Catharina was almost twenty-eight years old when she married her cousin, merchant Abraham Lansing, at the Schenectady Dutch church in 1746. This "spinster" was several years older than most early Albany brides but fourteen years younger than her widower husband. However, their four children were baptized in the Albany Dutch church before Abraham's death in 1759.
Abraham Douw died at the end of 1787 - but not before providing for Catharina in his will. She continued to live in their home (as her son had become head of that household) until her death in February 1798 at age seventy-nine. Her son, Abraham A. Lansing, had her buried from the Albany Dutch church.
first posted: 01/25/02; revised 6/6/10