Featured A.M.E. Gravestone – Hager Van Vankren

Section:  African Methodist Episcopal

Material:  White marble

Misc:.:  Plain, but large and well-carved stone with a crack near the lower right corner.

Inscription:  Hager Van Vranken Wife of David Van Vranekn Departed this life the 28th day of Feby. 1844 in the 53rd year of her life.  Remember this as you pass by; As you are now so once was I  As I am now so you must be; Remember God eternally.

There is little information on Hager.  The Common Council list omits the space in her surname.  There are several David Van Vrankens in the 1860 census, one of who may have been her widower.

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One response to “Featured A.M.E. Gravestone – Hager Van Vankren

  1. Your question about Hagar Van Vranken buried at the Albany Rural Cemetery, husband David. Here is some more info on Hagar Van Vranken;
    dod – FEB 28, 1844; husband, David – DOB 1789 – DOD 22 April 1874. Both buried in Lot 14, Sec49. Children – Robert DOB 1829 , his Wife Adelaide born 1831. David and Hagar grandchildren: David H. -1853; Robert A. -1853; Walter -1853; Anna L. -1859. You can contact me at:

    L. Lloyd Stewart, Albany, NY

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