Abraham Bogert, Sr.


This Abraham Bogert. was born in February 1692. He was the son of Jacob C. and Jannetie Quackenbush Bogert. He grew up in a large family in Albany's third ward. He was called "Abraham Bogert, Sr." to prevent confusion with younger and other same-named individuals.

Abraham Sr. does not appear to have married. However, he did witness a number of baptisms at the Albany Dutch church.

In 1715, he was identified as a member of an Albany militia company. This younger son may well have lived under his father's roof until Jacob Cornelisse's passing in April 1725. A few months later, he was appointed constable for the third ward. In 1736, he was named firemaster.

In 1727, Abraham Sr.'s name was on an account for mason work done at Osewgo.

In 1742, his name appeared on a list of third ward freeholders. That was the latest reference to him thus far encourntered.

Abraham Bogert, Sr. was not mentioned in the will filed by his older brother in May 1755.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Abraham Bogert, Sr. is CAP biography number 6056. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/25/07