Maria Vanderpoel Groesbeck
Stefan Bielinski

Maria Vanderpoel was born early in 1703. She was the daughter of Albany residents Melgert, Jr. and Catharina Van Allen Vanderpoel. Within a dozen years, her family relocated to the Kinderhook area - where her mother's family owned extensive property.

In November 1724, she married David Groesbeck, a somewhat older Albany native, at the Albany Dutch church. By 1745, the marriage had produced twelve children.

These Groesbeck lived in Albany near the Elm Tree Corner where David was a carpenter/contractor and active in community-based activities.

Maria Vanderpoel Groesbeck died in January 1757 - having just passed her fifty-fourth birthday. Her husband survived until 1763.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Vanderpoel Groesbeck is CAP biography number 6265. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 8/20/05