Catharina Groesbeck was born in January 1705. She was the daughter of Stephanus and Elizabeth Lansing Groesbeck. The eldest daughter of a prominent fur trader, Catharina grew up in a comfortable State Street home.
In 1753, she was named co-executor of her father's estate. She was left land near Fort Hunter, in Rensselaerswyck, a share of a house in Schenectady, two "negresses," and a part of the remainder of his considerable estate to be shared with her sister and two living brothers. In addition, her four living children were provided for.
Pieter Schuyler, Jr. died in 1753. Catharina Groesbeck Schuyler died at the end of December in 1758.
Sources: The life of Catharina Groesbeck Schuyler is CAP biography number 3268. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 2/25/04