Catharina Visscher Bogert


Catharina Visscher was born in January 1771. She was the last child born to the marriage of Albany natives Bastian T. and Engeltie Vandenbergh Visscher. She grew up in a brewer's home on Pearl Street and on Visscher's farm located outside the city.

In January 1789, she was just eighteen years old and thus needed her parents consent to marry Albany native Isaac H. Bogert at the Albany Dutch church. Her daughter was born at the end of December. By 1809, the marriage may have produced two or more children. She later became a member of the Second Reformed church.

We believe these Bogerts lived with family members (either the Bogerts or the Visschers) during the first years of their marriage.

Between 1788 and 1813, her husband's name is mostly absent from Albany rolls. He may have left Albany during this time.   Perhaps she followed her husband to New York   By 1813, they had settled in along the Albany waterfront where they remained for the next three decades.

In December 1801, Catharina freed the recently born baby daughter of her slave, "Dean" as recorded by an Albany court.

Catharina Visscher Bogert lost her husband in 1841. She died in April 1845 at the age of seventy-six.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Catharina Visscher Bogert is CAP biography number 4106. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 2/10/07