Litscho (Liczko), Daniel
Public official. Born in Koszalin, Poland. Sergeant and later lieutenant of the Dutch colonial army under Admiral Christopher Arciszewski in Brazil. In 1651 took part in Stuyvesant's expedition against the Swedes on the Delaware. In 1652 commanded a detachment of soldiers who accompanied the governor up the Hudson and hauled down the flag of patroon in Reussclaerswyck, thereby freeing the nucleus of the present city of Albany from feudal jurisdiction. Became one of the most prominent citizens of New Amsterdam, and often took part in the deliberations of the council. In 1652, when New Hollanders, fearing an attack of the New Englanders, began feverishly to fortify their city, he contributed one hundred guilders towards its defense; acted also as city fire inspector. About 1648 founded a tavern, which was one of the important landmarks in the town. Died in 1662.
From: "Who's Who in Polish America" by Rev. Francis Bolek, Editor-in-Chief; Harbinger House, New York, 1943