R-R Historical Society Main Page. The families RYKER and RIKER have been well researched back to 1638, when the first Ryker-Riker ancestor to set foot in America, ABRAHAM RYCKEN, emigrated from Holland and settled in New Amsterdam (present-day New York City) with his wife, GRIETIE HARMENSEN. It must be noted that RYCKEN is not truly a surname, but rather the possessive form of RYCK, which is one of the Dutch equivalents of our English name 'Richard'. Amsterdam Presents Day, New York Cities, Families Ryker, Families History, History Stuff, Historical Society, Dutch Equivalent, Ryker Rik Ancestors, Ryker Rik Historical
[Three Dutch women.] Digital ID: 1206548. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer Notes: Identified as 'Mother and her two daughters from Zuid-Beveland, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.57. Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info)
[Dutch woman.] Digital ID: 418051. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914] Notes: Identified as 'Protestant woman from Zuid-Beveland, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.61. Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.
The Holland Dames Ancestor list provides the names of all the male Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam, but not the women, who, at that time, retained their maiden names. They also shared the risk of colonizing also. The Holland Dames Association is made of a membership of those who can trace their ancestry to one of these settlers. It's their webpage that has this list.
The Rikers -- Page 14 of NYCHS excerpts from Edgar Alan Nutt's Rikers Family History Henry [Hendrick Riker] may or may not be the Henry Riker who from 1797 to 1800 was a silversmith and jeweler with George Alexander at 350 Pearl Street, Manhattan.