Nieukerck, Joost Willemsz, (1587-1645)
Joost Willemsz Nieukerck was born in 1587 at Nijkerk, in the Dutch province of Gelderland, and he died in 1645 in Amsterdam. He was a wealthy grain dealer in Amsterdam, but went bankrupt in 1627. Because he was known as a strictly honest man, the Amsterdam city government exempted him from the usual bail. Nieukerck was a member of the Amsterdam Waterlander congregation, and a deacon until he resigned because of his bankruptcy. He was married to Sara van den Vondel, a sister of the poet Joost van den Vondel. His sister, Adriaantje Willems, was married to the Amsterdam Waterlander preacher Pieter Andriesz Hesseling. His other sister, Hester Willems, was married to the deacon Reyer Claesz Anslo, a brother of the Elder Cornelis Claesz Anslo.
Molhuysen, P. C. and P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. Leiden, 1911-1937: VIII, 1219-1221.
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