Kool, Jacob Arentsen

Birth Name Kool, Jacob Arentsen 1
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


Priscilla Sharp; RootsWeb, August 25, 2001: The name is spelled variously Cool, Coal, Kool and after 1806 Cole, but the pronunciation has always been "Cole." It means "cabbage" in Dutch, just as "Kohl" in German. (Thus "cole slaw" became cabbage salad.) It may mean the original "Kool" in the family was a cabbage farmer or merchant.

According to some family researchers, Jacob was born in 1580 in Vyfretch, Holland, also came to the New World, and died in 1676 in New York; however, no authority or records have been given in that regard.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1580 Amsterdam, Holland    
Death   Holland    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
         Kool, Jacob Arentsen 1580


Family of Kool, Jacob Arentsen and Dirckse, Aeltje

Married Wife Dirckse, Aeltje ( * 1584 + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1610   Marriage of Kool, Jacob Arentsen and Dirckse, Aeltje  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Kool, Barent Jacobsen16101676


    1. Kool, Jacob Arentsen
      1. Dirckse, Aeltje
        1. Kool, Barent Jacobsen

Source References

  1. Priscilla Sharp; RootsWeb