Govert Remke, a Mennonite of Krefeld, who in cooperation with Wilm van der Leyen procured the release from prison for his brethren of Rheydt. On 11 April 1683, he purchased a tract of 1,000 acres in Pennsylvania, signing a contract with William Penn. He never took possession of the land, however, for he did not immigrate to America. He sold it on 14 January 1686 to Dirk Sipman.
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Hull, William I. William Penn and the Dutch Qiiaker Migration to Pennsylvania. Swarthmore, 1935: 243, 253 f.
Nieper, Friedrich. Die ersten deutschen Aunvanderer nach Pennsylvanien. Neukirchen, 1940: 32 and 89.
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