Hendrick Van Hoesen


Hendrick Van Hoesen was born in November 1748. He was the son of Hendrick and Catharina Vandenbergh Van Hoesen. His father is said to have died shortly after Hendrick's birth. We seek information on his childhood home life although his widowed mother would share a third ward home with her unmarried sister for the next fifty years.

Perhaps this Hendrick Van Hoesen was a member of a Kinderhook-based militia company in 1767. However, he was living in Albany (possibly at least part time with his mother) in 1771 when he was appointed constable for the third ward. Two years later, his was called as a witness in an election eligibility dispute and stated that he came to Albany from the country late in the afternoon but that the polls were not open. Thus, he had missed his chance to vote.

In October 1773, he married Albany native Elizabeth Evertsen at the Albany Dutch church. By 1785, four children had been christened in Albany.

In March 1779, his second ward lot was valued on the assessment roll. At different times during the 1780s, his account was paid from the city treasury.

In 1787, he began the process that led to a lease for land at Fort Hunter. After that, his name dropped from the community-based resources thus far encountered. Beyond that, his name does not seem to have been included on the statewide Federal census in 1790.

We seek further information on the life of Hendrick Van Hoesen and his family.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Hendrick Van Hoesen is CAP biography number 5737. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 4/3/09