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Grietjen Westercamp Gerritsen

Grietjen Westercamp (Grietjen is a Dutch diminutive for the name Margaret) was born in New Amsterdam to Hendrick Jansz Westercamp and Femmetie Alberts in 1642. Like most women of her time and place she faced many hardships, and in fact, survived some experiences that most did not.

The houses in the Wiltwyck area probably […]