Isaac Ouderkerk


Isaac Ouderkerk probably was born during the 1670s. He was the son of Jan Janse and Ariaantie Ouderkerk. His father is said to have been a cooper in Beverwyck in 1664.

In May 1696, he married Maycke Van Ness. By 1720, ten children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church where he was a longtime member.

In 1697, his budding household was configured on the Albany census. In 1709, the first ward "house of Isaac Ouderkerk" was valued at four pounds.

Isaac Ouderkerk later lived in Kinderhook. In 1720, was identified as a freeholder of Halfmoon. His wife died in 1747.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Isaac Ouderkerk is CAP biography number 6393. This baseline sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 12/25/05