Bastian Harmense Visscher
By 1684, he had married Dirckje Teunis. By 1710, seven children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church where he was a long time member and frequent baptism sponsor.
In 1699, he joined his neighbors in pledging allegiance to the king of England. In 1720, his name was included on a roster of freeholders in the first ward. In 1702, his home was accorded a substantial assessment. In 1709, two of his properties were considered on the city assessment roll. He also owned a pasture lot near the "old fort."
Bastian Harmense Visscher died in April 1737 and was buried from his church. In 1747, the property of his heirs was referenced in the will filed by Elbert Gerritse.
Sources: The life of Bastian Harmense Visscher is CAP biography number 4102. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 12/25/05