Anna Oothout Quackenbush


Anna Oothout was born in December 1703. She was a younger daughter of Hendrick Janse and Catharina Douw Oothout. She grew up a member of a large family in homes in Albany and its hinterland.

In December 1733, Anna would have been about thirty when she married Pieter Quackenbush at the Albany Dutch church. The marriage produced at least four sons but only two of them seem to have been christened there. Perhaps others were baptized beyond Albany.

In October 1738, her father's will left her a one-fifth share of her father's farm. At that time, she was among seven surviving siblings.

This Quackenbush family made their home in Rensselaerswyck where Pieter was a prominent resident.

Anna Oothout Quackenbush died in 1757 and was buried from the church. Her husband survived until at least 1782.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Oothout Quackenbush is CAP biography number 405. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 8/30/11