Born in Brazil: Margarietja Polhemus – my 8th Great Grandmother

My 8th great-grandmother Margarietje Polhemus was born in 1642 in‪ Itamaracá‬, Pernambuco State, Brazil and died in 1702 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. Her father Dominie Johannes Theodores Polhemius was a Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Holland and in 1637 he was part of the Dutch migration to Brazil, taking over the Colony of Recife from the […]