Martin Pieterse Schenck von Nydeck
- Born: 7 Aug 1584, Doesburg, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
- Marriage: Maria Margretha Brockhurst in 1619 in Amersfoort, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands
- Died: 1664, Flatlands, Long Island, New York, United States at age 80
Noted events in his life were:
• General History. From a heraldic scroll made by the late Samuel M. Schanck, Counselor-at-Law. Mr. Schanck prepared the scroll with much care, and had finely painted on it pictures of the various escutcheons belonging to the Schenck family.
"Schencke is the name of a very ancient family who were spread all over Germany. In the reign of Charlamagne, there was a knight named Edgar, surnamed the Schencke, about A.D. 798; his wife's name was Fredegunde, b. in the region of the Moselle. The family descendants of this Knight, most especially in Suabia, Switzerland, Selesia, and Holland, were greatly renowned and possessed of large wealth. In Holland, the family of the Schencks is found in the person of Colvede Witte, Baron von Toutenburg, who was killed in the battle of Clodius against the Dane in A.D. 878. Some of the Schencks were in the tournaments during the latter part of the Middle Ages. In 1234, Christianus the 2nd, son of Reynier & Aleyda Schenck became the first of the house of Schenck van Nydeck. From 1345 to the present time, the records continue unbroken of the family of Henrick Schenck van Nydeck md. to Aelied Rayde; of their 3 children, Henrich md. Aleide van Goen van Keldenbrock; of their 3 children, Diederick md. Adelheit van Bruen; of their 11 children, Derick md. Anna van Berlaer; of their 5 children, Peter md. Johanna van Scherpenzeel; of their children, Martin Schenck is thought by Col. Vander Dussen, Netherlands Army, to have come to the Nieu Netherlands with his three children in 1650, arriving at New Amsterdam, probably on the ship "de Valckener," Wilheim Thomassen Captain, which sailed from Holland in March, arriving June 28. Three of Martin Schenck's children were named Roelof, Jan, and Anetje.
Roelof Martense Schenck settled in Nieu Amersfort, afterwards called Flatlands, on Nassau Island, afterward called Long Island, and was prominent where he lived and one of the 6 or 7 wealthiest men on the Island. In 1687 his name appears on the list among those who took the oath of allegiance to the English Government which he subscribed between the 26th and 30th of September; he md. 1st at Flatlands, L.I. in 1660 Neeltje Geretsen van Couwenhove; md. 2nd 1675 Anetje Peterse Wyckoff; md. 3rd Nov. 19, 1688 Catrina Cruiger; he had 10 children, one of whom was named Gerret.
Martin married Maria Margretha Brockhurst in 1619 in Amersfoort, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands. (Maria Margretha Brockhurst was born in 1596 in Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands and died on 9 Nov 1688 in Amersfoort, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands.)