William Henry Roll

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. --Laurence Binyon,"Ode of Remembrance"

I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the string that binds them is mine own. --Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Documenting your family history is a lifelong pursuit, a task of pleasure and research that is never completely finished.

Not to know one's ancestors, is to be a tree without roots, a stream without a source. --Kung-fut-se

The wind whispers through the trees, recalling words and dreams and memories of those who left us long ago. --Unknown

St. Basil of Caesarea, born about 330 A.D., said, "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."


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View of the Marckveldt And't Water

Marckveldt And't Water 1652

Marckveldt And't Water 1652

The View of the Marckveldt And't Water, 1652 was taken from the Justus Danckers and Visscher views of New Amsterdam, and published in J.H. Innes' 1902 book, New Amsterdam and Its People. Below is the legend taken from that book:


A.The Hoisting Crane.
B. Southeast Bastion of Fort Amsterdam.
C. White Horse Tavern.
D. House, late of Dominie Bogardus, who married Anneke Jans, Norwegian.
E. Old Store-House of West India Co.
F. The "Five Stone Houses" of West India Co.
G. Brewery of West India Co.
H. House of Cornelis Pietersen.
I. House of Pieter van Kouwenhoven.
J. House of Jan Jansen Schepmoes.
K. House of Gillis Pietersen.
L. House of Eghbert von Borsum.
M. House of Pieter Cornelissen van der Veen.
N. House of Lambert van Valkenburgh, German.
O. Schregers Hoek or Capoke.
P. House of Hans Kiersted, who married Sara Rollefsen, a Norwegian.
Q. Roelof Jansen Haes, a Norwegian.
R. Pieter Cornelissen.
S. Paulus Leendertsen van der Grift.
T. New Store House of West India Co.
U. Augustyn Herrman. German.
V. Jacob Haes, husband of Christina Capoen Holgersen, Norwegian.
W. Old Church and Lane.

Source: Innes, J. H. New Amsterdam and Its People. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902, after p. 58.

Also see: Greenhouse Consultants Incorporated. Broad Street Plaza Site: Historical Documentary Report, New York, New York. New York: Greenhouse Consultants Incorporated, September 1983.