Anna Marselis Fonda


Anna Marselis was born in June 1689. She was the daughter of Gysbert and Barbara Groesbeck Marselis. She grew up as part of a large family in a shoemaker's second ward home.

In November 1716, Anna married a somewhat older Claes Fonda at the Albany Dutch church. By 1732, six children had been christened in Albany.

These Fondas lived in the second ward where Claes was a cooper and Albany mainstay for over fifty years.

Anna Marselis Fonda died in September 1751. Her husband survived until 1763.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Marselis Fonda is CAP biography number 628. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/15/07