Van Den Bergh Genealogy by Cuyler Reynolds

From Stephentown Genealogy: Roots & More

Written by Tina Ordone The following families names can be found in the book, Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memiors. I have chosen the names of families known to have lived in Stephentown. The genealogies listed could help in assembling a more comprehensive genealogy. These genealogies aren't complete, and some may not mention Stephentown, but hopefully they will fill some gaps in your research. The list is alphabetical.

This information is from Vol. II, pp. 523-527 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911)

A Van Den Bergh Family

Gysbert Cornelessin Van Wesep, called also Gysbert ap. or Van de Bergh, arrived in the colony of Rensselaerwyck in 1645, and lived on a farm called "High Beigh" lying on the east side of the Hudson. He married Lysbeth, daughter of Claas Cornelis Segers Van Voorhoudt. In 1662 he bought a house, barn, etc. "lying this side of Bethlehem" of Marten Cornelise Van Buren. Children:

Willem, married Catryna, daughter of Wynant Van der Poel; Cornelis Gysbertse, see forward; Gerret, married Teuntje ————; Gertje, married Evert Van Esch. (II) Cornelis Gysbertse, son of Gysbert and Lysbeth (Van Voorhoudt) Van Den Bergh, was born, it is supposed, in Holland, his father's native country. He died between 1714 and 1717, and lived on the east side of the river between Albany and Troy. He married (first) Cornelia Wynantse, sister of Catryna Van der Poel; (second) Maria Van Beuren, widow of Lewis (Matthew) Van Beuren. Children:

Gysbert, married (first) Diwertje Marten, October 20, 1700, (second) Catalyntje ————; Tryntje, married Peter Waldron, died 1753; Maritje, married Cornelis Van Alstyne; Cornelis, married Maria Winne; Cornelia, married Martin Van Alstyne; Matthias, see forward; Gertje, baptized December 20, 1691; Goosen Wynant, married Anna Wendell, March 20, 1721. He had one child by his second wife,

Gerrit, born 1703, died 1721. (III) Matthias, sixth child of Cornelis Gysbertse and Cornelia Wynantse (Van der Poel) Van Den Bergh, was baptized in Albany, March 23, 1690. He married, May 26, 1717, Cathlyna, daughter of Rutger Melcherts and Weintje Harments (Hun) Van Deusen. She died and was buried in Albany, May 1, 1731, and her husband was buried there December 22, 1745. Children:

Cornelis, see forward; Myntje, married (first) Ryner Van Yeveren, (second) Gerrit Lansing; Cornelia, married Reyner Van Alstyne, November 5, 1748; Rutgert, married Maria Van Den Bergh, July 6, 1754; Gysbert, died in infancy; Engeltje, baptized April 17, 1730, married, July 24, 1741, Bastian Tennis [Teunis?] Visscher. (IV) Cornelis, son of Matthias, and Cathlyna (Van Deusen) Van Den Bergh, was baptized October 8, 1719, died February 2, 1798. He settled in the town of Half Moon, Saratoga county, New York, near Waterford, and is on the list of "path masters" for the years 1788-89. He married a kinswoman, Cornelia Van Den Bergh, in New York City, February 13, 1747. Children, baptized:

Rachel, May 28, 1749; Annatje, March 17, 1751; Wynant, November 24, 1754, see forward; Matthys, August 13, 1758; Cathalyntje, November 15, 1760; Mattheus, born March 17, 1762; Gysbert, May 19, 1766. (V) Wynant, son of Cornelis and Cornelia (Van Den Bergh) Van Den Bergh, was born in Saratoga county, New York, November 24, 1754. The family of Van Den Bergh furnished forty-five soldiers to the revolutionary army from New York state. Wynant was a private of the Thirteenth Regiment, Albany County Militia, Colonel John McCrea commanding. He was a farmer of the town of Half Moon, and a man of character and. influence. He married Fransytke Van Ness, a descendant of one of the early Dutch families of Albany county. Wynant Van Den Bergh died in 1822.

(VI) Gysbert, son of Wynant and Fransytke (Van Ness) Van Den Bergh, was born in Half Moon, Saratoga county, New York, April 8, 1776. He was a member of the Masonic order. Gysbert Van Den Bergh and his brother Peter cut and hewed the timber, and floated it down the river, that was used in the old Waterford Bridge that was recently destroyed by fire. He married, March 17, 1795, Sarah, born September 12, 1778, daughter of Hendrick and Altje (Van Ness) Schoonhooven. Hendrick, her father, was born in Half Moon in 1752, and married Altje Van Ness in 1771. He was a son of Guert Hendrick Van Schoonhooven, born in 1675, whose brother Goosen purchased the site of Waterford from the Indians, November 23, 1669. Children of Gysbert Van Den Bergh:

