PHEBE ANN VAN WIE, Bern, Albany, NY, 1825
Phebe Ann Van Wie's vertical rows of alphabets make this Albany County, NY, sampler quite rare and unique. Silk cross stitch and eyelet on a silk ground.
Inscription: Phebe Ann V. Wie / Town of Bern / September 18th 18 / 1825
Originally, the name of the village was spelled "Bern" until the Berne Post Office was established in 1831. In the 19th century it had a few stores, three hotels, several blacksmith shops, a funeral home, cabinet makers, harness makers, etc. In the early 1800s, Bern had several one room school houses. Bern School No. 1,2, and 3, were the earliest. This description of Bern School No. 2 vividly evokes those early one-room school houses: "on the flats below the hamlet of Bern, was taught by maiden lady Miss Malena DeGrass Doty who wore 'corkscrew curls and sidecombs'".
Phebe Ann Van Wie
Birth: 26 May 1815, New Salem, Albany, NY
Baptism: 31 Mar 1816 Albany, NY
Father: Andrew Van Wie (28 Dec 1774-20 Jun 1826) #20629926
Mother: Susannah Allen (25 Feb 1777-30 Aug 1852) #20629946
(m. 3 MAR 1797 Reformed Dutch Church, New Salem, Albany, NY)
Death: 9 Sep 1844
Burial: Stillwater Union Cemetery, Stillwater, Saratoga, NY
Memorial ID: #65344326
The Van Wie's are anearly Albany family. Andrew Van Wie was the son of Capt. Johannes A. Van Wie and Alida Van Dyck.
Includes full genealogy and reference resources.
Frame: 10" x 15.25" x 1"
No stitch loss. Small holes at base of initial P. Darkening and discoloration to ground.Conservation prepared by Glee, case mounted over archival board. Birdseye maple frame by Ralph.