Are you a descendant of Captain Adriaen Post? The Dutchman Adriaen Crijnen Post and his wife Claartje (Clara) Moockers are found in Recife Brazil in 1646. By the time Brazil fell to the Portuguese in 1654 Adriaen and his femily had left for the Netherlands. From there they sailed to New Netherland.
As a representative of Baron
van der Capellan, Adriaen established a thriving colonly on Staten
Island. The colony was burned to the ground in the Peach Tree War in
1655 and 23 colonists were killed by Indians. Adriaen, his wife, 5
children and 2 servants were among the 67 colonists taken prisoner.
This book in my New Netherland Settlers series follows Adriaen and Clara in New Netherland and also provides
information on their children and grandchildren.