Debora Viele Ketelhuyn
Stefan Bielinski

Debora Viele probably was born during the mid-1670s. She probably was the daughter of Cornelis and Suster Viele - pioneer settlers of Schenectady.

In August 1695, she married Daniel Ketelhuyn at the Albany Dutch church. By 1722, ten children had been christened in the Albany church.

After more than a decade of living in Albany, these Ketelhuyns relocated to the new settlement in the Hoosick valley at Schaghticoke. Debora and her children were home there in October when they were captured by French and Indian raiders and taken to Canada. Daniel Ketelhuyn was able to get his family returned and they re-settled in a different Schaghtiocke location.

Debora Viele Ketelhuyn's last child was born in 1722. She had died by November 1731 when letters of administration on her husband's estate were granted their son-in-law.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Debora Viele Ketelhuyn is CAP biography number 6781. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 5/30/05