Jaepie Schepmoes Hardenburgh


Jaepie Schepmoes may have been born in January 1647. She was the daughter of New Netherland pioneers Jan Janse and Sarah Pieters Schepmoes. She grew up in New Amsterdam.

In 1666, she married Gerrit Hardenburgh. Over the next two decades, the marriage produced at least eight children who were christened in the Dutch churches of New York and Albany.

Within a few years of their marriage, the couple re-located to Albany where they both joined the Albany church. Their Albany house was on the hill on or near Pearl Street. Gerrit Hardenburgh was a fur trader and skipper.

By 1686, he had moved his family back to New York where he seems to have died sometime after 1690.

Jaepie Schepmoes Hardenburgh was last heard from in the Albany record at the christening of her daughter in October 1683. However, she is said to have died in New York in November 1732.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jaepie Schepmoes Hardenburgh has no CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/25/06