Margarita Hogan Hun
Stefan Bielinski

Margarita Cornelia Hogan was born in 1700. She was the daughter of soldier-turned-innkeeper William Hogan and his wife, Martina Becker Hogan.

By 1725, she had married carpenter Dirck Hun. By 1741, five of their children had been baptized in the Albany Dutch church. Later, she joined her husband at St. Peter's Anglican church.

These Huns lived on Court Street near the city hall. In 1732, she was left slaves in the will of her father. Margarita probably lost her husband by 1779 when she was listed on a city assessment roll as the owner of a first ward property. In 1790, her household was configured on the Albany census.

In May 1795, William Hun paid for the burial of his mother. Margarita Cornelia Hogan Hun had lived almost ninety-five years!



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Margarita Hogan Hun is CAP biography number 4374. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 3/1/03