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').

Biography[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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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