Vrooman, Barent a minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born at Schenectady, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1725. He studied with Cornelius Van Santvoord and Theodorus J. Frelinghuysen, and afterwards at the University of Utrecht from 1750 to 1752; was licensed by the Classis of Utrecht, June 7, 1752, and ordained by the Classis of Amsterdam, July 3 of the same year; and became pastor at New Paltz, Shawangunk, and Montgomery, N.Y. from 1753 to 1754; and at Schenectady from 1754 to 1784. He died Nov. 15, 1784. During his long and laborious pastorate at Schenectady he received more than 400 members into the Church, married 358 couples, and performed 3451 baptisms. He was eloquent as a preacher and beloved as a pastor. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, s.v.