Posted by Kasey
on Friday, August 13th 2021:
In Reply to: Great-Great Grandparents posted by Barb on Thursday, March 18th 2021:
My first ancestors in New Netherlands were Walloons who arrived on the first Dutch Settlement ship in 1624, two of them were 11th great grandparents named Joris Rapalje and his wife Catalina Trico. They first settled near where Albany was later named, but due to problems that developed with the Indians, they moved to New Amsterdam in 1626. Their daughter Sarah, my 10th great-grandmother, born in 1625, was the first white European girl born in New Netherlands. The senior Rapaljes had a Tavern and house on Pearl Street in Manhattan and had land in Brooklyn in what became the Brooklyn Navy Yard. They are buried in the graveyard on Flatbush and Church Ave., of the Old Dutch Reform Church. Sarah Rapaljue was married twice and is the ancestor to many, including Humphrey Bogart.
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