This Zacharias Sickles was born about 1670. He was the son of New Netherland pioneers Zacharias and Anna Van Valkenburgh Sickles. His parents were Albany residents at the time of his birth. However, by the early 1690s, his father had re-located their family to New York.
In June 1692, he was identified as a soldier in Captain George Bradshaw's company for the city and county of New York. As Bradshaw's command also extended upriver, we hope to uncover evidence that Sickles served at Albany.
This Zacharias married twice. In 1693, he wed Maryken Jans of New York City. In June 1717, he was identified as a widower from Albany when he married Wyntie Dyckman, the widow of Johannes Cornelisse of Albany. The first marriage produced a number of children. They do not seem to have been christened at the Albany Dutch church.
In August 1698, he was identified as a blacksmith where he received the Freedom of New York City.
Sources: The life of this Zacharias Sickles is CAP biography number 7064. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 5/20/09