One of her Pearl Street neighbors was Hendrick Ten Eyck - like Margarita the son of a one-time shoemaker. In November 1706, they married at the parsonage of the Albany Dutch church where both partners were long-time members and regular baptism sponsors. Their eight children were baptized in Albany between 1708 and 1725. These families became more closely connected as his younger sister marrried her nephew in 1724.
The name of Margarita Bleecker Ten Eyck dropped from Albany rolls after she witnessed a baptism at the Albany church in June 1754. Her husband died in 1772. She may have lived until 1773.
Sources: The life of Margarita Bleecker Ten Eyck is CAP biography number 210. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 6/30/04