In October 1674, he was among those invited to the funeral of Jeremias Van Rensselaer.
In February 1677, he married widow Maria Teller Van Allen. She may have been his second wife! He was the father of several children - none of whom were alive in 1715. He was a member and deacon of the Albany Dutch church.
In 1679, his name was included on a census of Albany householders. He was a wheelwright by trade but this Albany mainstay owned property in the third ward that was assessed comparable to that of a successful merchant. In 1699, he joined with his neighbors in swearing allegiance to the king of England.
From the 1680s on, he served the community as constable, firemaster, and assessor and was elected assistant and then alderman for the third ward. In 1702, he testified in court and gave his age as fifty-seven. In 1709, his third ward property was accorded a substantial assessment.
first posted: 8/15/04; updated 10/26/10