Centennial Address relating to the
Early History of Schenectady and its First Settlers:
Delivered at Schenectady, July 4th, 1876

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Index

Adams
Adriance
Albany Street (now State)
Anderson
Apple
Aukes

Backus
Bagley
Banker
Barhydt
Barret
Batteaus
Bayard
Beal
Beukendal Massacre
Beck
Beekman
Bent
Bellinger, Col.
Beresani, Father
Beverwyck
Binekill
Bleeker
Borsboom
Bosie
Boyd
Bradt
Bracham
Brandywine rift
Brandt
Brewer
Bronk
Brower
Brown
Bruster
Burr
Butler

Cain
Camberfort
Campbell
Carley
Carstensen
Caughnawaga Mohawks
Caughnawaga Rift
Cayuga Indians
Christiance
Church Street
Church, Baptist, its history
Church, Baptist, pastors of
Church, Episcopal, its history
Church, Episcopal, its pastors
Church, Methodist Episcopal, history of
Church, Methodist Episcopal, its pastors
Church, Presbyterian, history of
Church, Presbyterian, its pastors
Church, Presbyterian, first deacons of
Church, Ref'd Protestant Dutch, history of
Church, Ref'd Protestant Dutch, pastors of
Clark
Clement
Clinch
Clinton
Clute
Cobes
Colman
Colman's Point
Combs
Conde
Consaul
Constable
Corl
Corlear
Corlett
Corry
Corrysbush
Cox
Craig
Crigier
Cromwell
Crosby
Cunningham
Cupler

Darling
Davids
Day
De Champlain
De Graff
Delamont
Delius
De Winter
De Vos
Dongan
Duane
Duanesburgh
Dunbar
Duncan
Durham boats
Dyer

Eenkluys
Ehles rift
Ellice
Errickson

Fairly
Feeling
Ferry Street
Fine for being late at a meeting, Committee of Safety
Fonda
Fontain
Forrest
Fort Hunter rift
Fort Orange
Freeman
Front street
Frost
Fryer Henry
Fuller

Gansevoort
Gardenier
Gibson
Gerritse
Glen
Graham
Groot

Halfmoon
Hall
Handelaers street (now Washington Avenue)
Haverly
Heemstreet
Hellene
Hendrick, King
Herkimer
Hermitage
Hesseling
Hilton
Horsford
Hudson
Hunter

Isenbord
Ingoldsby

Jan
Jansen
Jaques, Father
Jonekers
Johnson
Jones

Kane
Keator's rift
Kelly
Kieft
Kleyn
Kinney
Kittle
Krigier (Crigier)
Kulleman

Lambert
Landon
Lansing
Lashers of Oriskany
Lighthall
Linn
Lion St.
Little Falls
Lovelace
Lusher
Lyman

Mantet
Marinus
Marsellus
Marselis
Martin
Martelaer's Street
Mathews
McCamus
McGinnis
McMichael
McMullen
Mebie
Mitchell
Mohawk Bridge
Mohawk Indians
Mohawk River
Money, American and Hard
Monsignat
Montague
Morris
Munro
Murdock
Myers
Mynderse

Nicholas
Niskayuna
Niskayuna street (now Union)
North
Nott
New Netherlands
New England

Oliver
Oneidas
Onondagas
Oathout
Orange, Fort
Oriskany, battle of, one of the most important of the Revolutionary War. Its heirs descendants of the Holland Dutch and Palatinates
Otten
Ouderkirk
Overslaugh in 1609

Page
Paige
Peek
Peters
Phyn
Philipse
Pierson
Platte Island
Post
Potter
Powell
Prince
Princetown
Putman

Quackenbos
Quebeck

Reusselaerwyck
Rifts of Mohawk above Schenectady
Rinckhout
Roberts
Robinson
Roelafsen
Rogers
Rosa
Rowley
Rowe
Ryckman
Ryley

Safety, Committee
Sanders
Schaats
Schenectady
Schermerhorn
Schuyler
Scotia, Glens of
Seneca Indians
Shannon
Shurtliff
Sixberry
Sixth Flat rift
Slackboom
Slingerland
Smith
Snells or Oriskany
Sprague
Spencer
Spitzer
Spoor
Springsteen
Stanwix, Fort
State street
Steers
Stevens
St. Leger
Stuyvesant
Swart
Swartfiguer
Swits

Talmage
Taschmaker
Tannahill
Teller
Ten Eyck
Thorn
Thorpe
Thornton
Tickston
Toll
Tomlinson
Tracy
Truax
Tymesen
Tynes

