Harme Van Vechten


Harme Van Vechten was born in February 1704. He was the son of Dirck C. and Margarita Lievers Van Vechten. By 1710, his family had re-located to Schaghticoke where his father operated a farm and sawmill.

About 1728, he married Elizabeth Van Vechten. By 1741, six of their children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church. Several of those children were buried through the church during the 1730s and 40s.

Harme Van Vechten appears to have been at least a sometime Albany resident. In 1732, he was appointed firemaster for the third ward. He also appears to have held land at Schaghticoke and to have followed his father as a woodcutter and at the sawmill.

Harme Van Vechten was buried by the church in April 1746. However, he was mentioned in the will filed by his brother in 1748.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Harme Van Vechten is CAP biography number 2520. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 9/25/06