The Mohawk Princess
My auny often spoke about an Indian Princess in our family history .She was not taken seriously by anybody since she was prone to tell tales . My father tended to be vary secretive about his family. After his death I decided to look up his family. After some research I tracked down a couple of second cousins that had been working on the family tree. Low and behold I find out there was a Mohawk Indian Princess Ots-Toch Hertel of Canajoharie Castle about 1622. Her mothers title was Queen of the Islands. We have been able to track our immediate family back to 1794 Martin Richard Van Slyke. I am now in the process of making the final connection to Ots-Toch. I have so injoyed this journey through the history of not only my family but of our country and the role my family has played in it.