In October 1674, he was among those invited to the funeral of Rensselaerswyck director Jeremias Van Rensselaer.
He was known as a shoemaker, master shoemaker, and businessman whose home was included on a census of Albany householders in 1679 and on a list of Albany burghers dated 1681. In 1689, his landmark house was valued on an assessment roll for the second ward.
In 1688, he served as a firemaster. In 1692, he served on a jury and as constable for the second ward.
Hendrick Bries was dead by April 1694 when his widow petitioned for payment of his debts.
Sources: The life of Hendrick Bries is CAP biography number 6332. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 4/25/06