Christopher Bogert


Christopher Bogert was born in March 1754. He was the son of Jacob and Maria Yates Bogert. He was a younger child of a large family in the third ward home of a mainline carpenter.

Coming of age during the struggle for Independence, we expect to be able to further document his wartime activities. Afterwards, he received a land bounty right in conjunction with the city militia regiment.

In October 1779, his property was valued at ten dollars on the city assessment roll.

By 1780, he had married his neighbor, the slightly younger Rebecca Winne. By 1790, the marriage had produced at least four children who were christened at the Albany Dutch church.

During the 1780s, his various accounts (including a bill for £41:13:6 in December 1785) were submitted and paid by the city treasurer.

In 1790, the household of Christopher Bogert was configured on the census of Watervliet. At that time, a boy, two older males, and one female were listed as inhabitants. The unit probably sat just north of the city line.

Christopher Bogert was buried from the church in August 1796. This Albany native had lived only 42 years.

biography in-progress - 2017


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Christopher Bogert is CAP biography number 6086. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Wikitree entry.

first posted 9/10/18