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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1793-1795 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The Dutch ancestor of Anna L. (Van Buren) Schuyler is Cornelis Maas Van Buren, who with his wife, Catalyntje Martense, arrived on the ship "Rensselaerwyck" from Gelderland, Holland, in 1631. They were among the earliest settlers of Beverwyck (now Albany), their farm being at Papsknee, a little below Greenbush, where they both died and were buried on the same day in 1648. They had children: Hendrick, Marten, Maas, Styntje, married, 1663, Dirck Wessels Ten Broeck, who was the first recorder of Albany, 1686, mayor, 1696-98, and major of Colonel Peter Schuyler's regiment in 1700; Tobias Marten, one of the sons, deposed he was born in Houten, province of Utrecht, Holland. Marten is the ancestor of President Martin Van Buren.

(II) Hendrick, eldest son of Cornelis Maas and Catalyntje (Martense) Van Buren, married and had sons: Maas, Cornelis and Hendrick.

(III) Maas, son of Hendrick Van Buren, was of the manor of Rensselaerwyck in 1720, and was buried at Schodack, April 14, 1733. His will was dated April 7, proved June 1, 1773. In it he spoke of wife Magdalena and three children. He married (first), September 17, 1698, Ariantje Van Wie, who died February 3, 1706. He married (second), about 1711, Magdalena Bogard. Children mentioned in will:

  1. Hendrick, baptized January 7, 1700;
  2. Hendrick, December 28, 1701;
  3. Johannes, August 13, 1704.
  4. A fourth child, Catalyntje, was born April 20, 1712, but she is not named in his will.

(IV) Hendrick (2), son of Maas and Ariantje (Van Wie) Van Buren, was baptized at Albany, December 28, 1701. He married, October 7, 1731, Aaltie, daughter of Daniel and Dirkje (Van Nes) Winne. Children:

  1. Ariantje, died in childhood;
  2. Dirkje, baptized June 9, 1734;
  3. Maas, died young;
  4. Maas (2), baptized June 6, 1736 or 1738;
  5. Daniel, August 31, 1740;
  6. Johannes, died young;
  7. Ariantje, baptized February 1, 1747;
  8. Johannes, May 17, 1752.

(V) Maas (2), son of Hendrick (2) and Aaltie (Winne) Van Buren, was baptized at Albany, June 6, 1736 or 1738. He married, February 14, 1767, Rebecca Bogart, baptized January 26, 1743, daughter of Douw and Willempie (Bratt) Bogart. Children:

  1. Hendrick;
  2. Douw, born May 29, 1771;
  3. Marytje, April 18, 1779.

(VI) Hendrick (3), eldest son of Maas (2) and Rebecca (Bogart) Van Buren, was born at Schodack Landing, December 6, 1768, died December 10, 1841. He was educated in the public schools, and followed the occupation of a farmer. He was a Democrat, and a member of the Dutch Reformed church. He married Magdalena Burhans, born July 2, 1777, died March 2, 1852, daughter of Johannes (3) and Temperance (Van Orden) Burhans. Temperance, baptized at Germantown, New York, was a daughter of Willem and Sarah (DuBois) Van Orden. Johannes was a son of Johannes (2) Burhans, baptized at Kingston, New York, February 18, 1709, died 1794; married, September 4, 1731, Jannetje, daughter of Ariaan and Altjen (Bogard) Newkirk. Johannes (2) was a son of Johannes (1) Burhans, baptized at Kingston, New York, August 27, 1682, died before May, 1720; married Margriet Leg. Johannes (1) was the third son of Jan and Helen (Traphagen) Burhans. Jan Burhans, son of Jacob, the first of the name in America, arrived in this country, April 16, 1663, in the ship "Bonte Koe" (Spotted Cow). Helen Traphagen, wife of Jan Burhans, was the daughter of William Jansen Traphagen by his first wife, Jannetje Claessen Groenvis, of Meppett. William Traphagen settled in America in 1660 at Bushwick, Long Island. Hendrick and Magdalena (Burhans) Van Buren had eleven children, all born in the town of Bethlehem, Albany county, New York.

