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