Name: Anna Van Vorst
Given Name: Anna
Surname: Van Vorst
Change Date: 7 JAN 2016
Anna's maiden name was VAN VORST. She was the daughter of Jacobus VAN VORST and Anna BECK and was baptized on Oct. 22, 1732, at the First Dutch Reformed Church of Schenectady, N.Y. At the age of 18, on July 19, 1751, Anna married Nicolaas VAN DER BOGART, the son of Tjerk Fransen VAN DER BOGART and Margaret Gietje VEDDER, in Schenectady. Sometime between Dec. 11, 1757 and before the baptismal of his fourth child on July 16, 1758, Nicolaas died leaving Anna a young widow of only 26 yrs. of age. Anna was left with four very young children, ranging in age from newborn to 4 years old. Baptismals of the Van der Bogart children were: Tjerk, March 5, 1754; Frans, May 4, 1755; Rachel, Feb. 6, 1757; and Margarita, July 16, 1758. It is believed that Rachel Van der Bogart died young. Sometime prior to 1759/60, she married John Kemp. John Kemp raised the young Van der Bogart children and he and Anna subsequently had five children. Anna was buried 15 Jul 1789 in Fredericksburgh Tp., Ontario, Addington County, at about 57 years of age. Anna's father, Jacobus Van Vorst, left instructions in his will, written in 1790, for Tjerk Van der Bogart (one of Anna's sons from her first marriage) to care for Rachel Kemp (a daughter by John Kemp). Her father's will read: "Then I give & bequeath to my said daughters Elizabeth Quackenbos & Angelica Welch & in trust to Cherick Van de Bogart for keeping & maintaining Rachel Camp daughter of John Camp all the Stock & Cows to be divided equally among them & to their heirs & assigns for ever".
Christening: 22 OCT 1732 Schenectady, New York, USA
Death: JUL 1789 in Fredericksburgh Tp., Addington County, Ontario, Canada
Burial: 15 JUL 1789 Fredericksburgh Tp., Addington County, Ontario, Canada
Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811, by Arthur Kelly: pg. 45, #990 - Oct. 22, 1732 - Anna, Parents - Jacobus van Vorst & Johanna Bek, Witnesses: Abraham Mebi, Anna Vedders.
Marriages Schenectady Reformed Church, by Keller, pg. 17: #363 - 7.29.1753 - Klaas Tjerckse Vanden Bogart, wid, Schenectady to Anna Van Vorst, jd, liv here.
Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811, by Arthur Kelly: pg. 93, #2063 - March 5, 1754 - Tzjerk, Parents - Claas van den Bogaart & Anna van Vorst, Witnesses: Harmanus van den Bogaart, Catarina van den Bogaart.
pg. 96, #2136 - May 4, 1755 - Frans, Parents - Claas Van den Bogaard & Anna Van Vorst, Witnesses: John Marrissen, Catharina Marrissen.
pg. 101, #2250 - Feb. 6, 1757 - Rachel, Parents - Claas Van den Bogaard & Anna Van Vorst, Witnesses: Jacobus Van Vorst, Sarah Van Vorst.
pg. 104, #2306 - Dec. 11, 1757 - Nicholaas, Parents - Harmanus V den Bogaard & Catarina van Antwerpen, Witnesses: Nicholaas van den Bogaard, Anna van den Bogaard. [Note: Nicholas was alive in Dec. 1757 but dead by July 1758.]
pg. 106, #2351 - July 16, 1758 - Margarita, Parents - Claas van den Bogaard, deceased & Anna Van Vorst, Witnesses: Thomas Nikson, Anganita Nikson.
Pg. 116, #2570 - July 20, 1761 - Joseph, Parents - John Camp & Anna van Vorst, Witnesses: Neal Mackely, Catarina Mackely.
pg. 118, #2624 - Feb. 14, 1762 - Jacobus, Parents - Jilles Van Vorst & Annaatje Berrit, Witnesses: Johannes Van Vorst, Annaatje Camp.
pg. 121, #2690 - Jan. 9, 1763 - Jacobus, Parents - John Camp & Anna Van Vorst, Witnesses: Jellis Ja: Van Vorst, Anna Van Vorst. (Jacobus = James)
pg. 143, #3191 - Aug. 23, 1767 - Rachel, Parents - John Camp & Annaatje Van Vorst, Witnesses: Jacobus Van Vorst, Sarah Van Vorst.
pg. 209, #4689 - Dec. 19, 1779 - Annaatje, Parents - Adam Kittel & Margarita Van den Bogaard, Witnesses: Tjerk v den Bogaard, Annatje Camp.
Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady, by Jonathan Pearson, pp245,246 shows her history and baptismal date. Also p215 shows Anna under the history of Nicolaas Van Der Bogart. This shows her marriage date and the baptismal of her 1st four children. Pg 32 shows Anna under the Camp history and the baptismal of her first three children.
Early Church Records of Rev. John Langhorn & Rev. Robert McDowall, by Loral & Mildred Wannamaker: Burials of 3rd Town (Fredericksburgh), Ontario, recorded by Rev. Langhorn - pg. 81 - Anna, wife of John Kemp, died July 15, 1789.
Father: Jacobus Van Vorst c: 12 DEC 1703 in Schenectady, Albany, New York, USA
Mother: Anna Beck c: 7 OCT 1704 in Schenectady, Albany, New York, USA
Nicolaas Van der Bogart c: 11 MAY 1723 in Schenectady, Albany, New York, USA
29 JUL 1753
in Schenectady, Albany, New York, USA
- Tjerk "Cherrick" Van de Bogart c: 5 MAR 1754 in Schenectady, New York, USA
- Francis Van de Bogart c: 4 MAY 1755 in Schenectady, New York, USA
- Rachel Van de Bogart c: 6 FEB 1757 in Schenectady, Albany, New York, USA
- Margarita Van de Bogart c: 16 JUL 1758 in Schenectady, Albany, New York, USA
John Kemp b: ABT 1723 in possibly Maryland, USA
ABT 1759 OR 1760
in Schenectady, New York, USA
- Joseph Kemp c: 20 JUL 1761 in Schenectady, New York, USA
- James Kemp c: 9 JAN 1763 in Schenectady, New York, USA
- Rachel Kemp c: 23 AUG 1767 in Schenectady, New York, USA
- John Kemp b: ABT 1768 in New York State, USA
- Nancy Ann Kemp b: AFT 1768 in New York State, USA