Casper Van Hoesen


Casper Van Hoesen probably was born before 1680. He was the son of Jurrian Janse and Catharina Hallenbeck Van Hoesen. He grew up in an Albany trader-tradesman's home and at Claverack where the Van Hoesens had a farm.

In January 1701, Casper married Rachel Slingerland in the Albany Dutch church. By 1719, seven children had been christened in Albany where he was a regular baptism sponsor.

In 1698, he was appointed constable for the first ward. Later, he would serve as firemaster and juror. In 1699, he swore and oath of allegiance to the king of England. In 1702 and 1709, his first ward home was accorded moderate assessments. In 1715, he petitioned the council for a lot next to his house.

In 1715, he was a member of an Albany militia company.

In 1720, he is said to have been living in Coxsackie. Casper Van Hoesen was last heard from in April 1731 when he paid for the grave of his former militia commander, Captain John Mingael.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Casper Van Hoesen is CAP biography number 750. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/20/07