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Re: Albert in Rensselaerswyck, 1638 - II
Posted by: Stan Gloeckner (ID *****4587) Date: October 19, 2006 at 15:28:50
In Reply to: Albert in Rensselaerswyck, 1638 by Stan Gloeckner of 631

In "The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, 1638-1664, Vol 1" Amandus Johnson, PhD writes:

“In the meantime, Kiliaen van Rensselar, a friend of Minuit, finding an opportunity for sending some goods and settlers to his colony in New Netherlands, brought several cases of merchandise on board the Kalmar Nyckel and engaged passage for six persons, paying 220:10 florins to skipper Jan Hindrickson, for the expenses. Minuit was requested to cause the goods and people to reach the Manatans at the earliest opportunity that circumstances would allow. Towards the end of the month the wind turned, and on December 31 (n.s.), 1637, the little expedition went to sea ‘together with a beautiful fleet of 150 ships’” (Page 116)

In a footnote, the author writes: “Only five persons are mentioned as sailing “from Texel on the Kalmar Nyckel."

Searching the web site "Rensselaerewyck Settlers 1630-1658," I find six settlers who arrived on the Calmer Sleutel including our ancestor Elbert Elbertsz (Albertsz).

As a matter of information, Barbara Terhune has reminded me that Aeltje Cornelis married Elbert Elbertse Stoothoff not Albert Albertse.

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