Union College
Union street

Van Antwerp
Van Antwerpen
Van Benthuysen
Van Brakel
Van Bosckhaven
Van Coppornold
Van Curler
Van Der Boast
Van Der Bogert
Van Der Bogart
Van Der Linde
Van Der Volgen
Van Ditmars
Van Dyck
Van Eps
Van Guysling
Van Hock
Van Horn
Van Ingen
Van Isselstyne
Van Marken
Van Ness
Van Olinda
Van Patten
Van Rensselaer
Van Slacktenhorst
Van Slyck
Van Santvoord
Van Valkenburgh
Van Velson
Van Vorst
Van Vranken
Vedder
Veeder
Victory
Viele
Visscher
Vrooman

Walker
Walton
Washington
Washington street
Wasson
Wells
Wemp
Wemple
Wendell
Wessels
White
Willett
Wilson
Winter
Wyck

Yates
Younglove

Zebel


Excerts from book:

In the "History of Schenectady County," (1879), page 40, is:

"Gerrit VEEDER, second son of Simon Volkertse, married, October 3d, 1690, Tryntje (Catharine), daughter of Helmer (William) Otten. She was the only child of Otten, who died in 1676. His widow, Ariantie (Harriet), daughter of Arent Andriese Bradt, called the Noorman, subsequently, about nine months after his decease, married Ryer Schermerhorn. Gerrit VEEDER died in 1755, and left surviving him five sons, respectively named Helmers, Wilhelmus, Hendricus, Simon, and Cornelis; and four daughters, named Engletie, married to Johannis VEDDER; Arientje, married to Daniel Danielse Van Antwerpen; Annatie, married to William Bancker, and Hellena, married to John Bancker.

Gerritt owned the land about VEEDER's mills, early in the 18th century, and had a lease, from the Church, of the mill privilege, in 1718. Through his wife, Catharine, he obtained possessions of lots in the village, on the north and west corners of Union and Church streets, which she had inherited from her father, Otten."

The following Putmans are mentioned:

Arent, page 77
Cornelius, page 77
John, page 52
Johannes, page 76
Victor, page 77

Pages 51-52:

"This Catalina Bradt was the daughter of Andries De Vos, a magistrate and Deputy-Director of Reusselaerwyck. She was reputed to be a lady of intelligence and good education for the limited opportunities of that day. She had great and sad experience in the early history of Schenectady...Then, too, her daughter Cornelia (who had married John Pootman [Putman]) and her husband were both massacred at the same fearful time of destruction..."

Pages 76-77:

"Johannes Putman came to Schenectady in 1664. He married Cornelia, daughter of Arent Andries Bradt and Catalyntje De Vos. His homestead lot was on the northwest corner of Union and Ferry streets, having 100 feet frontage on Union street. Later, he purchased the 100 feet lot next west from Jan Roeloefse, the oldest son of the celebrated Anneke Janse, by her first marriage. He sold subject to the life estate of himself and wife. Roeloefse had no children. On the disastrous night of February 9th, 1690, both Putman and his neighbor Roeloefse, with their wives, were slain by the French and Indians. Jan Putman left three sons and two daughters.

"Arent, the oldest son of Jan, married Lysbat Akerman. He inherited his father's house lot, corner of Union and Ferry streets. He moved to the Mohawk country with his family, where he was living as late as 1754. He had a numerous family. This is the ancestor of Montgomery county Putmans.

"Victor, second son of Jan, December second, 1706, married Margaret, sister of Jan Pieterse Mebie. From him and his brother Cornelius, the Putmans of Schenectady county are generally descended.

"Cornelius, third son of Jan, married Jacomyntje, daughter of Teunis Viele."

Page 100:

"Jan Pieterse MEBIE came to Schenectady in 1684. He married Anna Pieterse, daughter of Pieter Jacobse Borsboon..."

Page 101:

"Jan Pieterse died April 8th, 1725, leaving surviving him three sons and five daughters..."

"Abraham, the second son of Jan Peterse, born June 26th, 1695, married, June 10, 1718, Annatje, daughter of Albert Vedder. He secondly married, March 30th, 1752, Cataline Roseboom..."

The CROMWELLs are on page 141: Aegje, Jacobus, Jan Philipse, Lysbeth and Stephen CROMWELL.

"Jacobus Cromwell married, September 26th, 1703, Maria Philipse, and the same year settled at Schenectady. He was a tavern-keeper, and in 1711, purchased a house and lot in Front street of Wouter (Walter) Vrooman for 130 pounds. After his death, in 1717, his widow married David Lewis, who came to Schenectady in 1713, and was also an inn-keeper.

"Aegje, Cromwell's oldest daughter, born January 29th, 1706, married John Antees (Entis).

"Lysbeth, another daughter, born October 16, 1707, married Robert Carter.

"Stephen a son of Cromwell, born March 6th, 1709, married Cornelia, daughter of Arent Pootman.

"Jan Philipse, another son of Cromwell, born January 21st, 1711, married Agnietje, daughter of Harman Philipse."

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