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Peter Alircks arrived in America in 1657 with dispatches from the Holland Commissioners to his uncle, Jacob Alricks, director of the Amsterdam Colony on the Delaware River. He was a successful trader and became a prominent figure in the early settlement. He married Maria Wessels in New York in 1664. Mary Wilson Alricks is a direct descendant of their of his youngest son, Wessell.

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