Dirck Straatemaker1

#14207, (circa September 1671 - )
Relationship5th great-granduncle of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Jan Dircksen Straatemaker1 (c 1642 - )
Mother*Gessie Gerrits1 (bt 1642 - 1646 - c 1700)
On the early settlement of the Tappan Patent, from History of the Reformed Church of Tappan.
"The first dwellings of this people were built of logs, timber being abundant in the neighborhood. It was not long, however, before a few more substantial houses were erected. The oldest of these was the brick and stone house still standing, though much changed in appearance, and now so generally known as the "Washington Headquarters." It was built by John Stratemaker, one of the sixteen original patentees, and in the year 1700, as we know from figures wrought into its front wall. Its builder owned it four years. In 1704 he sold it to Dirk Stratemaker; the deed of conveyance is still extant. The second owner, in his turn, sold it to Rem Remsen of Long Island, and the latter again deeded it May 1, 1746, to Johannes De Wint, a wealthy planter from the West Indies, in whose possession and that of his heirs it remained till long after the Revolutionary War. From him it derived the name of the De Wint House, by which it is often called even yet ; its most popular name, however, is the one first mentioned. Washington often availed himself of its hospitality during the Revolution. He first visited it in August, 1780 ; he sojourned in it from September 28 to October 7 of the same year — a week made memorable by the trial and execution of Major John Andre. And more than once he took up his abode in it again in 1783. These events have made the house of great interest to the antiquarian."2 
Birth*circa September 1671He was born circa September 1671.1 
Baptism10 September 1671He was baptized on 10 September 1671 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York, New York.1 


  1. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, editor, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York: Baptisms From 1639 to 1730 (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1901), p. 103. Dirck, son of Jan Dirckszen and Geesie Gerrits, bapt. 10 Sep 1671; sponsor Lysbeth Cornelis.
  2. [S1632] Rev. David Cole, History of the Reformed Church of Tappan NY (New York: Press of Stettiner, Lambert & Co., 1894), pp. 3–4.