Maria Vanderpoel Van Schaick
Stefan Bielinski

Maria Vanderpoel was the daughter of Teunis Cornelise and Catrina Jans Croon Vanderpoel - early residents of Beverwyck. She probably was born during the 1650s.

By 1680, she had married Albany merchant Anthony Van Schaick. Eight of their children were baptized in the Albany Dutch church between 1682 and 1702. She was a member and baptism sponsor there and her husband was a church officer.

In 1694, she was named co-executor of her mother's estate which left her a share of a house in Holland. She raised her family in an Albany house on State Street and also on the Van Schaick family farm on the upper Hudson. In 1712, she purchased a small piece of land for thirty shillings in the second ward with Johanna Van Stryden.

When Anthony Van Schaick filed a will in January 1737, it named Maria as sole beneficiary and co-executor of his considerable estate - although its did impose several conditions on her inheritance. Probably then in her eighties, Maria Vanderpoel Van Schaick died sometime after she also signed that document.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Vanderpoel Van Schaick is CAP biography number 6263. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 11/15/03