Cornelis Bogert was born in September 1683. He was the son of Albany residents Jacob C. and Jannetje Quackenbush Bogert.
His first wife was Cornelia La Maitre who died after giving birth to their only child. In October 1707, he married Dorothea Oothout at her father's Albany house. By 1724, six more of his children had been baptized at the Albany Dutch church where he was a frequent baptism sponsor.
These Bogerts lived in the third ward where he owned moderate property next to the house and lot of his father. He served as a firemaster in 1731, belonged to a city company of the Albany militia in 1715, and was identified as a freeholder in 1720 and 1742.
He was a carpenter who specialized in building watercraft. He was paid by the Albany government on a number of occasions for repairing the "city walls" and by the province of New York for carpentry work and for supplying wood for boat building at Oswego.
Cornelis Bogert filed a will in May 1755. Calling himself an Albany shipwright, the will stated that he was "sick" and named Dorothea as his chief beneficiary during her widowhood. He died in July 1755 - a few months shy of his seventy-second birthday.
Sources: The life of Cornelis Bogert is CAP biography number 6063. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 2/10/04