Anna Vandenbergh Van Zandt


Anna Vandenbergh was born in May 1702. She was the daughter of Richard and Catharina Hooghteeling Vandenbergh. She was an older daughter in a large family living in the countryside around Albany.

In November 1727, Anna was twenty-five when she married the somewhat older Albany native Gerrit Van Zandt at the Albany Dutch church. By 1747, eight children had been christened in the church where she was a pewholder and occasional baptism sponsor. However, between 1731 and 1755, at least five of their children were buried in the churchyard. One of her surviving daughters married the son of a Southside neighbor.

Otherwise, these Van Zandts raised the rest of their family in the first ward where Gerrit was a prominent businessman.

Gerrit Van Zandt was an Albany mainstay thru the 1760s. We seek information on the later life and passing of Anna Vandenbergh Van Zandt.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Vandenbergh Van Zandt is CAP biography number 5725. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/30/08