Schenectady in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Arendt Van Curler
Arendt Van Curler
Acknowledged leader of the
fifteen original settlers of Schenectady.
Born at Nijkerk, Holland, 1620;
Came to New Amsterdam, 1638;
To Schenectady, 1662;
Resided here until death.
Home lot, southeast quarter of this block.
Cousin of Patroon Kilian Van Rensselaer;
Often consulted by Governor Nicolls;
Highly respected by the Governors of Canada,
and rescued many Christians from hands of Mohawks
He was an adventurous, enterprising leader
among the pioneers of the Western World,
who with wisdom, justice and humanity
administered the affairs of an important colony,
and as Embassador to the Indians
cemented relations of friendship,
and shaped the wilderness of New Netherland
for uses of advancing civilization.
Drowned in Lake Champlain, July 1667,
while on his way to visit Detracy, Viceroy of Canada,
upon his invitation.
Erected September 29, 1909, By
The Historical and Netherlands Societies
Hudson - Fulton Celebration.
Erected 1909 by The Historical and Netherlands Societies.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1620.
Location. 42° 48.997′ N, 73° 56.861′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and North Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Union Street. Marker is mounted just above sidewalk level at the corner of the Stockade Inn building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dutch Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Yates House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oldest House (about 300 feet away); Ride of Symon Schermerhoorn (about 400 feet away); Commemorating Massacre (about 400 feet away); Cur Non? (about 400 feet away); Toll House (about 400 feet away); Robert Sanders House 1750 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
Regarding Arendt Van Curler.
Arendt van Curler, a first cousin of the Patroon Kilian Van Rensselaer, at the age of twenty years, was commissioned on May 12, 1639 as a secretary and bookkeeper of Rensselaerswyck.
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