New Netherland Settlers

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Lorine McGinnis Schulze is a Canadian genealogist who has been involved in the fields of genealogy and history for more than thirty years. Lorine is the creator and owner of Olive Tree Genealogy website at http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ and several other websites, all bringing free genealogical content online for genealogists and historians.

Lorine is active in the genealogy community with several blogs including Olive Tree Genealogy blog at http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ and Ask Olive Tree at http://askolivetree.blogspot.com/. In February 2011 she was an official blogger for RootsTech Technology and Genealogy Convention in Salt Lake City Utah.

Lorine is the author of many published genealogical and historical articles and books. Her list of published works is available at http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/published.shtml

New Netherland Settlers
 

Lodewyck Cornelis Post & His Wife Agnietje Bonen

Authored by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Sometime between October 1647 and July 1652, Lodewyck Cornelils Post, his wife Agnietje Bonen, and their children left Amsterdam Holland to settle in New Netherland (New York). Research into Naarden Holland church records has revealed Lodewyck's birth and his parents' marriage in that city.

When Lodewyck and his family arrived, New Amsterdam's population was just over 600 people and it was growing rapidly. New Amsterdam's gabled homes, the Dutch language being spoken, and Dutch laws in place would have offered comfort to newly arrived Lodewyck and Agnietje.

Court records in New Amsterdam (New York City) reveal 20 years of Lodewyck's involvement in various cases. Often he was being taken to court for money owed to others in the community. Lodewyck was also involved in attempts to protect his daughter Belitje from her abusive husband.


Publication Date:
2016-04-28
ISBN/EAN13:
1987938089 / 9781987938081
Page Count:
84
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Language:
English
Color:
Full Color
Related Categories:
Reference / Genealogy




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