Catharina Loockermans Goewy
Stefan Bielinski

Catharina Loockermans was born during the mid-seventeenth century. She was the daughter of New Netherland pioneers Pieter and Maria Loockermans. She grew up at her father's house in Beverwyck.

By the 1680s, she had become the wife of Jan Salomonse Goewy. By 1701, ten of their children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church where she was a member and frequent baptism sponsor. She may have given birth several more times prior to the existence of surviving baptism records which date to 1683.

These Goewys lived on the east side of what became Market Street where Jan Salomonse was identified as a householder as early as 1679.

Jan Salomonse died in September 1731. Catharina Loockermans Goewy may have witnessed a baptism in Albany in June 1734. After that, her name dropped from Albany records.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Catharina Loockermans Goewy is CAP biography number 5933. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 10/10/05