Helena Lansing Van Rensselaer
These Van Rensselaers were prominent residents of Pearl Street for the next three decades. During that time, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer served in the United States Congress and later as lieutenant governor of New York State.
Helena Lansing Van Rensselaer died in July 1795 and was buried from her church. Her husband lived until 1810 and remembered her fondly in his will written three years earlier.
Sources: The life of Helena Lansing Van Rensselaer is CAP biography number 3339. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 12/30/06