Livinius / Levinius Winne is said to have been born in Holland in 1647 and to have emigrated with his parents New Netherland pioneers Pieter and Tannetje Adams Winne. The Winnes soon settled in Rensselaerswyck. Livinius grew up in a large family 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 christened in Albany eventually constituting a large blended family.
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 household. In 1699, he joined his Albany neighbors in swearing allegiance to the king of England.
Livinius Winne died in November 1706. His widow married for the third time in 1709 and lived on for a number of years.
first posted 12/10/04; last updated 2/2/16