Hi, I too am an 11th generation grand daughter of Joris and Catalina Trico Rapalje :) I have become almost obsessed with the connection to them and to the others I am descended from of the New Netherlands/New Amsterdam group! My husband and I both have been tackling the family genealogy project with renewed zest...with more info available on the internet, it has become easier to find the "missing link" info we have been looking for. I am in Ohio, where the Schanck (was Schenck) descendants via my mother's side still live that connect me to Joris and Catalina (via their youngest son Daniel).
I really enjoyed your detailed post
I would greatly appreciate and further info / stories connected to them. I am also a descendant of the Couwenhoven (Kouwenhoven) family and that of Anthony Jansen van Salee --- via his daughter Eva Antonius Jansen on down eventually to the Schanck family