Hendrick Hansen held the office of Mayor in 1698-99. He was the eldest son of Captain Hans Hendrickse, who was one of the early traders in Beverwyck, and whose descendants took the surname of Hansen. Nicholas, the last male of the name, died in 1869. Hendrick was active in public affairs, having held office as Alderman, Commissioner of Indian affairs, and Assemblyman.
From The History of the County of Albany, by George Howell, (c)1886, p 658.