Elizabeth Hendrickse 1610 to 1700
Elizabeth Hendrickse was born in about 1610 in the Netherlands.
Elizabeth married Gerrit Frederickse Lansing in about 1628 in the Netherlands.
Elizabeth and Gerrit had six children, all of whom were born in the Netherlands:
• Gerrit Gerritse Lansing
• Johannes Gerritse Lansing
• Hendrick Gerritse Lansing
• Altje (Alida) Gerritje Lansing
• Gysbertje Gerritje Lansing
• Hilletje Gerritje Lansing
By 1640, with their six children, these Lansings emigrated to New Netherland and settled in what became Beverwyck (Albany, New York).
Gerrit Lansing was known as a baker.
Elizabeth Hendrickse was the matriarch of the Lansing family – the largest family group to live in early Albany.
Following the death of Gerrit Frederickse, perhaps during the mid-1650s, Elizabeth Hendrickse married another baker, widower Wouter Albertse van Den Uythoff. They became Albany mainstays in a second marriage that lasted more than four decades.
In 1678, Wouter and Elizabeth filed a joint will. She was characterized by the notary as “virtuous” but “sickly.” The will noted that their marriage produced no children but that she had six children from her first marriage living at the time.
She was accounted for within the household of Wouter Albertse on the Albany census of 1697.
In 1699, Wouter was dead, and she was identified as his widow!