Carsten Frederickse
Stefan Bielinski

Carsten Frederickse was born during the early 1600s. He probably came to New Netherland during the 1640s or 50s. He was the older brother of Myndert Frederickse.

By 1660, he had found his way to Beverwyck where he was identified as one of the principal fur traders in the area. In 1667, he married Catharina Warners (or Warants). Four of their children were alive in 1689. He was a member and deacon of the Albany Lutheran church.

Carsten Frederickse was a blacksmith as well - probably in partnership with Myndert Frederickse. In 1679, his name appeared on a list of Albany householders. A decade earlier, his Albany home included a chamber, back room, front hall (with a bundle of hay in it), a loft and an attic, a window in the rear gable, a drywell, and a crib in the attic that held forty beavers.

With his wife, Carsten Frederickse filed a joint will in July 1689. It identified their four surviving children aged nine to twenty. The survivor was made executor of the estate. Carsten died first - within a few years. His widow's Albany household was included on the census of 1697.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Carsten Frederickse Van Iveren is CAP biography number 2296. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

Home: Description dated December 5/15, 1667 and printed in the Yearbook of the Dutch Settlers Society, vol 14:2-3. Formerly, he kept a boarder, soldier Philip Brown, whose alleged burglary of the home prompted the inquiry!

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first posted: 4/5/03