Albert Hansen


Albert Hansen was born in July 1751. He was a younger son of Albany natives Isaac and Maria Bradt Hansen. His father died in 1758 and his mother raised a large family their modest third ward home. Two brothers also became Albany residents. Widow Hansen died in 1790.

In 1773, he was named constable for the third ward. The following May, he was paid for attending the ferry for three days.

We seek information on his work record.

In December 1778, Albert married a somewhat older Engeltie Hansen at the Albany Dutch church. By 1783, two daughters were christened at the church where he was a contributor.

Even though his name did not appear in the minutes of Albany's wartime organizations, we expect to find Revolutionary war-related information for this individual. Afterward, he was alotted a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.

In 1787, he served as chimney viewer for the second ward.

These Hansens lived on Pearl Street either with or near Albert's mother and brothers. In 1788, Albert's second ward home was valued moderately on the assessment roll. In 1790, his household included five people. A decade later, three men and a young woman were living in his home.

In 1804, he joined in a nominating petition supporting a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. In 1808, he was among those invited to the funeral of a neighbor.

Albert Hansen probably died shortly thereafter.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Albert Hansen is CAP biography number 4961. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 3/20/11