Sara Goewy Van Vechten
by
Stefan Bielinski


Sara Goewy was the daughter of Beverwyck carpenter Salomon Abelse. She probably was born in the 1640s!

In 1668, she was identified as the wife of Cornelis Teunise (Van Vechten). At that time, she was named to inherit a hundred guilders from her uncle in Holland.

Van Vechten was a Rensselaerswyck farmer and sometime Albany resident. The marriage produced at least two children. However, she may have been the first of his three wives!

Sara Goewy Van Vechten may have died about 1682. In any event, she was dead by 1689 when Van Vechten re-married.

biography in-progress



notes

the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Sara Goewy Van Vechten is CAP biography number 5161. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.




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first posted: 5/20/04