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Monday, July 1, 2013

Founders of Harlem (New York) in 1665

New York City was once a collection of rural villages plus one central town south of the wall, hence the name Wall Street. One of the first villages was Harlem, yes, that Harlem, and it was founded by a collection of farmers. Some of them were relatively young, but none-the-less they "plowed" ahead and became farmers.

See below the signatures of these folks from NYC Archives, although my source was "Jan Dijckman of Harlem and his Descendants".


The north part of Manhattan was full of references to Dyckman family with Dyckman Street (still there), Dyckman House (last Dutch farmhouse in Manhattan, owned by New York City now), Dykemans Meadows (Harlem Canal split this in half).