Jan Evertse


Jan Evertse is said to have been born in 1671. He would have been the son of Evert and Maria Evertse. He grew up in the Albany home of a cooper who also may have lived in New York.

In November 1697, he married "Martine Simonz" (Veeder) at the Albany Dutch church. The marriage produced at least four children. However, he was a prominent Lutheran deacon and trustee.

These Evertsens made their home on what became the eastern corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane in Albany's third ward. He seems to have lived in close proximity to his father and brother Jacob. Jan also was known as a cooper.

This Jan Evertse served on juries and as assessor, constable, and firemaster in the third ward beginning in 1706. He also was identified as a surveyor in 1708. In 1715, he was a member of the Albany militia company.

In 1720, his name appeared on a list of freeholders in the third ward. During the 1720s, his house was an Albany landmark.

In August 1725, he was named in the will filed by his father. Jan Evertse was buried in the Lutheran churchyard in August 1726. His widow survived until 1728.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jan Evertse is CAP biography number 7967. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/10/11