Christina Van Schaick
Christina Van Schaick was born in February 1727. She was the daughter of childless widower Anthony Van Schaick, Jr. and his second wife, Anna Cuyler Van Schaick. Christina grew up in a large family (Anna bore nine children) in the Pearl Street home on and the Van Schaick Island farm of an Albany businessman and regional landholder.
In September 1751, she married Anthony G. Van Schaick (sometimes AVS, Jr.) at the Albany Dutch church. At that time, both partners were identified as single people of Albany. By 1754, the marriage had produced two children. His bible records referred to her as his niece.
In March 1761, she was among the heirs named in the will of her aged maiden aunt. In September 1764, "Chnotiantie" was named in the will filed by another aunt and identified as the wife of Anthony Van Schaick.
These Van Schaicks mostly lived on Van Schaick Island.
Sources: The life of Christina Van Schaick is CAP biography number 3943. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 9/10/13