Susanna Van Schoonhoven Lansing
Susanna Van Schoonhoven was born in April 1731. She was the last of seven children born to the marriage of Jacobus and Susanna Bradt Van Schoonhoven. She grew up on the family farm at what then was known as the Halfmoon. Her father, an enterprising landholder, died in 1749 when Susanna was not yet eighteen. Her older brother was Watervliet skipper Dirck B. Van Schoonhoven.
Susanna was in her mid-sixties when Rutger Lansing died in 1797. Perhaps she was absorbed under the household of her adult son who appears to have taken over the Lansing farm. However, we seek definitive information on the later life and passing of Susanna Van Schoonhoven Lansing.
Sources: The life of Susanna Van Schoonhoven Lansing is CAP biography number 5903. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/20/12 last updated 12/29/12