The Pootman or Putman Family
This is a site that is dedicated to the descendants of Cornelia Bradt and Johannes Pootman who lived in Schenectady, NY, in the late 1600's. The family has gone by a number of surnames including Pottmann, Potman, Putman, and Putnam. I hope you will find this site engaging and entertaining and will help to add to its content. Featured stories will be presented on the Home Page and other pages. Past stories will be in the Archive Page. We will also have information on DNA results and where that leads us in our understand of our family in the past and in the present.
The Menu Bar at the top of this the Home Page shows under "Generations" the histories of the various Putman family generations beginning with the assumed patriarch and matriarch of the Pootman family Victor Pootman & Maria Davidts who had a son Johannes "Jan" Pootman who was baptized in 1644 in Aalburg, North Brabant, Netherlands.
On the Generations Page also is the history of Johannes Pootman & Cornelia Bradt and is followed by the documents on their children Arent, Maria, Victor, David, Catherine, and Cornelius and then their descendants. I have a page dedicated to each of Cornelia and Johannes Pootman's children, just click on the Generations Page, above.
Enjoy reading the documents, send email comments, and help with any additions.
This is a project for the Dutch American Putman family . . . and their history!