Albert Slingerland
Stefan Bielinski

Albert Slingerland was born about 1670. He was the son of New Netherland pioneers Teunis and Engeltie Bradt Slingerland. He grew up in Bethlehem and in Albany where his father owned a home.

In 1685, he married Hester Brikkers in the church at Hackensack, New Jersey. By 1704, five children had been baptized at the Albany Dutch church where he was a member and regular baptism sponsor.

In 1697, his Albany home was configured on the county census. In 1702, his first ward house was enumerated on the Albany assessment roll.

He served in the county militia but does not appear to have held municipal offices.

In July 1725, he filed a will. It named his wife and several living children. Albert Slingerland was dead by July 1731 when the will passed probate.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Albert Slingerland is CAP biography number 5408. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/10/05