New Netherland and Beyond
Immigrants to New Netherland
Departed Amsterdam May 7, 1653
Johan De Hulter, and his family.
" "Partner in the Colony of Rensselaerswyck, who takes with him a goodly number of free people, among them some artisans, especially a very good brickmaker, and many others to settle
either in the said Colony or elsewhere and assist in the cultivation of the soil there. (Johan de Hulter was the son-in-law of Johannes de Laet, one of the Directors of the West Indies Company).
Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York, B. Fernow, (c)1883, vol XIV, pg 202.