||Ferdinandus Janz (Van Sichelen) van Sycklin was a New Netherland settler.|
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Ferdenandus Van Sycklin, the progenitor of the Van Sicklen or Van Sickle family in America, was born in the Netherlands in Europe, probably in the province of Holland, about the year 1635. He emigrated to America in 1652. Like the great mass of the original emigrants to America, he probably belonged to a humble class in society, and came to this country when but a lad (about seventeen years of age) to better his condition in life. For a boy of that age to leave his parents and the land of his nativity, and come to the wild woods of America at that early day required a great deal of courage and stamina; yet this same courage and energy has characterized most of his descendants to the present time. (If boys of the present day should go to a new country, their minds would be so filled with ideas of pirace, and all sorts of trash derived from "Dime Novels," that they could not make an honest living and would be glad to send word to eh "old folks" to furnish money for cigars and tobacco).
Of his European ancestry nothing is known, "which is the case with most of early emigrants to New Netherland; intercourse with the relations in the fatherland having long ago ceased, and having, no doubt, been obstructed in consequence of the piratical conquest of the colony by the English in 1654, during a time of peace" 
...was an indentured servant to Gijsbert C Ouderkerk in Orange Co. for 4 years; this is how he came to America 
Was the first to inhabit New Netherland 
Was a Lt. in Gravesend, NY (Long Island) militia 
...He took the oath of allegiance in Flatlands in 1687, and is entered as 35 years in this country; consequently he emigrated in 1652. He (Ferdinandus, the I.)first settled in Flatlands, (in Kings County, Long Island); but in his latter days he removed to Gravesend, where he died about the year 1712. 
1698 Land Deed (image att) from Book 2 Conveyances
"Ferdenandus Van Sycklin, the projenitor of the Van Sicklen or Van Sickle family in America, was born in the Netherlands in Europe, probably in the province of Holland, about the year 1635. He emigrated to America in 1652. Pg 80 "Ferdenandus Van Sycklin, the emigrant, married (about the year 1660) Eva Antonis Jansen (born in 1641), daughter of Antony Jansen Van Salee, by whom he had eight children -- three sons and five daughters, namely, "
"... all of whom where born on Long Island, in what is now Kings County, New York, in the last half of the seventeenth century. He took the oath of allegiance in Flatlands, (in Kings County, Long Island); but in his latter days he removed to Gravesend, where he died about the year 1712."
Abstract of wills reads: Whereas Ferdinandus Van Sickelen, late of Flatbush, Kings Co, died intestate, letters admin 20 April 1712 to son & heir Johanes, when widow refused. Abstracts of Wills Liber 8. page 87 
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On 19 Feb 2018 at 12:01 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
No conflicting parents anymore, so I think these can be merged now ?
Greets from the Netherlands, Bea :)
LNAB according church record: van Sichelen ?
On 14 Nov 2015 at 04:00 GMT Steven Mix wrote:
On 12 Nov 2015 at 01:38 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
On 3 Apr 2015 at 20:39 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 15 Jan 2015 at 04:27 GMT Michael Stills wrote:
On 18 Oct 2014 at 19:23 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 18 Oct 2014 at 19:14 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 17 Oct 2014 at 20:24 GMT Steven Mix wrote:
So I am going to detach that mother, so that this Ferdinandus can be properly merged.
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