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Peter Wainer – A picture on his 85th

On what would have been my Dads 85th birthday, a very old picture of him that I really love. Happy birthday Dad, you are missed.

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William Wainer, More Pics

Recently Cousin Michael was asking on social media for more pics of Grandpa William Wainer. Click on the pictures to make ‘em bigger. Download them if you wish. Here’s a few good ones:

Grandpa William Wainer - Mustache version

Grandpa William Wainer – Mustache version

This next one is possibly my favorite

Grandpa William Wainer - The swimmer

Grandpa William Wainer – The swimmer

26 April 1651

If you are related to me through a Knickerbocker then you are also related to Johannes Dyckman(Dijckman). Johannes is one of the first of our Dutch ancestors to set foot in the new world. I’ve posted a new page of some descendants of Johannes here.

In the following letter to Peter Suyvesant, Director of the colony of New Netherlands, Johannes is introduced and a recommendation made to place him in any avaiable vacancy. In 1652, Johannes is made commissary of Fort Orange ( Now Albany, New York) and Vice-Director of the colony.

The following letter is from: Correspondence 1647-1653 Translated and edited by Charles T. Gehring The Holland Society of New York and the New Netherland project of the New York Library.

 

More references to Johannes, here.

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