Catharina Carstens Van Iveren
Stefan Bielinski

Tryntje Carstens was the wife of Carsten Frederickse - one of the founders of the Albany Myndertse or Van Iveren family.

She was married by December 1667 when their Albany home was burgularized by a soldier. Four children, aged twenty to nine, were named in their joint will filed in July 1689. Tryntje was a widow when she was identified as the head of the household in 1697. That home was next to the house of her brother-in-law.

Her first ward home was listed on the city assessment roll in 1702. Tryntie Carstens Van Iveren was buried from the Albany Dutch church in February 1703.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Catharina Carstens Van Iveren (Tryntje Karstenes and many other variants) is CAP biography number 6498. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek defining information on her origins and background!

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first posted: 3/15/04