Is Dirk or Dirck or Richard Van Riper, Sr. who lived in Preakness a son of Juriaen (or Jurrie or Jurje or George) Thomase (or Tomase) (Van Rypen) and his wife Aeltje Simonse Van Winckel (or Winkle)?According to Labaw's History of Preakness and Preakness Reformed Church Richard Van Riper, Sr [b. 1734 d. 1807 (leaving a will and naming wife and children) m. 1763 Elizabeth Mead (or Elisabet Meek)] was born in Holland and not related to the Van Rypen/Ripen/Riper families of New Amsterdam and Bergen. Winfield's History of Hudson County states the same thing.BUT William Nelson's History of Patterson and Passaic Co. lists Dirk/Richard as the 10th child of Jurian Thomase Van Rypen.The other 9 children of Jurian Van Ripen and his wife Aeltie Van Winckel were born and baptized at the Acquackanonk Reformed Dutch Church.But the baptismal records for 1734 through to 1741 are lost. Unfortunately the author of the three cited histories give no primary source for their assertions. Does anyone know of any primary source material that would clear up this problem?