Pieter Van Allen was in Beverwyck by the late 1650s. He may have been born in Utrecht in 1633. Traditional sources identified him as a tailor and trader. In 1660, his name appeared on a list of prominent fur traders. For a time, young Dirck Wesselse was his servant.
Pieter Van Allen died in January 1674 and his widow re-married. Later, the bouwery he acquired at Kinderhook in 1668 was sold to Harmen Janse by the executors of his estate.
first posted: 6/20/04