Jeremias Schuyler
Stefan Bielinski

Jeremias Schuyler was born in January 1698. Named for his maternal grandfather, he was the son of Albany leader Pieter Schuyler and his second wife, Maria Van Rensselaer Schuyler. All five of those offspring lived to adulthood and remained connected throughout their lives. Jeremias also was the twin brother of Pieter Schuyler, Jr.

In 1720, he was among those who received a provincial patent for land along the Paltz River in what then was Ulster County.

During the early 1720s, Jeremias married Susanna Bayeux - the daughter of a prominent New York Huguenot family. Beginning in 1723, their five children were baptized in the Albany Dutch church where he was an occasional baptism sponsor.

Jeremias set up his home in his father's old house on Court Street near the Ruttenkill bridge. He was an Albany merchant and was elected assistant alderman for the first ward in 1725.

He also owned a farm north of Albany and near those of his brothers Peter and Phillipus. In June 1748, he was named as a brother and heir in the will filed by Phillipus Schuyler.

Jeremias Schuyler lost his wife in 1747. He died in December 1753 and was buried in the family plot at the Flats.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jeremias Schuyler is CAP biography number 1424. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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