The Loockermans family of New Netherland consisted of one or more lines of descent and placed family members in Albany throughout the second half of the seventeenth century. Most of them traced their roots to pioneer trader Pieter Loockermans, Sr. whose widow was the head of an Albany household in 1697.
Two Loockermans-named households appeared on the Albany census in 1697.
With the passing of Jacob Loockermans after 1709, the Loockermans name dropped from Albany annals!
Sources: Spelled variably, the Loockermans/Lookermans/Lokermans family married a number of daughters to the Albany mainline.
Our work on them is informed chiefly by family and community-based resources. Internet resources:1; 2;
From: "Robert Protzman" ( Robert.Protzman@akzo-nobel.com )
Pieter Janse LOOCKERMANS, b. Tournout, Netherlands; d. NY; m. Marie Teller (b. 1648, Albany, NY). In New Amsterdam, Jan 1642. Settled Albany 1656, when he purchased a house there. Boatswain, DWIC [Dutch West India Company].
Pieter went to the Albany area. "Pieter Janse Loockermans was a citizen of Beverwyck in 1656, and in 1658 he was a boatswain in the service of the West India Company." See Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany, Jonathan Pearson on page 75. Pieter was a brother of Govert Janszen Loockerman (listed later in these notes) and Jacob Jansen Loockerman.
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