Alida Van Slichtenhorst V. S. Schuyler
Stefan Bielinski

Alida Van Slichtenhorst was born in what became Albany during the first half of the seventeenth century. We seek documentation regarding her origins She probably was not the daughter of Gerrit and Aeltje (Alida) Lansing Van Slichtenhorst - if they indeed were married in 1672.

Her first husband was Gerrit Van Schaick. Their marriage appears to have been childless. She was a principal in their joint will filed in November 1679. By 1681, she was a widow who had married twenty-two-year-old Pieter D. Schuyler. That marriage produced seven or nine children before his untimely death in 1696.

The widow's household was described on the Albany census in 1697 and on subsequent Albany assessment rolls.

Alida Van Slichtenhorst Van Schaick Schuyler lived another fifty-one years She died on December 25, 1748 at age eighty-eight.



the people of colonial Albany The life of Alida Van Slichtenhorst Van Schaick Schuyler is CAP biography number 5877. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We are puzzled as to her origins unless she was a daughter of Rensselaerswyck director Brant Van Slichtenhorst. However, some genealogical sources insist she was the daughter of Gerrit and Alida Lansing Van Slichtenhorst.

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