  1. Rebecca, born June 2, 1797, died December 17, 1869; married, at Bethlehem, Albany county, New York, January 28, 1824, Peter G. Van Zandt, born January 29, 1796, died May 13, 1865, son of Gilbert and Rachel (Lucas) Van Zandt.
  2. Johannes, born October 10, 1798, died January 20, 1852, unmarried, in the house Mrs. Schuyler now occupies.
  3. Moses, born September 25, 1800, died 1866, unmarried.
  4. Daniel, born July 14, 1802, died at Middleburg, New York; married (first), October 3, 1827, Rebecca Van Zandt, born April 9, 1807, died at Albany, December 26, 1843, daughter of Nicholas Van Zandt. He married (second), May 11, 1851, Catherine Wormer, born October 12, 1815, died March 17, 1884, daughter of John and Maria (Henry) Wormer; had a son
    1. John, now married and lives on the old farm in Middleburg.
  5. Peter, of whom further.
  6. William, born 1806, was drowned in Schoharie creek, June 18, 1843; unmarried.
  7. Temperance, born September 27, 1808, died at Bath-on-Hudson, Rensselaer county, New York, March 11, 1877; married, May 10, 1846, at Albany, George H. Cook, born in Germany, November 29, 1815, son of John G. and Elizabeth (Schnell) Cook; left daughter,
    1. Adelaide, wife of John Lane, of Albany, and has son Arthur.
  8. Douw, died in childhood.
  9. Hezekiah Burhans, born March 27, 1813, died in Delmar, New York; married (first), May 27, 1837, at Albany, Rebecca Van Zandt, born June 15, 1815, died March 17, 1850, daughter of David and Matilda (Hogan) Van Zandt. He married (second), in town of Coeymans, New York, February 25, 1851, Hannah Van Zandt, born January 2, 1822, died August 5, 1861, sister of his first wife. He married (third), September 2, 1865, Mrs. Sarah Jane (McNab) Nelson, born May 28, 1836, daughter of Jaspar and Maria (Pier) McNab.
  10. Henry, born March 14, 1815, died 1831.
  11. Sarah Maria, born April 16, 1817, died 1823.

(VII) Peter, fifth child and fourth son of Hendrick (3) and Magdalena (Burhans) Van Buren, was born September 13, 1805, and died in what is now known as Coeymans Square, town of Coeymans, Albany county, New York, November 7, 1885. He was educated in the public schools, and learned the carpenter's trade. He became a well known contractor and builder, also owning a farm which he cultivated. The farm in greater part is now owned by his daughter, Anna L., and is now the site of the greater part of the village of Ravena. "Coeymans Square" is said to have derived its name from the fact that it was the meeting place of an early Lodge of Free Masons. Peter was a well-to-do man and stood high in his community. He was a Democrat, and a warm friend of the Union cause during the civil war. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed church. He married, February 27, 1840, Mary Ann Baker, born February 14, 1818, died January 14, 1886, daughter of John and Margaret (Vrooman) Baker, of Coeymans Square. Her parents died in 1885-86. Mary Ann Baker descended from Joab Baker, who came from England and settled in Roxbury, Connecticut. His son, Joab (2) Baker, settled in the town of Coeymans, Albany county, in 1791; married Hannah Ashmore, of London, England, daughter of John Ashmore, a brewer of note in England, who came to the United States and made large land purchases in Coeymans; he died in New York City, of yellow fever. They had seven children, of whom the eldest was John, born at Coeymans Square, now Ravena, Albany county, and died at the age of eighty-six years. He was a leather merchant; he married at Pictua, Albany county, New York, Margaret Vrooman; children:

  1. Mary Ann, married Peter Van Buren and their only child was Anna Louise, see forward.
  2. Cornelis Vrooman Baker, a prominent farmer of the town of Bethlehem; he married Caroline Lasher of Bethlehem; children: Alexander, Charles, Abbie S. and Edward.
  3. Margaret Jane, married Cornelius Vrooman, a farmer of Bethlehem, where their deaths occurred; children: Albert; Anna A.; Caroline; Mary, died aged seven years; John F.

(VIII) Anna Louise, only child of Peter and Mary Ann (Baker) Van Buren, was born at Coeymans Square, on the farm she now owns and in the house she now occupies, now the village of Ravena, Albany county, New York, April 22, 1860. She was educated in the high school of Coeymans, and after the death of her parents, in 1885 and 1886, inherited the entire estate. She married Philip Schuyler, born October, 1840, died November 10, 1905, son of John Cuyler and Anna Maria (Schuyler) Schuyler, of Watervliet, Albany county, New York. Philip Schuyler received a good education in the public schools. After his marriage he removed to Ravena and managed the Van Buren farm. He was a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Dutch Reformed church. Since his death Mrs. Schuyler has continued her residence in Ravena, where she is held in universal esteem. She is an active member of the Dutch Reformed church, and owns the pew formerly owned by her parents, and is interested in all worthy objects, a member of both home and foreign missions, and extends her charity to every good cause. She has no children. (See Schuyler Genealogy for Schuyler family.)

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