Johannes De Garmo
Johannes De Garmo was born in April 1694. He was a middle child in the large family of Pierre and Caatje Vanderheyden De Garmo. He grew up in a fur trader's home in the third ward.
In October 1719, he married Albany native Egbertie Visscher at the Albany Dutch church. By 1726, four children had been christened in Albany where he was a frequent baptism sponsor.
This De Garmo family also lived in the third ward on what became Steuben Street where Johannes was an Albany mainstay for more than forty years. He also bought and sold lots along Foxes Creek.
In 1718, he was appointed constable in the third ward. In 1719, he was named high constable. In 1737, he was appointed firemaster for the second ward.
In 1715, he was a member of an Albany militia company. In 1720 and 1742, his name appeared on lists of Albany freeholders. In 1756, he was identified as a shoemaker and an Albany householder.
Except for witnessing a will in 1731 and in 1756, his name thus far is otherwise missing from the community record.
Johannes De Garmo was buried by his wife in the church in June 1764. He had just passed his seventieth birthday.
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first posted: 5/25/07; updated 4/10/11