Machtelt Lansing Visscher
Stefan Bielinski

Machtelt Lansing was born in December 1703. She was the daughter of Albany residents Isaac and Jannetje Beekman Lansing.

In January 1727, she married Teunis Visscher at the Albany Dutch church. By 1746, eight children had been christened at the church where she was a member, pewholder, and regular baptism sponsor.

These Visschers were brewers and raised their family in Teunis's house in the third ward.

Machtelt Lansing Visscher died after 1757. Her husband may have lived into the 1790s.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Machtelt/Magtel/Matilda Lansing Visscher is CAP biography number 3487. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 4/5/05