Elizabeth Hallenbeck Evertsen


Elizabeth Hallenbeck was born during the 1680s. She was the daughter of Jan Casperse and Rachel Willems. Her grandfather was a pioneer settler of Beverwyck. She probably grew up in the greater Albany countryside.

In 1705, she married Jacob Evertse on the "3rd Sunday after Pinkster" at the Lutheran church in Loonenburgh. By 1724, six children had been christened in the Lutheran and Dutch Reformed churches.

These Evertsens lived in the third ward where Jacob was an Albany mainstay until his death early in 1755.

Elizabeth Hallenbeck Evertsen was last heard from definitively in December 1728 when she witnessed a baptism in the Lutheran church. We do not know if she survived Jacob Evertsen's death or if she was the "Widow Evars" listed on the Albany census in 1756.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Elizabeth Hallenbeck Evertsen is CAP biography number 5263. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/5/07