Jannetje Bogert Groesbeck


Jannetje Bogert was born in October 1711. She was the daughter of Pieter and Rebecca Fonda Bogert. Named for her grandmother, she probably was the eldest daughter in the large family of North End mainstays.

In December 1739, she was twenty-eight at the time of her marriage to a younger Albany native Wouter Groesbeck at the Albany Dutch church. By 1758, their marriage seems to have produced eight children who were christened in the Albany church. She continued to witness baptisms into the 1760s.

At this point we pause because her husband had a number of same-named contemporaries. However, it seems that they re-located to Schaghticoke or perhaps Halfmoon from where this Wouter had business with the Albany Corporation.

We seek definitive information on the later life and passing of Albany native Jannetje Bogert Groesbeck

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jannetje Bogert Groesbeck is CAP biography number 6116. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 8/5/12