He grew up in a sloop captain's home in the first ward in a family with several ambitious, older brothers. His father also was the first Albany city surveyor - a skill he passed along to at least two of his sons.
In August 1797, a great fire destroyed the Montgomery Street "dwellinghouse" of Peter Dox. At that time, "Mr. G. Bogart" lived there with the owner.
During the 1800s, city directories identified him as a member of the city council, justice, magistrate, and on the boards of serveral Albany organizations. He also held the position of city surveyor from about 1813 at least thru 1818.
During the early 1800s, he purchased several 40-50 acre lots in Schaghticoke from the city of Albany.
Gerrit Bogert died in 1820. He was but fifty years old. His widow was listed in the directory at 12 Hudson that same year. In 1867, his remains were re-interred at the Albany Rural Cemetery.
Sources: The life of Gerrit Bogert is CAP biography number 6092. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 2/10/07; updated 1/29/13