Adrian Gerritse Van Papendorp


Adrian Gerritse Van Papendorp* probably was born during the first half of the seventeenth century.

He was married to Jannetie Croon. The marriage appears to have been childless. Like his wife, he was a member of the Albany Dutch church. In 1678, he was named co-overseer in the will of his sister-in-law.

In 1679, his name appeared on a list of Albany householders. During those years, he seems to have been an Albany mainstay as his name appeared regularly in the community record.

In 1686, he was appointed one of the first aldermen under the new Albany charter. He still held that office two years later.

Adrian Gerritse Van Papendorp filed a will in October 1688. It named his wife and nieces as heirs. His estate included gold and silver pieces. It passed probate in February 1689.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Adrian Gerritse Van Papendorp is CAP biography number 5301. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/5/06