On 10 April 1676, his mother bound him out to Major Abram Staats (Notary Papers, Vol. 1, p. 556).
On the 24 Feb., 1723, Johannes Dyckman and Jannetje Dyckman, married people, became church members at Linlithgo. Johannes Dyckman m. Jannetje. dau. of Cornelis Cornelisen Viele of Schenectady, NY, and from her received land at the All Platts on which they lived but two years when the French and Indian massacre of 1690 happened. Cornelis Cornelisen Viele suffered great loss, for among the killed were his dau. Mary, the wife of Dowe Aukes, with her two children, and Mary Aloff, the wife of his son Cornelis; Arnout Viele, his grandson, was carried off alive to be held a captive for three years, but his daughter Jannetje, with her husband and child escaped to Albany, later going to Dutchess County, but in 1715 removing to the Manor of Livingston. Johannes and Jannetje Dyckman had a son Johannes,, bap. 11 May, 1690, at Albany, who m. Engel, and left descendants who settled at or near Linlithgo. NY, and a dau. named after her father's mother, undoubtedly born on the All Platts prior to the massacre and destined to become the wife of Laurens Knickerbocker.
(Above from "The Knickerbocker Family" by William B. Van Alstyne)
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