In October 1763, he married Bata (Barbara) Knoet (Clute).. She died after bearing one child. In December 1766, he married Catharina Roseboom. He was a member and pewholder of the Albany Dutch church. Perhaps, he fathered only the one child.
In 1766, his name appeared on an Albany assessment roll. In 1767, the assessment roll for the "West Manor," noted the home of Peter Quackenbush and son Wouter. Subsequent tax rolls identified his Albany holdings. In 1790, the census enumerated the third ward home of "Walter" Quackenbush.
In 1766, he witnessed the will of his neighbor.
In 1768, he was named to serve as a firemaster. Later, he belonged to an Albany fire company. He also was reimbursed by the city for services. In 1797, he was identified as a cooper and freeholder living in the third ward. In October 1800, he sold a lot along Foxes Creek on Montgomery Street to Philip W. De Foreest.
Wouter Quackenbush died in 1817. His will passed probate in October.
Sources: The life of Wouter Quackenbush is CAP biography number 2325. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 8/15/06