Martina Hogan Evertsen


Martina Hogan was born in October 1750. She was the daughter of Albany blacksmith William Hogan and his wife, Susanna Lansing Hogan. She was named for her grandmother and grew up in a large family on the South side of Albany.

In July 1771, she married Albany native Bernardus Evertsen at the Albany Dutch church. By 1792, the marriage had produced at least six children.

These Evertsens were Albany mainstays for three decades - as Bernardus was known as a tanner and cordwainer. In May 1787, Martina was named in the will filed by her father.

In 1790 and in 1800, she was accounted for in the third ward household headed by Bernardus Evertson.

Martina Hogan Evertsen lost her husband in 1802. The fifty-two-year-old widow took over as head of their Pearl Street home and her late husband's other holdings as well. She died in May 1807 and was buried in the Dutch church cemetery plot.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Martina Hogan Evertsen is CAP biography number 4381. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 1/20/08; updated 2/10/16