Sybrant Van Schaick
Stefan Bielinski

Sybrant Van Schaick was born about 1653. He was the son of New Netherland pioneers Goosen Gerritse and his first wife, Geertie Barents Van Schaick. His father was a brewer and land trader in Beverwyck and then Albany. In 1668, he was named in the will filed by his father and stepmother.

By the mid-1670s, he had married Elizabeth Vanderpoel. By 1685, the marriage had produced four children.

In 1678, his stepmother agreed to sell him half of the brewery located between what became Market Street and the river. In 1679, his house was enumerated on the Albany assessment roll.

In August of 1683, Sybrant Van Schaick filed his Dutch language will. He was dead by June 1686 when his widow re-married. He had lived only thirty years!

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Sybrant Van Schaick is CAP biography number 3982. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/10/05; updated 3/29/10