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Charles Herbert Crookston <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 1 Jun 1999 12:38:47 +0000
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And besides it is probably a Dutch version of an Indian name.

"Daniel H. Weiskotten" wrote:

> Here's an on-line reference to the 1656 Visscher map for reference.  The
> word "Wieskottine" can't be read, but it will give you an idea which map I
> am talking about
> http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/img0011.jpg
> That's from SUNY Stonybrook's map collection web page
> My original message:
> While we are on the subject of early maps of NY State I want to ask if
> anyone has any idea why my surname appears on the 1656 Visscher map?  On
> early versions of this map, which has been published in a variety of
> places, the word "Wieskottine" is found just above the Esopus River (under
> the "R" in "Nederlandt").  Later versions of the same map put the word
> Kattskill (sp?) there.
> Since my family came over on a boat from Bremin area in 1847, I know it
> wasn't any one I know (although I am also a Freer of the Hugeunots).  I
> make a motion that we change the name of the Catskills to the "Weiskottens"
> Dan W.