Abraham Pietersen van Deursen (before November 11, 1607 – c. 1670), aka Abraham Pietersen van Deusen, was an immigrant from Holland who settled in New Amsterdam and become one of the Council of 12 that was the first representative democracy in the Dutch colony. The Van Deusens, Van Dusers, Van Duzers, and Van Dusens of the United States are all descended from Abraham Pietersen van Deusen, a miller and a native of Haarlem in Holland.
He was born in 1607 in Haarlem to Pieter van Deursen (c1575-?) and Maria or Paulina Vincke (c1575-?). Pieter and Maria/Paulina were married on January 15, 1591 in Haarlem. Abraham was baptized in Haarlem on Wednesday, November 11, 1607 and the witnesses were Jan Jans and Styntjen Jans.
Abraham may have had the following siblings: Handrick Van Dussenberg, who was master of the Masons in 1638; and Adrian Pitersen, of Aitzema, Netherlands, who was a director of the Dutch West India Company.
Marriage and children
Abraham married Tryntie Melchior Abrahams (1611-1678) on December 7, 1629 in Haarlem.
Teuwis Matheeus Abrahamsen Van Deusen (c1631-?) who married Helena......