NameEyke Aldertse Roosa
Birth1651, Herwynen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death1684, Hurley, New York
FatherAlbert Heymans Roosa (1621-1679)
MotherWyntje Ariens de Jonge (~1623-1660)
Misc. Notes

alternate spelling: Ilke

Eyke Alberts Roosa was born on April, 2 1651 in Herwijnen, Gelderland, the netherlands. To Albert Hymanse Roosa and Wyntie Ariense de Jongh. Baptised the 6th of april, 1651, in the netherlands. She and her family migrated to present day new york, at the time New Amsterdam, colony of the dutch, shortly after her birth.
Eyke is recorded as one of 45 persons(20 other were killed), that on june 7th, 1663, were captured by the Esopus Indians, after a raid on Their village in present day new york. She was held as a hostage and rescued, on september 5th, 1663, by Dutch settlers led by Liuet. Peter wolpherter Van Couwenhoven. She was only 12 years of age.

Ref: Riker, James. Revised history of Harlem (city of New York): prefaced by home scenes in the fatherlands, or, notices of its founders before emigration : also, sketches of numerous families and the recovered history of the land-titles. New York: New Harlem Pub. Co., 1904. (pg 412)

Selected Sources

Collins, Holdridge O., "The Roosa Family of Ulster and Dutchess Counties, NY," NY Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. 31, July 1900, p. 163+.

Lowe, Blanche Beal, Twelve Generations of One Line of Lowe Descended From Jan Bastiaensen and Son Laurens Jansen Dutch Immigrants to New Amsterdam 1663, Stanton, CA 1972.
Birthabt 1 Jan 1647, New Amsterdam, New York
Death1685, Kingston, New York
FatherDr. Hans Kierstede (1612-1666)
MotherSarah Roeloffse (1626-~1693)
Marriage1670, Kingston, Ulster Co., NY
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