Susanna Vandenbergh De Ridder


Susanna Vandenbergh was christened at the Albany Dutch church in January 1702. She was the daughter of Cornelis C. and Susanna Ouderkerk Vandenbergh whose earlier children were born in New York. By 1720, her large family appears to have been living at the Halfmoon.

In November 1725, she married Albany native Cornelis De Ridder at the Albany Dutch church. By 1727, the marriage had produced two children. Both daughters married Albany residents.

These De Ridders are thought to have settled in the Schaghticoke area. However, the marriage seems to have produced no more children.

Perhaps Susanna Vandenbergh De Ridder was dead by the end of July 1733, when Cornelis De Ridder remarried.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Susanna Vandenbergh De Ridder is CAP biography number 5841. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 2/20/15