Anna Van Schaick
Stefan Bielinski

Anna Van Schaick was born in July 1754. She was the daughter of Anthony G. and Christina Van Schaick. She was the lone daughter in the family of one of the proprietors of the Van Schaick holdings in what is now the city of Cohoes.

In August 1775, she married her cousin, Albany native John G. Van Schaick at the Albany Dutch church. By 1795, the marriage had produced at least five children.

These Van Schaicks lived at the family store on North Market Street near State where they were Albany mainstays.

In 1781, she was named in the will filed by her father. Her father died the following April leaving Anna and her mother to benefit from his substantial estate which included lands in Cohoes and beyond. They soon sold those assets.

In 1828, subsequent litigation tells us that Anna Van Schaick died about 1816. Her husband is said to have left Albany and to have died on Van Schaick Island in 1828.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Van Schaick is CAP biography number 3997. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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