Wynant Vanderpoel


Wynant Vanderpoel was christened in October 1683. He was the son of Melgert Vanderpoel and his first wife, Ariaantie Verplanck Vanderpoel. He grew up in the mainline Albany home of a tradesman/trader in a large combined family but lost his father before 1710.

In 1704, he joined in an expedition against French privateers. In 1715, he was identified as a private in an Albany militia company.

In September 1706, he married Ulster County native Catharina De Hooges in the Albany Dutch church. By 1722, nine children had been christened at the Albany church.

In 1709, his second ward Albany property received a modest assessment. In 1720, his name appeared on a list of Albany freeholders in the first ward. In that year, he purchased a small lot in front of his house from the city government.

At some point thereafter - possibly as early as the late 1720s, these Vanderpoels moved away and appear to have relocated in New Jersey where they witnessed a baptism in July 1729.

According to traditional sources, Catharina De Hooges Vanderpoel died in 1744. Wynant Vanderpoel died in April 1750 and was buried in the old churchyard in Newark, New Jersey.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Wynant Vanderpoel is CAP biography number 6277. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 4/15/07; updated 10/27/13