Arendt Van Curler

Arendt Van Curler (HM9RB)

Location: Schenectady, NY 12305 Schenectady County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 48.997', W 73° 56.861'

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To honor the memory
of
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
during
Hudson - Fulton Celebration.
Details
HM NumberHM9RB
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Year Placed1909
Placed ByThe Historical and Netherlands Societies
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 4:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586027 N 4740987
Decimal Degrees42.81661667, -73.94768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 48.997', W 73° 56.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 48' 59.82" N, 73° 56' 51.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9-99 Union St, Schenectady NY 12305, US
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