The story of the Bogardus family of early Albany most likely begins with the arrival of Domine Everardus Bogardus and subsequent marriage to widow Anneke Jans in 1638. Their children were born in New Amsterdam and were brought upriver to Albany by Anneke Jans following Bogardus's untimely death in 1647. Her will of 1663, parceled out the family estate. The Bogert family does not appear to be closely related.
By 1790, only old Jacob S. Bogardus remained (living alone) in the city but the household of one Ephraim P. Bogardus was configured in surrounding Watervliet. However, statewide, at least 37 Bogardus-named households appeared on the first Federal Census in 1790.
After the first generations in Albany and New York generally , the Bogardus family has spread across the United States where the name is encountered in many incarnations today.
Sources: This access page on the Bogardus family includes basic information and sources on the family and is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Online: Most recently (2014): Dominie Everardus Bogardus: His decendants and why Tribeca should be mine!, by James Bruce Battles; earlier and differently focused is Willem Frijoff's Fulfilling God's Mission: The Two Worlds of Dominie Everardus Bogardus, 1607-1647. Wikipedia entry on the American patriarch. PFS for Schenectady; Bogardus imagery
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