Pieter J. Bogert


Pieter J. Bogert was born in December 1747. He was the son of Albany natives Jacob and Maria Yates Bogert. Pieter grew up as a middle child in the large family of a third ward carpenter. Perhaps his family migrated to the Manor during the 1760s. However, similarly named contemporaries are at-risk in the region.

In January 1773, he married Saartie Van Schaick at the Albany Dutch church. At that time, marriage records noted that the were "both of this place." By 1788, eight children had been christened in Albany.

In March 1779, the real property of one Peter Bogart was valued on the assessment for the second ward.

Almost thirty at the outbreak of hostilities in 1775, we expect to find additional information on his activities during the war. In May 1775, he was among the Albany people who pledged/contributed eight shillings to supply Ticonderoga (p.993). Afterwards, a "Peter Bogart" was listed among those accorded a bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.

In 1790, the first Federal Census for the town of Watervliet listed two men named "Peter Bogert" as heads of households. At this point, we are uncertain whether either of them reference this subject.

After that, his name seems to have dropped from the community-based record. Following our latest sweep of Internet based resources, we have passed diminishing returns and so move on for now from the life of Albany native Pieter J. Bogert.

Over the first decades of the nineteenth century, the name Peter Bogert appeared a number of times in the jurisdictions beyond Albany County. Census entries for "Peter Vandenbogert" in 1800 and 1810 for the new town of Bethlehem configure a distinct family living south of the city. None of these have been followed further.

biography in-progress - 2017


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Pieter J. Bogert is CAP biography number 6139. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 12/10/18