Gerrit Lansing


Gerrit Lansing probably was born during the 1670s. He was the son of Gerrit G. and Elsie Van Den Uythoff Lansing. He grew up in a large family in a baker's home on the Rom Street hill near the fort.

In August 1692, he married the widow Catharina S. Glen at the Albany Dutch church where he was a member. By 1709, nine children had been christened in the Dutch churches of Albany and New York.

This Gerrit Lansing appears to have lived in Albany, Schenectady, and New York.

not that conspicuous in the Albany record

A "Gerrit Lansing" died in January 1736 and was buried from his church. Dutch church burial records differentiate among the same-named individuals.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of this Gerrit Lansing is CAP biography number 3461. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek more activity information on his relatively long life.

first posted: 1/25/07