Hans Lubbertsen Van BlarcomBirth: 1641 · Fort Orange, New York
Born about 1641 in Fort Orange, NY (now Albany), the only record of Hans is his witness of the baptism of his niece in 1661 at New Amsterdam. There is otherwise no other information of his life.1
It has been asserted that, with an older surviving brother named Jan, this Hans could not belong to the family. This is untrue. Hans, otherwise Johannes, is a different name in Dutch from Jan, although both are frequently anglicised to John.1
1Zabriskie, George Olin. The Van Blarcom Family of New Jersey. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 99, No.3. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. July 1968; 150.