The Albany Van Bergen family probably begins with Martin Gerritse Van Bergen who was born in New Netherland about 1630. His name was carried through subsequent generations who lived in Albany and the greater Hudson Valley. He was dead by 1697 when his widow was listed among the Albany householders.
Castle Island sometimes was called "Marte Gerrites's Island.".
Skipper Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen was a prominent resident and regional landholder of the mid-eighteenth century.
The Van Bergens intermarried and flourished through the female side of the family but the name was absent from Albany city rolls by the early 1800s.
Sources: This access page on the Albany Van Bergen family is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. The Van Bergen collection at the New York State Library consists of family business papers.:
opened for research purposes: 9/10/08; revised 8/12/12