Catharina Van Schaick Quackenbush
Catharina Van Schaick was born about 1679. She was the daughter of Sybrant and Elizabeth Vanderpoel Van Schaick. In 1696, she became a member of the Dutch church, in Albany. Children were mentioned but not named in the will filed by her ailing father in August 1683. Her father died before 1686 when her mother re-married and subsequently bore more children. Catharina grew up in a large combined family in the first ward home of an Albany tradesman and businessman.
In January 1699, she married Adrian Quackenbush at the Albany church. By 1719, nine children had been christened in Albany.
Catharina Van Schaick Quackenbush was dead by 1750 when her aged mother filed her will. Catharina's six living children were named as heirs by their grandmother. Several of them became residents of Schaghticoke.
Sources: The life of Catharina Van Schaick Quackenbush is CAP biography number 7005. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 3/10/10