Catharina Vandenbergh Waldron
Stefan Bielinski

Catharina Vandenbergh was born about 1678. She was the daughter of Cornelis G. and his second wife, Cornelia Vanderpoel Vandenbergh. Her parents lived in New York City and then in Rensselaerssyck.

Reaching womanhood in the upper Hudson, in September 1698, she married New Yorker Pieter Waldron. Finding opportunity in the upriver economy, the young couple settled in Albany about 1700. Her ten children were born 1699-1723 - the last nine being baptized in the Albany Dutch church.

In 1714, she had been among the eight living children named in the will filed by her father.

These Waldrons resided near other Waldron and Vandenbergh properties on the north side of Albany where Pieter was building a business career that was cut short by an untimely death in 1725.

Now the matriarch of a new Albany family, widow "Tryntie" Waldron watched over her growing offspring until her death in March 1753. She was buried from the Albany Dutch church.



the people of colonial Albany The life of Catharina Vandenbergh Waldron is CAP biography number 5740. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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posted: 12/17/01; updated 2/5/12