Veeder-Vrooman Family
Papers, 1662-1925

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Quantity: 1 box; 9 extra-large folders (0.50 cubic feet)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Gift, Mrs. John J. Vrooman, March 1964
Processed By: Lauren M. Barber; ca. 1980; revised 2007

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Historical Note:

The Vroomans of New York State are descended from Hendrick Mees Vrooman, who, with two brothers, Peter and Jacob, came to the Dutch colony previous to 1677, in which year Hendrick moved to Schenectady. Adam, Hendrick’s son, had thirteen children.

Scope and Content Note:

These papers consist chiefly of land titles and other legal documents related to the Veeder and Vrooman families of Albany and Schenectady counties in New York State.  The earliest land document is a contract in which  Jan Evertsz agrees to rent the house of Frans Barentsz Pastoor for one-and-one-half years for an annual payment of 70 beavers and a pair of shoes for the landlord’s wife, September 20, 1662.  Also includes wills of Luykas Johannise Wyngaard, 1754, and John B. Wendell, 1815; personal correspondence of John Veeder and other family members, ca. 1854-1865; and a set of photographs depicting both the exterior and interior architectural features of the First Dutch Reformed Church of Schenectady, ca. 1920s.

Container List:


Box Folder Description
1 1 Contract of Jan Evertsz to rent the house of Frans Barentsz Pastoor for one-and-one-half years for which Evertsz agrees to pay annually 70 beavers and a pair of shoes for the landlord’s wife, September 20, 1662. (In Dutch); manuscript translation by Rev. J.H. Karsten, July 1897
1 2 Will of Luykas Johannise Wyngaard in which Symon Veeder is mentioned as an heir and is stated to be Wyngaard’s cousin and step-brother, July 4, 1754.
1 3 Will of John B. Wendell which mentions Nancy Vrooman as an heir and Wendell’s daughter, November 26, 1815. Rough draft of above will, n.d.
1 4 Deeds, leases, bonds, 1713-1792; re: land situated in the City of Albany (4 items) SEE ALSO additional land titles found in Extra-Large folders (EL 1-9)
1 5 Accounts, bills, checks, etc., 1705-1896. (Some items in Dutch) (17 items)
1 6 Correspondence, 1854-1864; n.d. miscellaneous letters and three envelopes. (19 items)
1 7 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings: obituary of Margaret Van Vechten Veeder, died June 8, 1916; obituary of John W. Veeder, born September 1, 1822, died March 27, 1899; memorial, n.d. (3 items)
1 8 Set of photographs of the First Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, ca. 1920s;  description printed on the verso of each photograph (12 items)
1 9 Ten Eyck family genealogy, 1650-1809
EL 1 Deed: Thomas Wendell to Abraham Wendell, 6 April 1720; land situated in the City of Albany (1 item)
EL 2 Bond: John Savage and wife to Isaac [Ayer], 25 January 1736/7 (1 item)
EL 3 Deed: Nicolaes [sic] Browner to Simon Veder [sic], 28 June 1759; land in the City of Albany (1 item)
EL 4 Release: Henry Van Rensselaer to Seymon Veeder, 3 July 1771; lot of land situated in the City of Albany (1 item)
EL 5 Lease: Volkert Veeder to Abraham Cuyler and James Van Ingen, 6 January 1790; lot of land situated in the City of Albany (1 item)
El 6 Lease: Abraham, Albert, and Volkert Veeder to Seymon Veeder, 30 November 1790; lot of land situated in the City of Albany (1 item)
EL 7 Lease: Volkert Veeder to Thomas and Samuel Mather, 6 March 1794; land situated in the City of Albany (1 item)
EL 8 Deeds, leases, etc., for land situated in Albany County, 1790-1802 (3 items)
EL 9 Deeds, leases, etc., for land situated in Schenectady County, 1790-1820 (3 items)
Last Updated: September 3, 2013