Cornelis Maase Bloomendal


Cornelis Maase probably was born during the 1690s. Perhaps he was the son of Maas Cornelis and Jacomyntie Gardinier Maase/Van Buren. For the most part, he was known as "Cornelis Maase."

In 1715, he was a member of an Albany militia company. In 1720, 1742, and 1763, he was listed as a freeholder living in the third ward. Most likely, he became head of the third ward household formerly held by his widowed mother.

He probably did not marry. He was, however, a regular baptism sponsor at the Albany Dutch church.

In 1721, he was appointed firemaster. In 1746 and '47, he was elected assistant alderman for the third ward.

In 1756, he was identified as a brazier. During the 1760s, his Albany holdings (including a house, shop, and stables) were accorded moderate assessments. After the passing of his mother, he lived with his brother John and his family. He owned another house where his brother Jacob lived.

Cornelis Maase Bloomendal filed a will in March 1761. It named his brothers and sister and their families as his heirs. At that time, he stated that he was "weak in body." He was dead by January 1770 when the will passed probate.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Cornelis Maase Bloomendal is CAP biography number 1464. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 12/30/06; updated 7/25/13