Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
These names are included in the book by David and Tamar de Sola Pool: An
Old Faith in the New World [Columbia University Press, New York, 1955]
Most of the names known are because of legal actions against them. [The
captain of the ship who brought them to Nieuw Amsterdam, dissatisfied
with what they paid him, sued them for full costs. Other legal briefs
against some of them included their names as well.] Not all the names
are known, unfortunately.
Abraham & David Israel, Moses Ambrosius [Lumbrozo], Asser Levy, Solomon
Pieters[en], Jacob bar Simson, two women: Judicq de Mereda and Rycke
Nounes, Joseph D'Acosta [brother of the famous Uriel d'Acosta],
Salvador d'Andrade, Jacob Cohen Henriques, Abraham de Lucena, Salvador
Dandrada, David de Ferera.
If you are interested in these first Jews to Nieuw Amsterdam, I would
strongly recommend that you get ahold of the de Sola Pools' book, which
is a history of the oldest Jewish congregation on the continent:
Shearith Israel. Rabbi David de Sola Pool also wrote the book Portraits
Etched in Stone, which chronicles the early Jewish settlers >from 1682 to
1831. The de Sola Pools are gifted writers as well as excellent researchers.
Good luck! Martha Levinson Lev-Zion IGRA Israel
On 29 Apr., Arnold Chamove, Palmerston North, New Zealand wrote:
Anyone know the name of the group of 23 Jews who first came to America =in the 1600s? ArnoldChamove@ynnovate.co.nz