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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Dominie Petrus Thesschenmaecker

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 154-155 of A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times; being contributions toward a history of the lower Mohawk Valley by Jonathan Pearson, A. M. and others, edited by J. W. MacMurray, A. M., U. S. A. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, Printers, 1883). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 P36, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

[Copies of this book are available from the Schenectady County Historical Society.]

[The original version uses assorted typographical symbols to represent footnotes. To improve legibility, the online version uses the form (page number - note number.)]

He was the first settled minister in Schenectady. Having officiated in 1676, in Kingston, to the acceptance of the people, they petitioned for his continuance; — in 1679, he was ordained in New York, by a council comprising the ministers then settled in the Province, as of the church at Newcastle on the Delaware, where he continued until about 1684, when he came to Schenectady. In the destruction of the village in 1690, the parsonage the site of which is unknown, was burned, and the Dominie was killed. (155-1)

Notes

(155-1) Doc. Hist., III, 8vo., 865; Gen. Ent., 65; Col. Doc., IV, 468 note; III, 458; County Records, I, 28.

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