Machtel Beekman Lansing


Machtel Beekman was born in October 1715. She was the first daughter born to the marriage of Jacob and Deborah Hansen Beekman. She grew up in the second ward home of an Albany mainstay.

In December 1738, she was left a bequest in the will filed by her father.

In January 1739, she married the somewhat older Albany native Gerrit A. Lansing at the Albany Dutch church.

Unfortunately the marriage would be of brief duration as well as childless as Machtel Beekman Lansing died later that year. She had lived less than twenty-five years. Thirty years later, her husband married again and lived until 1789.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Machtel Beekman Lansing is CAP biography number 3871. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Some of her life was charted in the bible kept by her father who died two months after her wedding.

first posted: 6/20/09