Pieter Van Allen


According to family-based resources, New Netherland pioneer Pieter Van Allen was born in Utrecht in 1633. He may have come to America with his father and possibly a brother.

By 1660, this individual had settled in Beverwyck where he was known as a tailor and trader. In that year, his name appeared on a list of prominent fur traders. For a time, young Dirck Wesselse was said to have been his servant.

Perhaps hh came to New Netherland with his first wife, Weyntie Morre, and their children. Additional children are said to have been born in America. His second wife was Maria Teller. That marriage produced children who became Albany residents.

Pieter Van Allen died in January 1674 and his widow remarried. Later, the bouwery he had acquired at Kinderhook in 1668 was sold to Harmen Janse by the executors of his estate.

Pieter Van Allen

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Pieter Van Allen is CAP biography number 5629. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 6/20/14; recast and revised 3/30/14