The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in Albany - September 1825

This list of the major supporters of collegiate initiative of the Dutch Reformed Church identifies many of Albany's principal personages at that date. It is included here to illustrate the community-based enthusiasm for Albany's most historic and still major religion well after the end of its pre-industrial period. By that time, more than a dozen additional denominations were functioning in the booming city. A number of the names may be familiar to students of colonial Albany. However, we believe that many of them refer to younger same-named individuals.


Subscriptions in Albany:

The Committee appointed to visit the Classes of Albany, of Rensselaer, and of Washington, for the purpose of obtaining subscriptions and donations to endow a third Professorship in the Theological College of New-Brunswick Report the following as the result of their labours:

Claasis of Albany:

Stephen Van Rensselaer, . . $1000 00
Abraham Van Vechten, . . . 250 00
John R. Bleecker, .... 500 00
Barent Bleecker, .... 250 00
Stephen Van Rensselaer, Jun. . . 500 00
Charles D. Townsend, . . . 250 00
Teunis Van Vechten, . . . 300 00
Harmanus Ten Eyck, . . . 250 00
Catherine Gansevoort, . . . 250 00
John Brinckerhoff, .... 250 00
Matthew Trotter, . . . . 250 00
Robert Dunbar, Jun . . . . 250 00
Conrad Gansevoort . . . . 250 00
Margaret Van Schaick, . . . 250 00
John D. P. Douw, . . . . 250 00
Nicholas Bleecker, . . . . 100 00
Jacob H. Ten Eyck, ... 100 00
Volckert P. Douw, . . . . 100 00
Egbert Egberts, . . . . 100 00
Isaac Fondey, .... 50 00
J. Winne, 50 00
Jacob Mancius, .... 50 00
John S. Van Rensselaer, ... 50 00
[total] 5650 00

SECOND R. P. D. C. IN ALBANY.
By the Consistory, .... 500 00
Rev. Isaac Ferris, .... 250 00
Simeon De Witt, . . . . 125 00
Christian Miller 125 00
Richard V. De Witt, . . . 250 00
Henry J. Linn, . . . . 125 00
Carried forward, $1375 00 $7745 00

Amount brought forward, $1375 00 $7745 00
Rev. John E. and Wm. C. Miller, . 125 00
Gideon Hawley, for self, ,
and Anna Lansing, $ . . 10
Margaret Pruyn 100 00
E. R Satterlee 50 00
Margaret Quackenbush, . . . 200 00
Mary Van Schaick, . . . . . 100 00
Benjamin Knower, .... 50 00
[total] 2100 00

notes

Source: Printed on pages 6-7 of The Acts and Proceedings . . . published by the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church at New Brunswick, NJ in September 1825. Conributions from the other Reformed churches in the region followed.

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