~ Deuteronomy 33:17
Cornelis Maessen Van Buren
1Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York & the Hudson River Valley - Volume I, p 68. "CORNELIS MASESSEN either emigrated from Buren, a village of the province of Gelderland, Holland, or was a native of that place. During the summer of 1631 he sailed for America in the ship "Rensselaerwyck", having with him his young wife, Catalynte Martense [daughter of a man named Marten] and at least one son named Marten. A second son Hendrick is said to have been born on the voyage. They settled on a farm a little below Greenbush, at a place called Papskee, leasing a farm from the Patroon Killian Van Rensselaer, who had been granted large tracts comprising large portions of the present counties of Albany and Rensselaer, then called Rensselaerswyck. He and his wife died in 1648, and the records show they were buried the same day. He died intestate, and the children were placed under guardians. His estate consisted in part of property in New York City, where is now between Fourteenth and Christopher streets. Children mentioned in legal papers: Marten C., Hendrick, Maes and Styntje."