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Pieter Pieterssen Quackenbosch

Also Known As: "Peter Quackenbos", "Pieter Bout (in America 1654)"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Oegstgeest, Oegstgeest, South Holland, Netherlands
Death: January 4, 1686 (69)
Schenectady, Albany County, Province of New York
Place of Burial: Menands, Albany, Albany, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pieter Janzoon Quackenbosch and Nelletjen Pietersze Pietersz
Husband of Maritje Ariens Quackenbosch
Father of Marritje Pieterse Pieterse Quackenbosch; Cornelia Quackenbosch; Reynier Quackenbosch; Adriaan Quackenbosch; Wouter Quackenbosch and 6 others
Brother of Gerritt Van Quackenbosch and Tryntje Pietersdochter Van Quackenbosch

Occupation: owned brickyard
Managed by: Private User
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About Pieter Pieterssen Quackenbosch

Pieter Quackenbosch came from Oestgeest, near Leiden, Holland, to America probably about 1653. He was a bricklayer in Albany,

Pieter's other children are: + Maritje (b. ca. 1640) + Wouter (b. ca.1644) + Nelletje (b. ca. 1650) + Reynier (b. ca. 1652) Annetje (b. ca. 1658) Magdalena (b. ca. 1660) Jannetje (b. ca. 1663) (+ indicates children)

Pieter Quackenbosch was the founder of the Quackenbush family in America. He was a brick maker in Albany, New York. He probably left Holland for New Netherland in May of 1653 aboard the ship Graft. Maritje was also closely invoved in the operation of the brickyard. The Quackenbush House, built by Pieter is the oldest intact building still standing in Albany, New York. It is located in the heart of "Quackenbush Square".

First daughter Maritje born 1640 in the Netherlands was probably married to Marten Cornelissen Van Buren 1639 - November 13, 1703. Martin Van Buren, the eight president of the United States, was a great-great-grandson of Maritje (Quackenbosch) Van Buren through her son, Pieter Martenese Van Buren.

Quackenbush is a Dutch name. The first recorded use of the Quackenbush coat of arms was in 1529 by Dirk Aelbertszoon van Quackenbosch, registered in the Leiden Armorial (1785). The motto "Vrede in Rykdom" (Peace in Wealth) was first used by his grandson Gerrit Aelbertszoon van Quackenbosch in 1578.

Under the rules of heraldry, the right to bear a coat of arms passes only to the direct descendants of the bearer. Because some crucial links in the family history have been lost over the centuries, the North American Quackenbush family cannot technically use the coat of arms.


Pieter Quackenbush - the founder

by Stefan Bielinski

Spelled and referred to variously, this Pieter Quackenbush (aka "Pieter Bont") was the patriarch of the Albany Quackenbush family.

He is said to have been born in Holland in 1614 and to have emigrated to New Netherland by the early 1650s.

Existing resources on his life have been well-chronicled in substantial yet not always consistent family-based resources.

At this point, we are uncertain about much of the life of this Pieter Quackenbush. The Quackenbush patriarch left a large family in Albany and its environs. However, there is little agreement regarding the identity of his wife(s) and their mother. However, her name seems to have been Maria. Between 1640 and 1663, perhaps eight and maybe even ten children had been born in Europe and America.

His name is missing from the lists of fur traders of 1660 and from the census of Albany householders taken in 1679. Nor does he seem to have been invited to the funeral of Jeremias Van Rensselaer in 1674.

In July 1668, he purchased a brickyard in Albany. In 1683, his name appeared on a church subscription list and noted that he lived "outside the North Gate."

In January 1687, he exchanged his house, pantile shed, and land in Rensselaerswyck with Jacob Van Vorst for Jacob's house and lot in Albany and "twenty beavers." At that time Pieter Quackenbush noted that he was residing near Albany in Rensselaerswyck.

Just about all the family-based information encountered so far is mostly derivative and not necessarily correct.

We seek information on his life in Albany and his passing.

"The founder" was the first of several generations of individuals named Pieter Quackenbush to live in early Albany and its environs. This profile hopes to organize and present valid and focused information on their lives.


Sources: The life of the first Albany Pieter Quackenbush is CAP biography number 2219. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

another story from NJ.com

Pieter Quackenbush, b. Leiden, 1639; m about 1658, Maritje _____; d. after 1696. He was the earliest ancestor of the Quackenbush, family in America, came from Oestgeest, near Leiden, Holland, about the year 1660 with his wife Maritje and their infant son Reynier. It is probable that he did not stop at New Amsterdam,(New York City) but proceeded at once to Albany, then called Beverwyck, where his second son, Johannes, was born about 1662. In 1668 he purchased a brickyard from Adrison van Ilpendam in the town of Beverwyck, as shown by deed. Children Raynier, Johannes, Neeltje, Wouter, Annetje, Claasje, Magdalena, Adriaan, Jannetje, Pieter.

From cousin Gerty's reseach of her lineage to be admitted; to The Daughters of the American Revolution

Pieter van Quackenbosch came to America in 1660 at age 21 with his wife, infant son (Reynier) and his sister. Pieter had been in college studying theology when he decided to come to America. He also came with money as he bought a brickyard in Albany in 1668.

The Quackenbush Family in Holland and America compiled by Adriana Suydam Quackenbush . Published by the Quackenbush Co. which operated a Paterson NJ department store, subsequently taken over by Stern Brothers May 1900.

Further research has uncovered a letter written to someone in Holland that J, de Hulter is bringing to America a very good brickmaker aboard the "Graft" which had left Holland on May 7, 1653, Pieter's name has also been found among records in Albany in 1654 which indicate that Pieter arrived earlier than The Quackenbush Family in Holland and America states. WikiTree

Pieter is the earliest ancestor of the Quackenbush family in America. Peiter Quackenbosch was born in Oestgeest, near Leiden in Holland in 1639. He married Maritje _______(Airens 1645 - 1683) in 1658. Around 1660 he came to New Amsterdam (New York City) with his wife and infant son, Reynier. He did not stay in New York City but proceeded at once to Breverwyk (Albany) where his second son. Johannes, was born in 1662. In 1668 he purchased a brickyard from Adrison van Ilpendam in the town of Beverwyck, as shown by deed. Pieter and Maritje had ten children.

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Pieter Pieterssen Quackenbosch's Timeline

August 28, 1616
Oegstgeest, Oegstgeest, South Holland, Netherlands
Age 27
Oegstgeest, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Age 28
Oegstgeest, Zuid-Holland, regio Leiden, Nederland
Age 33
Oegstgeest, Oegstgeest, South Holland, The Netherlands
Age 35
Oegstgeest, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
May 1653
Age 36
Aboard the ship GRAFT, from Holland to Beverwyck (Albany)
May 1653
Age 36
May 1653
Age 36
From Holland to NY onboard 'The Graeff'