Evert Wendell, Jr.
Stefan Bielinski

Evert Wendell, Jr. was born about 1660. He was the last child born to New Netherland pioneers Evert Janse and Susanna Truax Wendell. Evert Jr.'s mother died shortly thereafter. His father re-married in 1663. By that time, Evert Sr. and his family were living in Beverwyck. He was the younger brother of future Albany mayor Johannes Wendell.

In 1681, he married Elizabeth Sanders, daughter of a newcomer entrepreneur. By 1700, the marriage had produced ten children who were baptized in the Albany Dutch church where Evert was a member.

Known as "Evert Janse, Jr.," he followed his father in the fur trade. Early on, he established his own home in the second ward. Serving as constable and juror, in 1694, he was elected assistant alderman. He held that office for several years - during which he was one of those appointed to take a census of the Iroquois. By 1697, his household included six children. Two years later, he joined his neighbors in signing a oath of loyalty to England.

Evert Wendell, Jr. filed a will in 1690. He died in June 1702 and was buried from the Albany Dutch church.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Evert Wendell, Jr. is CAP biography number 2656. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek defining informaton on Evert Jr.'s place of birth! His father's pre-nuptual agreement of 1663 fixed Evert's age at three years.

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first posted: 2/15/03