Maragrita Groesbeck Marselis


Maragrita Groesbeck was born in January 1740. She was the daughter of Gerardus and Maria Ten Broeck Groesbeck. She grew up as the eldest daughter of a large family in a merchant's home on Pearl Street.

In August 1766, she married Albany native Nicholas Marselis at the Albany Dutch church. By 1785, eight children had been christened in Albany where she was a member and pewholder.

This Marselis family also lived modestly in the second ward but, by 1790, had moved out to Rensselaerville in the Heldeberghs.

We seek information on the later life and passing of Margarita Groesbeck Marselis.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maragrita Groesbeck Marselis is CAP biography number 3360. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 9/10/07