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Dirck Gorris Storm

Nicknames: "Dirck Gorris Storm"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leiden, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Tarrytown, Westchester, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow
Immediate Family:

Son of Dirck Goris Storm and Alida Jacomina Storm
Husband of Maria Pieterse van Montfoort
Father of Gregoris Storm; Pieter Storm; David Storm; Maria Storm; Hendrick Storm and 5 others
Brother of Laurens Storm; Eva Storm; Arnold Storm and Jan Storm

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About Dirck Gorris Storm

Dirck Storm (1630 - 1716)

New Amsterdam Immigrant

Dirck Storm was born in Utrecht, Holland, in 1630. his family resided in Leyden, Holland, where they dealt in fine cloth. Historical records carry the Storm line back to Dederick Storm, who lived in Wyck, near Delft, in 1390. the family must have been of Viking stock since so many settled in the province of North Brabant when the Vikings overran the Low Countries before the year 1000.

At the age of eighteen, Dirck went to 's-Hertogenbosch to be a clerk in his uncle's commercial office. On 13 May 1656 he married, in the church of St. Gertrude in 's-Hertogenbosch, Maria van Montfoort, daughter of Pieter van Montfoort, an old family of Delft and Leyden. By 1660, Dirck was named Town Clerk of Ossch in the Mayorate of 's-Hertogencosch. When Protestant Holland was hit by a recession after the overthrow of Cromwell in england, Dirck set sail for the new world.

Dirck Storm (1630–1716) was an early colonial American famous for composing the history of the Dutch community at Sleepy Hollow and beginning the community's records. His book "Het Notite Boeck der Christelyckes kercke op de Manner of Philips Burgh" is one of the nation's most valuable historical documents. Sometimes referred to as "Het Notite Boeck", the five-part book us a rare surviving record of Dutch Colonial American village life in English-occupied New York province.

Immigration: 31 Aug 1662 New Amsterdam, ship "De Vos" (translation: The Fox)

Alternate bitthplace, Utrecht, Holland

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Dirck Storm (1630–1716) is an early colonial American famous for composing the history of the Dutch community at Sleepy Hollow and beginning the community's records. His book "Het Notite Boeck der Christelyckes kercke op de Manner of Philips Burgh" is one of the nation's most valuable historical documents. Sometimes referred to as "Het Notite Boeck", the five-part book us a rare surviving record of Dutch Colonial American village life in English-occupied New York province.

Dirck Storm was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1630. His family resided in Leyden, Holland, where they dealt in fine cloth. Historical records carry the Storm line back to Dederick Storm, who lived in Wyck, near Delft, in 1390. The family may have been of Viking stock since so many settled in the province of North Brabant when the Vikings overran the Low Countries before the year 1000.

At the age of eighteen Dirck went to Den Bosch to be clerk in his uncle's commercial office. On May 13, 1656 he married, in the church of St. Gertrude in 's-Hertogenbosch, Maria van Montfoord, daughter of Pieter van Montfoord, an old family of Delft and Leyden. By 1660, Dirck was named Town Clerk of Ossch in the Mayorate of 's-Hertogenbosch. Public service was part of the Storm family history, as Dirck's father was the City Clerk of Leyden and his grandfather was a lawyer in the Court of Justice of Holland, West Friesland and Zealand. When Protestant Holland was hit by a recession after the overthrow of Cromwell in England, Dirck set sail for the new world.

In the fall of 1662 he emigrated, with his wife Maria and three children, ages six, four and one from the Mayory of Den Bosch to New Amsterdam in New Netherland onboard De Vos, which translates to The Fox. During the voyage, Maria Storm gave birth to a daughter. The ship landed at the foot of Wall Street in mid-November 1662, in what is now Manhattan.

Apparently, Dirck was a very busy man, and a bit of an entrepreneur. He held real estate, owned a tavern on Beaver Street, and dabbled in inn-keeping. Later he was appointed Town Clerk in several communities in Breuckelen; New Utrecht, Bedford, and Flatbush. Many a land title and hundreds of genealogies are based on the clear, fine script of his records. Being a learned man, he also served as a teacher in some of these communities. He farmed land in Bedford and New Lots, and served as precantor to two of the Dutch churches in Breuckelen. In 1670, he was appointed Secretary of the Colony.

In 1691 he was sent to Tappan by the British, who were setting up new governments at the time. There, he became the first Secretary and Clerk of the Sessions for Orange County, New York. He was also the Voorleser of the Tappan Church. In 1693, he joined his old friend Frederick Philipse, and acted as tax collector for the vast manor held by Philipse. Dirck and his wife were recorded as members of the Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow as early as 1697, soon after the church was constructed.

On November 3, 1715, the church members selected Dirck Storm to begin recording the history of the church retroactively from 1697. Historic records show that they decided that Dirck was "the best informed and most competent member be chosen to make up a statement of events that led to the founding of the church." Abraham de Revier, Sr.. was the first elder of the church and evidently kept a private memorandum book that is now lost to history, however, it was heavily drawn upon by Dirck Storm in composing "Het Notite Boeck."

Dirck was of the yeoman class and under Dutch law, was allowed to buy his farmland in Sleepy Hollow outright from the lord of the Manor, his friend, Frederick Philipse. His sons all were farmers but many of later generations were captains of their own boats on the Hudson River. One such descendant, Capt. Jacob Storm, lived in the Philipse Manor house which is now a museum. The old mill house was once his office.

Het Notite Boeck der Christelyckes kercke op de Manner of Philips Burgh is a rare surviving record book of the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Abraham de Revier, Sr. evidently kept a private memorandum book that is now lost to history, which was heavily drawn upon in 1715 by Dirck Storm to compose the church's history. The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow's book of records is one of the most important books in Early American history. "Het Notite Boeck der Christelyckes kercke op de Manner of Philips Burgh" is a rare surviving record of Dutch Colonial American village life in English-occupied New York province.

The book is divided into five "books" or divisions.

First Division: Dirck Storm’s Brief History of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.

Second Division: Members Registrar, 1697-1775

Third Division: List of Elders and Deacons, 1697-1776, 1790

Fourth Division: Baptisms, 1697- c.1778, 1791

Fifth Division: Marriages, 1697-1790

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Dirck Gorris Storm's Timeline

1630
1630
Leiden, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
1656
May 13, 1656
Age 26
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1656
Age 26
Osch, North Brabant, Belgium
1658
1658
Age 28
Den Bosch, North Brabant, Netherlands
1660
1660
- present
Age 30
Netherlands
1661
May 15, 1661
Age 31
Osch, North Brabant, Netherlands
1662
1662
Age 32
New York Harbor (born at sea), New York, United States
1662
- 1662
Age 32

He arrived mid Nov. 1662 in New Amsterdam along with his wife and children.
His daughter Maria was born onboard the ship.

1668
1668
- present
Age 38
New York, New York, United States
1669
December 15, 1669
- 1683
Age 39
Flatbush, New York, United States