Isaac Hallenbeck


Isaac Hallenbeck was born in December 1770. He was the son of Bernardus and Neeltie Clark Hallenbeck. He grew up in a large family in a Washington Street home that was in the center of a large family plot on the Southside of Albany. His father passed on in 1792 but his mother remained in the family home for at least another decade. We tread lightly here due to the possible survival of more than one older, same-named individuals.

In May 1794, Isaac is said to have married Catharina La Rue of New York City. In March 1807, he is said to have married Cornelia Vanderpoel (Provost?). The two marriages produced a number of children - those born before 1800 were christened in New York.

Beginning in 1800, his household (counting a man in his age bracket and perhaps next to that of his widowed mother) was configured on the census for Albany's first ward. Assessment rolls valued his Albany holdings moderately.

After 1810, he seems to have relocated to Bethlehem where his household was configured on the census in 1820.

Isaac Hallenbeck is said to have died in 1844.

With outstanding questions and concerns regarding the context of his later life, we move on for now.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Isaac Hallenbeck is CAP biography number 5283. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 1/10/13