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Lucas Eldertszen (bef1636-)
Lucas Eldertszen
Birth: before 1636
Jever, Germany
Spouse/Partner: Annetje Jans Snedeker (bef1636-?)
(surname not 100% certain)
Children: Eldert Lucaszen (1651-1722)

Lucas Eldertsen, from Jever, was in New Netherland as early as 1643, when his name occurs in the records of the colony of Rensselaerswyck. He was in New Amsterdam 1646. In 1649 he was given power of attorney by Jan Lawrensen Appel to collect money due at South River, when he is called "the worthy Luycas Eldertsen from Jeveren." In 1654 a son of Eldertsen and his wife, Annetje Jans, was baptized in New Amsterdam, and a daughter in 1656. In 1657 we find him as laborer at the weigh house. In the same year he signed the petition of the Lutherans requesting that Rev. Goetwater be retained as Lutheran pastor. In 1661 he was in Beverwyck. His widow married, in May, 1666. Laurens Jansen Van Wormer, a Hollander. Eldertsen seems to have been a person of quiet disposition, though he often appeared in court.

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