I would very much like to know more about the descendants of Willem C. Schouten.
Did he ever come to Manhattan. I have a footnote suggesting he was there in 1621 to work on setting up shipping on the fur trade. About 1640, a Willem Schouten served as a witness at a wedding in the Dutch Reformed Church. Willem the explorer died, of course in 1625. Was the person who served as witness a descendant? Can we set up a line of communication? The Ancestry membership is in my wife's name, I am Charles W. Scouten. The name is believed to be of Dutch origin and an alteration of Schouten.