Sander Lansing
Stefan Bielinski

Sander Lansing was born about 1724. He was the son of Albany residents Johannes G. and Helena Sanders Lansing. He was a younger son of a prominent businessman and civic leader.

Sander Lansing was a baker. Past his thirty-second birthday, he married a younger Abigail Verplanck in 1753. The marriage produced no children. But a number of Lansing family members named their children for him.

He baked from his landmark home on the corner of Market Street and Maiden Lane for over fifty years. In 1790, the aging couple was attended by two slaves. He also owned a lot in the first ward.

During the 1750s and 60s, he served as a firemaster. During the war for Independence, he baked bread on contract to the Albany Committee of Correspondence. However, his name did not appear on any militia or bounty rolls!

Well-known and moderately successful, Sander Lansing lived on without reknown through the 1780s and 90s. His wife died in 1805. Sander Lansing died in April 1807 a few months shy of his eighty-fourth birthday.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Alexander/Sander/Sanders Lansing is CAP biography number 3756. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. He is sometimes confused with contemporary kinsman Alexander Lansing of Schenectady!

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first posted: 9/20/02