Maria Lansing Winne


Maria Lansing was born in January 1748. She was the first child of the marriage of Johannes Jacobse and Maria Huyck Lansing. She grew up in a large family in the Albany hinterland.

By 1768, Maria had married the slightly older Rensselaerswyck native Livinius Winne. By 1788, ten children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church.

These Winnes raised their family in the part of the manor known as Watervliet. In 1790, the household of Levinus B. Winne included ten family members and three slaves. A decade later, their home housed three children and was served by one slave.

Conspicuous supporters of the crusade for American liberties and prominent residents of Watervliet, we seek and hope to find more substantial qualitative information on their home life.

Maria Lansing Winne died at the end of March 1824. She was buried in the Dutch church cemetery. In 1747, she was re-interred at Albany Rural Cemetery.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Lansing Winne is CAP biography number 3522. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/30/11