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Jacobus Gerritsen STRYKER

Male - 1687


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  • Name Jacobus Gerritsen STRYKER 
    Born Ruinen, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Jacobus Gerritsen STR?CKER 
    Died Oct 1687 
    Notes 

    • (1) Stryker, William S., Genealogical Record of the Str??cker Family, Camden, NJ: Sinnickson Chew, 1887, pp. 11-12, 15:

      JACOBUS GERRITSEN STR?CKER, or Jacob Str??cker, as he seems to have generally written his name, was a younger brother of Jan and came from the village of Ruinen, in the United Provinces, to New Amsterdam, in the year 1651.

      His wife was named Ytie (Ida) Huybrechts, whom he married in Holland, and he had at least two children, a son and a daughter.

      On February 11, 1653, he bought a lot of land "on west side of the Great Highway, on the cross street running from the said highway to the shore of the North River, Manhattan Island." A part of this "lot" is still in possession of the family as will hereafter appear.

      He was a Great Burgher of New Amsterdam in 1653, 1655, 1657, 1658, 1660.

      In the month of March, 1653, he appears as subscribing two hundred guilders to the fund for erecting a wall of earth mound and wooden palisades to surround the city of New Amsterdam to keep off the Puritan colonists of New England and unfriendly Indians. On May 27 of the same year the Worshipful Schepen, Jacob Str??cker, is the purchaser of a lot of land ten rods square on what is now Exchange Place, east of Broad street. In 1655 we find him contributing to a loan for the defence of the New Netherlands. (See O'Callaghan's New Netherland Register, page 194.)

      About the close of the year 1660 he removed to New Amersfort, on Long Island, now called Flatlands. He must have returned for a time to New Amsterdam, for in 1663 he appears again as an alderman of the young colony there. In the year 1660 he and his wife appear on the records as members of the old Dutch Church of New York, and it is noted that he had removed to New Anvers-fort. The record of the church in the latter place shows both of them as members there in the year 1667. On the 18th of August, 1673, he became Schout or High Sheriff of all the Dutch towns on Long Island?a position of influence and responsibility at that time. He was also, as well as his brother Jan, a delegate to the Convention, March 26, 1674, to confer with Governor Colve on the state of the colony.

      He appears to have been somewhat of an artist, probably an amateur portrait painter, for a picture of himself painted on panel is still extant in the halls of the Striker mansion, on Eleventh avenue and Fifty-Second street, New York City. This profession he did not follow, for he devoted himself to farming and trading with the Indians, a highly lucrative business, it is said, in those days. He seems to have been a gentleman of considerable means, of much official influence and of decided culture.

      He died, as we find from the church records kept by Dominie Casparus Van Zuuren, in October, 1687. . . .

      JACOBUS GERRITSEN STR?CKER and Ytie Huybrechts had two children: . . .

      [1] Gerrit married Wyntie Cornelise Boomgaert, December, 1673; died in 1694. She died in 1700. He was made Sheriff of Kings county by Governor Dongan in 1688. They lived in Flatlands and were both members of the Dutch Church there in 1677. In 1692 he bought a house and farm of one hundred and eight and three-quarters acres in Gravesend, Long Island, of William Goulding, for ??297, 10s. . . .

      [2] Altje married Abraham Stevense Van Voorhees, of Flatlands, son of Stephen Courten Van Voorhees.
    Person ID I12023  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father Gerrit STRYKER 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ytie HUYBRECHTS 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F5515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart