Egbertie Visscher De Garmo


Egbertie Visscher probably was born before 1700. She was the daughter of Bastian and Dirckie Teunis Visscher. Her baptism was not recorded in the surviving records of the Albany Dutch church. She grew up in a prominent brewer's home in the first ward.

In October 1719, she married Johannes De Garmo. By 1726, four children had been christened in the Albany church where she was a pewholder and frequent baptism sponsor.

These De Garmos were low profile Albany mainstays in a number of locations for many decades. Johannes was a shoemaker and lot holder of modest achievement.

Egbertie Visscher De Garmo buried her husband in June 1764. She died sometime thereafter.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Egbertie Visscher De Garmo is CAP biography number 4111. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/15/07