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Albert Andriessen Bratt

Male Abt 1608 - 1686  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Albert Andriessen Bratt  [1
    Alternate birth 1607  Frederikstad, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born Abt 1608  Frederikstad, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jun 1686  The Norman's Kill, near Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I31328  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2021 

    Family Annetje Barents,   d. 1661, Rensselaerswyck, New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Apr 1632  Oudekerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • They were married on Easter Sunday by the Reverend (Dominee) Joannis Silvius.
    Children 
    +1. Eva Albertse Bratt,   b. Bef 9 Jan 1633,   d. 1689, Hurley, Ulster, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F18593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also spelled Bradt. In August 1630, still in Holland, he signed a contract (along with two others) with patroon Kiliaen van Rennselaer to become partners in a sawmill in Rensselaerwyck in New Netherland. With his first wife Annetje, his daughter Eva, and son Barent, he left Holland, sailing from the Texel on 8 Oct 1636 on the ship Rensselaerswyck. Annetje was pregant and, during a violent storm on 2 November, she gave birth to their third child, a son, who was named Storm and who in adulthood took the surname Vanderzee, "from the sea." The ship reached Manhattan on 4 March 1637 and anchored at Fort Orange, up the Hudson, on 7 April.

      The sawmill partnership lasted only a year, because Albert departed to devote his energy to planting tobacco and trading in furs. In 1646 he got out of the tobacco business and, with his brother Arent, became operator of two sawmills on the Tawasentha. This enterprise lasted many years and is the reason that the stream became known as the Noorman's Kill.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5071] Howard S. F. Randolph, "Anthony de Hooges, Secretary of Rensselaerswyck, and His Descendants." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 67:4, Jan 1936.

    2. [S5933] Descendants of Albert and Arent Andriessen Bradt by Cynthia Brott Biasca. Wolfe City, Texas: Henington Publishing Company, 1990.

    3. [S5074] Robert G. Cooney, "Bradt Records from Amsterdam." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 118:133, Jul 1987.

    4. [S5072] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Bradt or Bratt of Albany and New York." The American Genealogist 24:231, 1948., place only.

    5. [S5072] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Bradt or Bratt of Albany and New York." The American Genealogist 24:231, 1948.