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[This information is from Vol. I, pp. 80-81 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

(III) Johannes Lansing, son of Gerritt Lansing (2) (q. v.) was born January 1, 1675, died August 10, 1771, in his ninety-seventh year. He married, September 20, 1704, Helena Sanders.

(IV) Johannes (2), son of Johannes (1) and Helena (Sanders) Lansing, was born 1719, died 1813. He settled in Cohoes about 1760. He married Maritje Huyck; eleven children.

(V) Andrew (Andrus), son of Johannes (2) and Maritje (Huyck) Lansing, was born 1760, died 1835. He married Anna Van Denburg. Children: John, Jacob, Evert, Abraham, Anna and Maria.

(VI) Abraham, son of Andrew and Anna (Van Denburg) Lansing, was born in Cohoes, 1794, died 1867. He married Dorothy Van Schaick, born in Albany in 1797, died in Cohoes, 1891, a descendant of Goosen Gerritsen Van Schaick, the founder. Children: Anna, John Van Schaick, Egbert Winne, Andrew A., Maria and Anna Maria.

(VII) Egbert Winne, son of Abraham and Dorothy (Van Schaick) Lansing, was born at the Cohoes family homestead of the Lansings. February 23, 1833, died September 6, 1903. He was educated in the Albany Academy. During his early manhood days he was a farmer, and later engaged in the real estate business in Cohoes, being one of the public-spirited and influential citizens of that place. Upon attaining his majority he gave his allegiance to the Democratic party, but later became a Republican, serving in the capacity of alderman, member of the water board, and took an active interest in all that pertained to the welfare of Cohoes. He was also a member of the hospital commission. He took an active interest in the work of the Reformed church, contributed liberally to its support, although not holding membership therein; his wife was a member of that church. He married, October 29, 1860, Helena, born October 29, 1838, daughter of Douw Fonda Lansing, born in Cohoes, 1811, died in Albany, 1884, and his wife, Jane Ann Leversee, born in Watervliet, in 1816, died in Albany, 1885. Their child was Abram Winne, see forward.

(VIII) Abram Winne, only child of Egbert Winne and Helena (Lansing) Lansing, was born in Cohoes, New York, August 26, 1861. He was educated in the common and high schools of Cohoes, and was graduated from Albany Academy in 1879 and was a member of the class of 1883, of Williams College. Possessing musical talent of a high order, coupled with a love of music, both vocal and instrumental, he studied and mastered the art of both composition and rendition. His mastery of the pipe organ is complete and places him among the leading performers, making a specialty of church and sacred music. As a composer of religious music he has been prolific and successful. Over one hundred and fifty of his compositions have been published by the leading music publishing houses of New York, Boston and Philadelphia. The best known among his sacred songs are "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah," a duet for soprano and baritone; "The Earth is the Lord's," a baritone solo; "Fear Not, O Ye Israel," a chorus. In 1908, the Tullar-Meredith Company of New York offered a prize for the best anthem submitted to their committee. Among over one hundred competitors, Mr. Lansing was awarded the prize; his anthem, "I am Alpha and Omega," possessing a rare harmonic beauty and depth of dramatic expression unrivalled by other competitors. He is but on the threshold of his achievement, yet already famous. He has genuine harmonic imagination, a rare gift of melody, distinct dramatic expression, and his compositions have enriched the musical world in the field of sacred music. He has been director of the Cohoes Philharmonic Society, the leading musical organization of that city, also director of Hudson Choral Society, and of the Ballston Choral Union. President of the Diatonic Club of Albany, a club composed of musical professionals. In 1897-98-99 he was director of the Round Lake, New York, Musical Festival, a very important musical function. He is a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Albany, one of the best known in that denomination, of which he has been organist since 1883. He is a member of Cohoes Lodge, No. 116, Free and Accepted Masons, and a supporter of the candidates of the Republican party. He is unmarried.

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