Abraham Myndertse Van Iveren


Abraham Myndertse was christened on April 1, 1722. He was the son of Frederick and Sara De Wandelaer Van Iveren. He was known under the patronymic "Myndertse" but belonged to the Van Iveren family.

In October 1755, he was thirty-three when he married Catharina Ostrander at the Albany Dutch church. She died less than eight months later. In October 1760, he married Catharina Lansing. However, she died in July 1764 - leaving Abraham with only two children from both marriages.

Abraham Myndertse was a tailor who lived alone with one servant in the first ward. From 1763 on, he was somewhat of an Albany mainstay - although he held no civic offices was not involved with the city government as a contractor.

In his fifties at the outbreak of hostilities in 1775, he dows not appear to have been directly involved in Revolutionary activities. He did, however, recieve a land bounty right afterward.

In 1799, his house and lot were valued on the first ward assessment. After that, his name no longer appeared on Albany rolls.

Abraham Myndertse Van Iveren was dead by February 1805 when his will passed probate.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Abraham Myndertse Van Iveren is CAP biography number 2276. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 9/25/06