Elizabeth Waldron Mynderts (Van Iveren)


Elizabeth Waldron probably was born in August of 1741. Thus, she would have been the youngest child of Willem and Elizabeth Beekman Waldron. However, she was not mentioned in the will filed by her father in 1768. She grew up in a large family in the first ward home of a prominent businessman, mason, and city council member.

In April 1765, Elizabeth married Schenectady native Frederic Mynderts at the Albany Dutch church. At that time, church records noted that she was "of Albany." By 1791, eleven children had been christened in the Albany church where her husband was known mostly as "Meinersen."

These Mynderses raised their family on the Southside of Albany in a house in the vicinity of Hudson and Liberty Streets. In 1810, Elizabeth, her husband, and three adult females were counted in their household.

First in 1814, "Widow Mynderse" was identified in the city directory as the householder at 39 Hudson. She was listed there thru 1819 but not afterwards.

We seek information on the later life and passing of Elizabeth Waldron Mynderts (Van Iveren).

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Elizabeth Waldron Mynderts (Van Iveren) is CAP biography number 653. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 10/20/11