Hendrickie Van Schoonhoven Bennewe


Hendrickie Van Schoonhoven was born during the 1670s. She was the daughter of Geurt Hendrickse and Maria Cornelis Van Schoonhoven. She grew up on family farms in the Albany hinterland.

In December 1696, she married Frenchman Pierre Bennewe at the Albany Dutch church. By 1707, seven children had been christened at her Albany church.

She was last heard from in the baptism of her last child - a daughter in August 1707. We seek information on her life and passing.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Hendrickie Van Schoonhoven Bennewe is CAP biography number 5895. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 9/15/07