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 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.
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.
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