He married Anna Willems and began a family that included several sons and daughters who became Albany residents. Settling in Albany, he bought, sold, and rented property and was a litigant before the Albany court. In 1679, he was identified as a marginal Albany householder. In 1684, his Albany taxes were overdue and he was ordered to appear and pay. His home was on the west side of Market Street near Maiden Lane.
Sources: The life of Jochem Ketelhuyn is CAP biography number 4639. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. These sources state that he was the son of attorney and officeholder Jochem Ketel and Margarita Wessels and that he "left Mechlenburg during the Thirty Years War and drifted to Amsterdam!" He probably was born during the first decades of the seventeenth century!
first posted: 7/10/02