Exciting news! My research confirms my theory on who the Barheit ancestors in New Netherland were. Barheit descendants will NOT want to miss this book!
The exact date of Hans Coenradt's arrival in New Netherland is not known
but it is most likely he was among the refugees fleeing Recife Brazil
in April 1654. The first record found indicating he was in New
Netherland is dated in Albany (Fort Orange) in early December 1655.
Sometime between April 1654 and December 1655, Hans arrived in New New
As New Amsterdam came into view with its gallows and
weather beaten wooden houses dominating a raw, windswept landscape, the
Barheit family must have had mixed feelings. New Amsterdam in 1654 was a
frontier outpost filled with brawling sailors and rough-looking fur
traders. Over fifty grog houses catered to a never-ending stream of men
dropping in for a little fun on their way to or from Massachusetts or
The Barheit Family Revealed ends speculation as to the
origins of Hans and his wife Barentje, as well as providing sources
proving the names of their descendants to 3 generations .
New Netherland Settlers: The Barheit Family Revealed: A Genealogy of Hans Coenradt and Barenjte Jans Straetsman, the Immigrant Ancestors of the Barheit Family of Albany New York
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