The Blauvelts, An American Journey

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The story of one of Rockland’s old-time family lines

In March of 1638, a small Swedish ship the “Kalmar Nyckel” dropped anchor at “The Rocks” (Wilmington, Delaware.) On board was a 15-year-old Dutch boy named Gerrit Hendricksen. Although without absolute certainty, local historians believe this Gerrit is the first Blauvelt in America. He is the Founding Father of the Blauvelt Family. Learn more from speaker Ralph Blauvelt, president of the Association of Blauvelt Descendants. Sunday, October 2, 2 p.m. at King’s Daughters Library, Garnerville.

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