Catharina De Vos


Catharina De Vos probably was born in Holland before 1630. She was the daughter of New Netherland pioneers Andries and Margarita Coeymans De Vos. They may have emigrated to New Netherland in 1641.

She appears to have married three times. Her first marriage to Arent Andriesse Bradt produced six children. In 1664, she married Barent Janse Van Ditmars who was killed in the raid on Schenectady in February 1690. In 1691, she married Claas Janse Van Bockhoven.

Catharina and all of her husbands were involved in the founding and establishment of Schenectady. She may have been a Schenectady resident regardless of her marital state. In 1697, her third husband was living in Albany without a woman in his household.

In January 1699, her husband filed a will that provided for Catharina's children.

In 1709, her name appeared on a Schenectady assessment roll. She had been a property holder there for many years.

Catharina De Vos is said to have died in Schenectady in 1712.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Catharina De Vos is CAP biography number 7854. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Online resources: 1;

first posted: 3/25/07