Otto Van Tuyl
was born circa 1661 at Gameren near the city of Zaltbomme, Gelre (now Gelderland), Netherlands. He was the son of Jan Otto Van Tuyl
and Geertruyd Jans Van Lent
. Otto Van Tuyl married Margrietje Dircks Fluyt
on 10 June 1693 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. Otto Van Tuyl left a will on 2 December 1704 at New York City, New York County, New York.
"I, Otto Van Tuyl of New York, merchant leave to my eldest son Dirck Van Tuyl, 6 shillings when of age or married.
All rest of my real estate, real and personal, I leave to my wife Margaret, during widowhood...If she marries, then she shall deliver to my children, Dirck, Jan and Anna, what she shall have undisposed of. If my children should die, then one-half of estate to go to my brothers, Aert, Abraham and Isaac Van Tuyl, and to Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Pell; Antie, wife of Cornelius Van der Vanter. And one-half to my wife's mother Elizabeth, wife of Joris Burger...I make by brother-in-law, Cornelius Van der Venter and Moses Gilbert, guardians of my children under age..."
He died on 19 December 1705 at New York City, New York County, New York.
1705, "New York, Dec. 24 - On the 19th inst. the Private Ship of War call' d The Castel Del Key of 130 Tons, 18 Guns, Capt. Otto Van Tuyle, Commander, Sailed from Jackques Bay (about ten miles from hence) and going down towards Sandy Hook with an easy Gale of Wind, she struck upon the East bank and stuck there; They sent some of their men on Shoar in their canoo for boats to assist then, but that night a hard Gale of Wind Sprung up between W. and N.W. and Froze very hard, the Ship began to fill with water.
"A Sloop and large Boat was sent down, but it was Freezing and blowing so hard, they would not venture to relieve them, for fear of running the same fate of being a ground and so froze and drowned; The next Morning the Gale continued hard all day, and the men were all alive upon the Deck and in the Shrouds; The Sea beating over them; And on Fryday Morning the Wind abating a Boat went on board and found but 4 of the men alive; the Capt. and all the rest being Froze and Drownd, there was 145 men on board when she sailed, who all perished but 13 and 132 dyed in this deplorable manner. Here are widows Lamenting the loss of their Husbands and Parents their children. Tis said about 80 or 90 of the men were English, Scotch and Irish and the rest of Dutch Parentage most born in this country." His estate was proved on 26 August 1708.