Dirck Claese Braecke was born in 1625. There seems to be some difference of opinion as to where Dirck was born. One record says it was in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands. Another says it was in Aalsmeer, North Holland, Netherlands. And according to his marriage record, he was born in Bremen, Germany!
His parents were Claas Claes Braecke (1600 to 1679) and Annetgen Janse Buijser (1598 to 1646), both of whom were born and died in the Netherlands.
Dirck married Aechtje Jacobs on 12 November 1650 in New Amsterdam.
He owned land in Communipaw (now part of Jersey City), which was inherited by his three daughters. (Apparently, he also had a son. But a son is not mentioned in the inheritance records.)
Dirck Claese Braecke died on 26 March 1693 in Bergen Township, Bergen, New Jersey. He is buried in The Old Bergen Churchyard.