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In memory of Johannes Dykeman, my Paternal 10th Great-Grandfather on the DYKEMAN branch.


  • Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.

  • Johannes Dyckman of Fort Orange and his descendants, by Marjorie Dikeman Chamberlain, 1988.

  • Archives, Amsterdam, Holland, Orphans Court XXVI, p. 325.

  • Church Records at South Amsterdam, Holland.

  • Manuscript by Lester A. Card, titled "Dikemans", Fairfield County Historical Society.

  • "Minutes of the Court of Albany, Rensselaerswyck and Schenectady", v. 2, 1675-1680, p. 87, 98, 99.

  • "The Annals of Albany", Vol. 2, p. 30 and Vol. 4, p. 72.

  • "The Early History of Kingston and Ulster County, New York", 1975, p. 18.

  • "Early Records of the City and County of Albany and Colony of Rensselaerswyck, 1656-1675", by Jonathan Pearson, J. Munsell, 1869. [Link]

  • "New Netherlands Register"

  • O' Callaghan's "History of New Netherland"

  • Harlem (City of New York): its origin and early annals. Prefaced by home scenes in the fatherlands, by James Riker, 1881, p. 505-507 Footnote

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Johannes Dykeman

Clerk, Dutch West India Co.

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1646 June 23




1672 Sep

Albany, New York


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Johannes Dyckman was born bet. 1618 and 1619 in Holland. He married 1st to Maria de Grebber on February 22, 1641/42 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Three children were born to them: Joris, Jacob, and Dina. He declared three orphan children on February 27, 1646, indicating his young wife died soon after her third child was born. He married 2nd to Maria Cornelis Bosyns on June 23, 1646. She was the daughter of Cornelus Bosyns. Johannes was "first clerk to the chamber at Amsterdam" for the Dutch West India Company.

Johannes and Maria sailed from Holland in April, 1651 on the Dutch ship Waterhont, arriving that same year at Fort Orange. A thorough and extensive account of the family and their involvement in the early settlement of New York has been published in “Johannes Dyckman of Fort Orange and his descendants”, by Marjorie Dikeman Chamberlain, 1988.


Johannes was Vice Director of Fort Orange (Albany), a customs officer, and “first clerk” and commissary to the West India Co. in Fort Orange in the 1650’s. The records he kept from 1654 to 1655 are published in Pearson's "Early records of the city and county of Albany". 


Johannes died at Albany, in 1672. It is said that Johannes' sons left Albany after the Schenectady Massacre of 1690.


Johannes Dykeman & Maria Bosyns were the parents of my ancestor,

With his first wife, Maria DeGrebber:

  • Joris Dyckman, born in 1643

  • Jacob Dyckman, born in 1644

  • Dina Dyckman, born in 1645

With his second wife, Maria Bosyns:​

  • Cornelis, born 1647 at South Amsterdam, Holland

  • Johannes, born 1662 at Albany, New York

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