Gysbertje Lansing was born during the second quarter of the seventeenth century. She came to America with her parents, Gerrit Frederickse and Elizabeth Hendrix Lansing prior to 1650. Gysbertie (Gisseltje) was a daughter of early Albany's largest New Netherland-era family.
By 1679, she had become the first wife of Albany trader Hendrick Janse Roseboom. She was the matriarch of an early Albany family whose offspring were baptized at the Albany Dutch church where she was a member and occasional baptism sponsor.
These Rosebooms lived near both of their families on Pearl Street.
Gysbertje Lansing Roseboom was dead by November 23, 1695 when her husband remarried.
Sources: The life of Gysbertje Lansing Roseboom is CAP biography number 3332. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 12/10/04