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Hendrick Hansen
Mayor 1698-1699
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.

Complaint of him was made in 1669 for having charged the public for "good fyrewood," when he furnished only "young green pine." He was a merchant. September 21, 1692, he married Deborah Van Dam and had seven children. He was buried in the church February 19, 1724.

From The History of the County of Albany, by George Howell, (c)1886, p 658.

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