Saturday, July 15, 2017

Rensselaer, New York Timeline

This is meant to be a very basic timeline giving some events in Rensselaer that may have affected the lives of your ancestors.  Click here for areas in New York State.  Click here for a list of states of the U.S.  Click here for Records, photos, etc.  that relate to Rensselaer or people that lived there.

1609 The Dutch claimed the area.
1628 Settlements start appearing
1642 A brewery, farms, and a ferry are operating
1712 Fort Crailo Built
1754 - 1763 French and Indian Wars
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1795 - 1803 Yellow Fever Outbreaks
1815 Initial Incorporation
1828 A new charter granted
1832 Cholera Epidemic
1849 Cholera Outbreak
1854 Charter Amended
1863 Charter Amended again
1871 A new charter granted
1897 Greenbush chartered as a city, and it's name changed to Rensselaer
1902 Annexation of Bath, and part of East Greenbush
1903 The channel that seperated the Island from the mainland was filled in with sand dredged from the bottom of the Hudson
1916 Polio Outbreak
1918 Influenza Outbreak

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