Catharina Vanderpoel Vandenbergh


Catharina Vanderpoel probably was born during the 1650s. She was the daughter of New Netherland pioneers Wynant Gerritse and Tryntje Melgerse Vanderpoel.

By the late 1670s, she had married Willem Gysbertse Vandenbergh. By 1698, eight children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church where both parents were members.

These Vandenberghs were Albany mainstays who lived for many decades in the community's North End.

In 1695, her father was living in New York when he filed his will. Her husband was named executor but Catharina was not identified in the calendar entry of the document.

However, Catharina Vanderpoel Vandenbergh was named executor of her husband's estate in his will filed in March 1714. She died sometime thereafter.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Catharina Vanderpoel Vandenbergh has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/20/05; last revised 2/18/14