Hendrick Janse Rooseboom 1635 to 1703

From: https://www.geni.com/people/Hendrick-Janse-Roseboom/6000000006444290519, by Stefan Bielinski

For a detailed account of his life, refer to: “1630-1897: A brief history of the ancestors and descendants of John Roseboom (1739-1805) and of Jesse Johnson (1745-1832)”, Roseboom, Catharine, et. al., Cherry Valley, New York

Hendrick Janse Rooseboom was born in about 1635 in the Netherlands. His parents are unknown.

Hendrick was the patriarch of the Rooseboom Family of early Albany. According to the traditional sources, he emigrated to New Netherland in about 1660. He established a home at Beverswyck (which became Albany in 1664). By that time, he was known as a fur trader and then a property owner. His house and lot were located on what became the east side of Pearl Street and incorporated the northern wall of the stockade. For many years, the Pearl Street passage out of town was known as “Roseboom’s Gate.”

Hendrick married Gysbertie Lansing in about 1664, probably in New York City. Hendrick and Gysbertie had eight children.

Hendrick Janse served the community as a constable, contractor, and juror. In 1679, his property was enumerated on the Albany assessment roll.

In December 1695, he was a widower when he married Widow Tryntje Jans, widow of Rutger Jacobsen, at the Albany Dutch church where he had been a member, undertaker, and sexton for many years.

In 1697, is household was configured on the city census. Two years later, he stood with his neighbors in swearing allegiance to the king of England.

Hendrick Rooseboom died in December 1703 and was buried from the Dutch church. His descendants spread out in Albany County and beyond.