Catharina Kip De Foreest
Stefan Bielinski

Catharina/Tryntie Kip probably was born in 1656 and baptized in the New Amsterdam Dutch Reformed church. She was the daughter of New Netherland pioneer Isaac Kip and his first wife, Catharina Hendricks Snyder. She grew up on Manhattan Island.

In January 1676, she married Philip De Foreest at the New York City Dutch Reformed church. Their first daughter was baptized in New York. But by 1703, eight more of her children were baptized in the Albany Reformed church where she was a member.

By 1680, these Kips had relocated to Albany where they were mainstays for several decades. By 1720, Philip De Foreest was identified as a freeholder in Rensselaerswyck. He died in 1723.

Catharina Kip De Foreest was buried in August 1731.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Catharina/Tryntie Kip De Foreest is CAP biography number 5948. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 1/5/04