New Netherland and Beyond
Immigrants to New Netherland
In The Unity
Sailed from the Texel in the beginning of May, 1634
Persons to the Colony of Rensselaerswyck:
Abraham Jacobsz Planck
Persons to other Colonies:
Son of Jacob Albertz Planck (listed below).
Cornelis Anthonisz van Schlick
From Breuckelen, (near Utrecht); generally referred to as Cornelis Teunisz, often as Broer Cornelis and occasionally as Cornelis Teunisz, alias Broeder; signs his name
Cornelis anthonnisen van schlick. He was a carpenter and mason and sailed by de Eendracht in 1634, having entered into a contract with the patroon on April 5th of that year. His account in the
colony begins Aug. 12, 1634. He was before Oct. 1636 in charge of a farm, which till 1648 he seems to have worked on shares; from 1648 to 1652 he is charged with an annual rent of f600; from 1652 to
1661, with an annual rent of f500. The indications are that during all these years he occupied the same farm, which appears to have been located some distance north of the fifth, now Patroon's, creek
and to have adjoined the farm called de Vlackte, later known as the Schuyler Flatts. Between 1643 and 1648, Cornelis Teunisz spent much of his time at the Manhatans; Aug. 6, 1646, de Hooges urges him
to come up the river tosee how the harvest proceeds and intimates that he might come to the colony at least once a year to look after his farm. While at the Manhatans, Aug. 22, 1646, he received from
Director Kieft a patent for land at Catskill, in return for services rendered in bringing about general peace and in ransoming prisoners in the hands of the Indians. He was appointed the patroon's
voorspraecke, or representative, May 12, 1639, and as such filled the place of officer jointly with Arent van Curler and Pieter Cornelisz, till the arrival of van der Donck in 1641. Sept. 23,
1650, he was chosen to go with van Curler and others on an embassy to the Maquaes, and in 1658, 1660 and 1661 he was a member of the court of the colony.
From Norden, (East Friesland); sailed by de Eendracht and served under Brant Peelen from July 20, 1634, for four years, at f25 a year, and again for three years, at f140 a year. He does not appear in
the records of the colony after 1643.
Jacob Albertsz Planck
From Edam, (province of North Holland); at the age of 20 years, bound himself, March 4, 1634, to serve as schout and agent of the colony for three years from the date of his arrival and sailed with
his son Abraham Jacobsz Planck and one servant by de Eendracht. In a letter of Oct. 3, 1636, he is called "officer and commis." Planck's accounts run from Aug. 12, 1634, to Nov. 26, 1637, but
apparently he did not leave Rensselaerswyck till after van Curler's arrival in 1638. Sept. 20, 1639, he certified at Amsterdam to the sale of Papscanee Island by the Indians, on April 23, 1637.
Planck was the second person to receive an appointment as schout, Rutger Hendricksz, from Soest, having been appointed as such in July 1632, but in all probability Planck was the first schout who
took the oath and held court.
Is credited with 13 1/2 months' wages at f11 a month for service as farm hand under Brant Peelen on Castle Island, with f100 for threshing and with 12 months' wages at f13 a month. His service ended
apparently April 17, 1637.
From Blaricum, (near Naarden, in the province of North Holland); wheelwright; made a contract with the patroon on April 15, 1634, and sailed with his wife Divertgen Cornelis and three sons,
Gijsbert, Theus and Jan, [ages 10, 6 and 1 1/2]*. His account in the colony runs from July 20, 1634 to 1647.
*[Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss,©1908, pg 263.]
Is credited in the accounts with wages at f11 a month, from Dec. 16, 1634, to June 23, 1635; with f30 for splitting 3500 pallesaeten (stockade posts) for the farm on Castle Island; and with
f62:8 for splitting 5000 similar posts for the new farm of Cornelis Teunisz. His account was closed June 23, 1635.
Formerly an officer of the Company, came the last time in the year 1634, with the ship Eendracht (Unity), in the service of the Honorable Michiel Paauw, and lived in Pavonia until the year 1634, and
prospered tolerably. As the Honorable Company purchased the property of the Heer Paauw, the said Jan Evertsen succeeded well in the service of the Company, but as his house and barn at Pavonia were
burnt down in the war, he appears to take that as a cause for complaint. It is here to be remarked, that the Honorable Company, having paid 25,000 guilders for the colony of the Heer Paauw, gave to
the aforesaid Jan Evertsen, gratis, long after his house was burnt, the possession of the land upon which his house and farmstead are located, and which yielded good grain.
[Also in Edmund B. O'Callaghan Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, E.B. O'Callaghan, 1856, Vol II p 432; (Source #78)]
from Coninghsbergen (Konigsberg, East Prussia); made a contract with the patroon on April 15, 1634, but failed to come to the [Rensselaerswyck] colony.