Jochem Pietersen Kuyter One Of The First Settlers Of Harlem NY 1654

Jochem Pietersen Kuyter, who died in 1654, was an early colonist to New Netherland, and one of the first settlers of what would become Harlem on the island of Manhattan. Continue Reading →

The Settling Of Harlem, From The Wickquaskeeks To The Waterfalls, And More 1658

Harlem, originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, it is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands, was founded by the Dutch on land that the Manahattans and Wickquaskeeks Indian tribes from the region resided. Continue Reading →

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