Can anyone provide a brief history, regarding the town of "Van Syckel", Hunterdon County, New Jersey, location is 40°38'59"N 74°58'15"W, elevation is 300 feet, was named in the year 1941; or the town of "Van Syckles", Sussex County, New Jersey, location is 41°16'15"N 74°34'42"W, elevation is 640 feet, or "Vansycle Canyon", Umatilla County, Oregon, location is 45°56'53"N 118°43'19"W, elevation is 1,419 feet?The Vansycle Canyon, also spelled Vansyckle, opens into the Walla Walla Valley, east of Wallula.It's post office operated from 1882 to 1890.There is also a town of "Sicklerville" in NJ.
Any background information on freebooter and pirate, Jan Janse Van Haarlem (b. 1588 Netherlands), his son, Anthony Jansen Van Salee or Van Fez (b. 1607 and arrived in New Netherlands in 1633), or his daughter, Eva Van Salee, whose husband was Ferdenandus Van Sycklin, the progenitor of all the Van Sickle's in the U.S.?
Lastly, any background information on Samuel Van Syckle (http://www.micheloud.com/FXM/SO/pipe.htm for related story) and America's first successful petroleum pipeline?