Hendrick G. Lansing probably was born about 1640 and came to America with his parents, New Netherland pioneers Gerrit Frederickse and Elizabeth Hendrix Lansing. The Lansings settled in Beverwyck and he was first noted in Albany area records in 1666.
His wife was Elizabeth Caspers - the mother of at least five children. He was a longtime member of the Albany Dutch church.
By 1679, he was identified as an Albany householder. For the next three decades, he was a pillar of the Albany community - serving on juries, acting as surety, and appearing in cases before the Albany court. Like his brothers, he was a fur trader whose property ranked him with other middling Albany businesssmen. In 1697, his second ward home was configured on the city census - next to that of his mother and step-father. Two years later, he joined with other Albany mainstays in signing a loyalty oath to the King of England.
Hendrick G. Lansing died in July 1709.
first posted: 5/20/04