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Neeltje (Cornelia) Ryckman (Quackenbosch)

Also Known As: "Neeltie", "Cornelia", "Petronella", "Quackenbosch", "Nelltje Petronella"
Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Oegstgeest, Oegstgeest, South Holland, The Netherlands
Death: October 17, 1738 (84-92)
Albany, Albany, New York
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Pieter Pieterssen Quackenbosch and Maritje Ariens Quackenbosch
Wife of Capt. Albert Janse Ryckman
Mother of Catharina Ryckman; Johannes Albertse Ryckman; Pieter Rykman; Harmanus Rykman; Margaret Kip and 1 other
Sister of Marritje Pieterse Pieterse Quackenbosch; Reynier Quackenbosch; Adriaan Quackenbosch; Wouter Quackenbosch; Annetje Quackenbosch Beeckman and 5 others

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About Cornelia Quackenbosch

Cornelia Quackenbush Ryckman by Stefan Bielinski

Neeltie Quackenbush was born during the 1650s. She was the daughter of Beverwyck pioneers Peter and Maria Quackenbush. As the fourth child of an immigrant family, it is unclear whether she was born in Europe or America.

About 1676, she married Albert Janse Ryckman - a prominent Albany brewer and businessman. Between 1678 and 1692, she gave birth to twelve children. Like her husband, she was a prominent member of the Albany Dutch church and a frequent baptism sponsor.

These Ryckmans lived along the Albany waterfront where their brewery adjoined their home. In 1697, the Ryckman house had ten people living there including four adult men. For several decades, it was a well-known Court Street landmark.

Albert Ryckman made his will in December 1736 and died a few months later. However, Neeltie was not named in that document. Wife and matriarch of the Albany Ryckman family, Cornelia Quackenbush Ryckman died in October 1738 and was buried from the Albany Dutch church.

notes: The life of Cornelia (Neeltie) Quackenbush Ryckman is CAP biography number 2031. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Cornelia receives scant mention in Gail Richard Quackenbush's The Quackenbush Family in America (Wolfe City, TX, 1987), the most comprehensive work on the Quackenbush family.

Place of birth: These Quackenbushes came to America in 1653. Half of their children were born in Holland, the others in New Netherland. Cornelia was a middle child. No one has yet fixed her place of birth. Also, her name was not among the long list of early Albany people who became "naturalized" British subjects during the early 1700s because they had not been born within the British empire. That omission might fuel speculation that she had been born in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

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Cornelia Quackenbosch's Timeline

Oegstgeest, Oegstgeest, South Holland, The Netherlands
Age 17
Albany, NY, USA
January 25, 1671
Age 21
Albany, New York, United States
December 25, 1674
Age 24
New Amsterdam (New York,NY)
Age 28
September 17, 1681
Age 31
October 17, 1738
Age 88
Albany, Albany, New York