written June, 1935. Published in 'Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts', pp. 162-166. [Note that Niepoth also researched Shoemakers.], p. 164.
  4. [S271] 'Lucken-Luken-Family Records', containing birth and death records copied from the Bibles of Jan Lucken and Abraham Luken. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 23, No. 2 (1899):270-271, in 'Notes and Queries'., From Bible of Jan Lucken.
  5. [S511] William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania, by William I. Hull. Genealogical Publ Co. 1970 Baltimore., p. 223, 405.
  6. [S511] William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania, by William I. Hull. Genealogical Publ Co. 1970 Baltimore., p. 395.
  7. [S69] Colonial Families of America, edited by Ruth Lawrence, National Americana Society, New York, A book series. Vol. V, 1929. Lukens chapter pp. 329 - 337., V:329-330.
  8. [S183] The Hallowell-Paul family history; including the ancestry of the related families of Worth, Lukens, Jarrett, Morris, Scull, Stokes, Heath, and Others. Compiled by Mary Paul Hallowell Hough, assisted by Anna Hallowell Penrose. Publ. Philadelphia: Henry Ferris, 1924., p. 104-106.
  9. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p. 156-158.
  10. [S228] 'Jan Luken's Line of Descent : From Ancestors in Germany' Translation by Wilhelm Hubben, George Scool, Pa. from the German letter of Von Wilhelm Niepoth, Wesel, Germany, Written June, 1935. Published in 'Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts', pp. 162-166. [Note that Niepoth also researched Shoemakers.], p. 163.
  11. [S271] 'Lucken-Luken-Family Records', containing birth and death records copied from the Bibles of Jan Lucken and Abraham Luken. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 23, No. 2 (1899):270-271, in 'Notes and Queries'.