Monday, January 12, 2015

Today's FrankieFunFact 1/14/2015

Words and photo by F LoBuono
Sarah Rapalje, daughter of Catalina Trico and Joris Rapalje, is considered to be the first person of European decent born in what would become New York (it was New Netherland at the time). The year was 1625.  In 1639, she married the overseer of a large tobacco plantation on the land that would become Greenwhich Village. They had many decendents that spread over much of New York State. The name still exists today. A street in Fishkill, NY is named in the families honor.

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