Johannes Hansen (mayor)

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Johannes Hansen
Mayor of Albany, New York
In office
1754–1756
Governor James De Lancey
Preceded by Robert Sanders
Succeeded by Sybrant Gozen Van Schaick
In office
1731–1732
Governor John Montgomerie
Preceded by Johannes de Peyster III
Succeeded by Johannes de Peyster III
Personal details
Born 1695
Albany, Province of New York
Died 1756
Albany, Province of New York
Spouse(s)
Sara Cuyler
(m. 1723; his death 1756)
Children 7
Parents Hendrick Hansen
Debora Van Dam

Johannes Hansen or Hans Hansen (1695 – 1756) was the Mayor of Albany, New York from 1731 to 1732.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hansen was born on 1695 in Albany, New York. He was the eldest son of seven children born to Albany mayor Hendrick Hansen (1665–1724)[2] and Debora Van Dam (c. 1670–1742),[3] His siblings were Debora Hansen (1693–1745),[4] who married Jacobus Beekman (1685–1739),[5] Maria Hansen (1697–c. 1697), who married David A. Schuyler (1692–c. 1697),[6] Nicholas Hansen (b. 1698), who married Engeltie Wemp,[7] and Ryckert "Richard" Hansen (1703–1766),[8] who married Sara Thong (d. 1733) and after her death, he married Catharina Ten Broeck (1717–c. 1780s).[9]

His paternal grandparents were Eva Gillis de Meyer and Hans Hendrickse, a Beverwyck trader,[10] and Eva Gillis de Meyer Hansen.[2] His mother was the only daughter of Claes Ripse Van Dam (d. 1709), an carpenter and Justice of the Peace for Albany County and Maria (née Bords) Van Dam.[11]

Career[edit]

According to his fathers 1723 will, and upon his father's death in 1724, he inherited, by right of primogeniture, his father's "lot of ground in Albany, on the north side thereof."[12] He also received, equally divided with his brother Nicholas, his father's farm and 2,000 acres of land that was situated "on the north side of the Maqueses river" near Ticonderoga. The land was granted to him by Patent from Brig. Gen. Robert Hunter who served Governor of the Province of New York. One was to get the house, barn, barracks, and other buildings along with the responsibility to assist and pay upkeep towards the other half. His father's mill was to be held in partnership between the sons.[12]

In 1721, he served as a Constable of Albany.[1] In 1731, surprising many, he was appointed the Mayor of Albany, New York by John Montgomerie, succeeding Johannes de Peyster III.[13][14] He served in that role for a year until De Peyster was again appointed mayor.[1][15] He was again appointed mayor in 1754 by James De Lancey, succeeding Robert Sanders. He was reappointed and died in office in 1756.[1]

Again following after his father, he served as a Commissioners of Indian Affairs for a total of 2 years,[16] having been appointed in 1754.[17][18]

Personal life[edit]

In 1723, he married Sara Cuyler (b. 1693),[19] daughter of mayor Johannes Cuyler (1661–1740) and Elsje Ten Broeck (d. 1752), herself the daughter of Albany Mayor Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck (1638–1717). Together, they were the parents of seven children, including:[20]

  • Hendrick Hansen (b. 1723), who died before his father.[21]
  • Pieter Hansen (b. 1737), who married Rachel Fonda in 1781.[22]
  • Johannes Hansen.[23]

Hansen left a will dated March 10, 1756,[23] and died later that same year 1756 in Albany.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Hans Hansen". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Bielinski, Stefan. "Hendrick Hansen". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  3. ^ Bielinski, Stefan. "Debora Van Dam Hansen". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Debora Hansen Beekman". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Jacob Beekman". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Maria Hansen Schuyler". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  7. ^ Bielinski, Stefan. "Nicholas Hansen". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  8. ^ Bielinski, Stefan. "Ryckert Hansen". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  9. ^ Bielinski, Stefan. "Catharina Ten Broeck Hansen". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  10. ^ Bielinski, Stefan. "Hans Hendricks". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  11. ^ Bielinski, Stefan. "Claes Ripse Van Dam". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Will of Hendrick Hansen - 1723". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  13. ^ Laer, Arnold J. F. Van (2009). Early Records of the City and County of Albany and Colony of Rensselaerswyck: Volume 4 (Mortgages 1, 1658-1660, and Wills 1-2, 1681-1765). Genealogical Publishing Company. ISBN 9780806351537. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  14. ^ Proceedings of the Albany (N Y. ) Common Council. 1922. p. 25. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  15. ^ Albany Chronicles: A History of the City Arranged Chronologically, from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time; Illustrated with Many Historical Pictures of Rarity and Reproductions of the Robert C. Pruyn Collection of the Mayors of Albany, Owned by the Albany Institute and Historical and Art Society. J. B. Lyon Company, printers. 1906. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  16. ^ Hutchins, Stephen C. (1891). Civil List and Constitutional History of the Colony and State of New York. Weed, Parsons & Company. p. 263. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  17. ^ Rhoden, Nancy L. (2014). English Atlantics Revisited: Essays Honouring Ian K. Steele. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. pp. 240–243. ISBN 9780773560406. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  18. ^ Trelease, Allen W. (1960). Indian Affairs in Colonial New York: The Seventeenth Century. University of Nebraska Press. p. 352. ISBN 080329431X. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  19. ^ Bielinski, Stefan. "Sara Cuyler Hansen". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  20. ^ Reynolds, Cuyler (1911). Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: A Record of Achievements of the People of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys in New York State, Included Within the Present Counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  21. ^ Bielinski, Stefan. "Hendrick Hansen". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  22. ^ Bielinski, Stefan. "Pieter Hansen". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  23. ^ a b "Will of Hans Hansen - 1756". exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov. New York State Museum. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Sanders
Mayor of Albany, New York
1754–1756
Succeeded by
Sybrant Gozen Van Schaick
Preceded by
Johannes de Peyster III
Mayor of Albany, New York
1731–1732
Succeeded by
Johannes de Peyster III