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Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Chapter XXIV: Genealogy of the Gerritse Family

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[This information is from pp. 254-255 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this page.]

Frederick Gerritse, farmer, and Elizabeth Christianse, his wife, were residents of Schenectady in 1687. On September 9th, 1689, he conveyed to Myndert Wemp ten acres of land at Maalwyck and Bent's Island, formerly belonging to Benjamin Roberts, always called by the old settlers "Bent Roberts," from which circumstance, the island in the Mohawk, three miles above the city and opposite the Viele farms, was so called.

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