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.