Gysbert Roseboom
Stefan Bielinski

Gysbert Roseboom was baptized on December 15, 1697. He was the son of Gerrit and Maria Sanders Roseboom. He grew up with several siblings who became Albany residents in a trader's home near "Roseboom's gate."

In December 1720, he married young Catharina (or Christina) Bries at the Albany Dutch church. By 1741, six children had been baptized in the Albany church where he was an occasional godparent. Each birth and passing was carefully noted on the endpages of his family bible.

In 1723, he was appointed firemaster for the second ward. He was elected assistant alderman in 1727 and again in 1728. At that time, he owned land near Foxes Creek. In 1733, he petitioned for land outside the stockade and north of the "Schenectady highway."

In 1742, his name appeared on a list of qualified voters in the third ward. In 1746, he was named in the will filed by his brother.

Gysbert Roseboom died in October 1749 and was buried from the Dutch church. His wife lived until 1760.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Gysbert Roseboom is CAP biography number 1620. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Family information from his bible appears online.

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first posted: 11/20/04