Maria Winne Vandenbergh Gerritsen
Stefan Bielinski

Maria Winne was born about 1680. She was the daughter of Rensselaerswyck residents Adam and Anna Lookermans Winne.

In July 1701, she married Albany resident Cornelis Willemse Vandenbergh at the Dutch church. The marriage produced several children before Vandenbergh's death about 1707. By 1713, she had married widower Jan Gerritse. By 1722, three more children had been christened at the Albany church where she was a frequent baptism sponsor.

Gerritse died in 1725 leaving Maria and parts of three families in their first ward home. She maintained control of the household and other property over the next two decades!

Maria Winne Vandenbergh Gerritsen filed a will in September 1745. It divided substantial real and personal property among her children. Maria had died by June 2, 1748 when her will passed probate.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Winne Vandenbergh Gerritsen is CAP biography number 3008. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 4/30/05