Maria Bradt Teunise
Stefan Bielinski

Maria Bradt was born about 1660. She was the daughter of Albany residents Barent Albertse and Susanna Dircks Bradt. She grew up at the family farm along the Normanskill and in her father's North end home just outside the Albany stockade.

About 1680, she became the wife of Egbert Teunise (de Metselaer). By 1691, seven of her children had been baptized at the Albany Dutch church where she was a member.

Her new family lived in the third ward where they were Albany mainstays.

In December 1704, she was identified as a living heir in her husband's will. In 1709, she was noted as the owner and head of a substantial third ward property and of a house. Those were the last mentions of Maria Bradt Teunise (or Egberts) uncovered so far in the community record.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Bradt Teunise is CAP biography number 4270. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 7/15/04