Adriaen Von der Donck

Adriaen Von der Donck

Birth
Death 1655 (aged 36–37)
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 28189756 · View Source
Suggest Edits

In 1641 Van der Donck sailed to the New World aboard Den Eykenboom, English terms "The Oak Tree". he was the first to colonize Yonkers New York, then called Jonkheer(which means Gentleman's farm). He was also active in the politics of New Netherlands, now New York City. He was well versed with the American Indians, such as the Mahicans and Mohawks, even learning their languages. There is no record of his death, but in 1655 he was alive to all accounts and was assumed that he died as a result of the Peach Tree War.


Advertisement

See more Von der Donck memorials in:

Advertisement

  • Created by: AMMNY
  • Added: 10 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28189756
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adriaen Von der Donck (1618–1655), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28189756, ; Maintained by AMMNY (contributor 46839179) Body lost or destroyed.