Albert van Garden, a mystery
Unless I've overlooked something in the Old Dutch Church of
Kingston NY records, there is nothing to indicate the parentage of one Albert van Garden.
The ODC-K Marrige Register indicates Albert van Garden married Jannetje van Vredenburgh on June 11, 1704, that both were born in Kingston and, at the time of theirmarriage, both lived in Rochester.
Jannetje is apparently the daughter of Willem van Vredenbugh and Appolonia Barrents/Cool, baptized at ODC-K on April 6, 1684. ODC-K records also show siblings Abraham and Rachel were baptized there as well.I suspect she had other siblings, Aaltje/Antje and Willem (Jr) - the ODC-K Marriage Register indicates they were both born in New York (City), probably before the family moved to the Kingston area.
But back to Albert - with one exception I've been able to determine the spouses of Gysbert Albertse-van Garden and Rachel Harmensen-Rosencrans children baptized before 1695 (at ODC-K).The (apparent) last of their children being born in 1709, other records I've found indicate they
probably moved to the Rochester area sometime before 1720.
The one exception mentioned above relates to the ODC-K baptismal record showing the child's name as "Harman", baptized on Nov 26, 1682, the first of Gysbert and Rachel's children recorded at that church.I suspect the name "Harman" came from Rachel's father, Harmen Hendricksen-Rosencrans, but that the child prefered the name of his paternal grandfather, Albert Gysbertse, and chose to be known as "Albert" rather than "Harman".
I would appreciate it very much if anyone has anything that may support this or any other history on mystery man Albert van Garden.