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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Dereck Boskerk
Rachel Scherp
Marriage: 25 April 1775
John Derick VanBuskirk
Andrias Boskerk
Martin Boskerck
Hester Boskerk
Gerrit Boskerk
Joseph Boskerk

Spouse and Children

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



    Andrias Boskerk


    Martin Boskerck


    Hester Boskerk


    Gerrit Boskerk


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 22

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

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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