Andries Van Woert


Andries Van Woert was born in March 1716. He was the second son of the marriage of Nicholas and Dirckje Barheit Van Woert.

In November 1740, he married Elizabeth Vanderwerken at the Albany Dutch church. By 1747, two children had been christened in Albany.

These Van Woerts made their home in Albany's first ward where Andries was a tailor and also part of a small enclave of weavers. His property was accorded a modest assessment on city tax lists.

In 1738, he was appointed constable in the first ward. In 1743, he served as firemaster Later, he belonged to an Albany militia company.

By the 1770s, the name of Andries Van Woert had dropped from Albany rolls.

biography in-progress

the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Andries Van Woert is CAP biography number 2405. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 11/15/05