Cornelia Keteltas Ryckman


Cornelia Keteltas may have been born in December 1670 - the daughter of Arent and Susanna Hendricks Keteltas. She was a member of the Manhattan-based Keteltas family.

In May 1696, she married Albany native Pieter Ryckman at the Manhattan Dutch church. Their first three children were christened in New York. In 1708, their last child was baptized at the Dutch church in Albany.

After living for a time in Manhattan, these Ryckmans became Albany mainstays and lived in the first ward where Pieter practiced the tailor's trade and was a member of the city council.

After almost thirty years of marriage, Cornelia Keteltas Ryckman ("Pieter Ryckman's wife") was buried from the Albany church in March 1726. Her husband lived until 1748.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Cornelia Keteltas Ryckman is CAP biography number 8459. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/10/08