Johannes Van Zandt, Jr.
Stefan Bielinski

Johannes Van Zandt, Jr. was born in December 1728. He was a son in the large Albany family of Johannes and Sara Hilton Van Zandt.

In August 1754, he married eighteen-year-old Margarita Wilkinson. By 1778, fourteen of their fifteen children had been baptized in the Albany Dutch church.

Like his father, Johannes Jr. was a weaver - part of a small but well-defined community of craftmen who lived near eachother on Albany's Southside.

In September 1779, "John van Sante, Jun." was named constable for the first ward.

These Van Zandts had their home in Albany's first ward near where other Van Zandt households had been living for more than fifty years. In 1762, he witnessed the will of an Albany neighbor. Beginning during the 1760s, the household of Johannes Jr. was a regular feature of community rolls including the first Federal census taken in 1790.

Johannes Van Zandt, Jr. seems to have passed before 1800.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Johannes Van Zandt, Jr. is CAP biography number 282. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 12/30/04