Jacob Dirckse Visscher was born before 1683. He was the son of Dirck Harmanse and Jemmetie Jans Visscher. He was identified as the eldest son in the will filed by his father in 1712.
He married Susanna Egberts at the Albany Dutch church in June 1709. The marriage appears to have been childless but he was a pewholder and occasional baptism sponsor at the Albany church.
He was a prominent Albany personage, a property holder, member of a militia troop, voter, and served as firemaster and then alderman in the third ward. He performed some contract work for the city of Albany. In 1756, his home was configured on an inventory of householders made by the British army.
Jacob Dirckse Visscher lost his wife in 1761. In 1762, he filed a will which divided his estate among several people and freed a "Negro man and woman." He died in October 1763 and was buried from the Dutch church.
Sources: The life of Jacob Dirckse Visscher is CAP biography number 4138. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/30/04