Jannetje Bogert Douw
Stefan Bielinski

Jannetje Bogert was born in January 1708. She was the first child born to Albany shipwright Cornelis Bogert and his second wife, Dorothe Oothout Bogert.

About 1737, she married Albany merchant Johannes V. Douw. By 1750, eight of her children were baptized in the Albany Dutch church where she was a pewholder.

These Douws lived in the first ward where her husband was a prominent businessman and Albany office holder.

Jannetje Bogert Douw was left a bequest in the will of her father filed in May 1755. After that her name dropped from Albany rolls. She was not named and probably was deceased by the time a will was filed by her husband in 1777.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jannetje Bogert Douw is CAP biography number 6068. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 4/1/04