Jacob Muller


Jacob Muller was christened at the Albany Dutch church in January 1688. He was the son of Albany area residents Cornelis Stevense and Hilletie Lookermans Muller.

In 1715, he was identified as a private in an Albany militia company.

In 1716, he was appointed firemaster in the third ward.

His wife was named Agnietje (probably Conyn). Between 1719 and 1731, six children (including one Leendert) were christened at the Albany church. These Mullers were witnessing baptisms in the church as late as mid-1755.

In 1720 and in 1742 as well, his name was included on lists of freeholders in Albany's third ward.

In May 1727, city records referenced his lot within an order to pave the street that ran between the second and third wards.

In 1756, a census of Albany buildings taken by the British army noted that he was living in or next to an empty Albany house.

Jacob Muller's wife was buried from the church in June 1759.

In 1767, Jacob Muller's property in the third ward was valued modestly. At that time, the name of a Jacob Muller also appeared on the tax rolls and militia lists for Claverack.

This Jacob Muller was an Albany resident. His brother and at least his sons Johannes and Philip also were Albany residents. At this point, we move on having many unanswered questions about his life.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jacob Muller has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. A number of references have begged us to deduce his wife's maiden name.

His name was included in the index to that list and was linked to the empty house #310.

first posted: 6/30/11