Delia Cuyler Groenendyck


Delia Cuyler probably was born in Albany during the early 1670s. She was the daughter of New Netherland pioneers Hendrick and Anna Schepmoes Cuyler who had relocated from New York several years earlier.

In September 1694, she married Manhattan native Johannes Groenendyck in New York City. After having two children christened in New York, three babies were baptized at the Albany Dutch church between 1700 and 1703.

Groenendyck was sheriff of Albany County in 1698 and '99. After a few years living in Albany, this family moved to Schenectady where he was a trader.

Johannes Groenendyck died in December 1739. Tradition holds that Delia Cuyler Groenendyck carried on his business for many years. Her son, Pieter, became a prominent Schenectady-based trader.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Delia Cuyler Groenendyck is CAP biography number 395. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/10/06