Margarita Hansen Slingerland


Margarita Hansen was born in April 1757. She was the daughter of Albany natives Isaac and Maria Bradt Hansen. She grew up as the youngest child in the third ward home of a shoemaker.

Margarita was less than a year old when her father died in March in 1758. However, her mother would live for several decades as an Albany householder and the North End neighbor of her Bradt kin. Two of her brothers would become residents of Albany as well.

In April 1779, she married Manor native Teunis Slingerland at the Dutch church in Albany. By 1786, three children had been christened there.

This Slingerlands family made its home on a Watervliet farm.

However, Margarita's marriage lasted only a decade as, by 1791, Teunis had re-married, was raising a second family in his hinterland home, and eventually would move inside the city borders and enter business.

Albany native and mother Margarita Hansen Slingerland had lived less than thirty-five years.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Margarita Hansen Slingerland is CAP biography number 4984. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 3/10/12; revised 7/12/12