Eva Vinhagen Beekman
Stefan Bielinski

Eva Vinhagen was born about 1670. She was the daughter of Albany businessman Jan Dirckse and his wife, Maria Vanderpoel Vinhagen.

In October 1692, she married widower Johannes M. Beekman. By 1710, nine of their children were baptized in the Albany Dutch church where she was a member and frequent baptism sponsor.

In February 1728, she was named executor and heir of the estate of her husband with use of it for the maintenance of his twelve living children.

Johannes M. Beekman died in September 1732. Eva Vinhagen Beekman died in March 1755 and was buried from the Albany Dutch church.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Eva Vinhagen Beekman is CAP biography number 3417. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 2/29/04