Nicholas Van Schaick
Nicholas Van Schaick was born
in July 1701. He was the son of Dominicus and Rebecca
Groesbeck Van Schaick. He grew up in his father's house in Kinderhook.
In February 1728, he married Dorothea
Witbeck - a thirty-year-old spinster who was pregnant with their first
child. By 1736, four children had been christened at the Albany Dutch
These Van Schaicks made their home in Albany's first
ward. In 1730, Nicholas was appointed firemaster.
His name appeared on the list of freeholders
in 1742. In December 1748, city records showed
that he had agreed to supply shot and powder to blockhouse #7.
Dorothea died in June 1740 at the age of forty-two. Even though his family
had several small children, Nicholas Van Schaick does not appear to have
re-married. He died in September 1750 at the age of forty-eight.
life Nicholas (Claes) Van Schaick is CAP biography
number 3978. This sketch is derived
chiefly from family and
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