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Wikipedia: Wolfert Gerritse van Couwenhoven

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  • Title Wikipedia: Wolfert Gerritse van Couwenhoven 
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    Text Wolfert Gerritse Van Couwenhoven (1 May 1579 – 1662[citation needed]), also known as Wolphert Gerretse van Kouwenhovenand Wolphert Gerretse, was an original patentee, director of bouweries (farms), and a founder of the New Netherland colony.[1]

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    He also founded the first European settlement on Long Island, called New Amersfoort,[2] and was a Schepen of New Amsterdamin 1654. He is noted as playing an "active role in laying the foundations of the communities of Manhattan, Albany, Rensselaer, and Brooklyn."[3]
    The progenitor of the Vanderbilt family, Jan Aertszoon (1620–1705), also known as Jan Aertson, a Dutch farmer from the village of De Bilt in Utrecht, Netherlands, emigrated to the Dutch colony of New Netherland as an indentured servant to the Van Kouwenhoven family in 1650.[4] 
    Linked to VAN VANKOUWENHOVEN, Wolfert Gerritse 

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