Rachel Scherp

1754–1839 (Age 85)
Linlithgo, Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Scherp was born in 1754, in Linlithgo, Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States, her father, Andries Scherp, was 50 and her mother, Johanna Freer, was 39. She married Dereck Boskerk on 25 April 1775, in Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1839, in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Dereck Boskerk
1754–
Rachel Scherp
1754–1839
Marriage: 25 April 1775
John Derick VanBuskirk
1775–
Andrias Boskerk
1779–
Martin Boskerck
1781–
Hester Boskerk
1784–
Gerrit Boskerk
1788–
Joseph Boskerk
1791–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 April 1775
Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States
children

(6)

    Male1775–Male

    Andrias Boskerk

    Male1779–Male

    Martin Boskerck

    Male1781–Male

    Hester Boskerk

    Female1784–Female

    Gerrit Boskerk

    Male1788–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 22

New York is the 11th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 27

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

Southern German: metonymic occupational name for a potter, from scherbe ‘pot’, ‘potsherd’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Scherp, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Rachel Scherp in entry for Andrew Boskerk, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Rachal Scherp in entry for Andrias Boskerk, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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