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 June 1708, this Johannes married interpreter's daughter Susanna Viele at the Albany Dutch church. By 1720, five children had been christened in Albany.

In 1711, "Johannes Jer." was appointed constable for the first ward. The next year, he was high constable. In 1715, he was chosen firemaster, was a member of a militia troop, and was named to a jury.

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.

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the people of colonial Albany 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