This Johannes Winne probably was born in October 1707. He was the son of Rensselaerswyck residents Daniel and Dirckie Van Ness Winne. He grew up as the third of seven surviving sons in a large family on his father's farm. He was known as "Jan Winne."
At this point, conflicting information regarding his life (also marriage and passing) dictate cautious navigation of the next two decades. In August 1733, a "Jan Winne" was said to have been buried in the Dutch churchyard. In March 1736, Rachel Winne "a wedow" received consideration for monies owed the city council. Her brother Gulleyn Verplanck was referenced in the transaction as well. Thus, Jan seems to have passed on! However, he is not the only Johannes Winne at risk for the second quarter of the eighteenth century and subsequent community-based refernces point to this particular individual.
In 1752, Jan Winne was among those who obtained part of the Hoosick Patent from his parents. In 1770, more "Van Ness land" land was added to his holdings in the area ten miles above Albany.
Sources: The life of Jan Winne is CAP biography number 2974. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 5/10/11