In September 1771, he was appointed constable for the first ward but did not serve and was replaced. In his prime during the war years, we have not found much record of his service. However, afterwards, he was accorded a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment. In 1779, he joined in a community-based petition on behalf of fellow cordwainer John Tillman.
Bernardus Evertsen was involved in the leather trade. He was known as a tanner and also as a cordwainer. As time passed, he held tan pits and also owned a tannery on Fox Street. In 1793, he was a founding vice-president of the Albany Mechanics Society.
Bernardus Evertsen died in January 1802 and was buried in the church. His widow passed five years later.
Sources: The life of Bernardus Evertsen is CAP biography number 7954. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 1/20/08