Elsie Van Loon La Grange Egberts
Stefan Bielinski

Elsie Van Loon was born about 1675. She was a daughter in the large family of Loonenburg Lutherans Jan and Maria Alberts Van Loon.

In March 1697, she married Omie La Grange, Jr. at the Albany Dutch church. The marriage appears to have been childless. Omie and Elsie were alone in an Albany house at the time of the city census in June 1697. However, these La Granges migrated south - finally to Ulster County. Omie La Grange, Jr. died in 1725 - leaving Elsie as executor and principal heir.

In June 1727, the widow re-married. Her second husband was Albany native Barent Egbertse. The marriage was recorded in Albany Lutheran church records but also produced no children. Over the next decade, her name appeared on church rolls as the sponsor in a number of baptisms involving slaves.

Elsie Van Loon La Grange Egberts died in January 1742.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Elsie Van Loon La Grange Egberts is CAP biography number 6705. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 2/29/04