Sara Gansevoort Ten Broeck


Sara Gansevoort was born in June 1741. She was the daughter of Albany natives Harmen and Magdalena Douw Gansevoort. She grew up in a landmark businessman's home on Market Street.

In June 1762, she married John C. Ten Broeck at the Albany Dutch church. By 1783, eleven children had been christened at the Albany church where she was a member and baptism sponsor. However, eight of her children died unmarried.

This Ten Broeck family lived in the third ward where John was a successful merchant and community leader. Throughout their long marriage, their house, next to that of her brother on Market Street, was an Albany landmark.

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Sara Gansevoort Ten Broeck died in July 1811 at the age of seventy. Her husband lived eleven years longer.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Sara Gansevoort Ten Broeck is CAP biography number 4672. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 10/30/06