Jannetje Waldron Jeroleman


Jannetje Waldron was born in April 1751. She was the daughter of Albany mason Pieter Waldron and his first wife, Neeltie Lansing Waldron. Her mother died and her father re-married about 1768. Her father's home was in the first ward.

In May 1770, she was just nineteen when she married Nicholas Jeroleman at the Albany Dutch church. At that time, they both were identified as residents of "this city." By 1789, nine children had been christened in Albany. With her husband, she was an occasional baptism sponsor.

These Jerolemans raised their large family in a house in the first ward and later in Watervliet.

We seek information on the later life and passing of Jannetje Waldron Jeroleman and her husband. Some of their children became residents of Bethlehem.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jannetje Waldron Jeroleman is CAP biography number 663. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 12/20/07