Fytie Becker De Garmo


Fytie (Sophia) Becker De Garmo was born in April 1735. She was the daughter of Albany-area residents Gerardus and Ariaantie Vandekar Becker.

In May 1758, she married Jacob De Garmo at the Albany Dutch church. By 1775, five children had been christened in Albany where their mother was a church member and pewholder.

De Garmo was a shoemaker who made his home in the first ward.

Fytie (Sophia) Becker De Garmo was last heard from at the baptism of her son in June 1775. Perhaps these De Garmos relocated to Pittstown where a Jacob De Garmo was listed on the census in 1790.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Fytie (Sophia) Becker De Garmo has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/10/07