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From: "RMH" <>
Subject: Re: [D-Col] Sickles, Sickler
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 12:49:22 -0400
Are you aware that Sickels is a name in Rockland County? There was a
Sickeltown, and there still is a Sickeltown Road.
Wilfred Blanch Talman's book, "How Things Began" says: "SICKELS - One
Zacharias Sickels from Vienna, Austria, went to Curacao as an adelborst
(cadet) in the employ of the Dutch West India Company and was brought by
Peter Stuyvesant in 1655 to Albany as a corporal. There he was also town
herder, porter, crier and a carpenter. A grandson and his wife settled about
1736 on the west bank of the Hanckensack, an area soon called Sickeltown.
Some spell the name Sickles."
Hope this is helpful.
Regina Haring, Nanuet, NY
----- Original Message -----
From: david stott <>
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2000 11:27 AM
Subject: [D-Col] Sickles, Sickler
> Good morning,
> I am researching the Sickles family in NY and have been getting
> information from other researchers, census reports and others items.
> The surname SICKLES seems to vary in the late 1700's and the spelling
> turns up as SICKLER..
> Numerous people also researching these families feel that there is a
> distinct difference in the lineage for these surnames. Has anyone found
> this to be true and the family of SICKLES & SICKLER to be separate???
> My primary focus is for the following SICKLES/SICKLER men:
> Harmanus Sickles/Sickler born ABT 1770 in NY married Margaret/Grietje
> Christian Sickles/Sickler born ABT ABT 1780 in NY married to Nellie/
> Neeltje/Eleanor Feynhoudt
> The Feynhoudt ladies seems to be the daughters of Petrus
> and Rebecca Ostrander
> Harmanus and Christian disappear from records after 1820 timeframe, but
> their children remained in the Greene county area of NY after that period
> of time.
> Also mixed into this is Pieter Sickles born ABT 1784 in NY married to
> Catherine ? both are buried in the Grove Cemetery in Coeymans, Albany
> county, NY
> All men lived in the Albany/Greene county area of NY later in life but
> seen in church records as witnesses in several church records in Dutchess
> county, NY.
> They may all be the son of Gerret SICKLES and HilltjeCLAUW/CLOW the first
> recorded SICKLES in the Albany, NY area. Gerret Sickles served in the Rev
> War for the Albany militia
> If anyone has anything on these SICKLES men, I would appreciate hearing
> from them
> Dave Stott
> Middletown, CT
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