Pieter Schuyler, Jr. was involved in extending the fur trade out into the Indian country. In 1721, he was identified as the captain of a company of traders commissioned by the governor to establish a trading post on Lake Erie near Niagara and to encourage the Iroquois to trade at Albany. After that, he was active at Oswego, and passed a year at another location near Lake Ontario. In 1737, he was commissioned as "commissary at Oswego" during the trading season.
In July 1736, he was among those worthies who witnessed the will of Goose Van Schaick. In 1748, was named to share a portion of the estate of his brother, Phillipus. His son was the "Pieter Schuyler, Jr." who was buried at "the Flats" in September 1753. At this point, we believe he was the "Peter Schuyler" whose name was included on a list of Albany freeholders in 1763.
We seek information on his later life and passing.
Sources: The life of Pieter Schuyler, Jr. is CAP biography number 1736. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. A portrait of him from a private collection has been reproduced in Christoph's Schuyler Genealogy, facing page 53. We seek a useful copy of that likeness!
first posted: 2/5/04; revised 12/8/10