Johannes Luykasse Wyngaert
Johannes Luykasse Wyngaert was born about 1660, Because he later was naturalized he probably had been born in Europe. He was the son of New Netherland pioneers and Albany residents Lucas Gerritse and Anna Van Hoesen Wyngaert.
His second ward home was configured on the census in 1697. Two years later, he signed a community-based oath pledging allegiance to the king of England. Assessment rolls called him "Johannes Luykessen" and valued his property comparable to other successful merchants. His second ward house was mentioned in the will of his one-time neighbor, Lourens Van Allen in 1712.
Johannes Luykasse was a frontier trader who found himself in trouble with the law for illegal trading and for not having a liquor license. In 1707, he was called a "retailer of strong liquors" in the Albany records. He served his community as a juror, constable, and as high constable in 1704.
Sources: The life of Johannes Luykasse Wyngaert is CAP biography number 6215. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 12/30/05