Hendrickie Hooghkerk Yates


Hendrickie Hooghkerk was born in August 1693. She was the daughter of trader-turned-brickmaker Lucas Lucasse Hooghkerk and his second wife, the widow Judik Marselis. She grew up in a large family in Albany's first ward

In May 1716, she married the slightly younger blacksmith's son, Joseph Yates, Jr., at the Albany Dutch church. By 1736, the marriage had produced eight children (including six sons) who were christened in Albany.

This Yates family made their home in Albany's first ward where Joseph Yates, Jr. also practiced the blacksmith's trade.

Albany native Hendrickie Hooghkerk Yates died in January 1750 and was buried in the church cemetery. Her husband lived for many years afterward.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Hendrickie Hooghkerk Yates is CAP biography number 3594. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 11/20/05; recast and revised 3/11/19