Anna Ten Eyck Mancius
Stefan Bielinski

Anna Ten Eyck was born in September 1742. She was the daughter of Albany mainstays Jacob H. and Anna Wendell Ten Eyck. She grew up in a merchant's home in the second ward.

In December 1766, she married twenty-eight-year-old Wilhelmus Mancius - a Kingston minister's son who recently had come to Albany on business. Following his marriage, Mancius settled in Albany and later became a physician and apothecary of some repute. By 1784, their eight children had been baptized in the Albany Dutch church where both parents were pewholders.

The Doctor's family lived in a large home on Market Street where he also saw patients and kept a medical supplies store. Later, the building also served as the Post Office.

Anna Ten Eyck Mancius lost her husband in 1808. Beginning in 1813, she was identified as the principal personage living in the Mancius house at 52 Market Street (afterwards called 314 North Market) until her death in August 1816 at age seventy-four. She was buried in the Dutch church plot of the Washington Park cemetery.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Ten Eyck Mancius is CAP biography number 4838. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 1/10/03; revised 4/25/10