Such is our proud, though oft-diluted, Dutch heritage

An Extract from John Updike’s A Letter to My Grandsons The Updikes came to this continent in two installments. The first and more distinguished, the Wesel Updikes, arrived in New Amsterdam, in the person of Gysbert op den Dyck, before 1638. Gysbert — like Peter Minuit, the first governor of New Netherland — came from…