The Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York; History, Customs, Record of Events, Constitution, Certain Genealogies, and Other Matters of Interest. V. 1- Volume 2

The Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York; History, Customs, Record of Events, Constitution, Certain Genealogies, and Other Matters of Interest. V. 1- Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...where he married or where his children were born. The son Dirck was born on December 18, 1638, probably in New Amsterdam. He appeared in Albany as early as 1662, when he was associated with the trader, Peter Van Alen. Later he went into business for himself, trading on a large scale in beaver skins and other furs. Dirck Wesselse, who always wrote his name as ten Broeck, was apparently a man of good education, as he spoke and wrote frequently. He early mastered the Indian tongue. In 1663 he bought the former residence of the famous Anneke Jans, now at the corner of State and James Street, Albany. and that same year married at Albany, Christyna Van Buren (1644-1729). Later in life he secured possession of a large bouwerie at Clermont and spent his closing years there, dying at this residence on September 18, 1717. Dirck Wesselse ten Broeck became active politically and in military affairs. In 1676 he was Magistrate, Commissary in 1686, Alderman, Recorder from 1686-1696, from 1696-1698 the Mayor of Albany. He was a member of the First Provincial Assembly in 1691 and served also in the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth. He was Commissioner of Indian Affairs for many years and a Political Agent to Canada four times. He held the rank of Captain under Fitz-John Winthrop in the Canadian Expedition of 1690, and was Major of Militia under Col. Peter Schuyler in 1700. He was a staunch supporter of the Church, long acting as Deacon. Coenraet Ten Eyck came from Amsterdam, Holland, about 1650, settling in New Amsterdam. He was a tanner, shoe dealer and manu facturer, and very successful in business. He owned, as early as 1653, a house lot on the west side of the Heere Graft" (Broad Street, between Beaver and Pearl) and had tan pits farther up on the...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236603559
  • 9781236603555