Engeltie Van Woert Van Deusen
Stefan Bielinski

Engeltie Van Woert was born in New Amsterdam in 1650. She was the daughter of New Netherland pioneers Rutger Janse and Tryntje Jans Van Woert. By the mid-1650s, they had settled upriver in Rensselaerswyck or Beverwyck.

By the late 1660s, Engeltie had married Albany resident Melgert Abrahamse Van Deusen. By 1691, the marriage had produced at least eight children. Her household may have relocated to the countryside during the 1700s.

Engeltie Van Woert Van Deusen died and was buried in the Albany churchyard in July 1728. Her husband survived until 1742.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Engeltie Van Woert Van Deusen is CAP biography number 2511. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 5/20/04