Livinius / Levinius Winne was born during the mid-seventeenth century. He was the son of New Netherland pioneers Pieter and Tannetje Adams Winne. He grew up at the family mill in Bethlehem and at his father's trading house in Beverwyck/Albany. In 1684, he was left a share in his father's extensive estate.
By the early 1680s, he had married Teuntje Martens Van Buren. By 1687, the marriage had produced four children who were christened at the Albany Dutch church where he was a member and frequent baptism sponsor. However, Teuntje Martens died and Livinius married Willempie Viele (widow of Simon Schermerhorn) in June 1699. By 1705, three more children had been baptized in Albany.
Livinius Winne was a tenant farmer in Rensselaerswyck (probably on Castle Island) and a sometime resident of Albany where he owned houses and lots. He served on Albany juries and as firemaster. The Rensselaerswyck census in 1697 showed him as a widower with two children in his houshold. In 1699, he joined his Albany neighbors in swearing allegiance to the king of England.
Livinius Winne died in November 1706.
first posted: 12/10/04; revised 12/23/09