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George Ludwig Christian Scriba
Date: 1753–1836
Remarks: Member of Chamber of Commerce, 1786; U. S. Marine Society, 1786; Society Library 1790; Important merchant in Amsterdam and West Indies before emigrating to NYC in 1783; 1792 purchased a 500,000 acre tract of land between Lake Ontario and Lake Oneida which was known as Scriba's Patent and he founded the settlement of Rotterdam on Lake Oneida, later named Constantia