Albert Andriessen Bradt

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Albert Andriessen Bradt (1607 – June 7, 1686) was one of the earliest Norwegian settlers in New Netherland. In the early records he is often referred to as Albert Noorman ('Norwegian').


Albert Andriessen Bradt was born in Fredrikstad, Østfold county, Norway. He moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands at a time when commerce between Norwegian and Dutch merchants was well established.[1] In 1636 he joined a party for New Netherland, arriving at New Amsterdam on March 4, 1637. Their destination was Rensselaerswyck where Bradt worked at a sawmill and a tobacco plantation. Bradt later rented a sawmill on a location that later was known as Normans Kill at Lower Hollow from the patroon.,[2] a stream winding across south-central Albany County, New York. It empties into the Hudson River after flowing around the west side of Castle Island.[3]


Primary sources[edit]

  • Biasca, Cynthia Brott Descendants of Albert & Arent Andriessen Bradt (Henington Publishing Company. 1990)
  • Christoph, Peter R. Bradt Family: A Norwegian Family in Colonial America (Higginson Book Company. 1994)
  • Wood, Joan Bradt Journey to a New Land: The Bradt Family in History (J.B. Wood. 1999)

Other sources[edit]

  • John O. Evjen Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, 1630–1664 (Minneapolis, 1916)

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