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