Debora Fielding Van Iveren


Debora Fielding probably was born during the 1730s. She was the daughter of newcomer George Fielding and Albany native Catharina Roseboom. She grew up in a silversmith's home located in the second ward.

In August 1759, Debora was identified as "of Albany" when she married Rynier Van Iveren at the Albany Dutch church. By 1775, six children (reflecting the distinctive names of both grandfathers) had been christened in the church where she was a pewholder and baptism sponsor.

These Van Iverens raised their family in a businessman's home on the west side of Market Street. Their household was supported by five slaves in 1790.

Reiner Van Every's wife" was buried in January 1786. Debora's husband appears to have survived until after 1800. Perhaps, she did as well!

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Debora Fielding Van Iveren has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 1/30/07; revised 12/30/10