Adam Vandenbergh
Stefan Bielinski

Adam Vandenbergh was born in September 1703. He was the son of Albany residents Cornelis and Maria Winne Vandenbergh.

In December 1724, he married Maria Spoor at the Albany Dutch church. Their first two children were christened in Albany. Subsequent babies were baptized at the Dutch church in New York City. Until 1757, he witnessed baptisms at both Reformed churches.

In 1745, he was identified as the eldest son in the will of his mother. In 1761, he sold the land he inherited to Volckert A. Douw. The lot was on the west side of the road in both Albany and Rensselaerswyck.

As his name is not found on contemporary Albany-based documents, perhaps he lived in New York! Adam Vandenbergh owned a house on Broadway in Manhattan in 1756.

This Adam Vandenbergh died after August 1761.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Adam Vandenbergh is CAP biography number 5719. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We are mindful that we may have compressed the lives of two individuals into one story. Hopefully not!

Home | Site Index | Navigation | Email | New York State Museum

first posted: 9/20/05