Catharina Van Allen Vanderpoel
Catharina Van Allen probably was born during the 1670s. She was the daughter of Albany residents Lourens and Elbertje Everts Van Allen. Shortly after her birth, her father moved their family to Kinderhook.
These Vanderpoels set up their home in Albany's second ward where Melgert was involved in civic activities.
In 1712, he received land on the east side of the Hudson below Albany from Catharina's father. He then moved his family to Kinderhook to settle permanently.
Catharina Van Allen Vanderpoel was last mentioned in the record of the baptism of her last child in December 1716. Her husband lived on for several years. We seek information on her passing!
Sources: The life of Catharina Van Allen Vanderpoel is CAP biography number 5606. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 6/15/06