Catharina Vanderheyden De Garmo
"Caatje" grew up in Albany where her brother Dirck was a prominent businessman and landholder who had taken over from their aged father. By the early 1680s, she had become the wife of the French trader Pierre De Garmo. She was the mother of his ten children born from the 1680s to 1704. She was a lifelong member of the Albany Dutch church.
As the Albany-based wife of a frequently absent French trader, Catharina was called on to answer complaints against her husband before the Albany court. She also was sued for slandering another Albany woman.
No record has been found of her death.
Sources: The life of Catharina Vanderheyden De Garmo is CAP biography number 5675. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 1999; last revised 4/10/06