Re: Case or Henry Van Vrankin-Schenectady NY
If his name was "Claas," then it would be in the naming pattern of the earlier generations of the family, according to Jonathan Pearson's "First Settlers of Schenectady."
If his name was "Case," then maybe it was a middle name or some kind of a nickname.
If you need help with local records, please let me know. I'm right here in the area.
What's your full e-mail address? Perhaps we can continue this privately.
Nancy in Schenectady