Gerritje Ten Eyck was born in August 1728. She was the youngest daughter of Albany silversmith Coenradt Ten Eyck and his wife, Gerritje Van Schaick. Her much older brother, Jacob, was named mayor of Albany in 1748.
Howver, her parents had christened a Gerritje in 1710 and that girl appears to have survived (but without much notice) until her death in 1743.
In 1752, this younger Gerritje married Peter Gansevoort, a young Albany physician. By 1770, their ten children had been baptized in the Albany Dutch church where she was an occasional baptism sponsor.
In 1754, she was named to share in the estate of her uncle, Samuel Coeymans.
This doctor's family lived on Market Street near Peter's extensive family.
Gerritje Ten Eyck Gansevoort died in July 1782 - a month shy of her fifty-fourth birthday. After that, her husband was absorbed in family households and lived until 1809.
first posted 8/30/03; last revised 10/23/13