Gertrude Ann VanderZee

1819–1906 (Age 86)
Bethlehem, Albany, New York, United States

The Life of Gertrude Ann

When Gertrude Ann VanderZee was born on 20 July 1819, in Bethlehem, Albany, New York, United States, her father, John Becker VanderZee, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth Rowe, was 20. She died on 17 March 1906, at the age of 86.

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John Becker VanderZee
Elizabeth Rowe
Gertrude Ann VanderZee
Catharine Van Der Zee
Amelia Vanderzee
John Gurnsy Vanderzee
Peter Rowe VanderZee
Margaret Vanderzee

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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Dutch: literally ‘from the sea’, a topographic name for someone who lived by the sea, Middle Dutch zee, or a name for a child born at sea.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • G A Vanderzee in household of I B Vanderzee, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Ann T Vanderzee in household of John B Vanderzee, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • G A Van Der Zee in household of John B Van Der Zee, "New York State Census, 1875"

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