Maria Barents Gerritse
Stefan Bielinski

Maria Barents Gerritse was the widow of Gerrit Van Schaick and the wife of New Netherland pioneer and seventeenth century Albany resident Ryer Elbertse Gerritse.

In 1664, they appeared before the court of Beverwyck.

Their children established the Gerritse name in Albany and its environs.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Barents Gerritse has not yet been assigned a CAP biography number. We seek defining information on her origins and passing! This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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