Rachel Scherp


Brief Life History 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

Sources (10)

  • Rachel Scherp, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Rachel Scherp, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"
  • Rachel Scherp, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1775Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +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

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

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

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