Marriage: 184 - 660,031 Rapalje - Trico


Joris Rapelje and Catalina Trico were married 21 January 1624, at the Walloon Church of Amsterdam. Rapelje, an illiterate 19-year-old textile worker whose origin was noted in the registry as 'Valencenne' (ValenciennesSpanish Netherlands), and his 18-year-bride, had no family present to witness the ceremony. Four days later, on 25 January, the couple departed from Amsterdam, bound for North America.[1] They were traveling aboard the first ships to bring immigrants and workers to New Netherland.