Daniel K. Winne
Stefan Bielinski

Daniel K. Winne was born in 1731. He was the first son born to the marriage of Albany woodsmith Kiliaen Winne and his wife, Rebecca Fonda Winne. He grew up in a large family in Albany's third ward.

Daniel K. Winne married twice. His first wife was Elizabeth Dox who died following the birth of their only child in November 1756. In 1763, he married Jannetje Bancker in the Schenectady Dutch church. That marriage produced at least three more children including William B. Winne - a well-known Albany personage of the nineteenth century.

These Winnes lived in the third ward where he owned a house and kept boarders. However, his primary occupation was that of the tanner. During the 1760s-80s, he held a number of lots suitable for tan pits located along Foxes Creek.

Although he held no municipal offices, Daniel K. Winne took part in community affairs. In 1766, he may have been the "Daniel Winne" who stood with his neighbors in opposition to the Stamp Act. The next year, "Daenyul K. Wennee" was identified as a sergeant in Captain John Winne's company of the Albany County militia. A decade later, he supported the Revolutionary movement with monetary contributions, he quartered soldiers, and was paid to repair the barracks and provide firewood. However, his name was not included on the lists of supporters who later were granted land bounty rights. Perhaps he had passed before the allocations were made!

Although some references to business with him have been found for the late 1780s, he probably was dead before 1790. His house in the third ward and two lots on Foxes Creek were listed on the assessment roll for March 1779.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Daniel K. Winne is CAP biography number 2849. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. A number of "Daniel Winnes" were living in the Albany area during the thrid quarter of the eighteenth century. Middle initials provide some clarification but were not used all of the time!

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first posted: 2/20/03; revised 11/20/10