Maria Vinhagen Roseboom
Stefan Bielinski

Maria Vinhagen was born about 1680. She probably was the daughter of Albany residents Jan Dirckse and Maria Vinhagen.

At the end of November 1705, she married Albany native Myndert Roseboom. The wedding was performed at the "bride's parents house." By 1716, her five children had been baptized at the Albany Dutch church where her husband was a member and deacon.

Maria raised her family in a middling home in Albany's second ward. Her husband served the community as militiaman, firemaster, and constable before his untimely death in October 1722.

Maria Vinhagen Roseboom lived much longer. She was listed as a householder on the census taken in 1756. Her daughter married a future mayor of Albany in 1735. Maria was buried from the church by her son in February 1760. She would have been close to eighty years old.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Vinhagen Roseboom is CAP biography number 3425. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 9/10/04