Alida Lansing Fonda


Alida Lansing was born in July 1685. She was the daughter of Hendrick G. and Elizabeth Caspers Lansing. Although her marriage license later would state that she had been born in the Colonie, Alida grew up in a mainline trader's home located in the heart of Albany's second ward.

In December 1708, she married Isaac D. Fonda at the Albany Dutch church. By 1723, eight children had been christened in Albany where both parents were regular baptism sponsors. Seven of those children lived to marry and raise their own families - further articulating the family web.

In 1709, she was identified as the owner of property in the first ward with her sister Jannetje. However, her household was a third ward landmark and her husband a businessman and civic leader for several decades.

Traditional sources reveal that Alida Lansing Fonda died in March 1748. Her husband died about that time as well.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Alida Lansing Fonda is CAP biography number 3100. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 2/5/06