Wouter Quackenbush, Jr.
Stefan Bielinski

Wouter Quackenbush, Jr. was born in 1671. He was the eldest son of Wouter and Neeltie Vandenbergh Quackenbush. He grew up at his father's brickyard located on the flats just north of the Albany stockade gate.

In October 1696, he married Cornelia Bogert at the Albany Dutch church. By 1709, five children had been christened in the Albany church where Wouter, Jr. was a member and an occasional baptism sponsor.

By 1697, his third ward house was configured on the Albany census. Two years later he joined his Albany neighbors in pledging allegiance to the king of England. Subsequent assessment rolls placed a modest value on his third ward property. He also was among the pioneer developers of Albany's lands at Schaghticoke.

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Wouter Quackenbush, Jr. filed a will in August 1711. It named his wife and five children as heirs. He died in November 1736 and was buried in Albany.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Wouter Quackenbush, Jr. is CAP biography number 2323. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

We have not yet encountered a "usable" form of the will document that is mentioned in a number of traditional sources. We are puzzled by references to it appearing in DSSA Yearbook

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first posted: 10/15/04; revised 8/20/09