By 1680, she had married Albany merchant Anthony Van Schaick. Eight of their children were baptized in the Albany Dutch church between 1682 and 1702. She was a member and baptism sponsor there and her husband was a church officer.
In 1694, she was named co-executor of her mother's estate which left her a share of a house in Holland. She raised her family in an Albany house on State Street and also on the Van Schaick family farm on the upper Hudson. In 1712, she purchased a small piece of land for thirty shillings in the second ward with Johanna Van Stryden.
When Anthony Van Schaick filed a will in January 1737, it named Maria as sole beneficiary and co-executor of his considerable estate - although its did impose several conditions on her inheritance. Probably then in her eighties, Maria Vanderpoel Van Schaick died sometime after she also signed that document.
Sources: The life of Maria Vanderpoel Van Schaick is CAP biography number 6263. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 11/15/03