In July 1701, she married Albany resident Cornelis Willemse Vandenbergh at the Dutch church. The marriage produced several children before Vandenbergh's death about 1707. By 1713, she had married widower Jan Gerritse. By 1722, three more children had been christened at the Albany church where she was a frequent baptism sponsor.
Gerritse died in 1725 leaving Maria and parts of three families in their first ward home. She maintained control of the household and other property over the next two decades!
Maria Winne Vandenbergh Gerritsen filed a will in September 1745. It divided substantial real and personal property among her children. Maria had died by June 2, 1748 when her will passed probate.
first posted: 4/30/05