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Harmen = Harmanse Gansevoort (Gansevohrt)

Birthplace: Reusel-De Mierden, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hermann = Harmen Gansevorth zum Waterloh and Elisabeth Gansevorth
Husband of Maritje Leendertse Gansevoort
Father of Elsje Winne; Maria Hermanz Gansevoort; Anna de Waren; Lysbeth de Wandelaer; Leendert Harmense Gansevoort and 9 others
Brother of Wilke Gansevorth; Barthold Gansevorth; Gerhard Gansevorth; Hilla Gansevorth; Lummeke Gansevorth and 2 others

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About Harmen = Harmanse Gansevoort

, arrived in New Nederland in 1660 from Gansevoort (NL) Settled in Albany


(I) Harme Van Ganzvort (he so wrote his name in all of his business and family transactions so long as he lived) came to America and settled at Catskill, on the Hudson river, in 1660. There he had an extensive manor, doubtless acquired from the Indians, but afterward his lands were granted to others. It is related by one chronicler of the family history that Harme lived for some time at Catskill, on an estate more recently owned by the Van Vechten family, and that he was unjustly deprived of his property by one of the Dutch governors who went by water from New Amsterdam to Albany and on his passage up the river anchored his vessel opposite Catskill creek. There the governor went ashore with his secretary or aide, walked up to the Ganzvort dwelling, and was hospitably entertained by the proprietor. The secretary expressed his admiration of the estate, solicited a grant of it from the governor, and secured it. In consequence of this, Harme Van Ganzvort, who had no other title to the land than that of possession and the consent of the Indian owners, was compelled to leave and locate elsewhere. From Catskill he removed with his family to Albany, where, having been brought up to the trade of a brewer, he set up in that business and continued it so long as he lived. His home and brew house were at the corner of Market street and Maiden lane. This property has been kept in the family and on the site now stands Stanwix Hall.

Harme Van Gansevoort (or Van Ganzvort) died July 23, 1710. He was a man of character and ability, a member of the Lutheran church. Of his means he gave to the society of that church a lot of land on which to erect a house of worship, and beneath the pulpit in the church his remains were buried. The lot is on South Pearl street, where the market house was built in later years. His wife was Marritje Liendarts, who died in 1742. Children:

Elsie, married, 1689, Francis Winne.


Aguitie, married, 1698, Teunis Williams.

Anna, married, 1692, Jacobus De Warrien.

Lysbeth, married, 1701, Johannes De Wandelaer.

Hillitie, married, 1706, Albert Van Derzee.

Catarine, married, 1714, Asent Pruyn.

Leonard, born 1681 (see post).

Rachel, born 1686, married Teunis Hamerin.

Lydia, born 1690.

Rebecca, 1693.

Hendrick, 1696.

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Harmen = Harmanse Gansevoort's Timeline

Reusel-De Mierden, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Doerpen, Emsland, Lower Saxony, Germany
Age 36
Albany, Albany, New York, United States
Age 37
Albany, Albany, New York, United States
Age 40
Albany, Albany, New York, United States
Age 45
Albany, New York
September 19, 1681
Age 46
Albany, Rensselaer, New York, United States
Age 51
Albany, Albany, New York
Age 53
Albany, Albany, New York, United States