Streypers, Jan (17th century)
Jan Streypers, a Quaker of Kaldekerk, near Krefeld, Germany, probably a Mennonite before 1679 when Quakerism was planted in this area, one of the three promoters of the German settlement along with Jacob Telner and Dirck Sipman. He bought 5,000 acres of land in Pennsylvania from Benjamin Furly, Penn's agent in Rotterdam, which he finally turned over to his younger brother William, one of the first 13 Germantown settler families. He spent a short time in Germantown sometime between 1687 and 1706.
Hull, William J. William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1935.
Nieper, Fr. Die ersten deutschen Auswanderer aus Krefeld nach Pennsylvanien. Neukirchen, 1940: 90 ff.
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