Jannetje Beekman Lansing
Stefan Bielinski

Jannetje Beekman was born about 1682. She was the eldest daughter of Albany mainstay Johannes Martense and his first wife, Machtel Schermerhorn Beekman. By 1692, her mother had died and her father re-married. Beekman's second marrige produced at least nine more children and Jannetje would have been expected to help raise them in their second ward home.

In June 1703, she married Isaac Lansing in a ceremony held at her father's house. Six months later, the first of their six children was christened at the Albany Dutch church.

Isaac Lansing was a shoemaker and businessman who was involved in a number of community activities. His first ward home was an Albany landmark for more than sixty years.

Jannetje Beekman Lansing died in February 1770. She had lived almost eight-eight years. Her husband died in January 1772!

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jannetje Beekman Lansing is CAP biography number 3918. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/25/05