Teunis Dirckse Van Vechten


Teunis Dirckse may have been born in May 1668. He was the son of Dirck Teunise and Jannetie Van Vechten.

In November 1694, he married Schenectady native Catharina Van Patten at the Albany Dutch church. By 1707, four or five children had been christened at his Albany church.

In 1697, his budding household was configured on the Albany census. In June 1699, he was cited for trading without possessing the freedom of Albany. In that year, he joined with his neighbors in swearing allegiance to the king of England. A few years later, Teunis Dirckse was identified as a resident of Loonenburgh.

Teunis Dirckse Van Vechten was last mentioned in the Albany record of his son's baptism in June 1707.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Teunis Dirckse Van Vechten is CAP biography number 6049. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. An individual of the same name had a farm in Greenbush a generation or two earlier. Perhaps the same-named resident of what became Greene County was a separate person as well!

first posted: 5/30/06