Nicholas Van Schaick


Nicholas Van Schaick was born in November 1760. He was the eldest son of Stephanus and Jannetje Bradt Van Schaick. He grew up in the smallish household of a first ward carpenter.

Perhaps he was the "Nicholas Van Schaack" who was accorded a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment. Another, same-named contemporary was associated with the Coxsackie regiment.

This individual appears to not have married (at least within his Albany context). However, his personal property was valued under the assessments of his father's household. His younger brother also was considered under their father's holdings but married in 1791 and set up his own household nearby.

In 1788, an inventory showed that he owed £2.7 to the estate of a neighbor.

In 1799, his personal property was valued under his father's first ward holdings. By 1800, this individual was no longer showned under his father's first ward household. At that time, he would have been about forty years old.

We seek information on the later life and passing of Nicholas Van Schaick of Albany. A number of senarios across New York State appear plausible. However, with so many loose ends, we move on for now.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Nicholas Van Schaick is CAP biography number 4051. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 5/20/13