Alida Van Zandt Hooghkerk


Alida Van Zandt was born in January 1773. She was the daughter of Johannes and Margaret Wilkenson Van Zandt. She grew up as a younger child in the very large family (perhaps she was one of fifteen) of a prominent Albany weaver.

Thus, in 1790, she would have been one of seven females accounted for on the census of her father's first ward household.

In July 1792, Alida was not yet twenty when she married her older first ward neighbor Jacobus Hooghkerk at the Albany Dutch church. By 1810, the marriage had produced nine children who were christened at the Albany church.

These Hooghkerks raised their family in a modest home in the first ward surrounded by the holdings of both of their well-established and numerous Southside Albany families.

Alida Van Zandt Hooghkerk was last accounted for in 1810. We seek defining information on her later life and passing.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Alida Van Zandt Hooghkerk is CAP biography number 235. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 1/20/12