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The Brusie/Bresie family was in New York 50 years before the Palatine migration of 1710
and there is some info about the immigrant Hendrick Bries from Beest in Gelderland. The
Columbia County group descends from his grandson Andreas, son of Christoffel, and
Elisabetha Klauw, who married in 1707 at Albany Reformed Church who lived in Coxsackie
(now Greene County) and had at least a dozen children.
If you do some searches with different spellings you should be able to find more on the
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