Daniel Winne


According to traditional sources, Daniel Winne may have been born as early as 1663. He was a younger son in the large family of New Netherland pioneers Pieter and Jannetje Adams Winne. He grew up on his father's farm south of Albany in Bethlehem. He was named among the twelve surviving children listed in the will filed by his father in 1684.

In March 1698, he married Dirckie Van Ness at the Albany Dutch church. By 1726, ten children had been christened in Albany where both parents were members.

These Winnes set up their home in Rensselaerswyck where he had established a home and was living alone in 1697. Later, he may have owned or leased some property along the river road.

Daniel Winne belonged to an Albany militia company, appeared as a witness in Albany, and was identified as a freeholder living in Rensselaerswyck in 1720 and in 1742..

Daniel Winne filed a will in January 1751. It stated that he was a "yeoman" and was living in Rensselaerswyck. It identified Dirckie and eight living children as the heirs to his real and personal property. Following his death, the will passed probate in March 1757.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources:Because he has not been documented as an actual Albany city resident, the life of Daniel Winne has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 10/5/07; updated 12/30/14