Maria Van Patten Van Allen
Stefan Bielinski

Maria Van Patten (Petten) probably was born during the early 1670s. She probably was the daughter of regional property holder Claes Frederickse Van Patten.

In November 1695, she married Albany mariner Willem Van Allen at the Albany Dutch church. By 1710, eight of their children had been baptized in Albany.

These Van Allens lived in Albany's first ward where skipper Willem supported his family in the style of a successful businessman.

Maria Van Patten Van Allen died in February 1733 and was buried from the Dutch church. Willem Van Allen lived until 1753.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Van Patten Van Allen is CAP biography number 2129. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Her son was baptized "Claas Frederick" in February 1710 - thus honoring the name of Maria's father.

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first posted: 7/15/04