Simon J. Veeder


Simon J. Veeder probably was born during the 1720s. Several same-named sons of Johannes were baptized in Albany County around that time.

In April 1752, he married Catharina Veeder at the Albany Dutch church. By 1760, four children had been christened there where both parents were pewholders.

Bolstered by an bequest he received from the estate of Lucas Wyngaert during the 1750s, these Veeders appear to have taken over a farm on the Upper Normanskill where they raised their family.

In March 1785, Simon J. Veeder filed his will. His wife was dead so he left his estate consisting of his farm on the Normanskill, lots in Albany, slaves, and other properties and possessions to his two living sons and daughter. He was dead by June 1787 when the will passed probate.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Simon J. Veeder is CAP biography number 1095. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. At this point (May 2006), we have not decided that this individual is the same person as the older and wealthy Simon J. Veeder of Albany.

The lower reaches of the long and meandering stream flow through Bethlehem. The Veeder farm was in the present town of Guilderland - much farther upstream.

first posted: 2/20/06