Alida Vinhagen Visscher
Stefan Bielinski

Alida Vinhagen was born during the 1660s. She was the daughter of Albany residents Jan Dirckse and Maria Vanderpoel Vinhagen.

In January 1686, this fur trader's daughter married aspiring businessman Nanning Visscher at the Albany Dutch church. By 1705, their ten children had been baptized in Albany where both parents were members and frequent baptism sponsors themselves.

These Visschers raised their family in Albany's second ward and were community mainstays for many decades.

Nanning Visscher died in 1730. Alida Vinhagen Visscher died in June 1748 and was buried from the church. She probably had lived in Albany nearly eighty years!

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Alida Vinhagen Visscher is CAP biography number 3415. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 7/15/04