Hendrick, born January 23, 1797; Wynant Gysbert, see forward; Frances Alida, born January 26, 1813; married Thomas C. Morgan, of Connecticut. (VII) Wynant Gysbert, son of Gysbert and Sarah (Van Schoonhooven) Van Den Bergh, was born at Half Moon, Saratoga county, New York, March 30, 1799. He was one of the most prominent farmers of the town of Waterford, and for a number of years was supervisor; was elder of the Dutch Reformed church for thirty-seven years, until his death. He married, December 27, 1820, Sarah, born February 22, 1805, daughter of Cornelius and Cornelia (Lansing) Fonda, both of the oldest, most substantial Dutch families of the early period. Children:

Henry Calhoun, born January 1, 1824, married Sarah M. Thrall, of Glastonbury, Connecticut; Frances Maria, July 6, 1827; Susan Alida, June 5, 1833, married Simon Sheldon, of Schuylerville, New York; Garrett Lansing, August 2, 1835, died in 1856; Sarah Matilda, February 3, 1837, married Smith Boughton; James Gilbert, September 1, 1841, died in infancy; Harriette Ann, October 2, 1853, married, February 16, 1881, Loren Allen, of Sandy Hill, New York

Another Van Den Bergh Family

Mrs. Helen (Rundell) Sagendorf descends from the old Dutch family of Van den Berghs, of whom the first mention is in 1654, when Arent Van den Bergh was a corporal in the West India Company's service at Fort Orange. His wife was a sister of Andries Hendrickse. At a slightly earlier period, 1660, Claas Cornelse Van den Bergh was in Beverwyck. He had a son, Cornelis.

(II) Cornelis, son of Claas Cornelse Van den Bergh, had a son Gysbert.

(III) Gysbert, son of Cornelis Van den Bergh, bought a house and barn in 1662 "Lying this side of Bethlehem," Albany county, New York. He had children including Cornelis.

(IV) Cornelis (2), eldest son of Gysbert Van den Bergh, was of the manor of Rensselaerwyck. He made his will March 3, 1714, proved in 1717. He married (first) Cornelia Wyantse Van der Poel; (second) Maria Van Buren, widow of Lunwiese Van Dusen, November 21, 1702. Children, baptized and all mentioned in father's will:

Maritse, March 8, 1685, married Cornelis Van Alstyn; Cornelia, October 2, 1687, married Marten Van Alstyn; Geertje, December 20, 1691; Matthys, June 24, 1694; Wyant, see forward; Gysbert; Gerritt, September 19, 1703; Tryntje, married Pieter Wadron. (V) Wyant, son of Cornelis (2) and Cornelia Wyantse (Van der Poel) Van den Bergh, was baptized June 24, 1694. He was of "Halve Maan," Saratoga county, New York. He married (first) November 21, 1715, Aaltje Van Nes; (second) Anna Wendell, March 20, 1721; (third) Catherine Van Nes (widow Grosbeck), August 25, 1750. She was buried December 21, 1754. Children baptized:

Cornelis, July 20, 1718, died young; Cornelia, March 21, 1722, died young; Abraham, August 25, 1723; Cornelia (2), June 6, 1725; Cornelis, May 13, 1727; Maycke, July 27, 1729; Aaltje, November 13, 1731; Anna, November, 1732; Wyant W., (see forward); Evert (?); Gysbert, July 15, 1744; Catharina, twin of Gysbert; Catalina, May 5, 1751. (VI) Wyant W., son of Wyant and Anna (Wendell) Van den Bergh, was baptized June 1, 1735. He was a native and lifelong resident of Saratoga county, New York. The family of Van den Bergh was a prominent one in the county. Wyant W. was one of the largest taxpayers in the county. He had a fine farm in Stillwater on the flats where both the British and American forces encamped in 1777. During the first days of battle at Stillwater the British, on being driven back, set fire to his house and barns, causing their total destruction. Wyant W. Van den Bergh married (first) Maritje Van den Berg (a kinswoman), September 28, 1758. Married (second) Francyntie Clute, about 1768. Wyant W. died January 29, 1822, aged eighty-seven years, seven months, and twenty-eight days and Francyntie (Clute) Van den Bergh, died February 21, 1815, aged seventy-five years, ten days. Children:

Valkert, baptized June 24, 1759; Catharina, November 23, 1760; Maria, born October 3, 1768, died young; Gysbert, April 8, 1770; Maria, February 20, 1772; Rachel, 1775. (VII) Rachel, daughter of Wyant W. and Francyntie (Clute) Van den Bergh, married Cornelius Moore, of Saratoga county, New York. They had a daughter Eliza.

(VIII) Eliza, daughter of Cornelius and Rachel (Van den Bergh) Moore, married Darius P. Rundell, son of Jesse Rundell.

(IX) Helen, daughter of Darius P. and Eliza (Moore) Rundell, married (first) Emery W. Church; (second) George Henry Sagendorf, of Troy.