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Marriage: Children:
  1. Henderik Roseboom: Birth: 4 AUG 1689.

  2. Johannes Roseboom: Birth: 23 APR 1692. Death: BEF. 9 APR 1694

  3. Johannes Roseboom: Birth: 29 APR 1694.

  4. Gerrit Roseboom: Birth: 17 FEB 1696/97.

  5. Elisabeth Roseboom: Birth: 28 APR 1700.

  6. Geertruy Roseboom: Birth: 27 DEC 1702.

  7. N. Roseboom: Birth: ABT. 1704.

  8. Margarita Roseboom: Birth: 21 APR 1706.

a. Continued:   Johannes Roseboom by Stefan Bielinski
  Johannes Roseboom was born during the mid-seventeenth century. He was the eldest son of New Netherland and Albany pioneers Hendrick Janse and Gysbertje Lansing Roseboom.
  As early as 1679, he was identified as an Albany householder. He seems to have spent considerable time as a young man in pursuit of furs in the French and Indian territories to the north and west. He led one of the Albany trading groups that was captured and interred in 1687. In this and other trading ventures he was associated with Johannes Bleecker, Jr., another Albany native, who would marry the sister of Roseboom's bride-to-be!
  In November 1688, he was approaching middle age when he married Gerritje Coster at that Albany Dutch church. By 1706, nine children had been christened in Albany where he was a member, church officer, and baptism sponsor.
  But like other family members, Johannes eventually settled down in Albany to become a mainline fur trader. His home near "Roseboom's gate" was a Pearl Street landmark. In 1697, his home was configured on the Albany census. Two years later, he signed a petition swearing allegiance to the king of England. Subsequent assessment rolls valued his Albany holdings comparable to those of other prominent merchants.
  After serving as assistant alderman for the second ward, he was elected alderman in 1700 - beginning a tenure on the city council of more than twenty years. During that time, he was particularly active as one of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs.
  As late as 1742, his name was still on the list of Albany freeholders. Johannes Roseboom died in January 1745 and was buried beneath the Albany church.
  Sources: The life of Johannes Roseboom is CAP biography number 1671. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. An account of his days in the Indian country is available online.
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