Jacob J. Bogert
Jacob J. Bogert was born in September 1687. He was the son of Jacob C and Jannetje Quackenbush Bogert. To mitigate confusion with his father and younger, same-named family members, we need to refer to this Albany resident as "Jacob J. Bogert the elder."
In November 1709, he was commissioned to "repaer" the city gates.
By 1711, he had married trader's daughter Catharina Schuyler. Between 1711 and 1721, a son and five daughters were christened in Albany.
In 1715, he was a member of Captain Johannes Mingael's militia company for the city of Albany.
In 1716, "Jacob Bogaert Junr." was named firemaster for the second ward. We believe this individual was appointed rather than his aged father.
In 1720, he was included among the freeholders of the city's third ward. At that time, he was called "Jacob Borghaert Jr." as his father lived nearby.
This Jacob lost his same-named father in 1725.
In December 1738, a "Jacob Boghaert" petitioned the city council to buy a piece of unimproved land along the north side of Foxes Creek. (By that time and thereafter, a younger, city-based Jacob Bogert is at risk and dictates caution in the assignment of community-based information.
Sources: The life of Jacob J. Bogert is CAP biography number 6054. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 4/10/14