Barent Myndertse (Van Iveren)


Barent Myndertse was a master shoemaker who was said to have been in Beverwyck as early as 1659. Perhaps he was a part of the Myndertse - Van Iveren family of New Netherland and New York. He was most often referred to under the patronymic of "Meyndertsen" and its variants.

In 1660, his name appeared on two competing petitions regarding the fur trade.

In 1679, he was counted among Albany's householders. In May 1681, he joined a number of shoemakers in the purchase of a lot located north of the Albany gate. The property along the Vosenkill probably was used for tanning pits.

His wife was Eytie. Their daughter married Pieter Vosburgh of Kinderhook. In 1683, Barent was a member and supporter of the Albany Dutch church. In that year, he also witnessed a will.

Barent Myndertse was dead by 1689 when Pieter Vosburgh was empowered to administer his estate.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Barent Myndertse Van Iveren is CAP biography number 2290. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek defining information on his origins and passing.

first posted: 4/20/06