Omie La Grange, Jr.
Stefan Bielinski

Omie La Grange, Jr. was born about 1672. He was the third son of family patriarch Omie and Anna De Vries La Grange. He grew up in a large family that knew homes in Albany and along the Normanskill.

In March 1697, he married Elsie Van Loon - the daughter of a recently arrived Lutheran family that settled in southern Albany County. The marriage may not have produced children.

In June of that year, the household of Omie La Grange, Jr. with only a man and woman in residence was configured on the census for the city of Albany.

He may have owned a boat as he was re-imbursed by the province of New York in 1717 for carrying soldiers and freight to Albany. However, that service may have been performed many years earlier!

In 1723, he was named to inherit a share of his father's interest in the family sawmill. By that time, Omie Jr. was paying taxes in Ulster County.

Omie La Grange, Jr. field a will in January 1725. He identified himself as a resident of Rensselaerswyck colony. It named his wife, Elsie, and his brothers as heirs. He died later in the month of January. His widow remarried in 1727 and lived until 1742.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Omie La Grange, Jr. is CAP biography number 5928. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 2/29/04