Albert Janszen and Elsje Jans Neven
Albert Janszen married first Hilletje Willems and second Elsje Jans Neven 14 Sep 1652 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland. Elsje was from "Eckelvaer" , Holstein (now a part of Germany). She had married first David Clement and, after Albert's death, she married third Otto Grim  28 Sep 1664 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.
Albert and Elsje had:
1. Grietje Alberts, baptized 13 Jul 1653 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.
2. Elsje Alberts, baptized 8 Jul 1654 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland, married Benjamin Provoost 5 Nov 1671 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.
3. Marritje Alberts, baptized 17 Sep 1656 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland, married Jan Van Loonen 23 Feb 1676 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland. 
4. Jan Alberts, baptized 31 Mar 1658 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.
1. Brassard, Theodore (comp.), Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (1639-1730), Nottingham, NH: http://www.altlaw.com/edball/dutchbap.htm, 2000.
2. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam/New York: Marriages.
3. Valentine, David Thomas, The History of the city of New-York, New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1853, p. 358.
4. O'Callaghan, E. B., The History of New Netherland, or New York under the Dutch, Vol. I, NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1855.
Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at New Amsterdam.
Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses 1653 Albert Janszen Grietje Abraham Martenszen, 13 Jul Elsje Jans Grietje Gerrits, Annetje Lisco 1654 Albert Janszen Elsje Jochem Calder, 8 Jul Magdaleen Wale, Annetie Jans 1656 Albert Janszen Marritje Jochem Caljer, 17 Sept Elsje Hillegond Joris 1658 Albert Janszen Jan Sybrecht Claeszen, 31 Mar Elsje Jans David Lydeckers, Susanna Jans, Lysbeth Lydeckers
Source: Brassard, Theodore (comp.), Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (1639-1730), Nottingham, NH: http://www.altlaw.com/edball/dutchbap.htm, 2000.
14 dicto. Albert Janszen, Wedr. Van Hilletje Willems, en Elpken Neven, Van Eckelvaer in Holsteyn, Wede. Van David Clement.
Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam/New York Marriages
(14, same month (Sep 1652). Albert Janszen, widower of Hilletje Willems, and Elpken Neven , of Eckelvaer in Holstein, widow of David Clement.)
28 dicto. Otto Grim, j. m. Uyt 't Stift Bremen, en Elsje Janse, Wed, Van Elbert Jans.
(28, same month (Sep 1664). Otto Grim, unmarried man of the Stift Bremen, and Elsje Jans, widow of Elbert Jans.)
Eodem. Benjamin Provoost, Wedr. Van Sara Barents, en Elsje Alberts, j. d. Van N. Jorck.
(Same date (5 Nov 1671) Benjamin Provoost, widower of Sara Barents, and Elsje Alberts, unmarried woman of New York.)
16 dicto. Jan Van Loonen, j. m. Van Luyck, en Marritje Alberts, j. d. Van N. Yorke, beyde woonende tot N. Yorke. 23 Febr.
(16, same month (Jan 1676). Jan Van Loonen, unmarried man of Luyck, and en Marritje Alberts, unmarried woman of New York, both living at New York. 23 February.)
Source: Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York: Marriages.
Names of Patentees Description of Grant Location of Grant Date of Patent Grim, Otto A lot New Amsterdam 15 May, 1664
Source: O'Callaghan, E. B., The History of New Netherland, or New York under the Dutch, Vol. I, NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1855, Page 593.
List of owners in New York City
at the final cession to the English (1674).
Owner Class of Property National Descent Estimated Wealth Otto Grim Third Dutch $1,000
Source: Valentine, David Thomas, The History of the city of New-York, New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1853, p. 358.
 I have not yet found an Eckelvaer in Holstein. The closest that I have found is Eckernförde, Holstein. This may be a place to start researching for Elsje. However, do not exclude other possible towns as her birthplace.
 Albert and Elsje's daughter, Elsje, in one of her children's baptismal records, is listed under her stepfather's name - Elsje Grim. She was ten years old when her mother married Otto. The use of the name Grim, the patronym Alberts, and the presence of Grietje Alberts as a baptismal witness for one of the Provoost children confirm that Elsje, the wife of Benjamin Provoost, was the daughter of Albert and Elsje.
 There were two Marritje Alberts married that year. The fact that Albert and Elsje's daughter, Marritje, married Jan Van Loonen (or Van Loon) can be verified through the following record found the New Amsterdam baptismal records: "14 Oct; (Parents) Jan Van Loon, Maria Alberts; (Child) Nicolaes; (Witnesses) Gerrit Van Hoorn, Catharina Provoost" The presence of a Provoost and Gerrit van Hoorn (who is known to have married a Provoost) indicate a close relationship between the Van Loons and the Provoosts, the family that Marritje's sister married into.
 I believe that Elpken Neven is the same person as Elsje Jans. The marriage record is at the right time (almost a year before Albert and Elsje's first child is baptized). In addition, their daughter, Elsje Alberts, had a son, Albertus, baptized with a witness named Elsie Neuen (keep in mind that the letter u and the letter v was often interchangeable in the writing of that time). Elpken is an unusual name that I have not come across in my research anywhere else and, therefore, can be seen as the domine's creative spelling of Elsje.
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