Anthony Bogardus was born about 1682. He was the son of Albany mainstays Pieter and Wyntie Bosch Bogardus. He grew up in a large family in a house in the first ward. Before Anthony came of age, his parents removed to Kingston where his father filed a will in 1702 that named Anthony among his heirs.
In March 1704, Anthony married young widow Jannetje Knickerbacker Lansing at the Albany Dutch church. By 1721, their marriage had produced seven more children. All but one was christened in Albany where he was a regular baptism sponsor.
In 1702 and 1709, his modest first ward home was valued on city assessment rolls. He belonged to an Albany militia company. In 1720 and 1742, his name appeared on lists of first ward freeholders.
He earned a living from the wood trades. In 1713, he made ladders for Robert Livingston, Jr. He was a contractor of the city and also was paid for work done at Oswego.
Anthony Bogardus filed a will which identified him as a "ship's carpenter" of Albany. He died in April 1747 and was buried from his church.
Sources: The life of Anthony Bogardus is CAP biography number 6358. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
His will is said to be included in the "Teunis Van Vechten Papers" at the Albany Institute of History and Art. It has not been investigated.
first posted 1/30/06; updated 9/13/15