Frederick Mynderts Van Iveren


Frederick Mynderts Van Iveren probably was born about 1680. He was the youngest son of New Netherland pioneers Myndert Frederickse and his second wife, Pieterje Van Vechten Van Iveren. He grew up at his father's smithy and practiced the blacksmith's trade. At that time, his family was known as "Myndertse."

In 1699, he signed a community-based oath of allegiance to the King of England. In 1704, he was named in the will filed by his father. In 1706, he was appointed assessor for the third ward. He served as a juror and also appeared before the Albany court as defendant and plaintiff.

In December 1706, Frederick Myndertse married Albany native Sara De Wandelaer at the Albany Dutch church. By 1726, ten children had been christened in Albany.

This Mynderts family first lived in the third ward where his holdings were accorded a moderately substantial assessment. He belonged to an Albany militia company and was included on a list of first ward freeholders in 1720. In 1716, his house was located outside the city's south gate. In 1720, he served as a firemaster in the first ward.

Frederick Mynderts Van Iveren died in February 1740 and was buried from his church.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Frederick Mynderts Van Iveren is CAP biography number 2353. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 4/15/07