Myndert Lansing


Myndert Lansing was born in August 1767. He was the son of Albany innkeeper John 5 Lansing and his wife Catharina Burhans Lansing.

In June 1791, he married Mary Usher at the Albany Dutch church. By 1804, eight children had been christened in Albany churches. His wife was the daughter of a minister from Bristol, Rhode Island.

Myndert was a mainline coppersmith who settled at what became 48 Court (617 South Market) Street in a modest home that was served by two slaves. He was called a"tin plate worker and was a charter member of the Albany Mechanics Society. In 1796, he was a member of an Albany fire company.

Myndert Lansing died in April 1814 at the age of forty-six. His will passed probate later that month. His widow remained in their South Market Street home for many years before passing on in March 1845.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Myndert Lansing is CAP biography number 3635. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/20/08