Isaac Bogert
by
Stefan Bielinski


Isaac Bogert was born in January 1695. He was the son of Albany builder Jacob and Jannetje Quackenbush Bogert.

In November 1725, he married Hendrickie Oothout at the Albany Dutch church. The marriage produced seven children by 1741 but church burial records reveal that only two lived to adulthood.

Isaac followed his father in the building trades and was known as a carpenter in Albany and in outposts as far away as Oswego - perhaps explaining why he did not marry until he had passed his thirtieth birthday. Over a long career, he performed contract carpentry work for several governmental jurisdictions. After coming of age in his father's house in the third ward, these Bogerts became first ward mainstays. Upwardly mobile, Isaac was elected assistant alderman three times beginning in 1736. In 1763, his name appeared on a list of Albany freeholders.

Hendrickie Oothout Bogert died in April of 1764. A few years later, Isaac's modest first ward home was noted on city assessment rolls - with his son, Hendrick, emerging as the head of their family. Isaac Bogert also may have kept a still just outside the city borders near the property of his Quackenbush kinfolk. Perhaps his partner in the still was Volkert A. Douw.

Isaac Bogert died in September 1770 at the age of seventy-five.

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notes

the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Isaac Bogert is CAP biography number 6066. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.




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first posted: 12/10/03; updated 5/7/10