Catharina Schuyler Roseboom


Catharina Schuyler was born in April 1706. She was the daughter of Albany businessman Jacobus D. Schuyler and his second wife, Susanna Wendell Schuyler. Her father died in 1707 leaving widow Susanna in charge of their third ward home and small family.

In April 1729, Catharina married Albany native Hendrick H. Roseboom at the Albany Dutch church. By 1745, seven children had been christened in Albany.

Catharina's husband died in August 1746 at the age of forty-three. Widow Catharina Schuyler Roseboom was left to raise their large family until their bachelor son Hendrick came of age and took over the family home.

In 1756, the now fifty-year-old widow was not among the eleven Roseboom-named heads of households noted on the census of Albany homes taken by the British army.

The mother of Henry Roseboom of Albany was noted and called "Cathalina Maebie" in the will he filed in May 1769.

We seek more definitive information on her later life and passing.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Catharina Schuyler Roseboom is CAP biography number 1245. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. At this point, we have not been able to connect her to a second marriage to a Mabie.

first posted: 8/25/09