Egbert Van Schaick


Egbert Van Schaick was born in April 1764. He was the son of Stephanus and Jannetje Bradt Van Schaick. He was a middle child in the smallish family of a first ward carpenter.

In 1787, he wa appointed chimney viewer for the first ward.

In 1788, his personal property was assessed under the holdings of his father. However, unlike his father and brother, by 1799, Egbert's property no longer was valued on city assessment rolls.

In 1790, census records showed him living alone in his Watervliet home. A decade later, his household was configured on the census for Bethlehem. At that time, his family consisted of a young boy and girl and their parents. In 1810, the Bethlehem census charted the arrival of additional children.

In December 1791, he had married Maria Winne at the Albany Dutch church. At the time of his marriage, Egbert was identified as a merchant. By 1804, five children had been christened in the church where the parents were members and supporters. In May 1802, Egbert's father was buried from their church.

In 1798, Egbert Van Schaick was named second lieutenant in the independent company of artillery for the city of Albany under the command of Captain Charles R. Webster.

Egbert Van Schaick died in May 1816. His widow returned to Albany and lived on at 60 South Pearl Street until her passing in February 1825.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Egbert Van Schaick is CAP biography number 4023. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 5/10/13