From "The Settlers of the Beekman Patent" Vol III Chapter 74, page 899. "William Cypher was probably born ca. 1705 in Germany and came to this country by 15 Oct 1726 when he joined the Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow.He was of Dutchess County by 1729....He purchased land in Poughkeepsie 21 April 1732....He was naturalized in 1750....He m Petronella, the dau of Peter and Margaret (Van Tassel) Storm.Petronella was born 1709, prob in Tarrytown.William Cypher and his wife were Sp. 27 Aug. 1758 for Nelly, the dau of Carel Hoffman and Elizabeth Cypher. The will of William Cypher was written 30 Jan 1760 and proved 10 Jan 1764. He was of Poughkeepsie Prec.He named his wife Nelle, sons David, William, Lodwyck, and daus. Elizabeth, ...Margriet, Altie, Annatie and Sarah"