My Van Deventers came to Breuklyn, New Netherlands in 1662 on the ship “Hoop” (Hope). Jan Pietersz van Deventer (1627-ca.1692), the immigrant, is probably the ancestor of over 98% of the Van Deventers in the U.S. today. Supposedly, he is also the father (or brother) of the Van Deventers who settled South Africa, but I have yet to uncover authoritative evidence of this.
Family Genealogy Book – showing the ancestors of Ralph Edward Van Deventer (1908-1990) and the descendants of Jan Pietersz van Deventer to the extent of my database.
Family photos. The photos shown below were inherited by me. Some of the photos were identifed on their backs by Dorothy May (Stoddard) Van Deventer.
These are only a small sample of the photos in my collection. Kinfolk who are directly descended from one of the individuals shown may contact me to see if I have more images of their relations. (Please state from whom you are descended.)
page last updated: 26 Apr 2012