Gertrude Schuyler Van Ingen


Gertrude Schuyler was born in June 1773. She was the daughter of Philip P. and Anna Wendell Schuyler. She grew up on her father's farm located along the river and north of the city of Albany.

In February 1802, she was a twenty-nine-year-old spinster when she married widower James Van Ingen at the Albany Presbyterian church. A year earlier, Van Ingen had buried his second wife - Gertrude's slightly older sister. She then gave birth to Van Ingen children in 1806 and 1809.

Moving a couple of times, these Van Ingens finally settled at 250 North Market Street in a townhouse fit for the family of a civic leader.

Gertrude Schuyler Van Ingen died in December 1825. She had lived fifty-three years. Van Ingen survived until 1843.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Gertrude Schuyler Van Ingen is CAP biography number 1316. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 12/20/07