Teunis C. Slingerland
Stefan Bielinski

Teunis Cornelise probably was born in Europe before 1640.

By 1658, he had taken title to the house and lot in Beverwyck where he then was living. In 1660, his name appeared on a petition of fur traders operating from the Beverwyck area. He also kept a house in New Amsterdam.

In 1677, he leased a farm on the Normanskill from the Bradt family. By that time, he had married mill owner's daughter Engeltie Bradt. The marriage produced at least four children prior to her death in 1683. In April 1684, he married the widow Geertie Fonda Bekker at the Albany Dutch church where he was a member. At least one child resulted from his second marriage.

Although he appeared to have held considerable lands in the valleys south of Albany, he maintained his Albany identity for many years.

By the 1690s, his name had dropped from Albany rolls!

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Teunis C. Slingerland is CAP biography number 5439. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek defining information on his origins and passing!

first posted: 6/15/05