Abraham E. Wendell
Stefan Bielinski

Abraham E. Wendell was born in April 1693. He was the son of Albany leader Evert Wendell, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth Sanders - whose marriage represented the union of two of Albany most promising families.

In October 1736, he was forty-three-years-old when he wed Geertruy Bleecker at the Albany Dutch church. This marrriage of older partners produced only one child who grew up to become the wife of a prominent Albany merchant.

During the 1720s-40s, this Abraham was a merchant and resident of the third ward.

Abraham E. Wendell lost his wife shortly after the birth of their daughter. He may have re-married. He died in June 1753 and was buried from the Albany church.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Abraham E. Wendell is CAP biography number 2737. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. However, this presentation is cautious to avoid confusion with the life of his nephew Abraham E. Wendell and other contemporary Abraham Wendells as well!

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first posted: 9/5/04