Who was father of Adam Brouwer Berkhoven a Dutch West Indies soldier who settled in New Amsterdam in 1642?
The identity of the parents of Adam Brouwer is not known. He was born in Cologne in about 1620, was employed as a soldier by the Dutch West India Company in Brazil before coming to New Amsterdam about 1642. For a discussion of the origins of Adam Brouwer see "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer," New Netherland Connections Vol. 13, no. 4 (2008) and available as a PDF download at Brouwer Genealogy