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Catherine Annetje Van Rensselaer (Van Brugh)

Also Known As: "Catharina"
Birthplace: New Amsterdam, New Netherland
Death: December 6, 1730
Greenbush, Cobleskill, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Johannes Pieterszen Van Brugh, I and Trijntgen Roeloffs
Wife of Hendrick Van Rensselaer
Mother of Elizabeth Richard; Helena Wendell; Johannes Van Rensselaer; Hendrick Van Rensselaer; Killiaen K. Van Rensselaer and 3 others
Sister of Helena Van Brugh, (d.y.); Anna Grevenraet; Pieter Van Brugh; Johannes Van Brugh, II; Maria Richard and 1 other
Half sister of Abigail <Willem> De Key and Unknown Child

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About Catherine Annetje Van Rensselaer

Birth: Apr. 19, 1665, USA Death: Dec. 6, 1730 Greenbush Schoharie County New York, USA

Born in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands

Daughter of Johannes Pieterse van BRUGH 1624 – 1699 and Trijntje "Catherine" ROELOFFS 1629 – 1684

Married on 8 Mar 1689 in Greenbush, Schoharie, New York (was New Amsterdam, New Netherlands), Hendrick van RENSSELAER Sr 1667 – 1740; parents of (at least):

Maria van RENSSELAER 1689 – 1771 Catherine "Catryna" van RENSSELAER 1692 – 1770 Anna van RENSSELAER 1696 – 1756 Helena van RENSSELAER 1702 – 1792 Jeremias van RENSSELAER 1705 – 1730 Johannes van RENSSELAER 1708 – 1783 Hendrick van RENSSELAER Jr 1712 – 1793 Killaen van RENSSELAER 1717 – 1781

"Catharina Van Brugh was born in New York in 1665. She was the daughter of merchant Johannes Pieterse and Catharina Roeloffs Van Brugh.

In March 1689, she married Hendrick Van Rensselaer in the New York City Dutch church where their first child was baptized a few days after the wedding. Before long, the couple moved to Albany where Hendrick's family owned a great estate and where Catharina's brother, Pieter Van Brugh, would be appointed mayor of Albany in 1699. Her remaining ten children were baptized in the Albany Dutch church where both parents were active members.

Catharina raised her large family in Albany and at their country seat called Crailo. Seven of her sons and daughters married and raised families in the region - bringing a steady stream of visitors to this Van Rensselaer home for many years.

"Katie" Van Rensselaer died at Greenbush in December 1730. An early Albany matriarch, she lived for more than sixty-five years and was buried from the Albany Dutch church."

By Stefan Bielinski

"Notes: from classeneventer

The life of Catharina Van Brugh Van Rensselaer is CAP biography number 8627. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. The basic genealogical source for the family is "The Van Brugh Family," by John Ross Delafield as printed in NYGBR vol 66 (1935). The Van Brugh name passed from Albany rolls with the death of Pieter Van Brugh in 1740. However, the marriage of her Van Rensselaer children rooted the family in early New York society.

By 1724, Catharina had witnessed (or sponsored) more than twenty baptisms at the Albany Dutch church. She was probably a pewholder - but we have found no pewholding records for her lifetime."

Web: RootsWeb Cemetery Index, 1800-2010 about Caterina Annetje Van Brugh Name: Caterina Annetje Van Brugh Death Date: 6 Dec 1730 Burial Place: United States Location: Rensselaer, NY Notes: Van Rensselaer

Family links:

 Johannes Pietersen Van Brugh (1624 - 1697)

 Hendrick van Rensselaer (1667 - 1740)*

 Anna Van Rensselaer Douw (1696 - 1756)*

 Caterina Annetje Van Brugh Van Rensselaer (1665 - 1730)
 Pieter VanBrugh (1666 - 1740)*
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Note: Originally buried in Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery; This cemetery was removed and the bodies were reburied in Albany Rural Cemetery

Burial: Albany Rural Cemetery Menands Albany County New York, USA

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Catherine Annetje Van Rensselaer's Timeline

April 19, 1665
New Amsterdam, New Netherland
April 19, 1665
New Amsterdam, New Netherland
March 23, 1689
Age 23
Albany, , NY, USA
Age 25
February 2, 1696
Age 30
Greenbush (Fort Crailo), Albany, New York
July 21, 1700
Age 35
Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
October 4, 1702
Age 37
Albany, NY, United States
February 11, 1708
Age 42
Rensselaer, NY, United States
March 8, 1712
Age 46
Albany, NY, United States