Jacobus Gerritsen Stryker1

ID#  2205, (c 1620-1687)
2nd great-grandfather of Samson Striker
8th great-grandfather of Faye Louise Doyle
Ancestors of Jane Clapp
     Jacobus Gerritsen Stryker was born about 1620 in Ruinen, Drenthe, Holland.1 He married Ytie Huybrechts.1 He died in October 1687 in Midwout, Kings County, New York.1

Strycker, Jacobus Gerritsen: Artist. Born in 1619. Farmer, trader, magistrate, and "limner". Born in Ruinen, province of Drenthe, in the Netherlands. His wife was Ytie Huybrechts, possibly related to the lady of the same surname, whose daughter at about the same time married Titus van Rijn, the son of a greater "limner," Rembrandt. Stryker came to the New Netherland in 1651, a gentleman of considerable means and decided culture, and after a successful career died in 1687. We knew something of his office holding; he was Burgher in 1653 and afterwards Alderman of New Amsterdam, and also Attorney General Sheriff of the Dutch towns on Long Island up to August 1673. Very little of his work as an artist is known. three of his portraits have been identified. He left a son, Gerrit, who became Sheriff of Kings' County in 1688, and a brother, Jan, who also left descendants.2
Last Edited=7 Nov 2009

Child of Jacobus Gerritsen Stryker and Ytie Huybrechts


  1. [S267] Barbara Hill, database report, 2 Aug 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Jacobus Gerritsen STRYCKER."
  2. [S423] Glenn B. Opitz, editor, Mantle Fieldings' Dictionary of American Painters,Sculptors, and Engravers, Second Newly- Revised, Enlarged,13,000 Names (New York: Apollo Books, 1987), 246;908.