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Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Chapter XXIV: Genealogy of the Quackenbos Family

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[This information is from pp. 236 and 264-266 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this page.]

During the eighteenth century there came to Schenectady these men whose names were gathered by Prof. Pierson from the church records of Schenectady and Albany, and to whose distinguished service the historian, Judge Sanders, has rendered just and generous tribute.

Johannes Quackenbos, son of Peter of Albany, born in 1662, married, October 20th, 1700, Anna, daughter of Johannes Clute of Niskayuna.

The Quackenbos line from old Johannes of 1701, is as follows:

Pieter, son of Johannes Pieterse, married, November 1st, 1701, Neeltje, daughter of David Marinus. In 1773 he purchased lands of Edward Collins, on the Mohawk River, and removed into what is now Montgomery County. He died July 20th, 1748, and was the ancestor of the numerous Quackenboses west of Schenectady.

David, son of Peter, born June 21st, 1702, married May 11th, 1723, Annatje, daughter of Captain John Scott of the British army, the patentee of lands, running from Auries Creek to the Yates and Fonda line, near the present village of Fultonville, containing many thousand acres. According to tradition, David Quackenbos was a man of fine personal appearance, and, for the times, of marked intelligence.

Johannes, also a son of Johannes Pieterse, born January 4th, 1702, married, June 26th, 1731, Helena, daughter of Frederick Clute; secondly, February 12th, 1755, Helen, daughter of Jacob Van Olinda. He died in 1760.

Frederick, son of Johannes, Jr., born December 21st, 1737, married, December 1st, 1768, Maria Sitterly.

Francina, a daughter of Johannes, Jr., born December 25th, 1733, married Isaac Van Vranken.

Bata, another daughter, born October 19th, 1735, married Claas DeGraff.

Annatje, also a daughter, born July 24th, 1748, married Jeremiah DeGraff.

Abraham, also a son of John Pieterse, born November 3d, 1710, married, January 11th, 1740, Bata, daughter of Pieter Ouderkirk. He died in 1761. His son, Johannes, born February 11th, 1750, died July 28th, 1839, aged eighty-nine years; his daughter Matilda, born August 29th, 1761, married John Wood.

Isaac, another son of Pieterse, born January 25th, 1713, married, October 27th, 1737, Rebecca, daughter of Dirk Groot.

Annatje, his oldest child, born July 6th, 1738, married Albert H. Vedder.

Bata, another daughter, born August 2d, 1747, married Frederick Bratt.

John, the only son of Isaac, born August 9th, 1750, married Elizabeth, daughter of Cornelius Groot of Niskayuna. He lived at the junction of Lafayette and Liberty Streets, where he owned a large section of land. He died July 28th, 1839, aged eighty-eight years, eleven months and nine days. His wife died May 11th, 1835, in her seventy-ninth year. Maria, his only surviving child, born March 18, 1799, married Abraham Oothout Clute, Esq., still a living link of Schenectady's precedent days.

Gerardus, another son of John Pieterse, born March 11th, 1721, married Elizabeth Van Vorst, April 25th, 1747.

John G., son of the above, born September 9th, 1759, married Annatje Shannon.

Sarah, a daughter of Gerrit, born February 7th, 1762, married Richard Van Vranken, Jr.

Matilda, another daughter, born September 30th, 1764, married Peter Huyck.

Rebecca, also a daughter, born August 6th, 1769, married Andrew Huyck.

Angelica, another daughter, born December 27th, 1771, married Joseph Carley, February 1st, 1789. These last were the parents of the late Gerardus Q. Carley, one of our distinguished merchants.

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