Catharina Bries Roseboom


Catharina Bries was born in January 1700. She was the daughter of Anthony and Catharina Ryckman Bries. She also was referred to as "Christina." She grew up in a medium-sized family in a trader's home in the second ward but lost her father when she was just four. Two years earlier, she was named in the will filed by Anthony Bries.

In December 1720, Catharina was just twenty when she married Gysbert Roseboom at the Albany Dutch church. By 17431, six children had been christened in Albany.

These Rosebooms raised their family in the second ward and were Albany mainstays until Gysbert's death in October 1749.

Gysbert's family bible carefully chronicled the birth of each of their children. In July 1760, it also noted "Catherine Roseboom in heaven sleeping, and . . . buried on a Friday." She had lived sixty years..

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Catharina Bries Roseboom is CAP biography number 6337. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 3/20/08