Johannes Lansing, Jr.
Stefan Bielinski

Johannes Lansing, Jr. was born in September 1687. He was the son of Albany trader Jan Lansing and the widow Geertje Van Schaick Coster Lansing. He was only one of a number of family members referred to as "John Lansing, Jr."

In June 1714, he married Geertruy Schuyler - a daughter of the first mayor of Albany. By 1733, the marriage had produced seven children.

In 1714, he was a member of a troop in the Albany County Militia. Like his father, he served on the Albany city council. In 1716, he was elected assistant alderman for the second ward and served until 1722.

In 1720, 1742, and 1763, he was identified as a freeholder living in the second ward of the city of Albany.

In August 1747, he was named executor of the will of his brother-in-law.

Johannes Lansing, Jr. was alive in 1763. His wife lived until 1774.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Johannes Lansing, Jr. is CAP biography number 3739. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek defining information on his economic life and on his passing. At this point, our offering is cautious as we have accumulated a large store of qualitative information for a number of "Johannes Lansings" who were living in and around Albany during his lifetime!

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first posted: 2/10/04