Arendt van Corlaer (1620 - 1667)

Came to New York in 1638 Founded Schendectady. He was an agent for his great uncle Killaen van Rensselaer of Amsterdam, a diamod merchant. He befriended the Mohawk indians and was drowned in Lake...

Peter Minuit MP (1580 - 1638)

Peter Minuit was the Third Director-General of New Netherland. He is credited with purchasing the Island of Manhattan from the Lenape indians on May 24, 1626 In 1631 Governor Minuit was recalled to H...