Pieter Van Allen
Stefan Bielinski

Pieter Van Allen was in Beverwyck by the late 1650s. He may have been born in Utrecht in 1633. Traditional sources identified him as a tailor and trader. In 1660, his name appeared on a list of prominent fur traders. For a time, young Dirck Wesselse was his servant.

He may have been married more than once! Perhaps his second wife was Maria Teller. That marriage produced children who became Albany residents.

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

biography in-progress


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.

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first posted: 6/20/04