Johannes Je. Wendell
Johannes Je. Wendell (or Johannes Wendell, Jr.) was born in January 1684. He was the son of Albany natives Jeronimus and Ariantie Visscher Wendell. His family included six children by the time his father died during the 1690s. Widow Ariantie Wendell then took over as head of their State Street home and became a successful fur trader herself afterwards. She died in 1741.
In 1709, his first ward holdings, located next to the second house of his mother, were accorded a moderate assessment. In 1720, his name appeared on a list of first ward freeholders. His name was not found on subsequent lists of city residents.
This Johannes Wendell died in October 1743 and was buried at the Flats.
Sources: The life of Johannes Je. Wendell is CAP biography number 2943. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 12/20/07