Wynant W. Vandenbergh


Wynant W. Vandenbergh was born about 1675. He was the eldest son of the marriage of Albany residents Willem G. and Catharina Vanderpoel Vandenbergh. He grew up in mainline home of a cartman who lived in the North End.

He married Volkie Van Hoesen of Rensselaerswyck in December 1700. By 1723, eight children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church where he was a member and regular baptism sponsor.

This Vandenbergh family lived in Albany's third ward where his property was accorded a modest assessment. In 1699, he joined his neighbors in pledging allegiance to the king of England. He was a sergeant in the militia, served as juror and firemaster, was listed among third ward freeholders, and performed contract services for the Albany government. This long-lived Albany mainstay was a brickmaker. For a time, he held a lot on the flats near the northern border of Albany.

Wynant W. Vandenbergh lost his wife in April 1747. He filed a will in May 1749 dividing his estate among five living children. He died in September 1758 and was buried in the church cemetery.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Wynant W. Vandenbergh is CAP biography number 5872. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 11/15/05