Dirck Bensing


Dirck Bensing probably was born during the 1620s. Traditional sources hold that he was from Groningen, lived in Amsterdam, and emigrated to New Netherland about 1648. He settled in Beverwyck where he died on January 6, 1659.

Dirck Bensing was a carpenter and the husband of Catharina Bercx who bore at least five children who were still alive in 1663. His son, Dirck, became an Albany resident.

The first Dirck Bensing in what became Albany lived less than forty years!

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Albany's first Dirck Bensing is CAP biography number 7319. This baseline sketch is derived chiefly from family and community based resources. Online transcription of so-called bible records.

first posted: 2/10/06