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 Van Vechten House, circa 1690

(Below submitted by Diane Michell)

The Van Vechten house was built in 1690 by my 8th great-grandfather, Dirck Thunesse Van Veghten (Vechten).  (Note the different spellings of the name, it was commonly spelled both ways.)   The house was in the middle of restoration and the photos were taken by Al McKinlay. 

 Al McKinlay lives on a farm built in 1753 by Hubartus Van Vechten, his 4th great-grandfather (my 5th great-grandfather).  The farm has continuously been occupied by Van Vechten descendants up to the present day. 

The VanVechten House recently sold, according to a Real Estate brochure.  It had listed for $1.9 Million.

These photos were taken before the property renovation was completed.

 

This black & white drawing was found in one of the books on the history of the Van Vechtens in the Holland Society library in New York.

 

 

The Van Vechten House, Catskill, New York, is owned by the Olana State Historic Site in New York - http://www.olana.org/.  The Olana State Historic Site features the Hudson River home of Frederic Edwin Church.

 

 

Here are two links to cemeteries of Van Vechten: 

 

For photos from the real estate brochure which show the property after renovation,

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