Teunis Egbertse
by
Stefan Bielinski


Teunis Egbertse (Metselaer) may have been born in October of 1680. However, that would have made him almost thirty-six-years-old at the time of his marriage. In 1704, he was mentioned in the will of his father, Albany resident Egbert Teunise. His mother would have been Maritje Bradt who grew up in a home near where he would eventually settle.

In February 1716 Teunis married Engeltie Beekman at the Albany Dutch church. By 1736, eleven of their children were christened in Albany where he was an occasional baptism sponsor.

During the decades of peace following the end of hostilities in 1713, Teunis Egbertse was a mainline participant in community activities. In 1713, he was appointed constable for the third ward where he would establish his home. In 1715, he was a member of an Albany militia company. In 1718, he served as firemaster. In 1722, he was elected assistant alderman in the third ward and served for a year. In 1720 and again in 1742, his name appeared on third ward freeholders'lists.

He purchased wheat from and was indebted to the city government. In 1748, his third ward property was noted in the will of his neighbor, Dirck Ten Broeck. After that, his name is absent from Albany rolls.

biography in-progress



notes

the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Teunis Egbertse is CAP biography number 4543. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.




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first posted: 7/5/04