Anna Pearce Visscher


Spelled variously, Anna Pearce was born during the 1740s. We seek information on her background and childhood. However, she may have been a member of the Schenectady-area Pearse family.

In October 1768, she married Albany native John T. Visscher at the Albany Dutch church. At that time she was identified as a spinster. By 1783, the marriage had produced seven children. The last baptism is the most recent definitive reference to Anna thus far encountered in our search of the community-based record and Internet sweep.

By the late 1780s, these Visschers had moved their family to Fort Hunter where John T. became a prominent resident who lived at least until 1832.

We seek information on the later life and passing of Anna Pearce Visscher. With so many unanswered questions, at this point, we must move on.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Pearce Visscher has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

silently posted: 1/25/11