Alida Lansing Van Slichtenhorst


Alida (Aeltie) Lansing may have been born in Holland in October 1637. She was a daughter in the European-born family of New Netherland pioneers Gerrit Frederickse and Elizabeth Hendrix Lansing. She emigrated with her parents, married, and raised a family.

Her husband was Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst, son of the director of the colony of Rensselaerswyck. Their union produced at least five children born following their marriage about 1672. She was identified in the joint will of her mother and step-father - filed in 1678.

This Van Slichtenhorst family lived in Albany, Schenectady, and Kingston where Gerrit filed a will and died in 1684.

Alida Lansing Van Slichtenhorst may have survived her husband's passing.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Alida Lansing Van Slichtenhorst has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 4/30/06