Evert De Ridder


Evert De Ridder probably was born during the 1660s. He probably was one of the sons of Gerrit De Ridder. In 1683, his name appeared on a membership list of the Albany Dutch church.

In April 1688, he married Anna Van Ness at the Albany church. By 1713, eleven children had been christened there.

According to traditional sources, Evert De Ridder was a schoolteacher in Albany as early as 1688. In 1689, his home was in the first ward. In 1697, the census showed him living in Rensselaerswyck. In 1709, his third ward property was valued on the Albany assessment roll. In 1710, Albany records identified him as collector (of taxes).

Records show that he was commissioned a lieutenant in the militia by Jacob Leisler in 1690.

Evert De Ridder was last mentioned in the records in January 1713 in conjunction with the baptism of his last daughter.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Evert De Ridder is CAP biography number 7830. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/30/06; revised 7/15/11