I discovered intermarriages between families. I am related to
Neeltjen Van Aken and Jan (John) Emmens Two of my 7th GREAT GRANDPARENTS. Kingston Ulster, New York and Sussex New Jersey, and by marriage I am related to Van Aken's thru Nicholas Westfall born in 1659 and his second wife Zara Van Aken born 1712.
Nicholas Westfall's father was Juriaen Westfall,was one of my 10th great grandfathers. There were several other Van Aken Westfall marriages.