Albert Andriessen Bradt
Albert Andriessen Bradt was born in Fredrikstad, Østfold county, Norway. He moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands at a time when commerce between Norwegian and Dutch merchants was well established. In 1636 he joined a party for New Netherland, arriving at New Amsterdam on March 4, 1637. Their destination was Rensselaerswyck where Bradt worked at a sawmill and a tobacco plantation. Bradt later rented a sawmill on a location that later was known as Normans Kill at Lower Hollow from the patroon., a stream winding across south-central Albany County, New York. It empties into the Hudson River after flowing around the west side of Castle Island.
- Biasca, Cynthia Brott Descendants of Albert & Arent Andriessen Bradt (Henington Publishing Company. 1990)
- Christoph, Peter R. Bradt Family: A Norwegian Family in Colonial America (Higginson Book Company. 1994)
- Wood, Joan Bradt Journey to a New Land: The Bradt Family in History (J.B. Wood. 1999)
- John O. Evjen Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, 1630–1664 (Minneapolis, 1916)