Johannes Van Hoesen


Johannes Van Hoesen is said to have been christened in New York City in March 1748. Thus, he would have been the son of Volkert and Alida Marselis Van Hoesen. Unlike his siblings, birth and/baptism information has not been found in the more obvious Albany-based sources.

In 1767, he was identified as a private in the first ward militia company captained by Barent Bradt.

In December 1771, he married Anna Van Deusen at the Albany Dutch church. By 1786, five children had been christened in Albany.

We seek information on his wartime service.

These Van Hoesens raised their family in Albany's first ward. In 1779, his first ward property was valued and showed Arent Van Deusen as a boarder. A decade later, his homestead may have had two boarders.

The city census in 1790 showed seven people in his Southside home.

In August 1797, a list of first ward freeholders called him a carpenter. Two years later, the assessment roll valued his property moderately.

After 1799, we have not encountered him in our sweep of community-based resources. We seek information on the later life and passing of this Albany resident called Johannes Van Hoesen.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Johannes Van Hoesen is CAP biography number 6410. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/20/11