Harmanus H. Wendell
He grew up in a large family in a prominent trader's home on upper State Street but lost his father in 1731. Perhaps his own marriage was delayed several years to help his widowed mother maintain the family properties.
In March 1742, he was twenty-eight when he married Albany native Catharina Van Vechten at the Albany Dutch church. By 1756, the marriage had produced nine children. Perhaps his wife died following the birth of her last child. If so, did this Harmanus Wendell marry Catherine Glen in Schenectady in 1762?
In 1748, he was elected assistant alderman for the third ward and was re-elected for several years following. He was an active member of the county judiciary and often referred to as "Judge" Wendell.
Harmanus H. Wendell filed a will in May 1769. It named his wife, Catharine, and several children as heirs. He died in February 1771. The will passed probate in April.
Sources: The life of Harmanus H. Wendell is CAP biography number 2669. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/30/06