Maria Visscher Wendell
Maria Visscher probably was born during the 1660s. She was the daughter of New Netherland pioneers Harme Bastiaense and Hester Dircks Visscher. Her parents settled in Beverwyck and Harme Bastiaense later became a mainstay Albany carpenter and trader.
These Wendells made their home in Albany's second ward where Philip was a shoemaker and active participant in civic affairs.
Maria Visscher Wendell died in February 1735 and was buried from the Albany church. Her husband survived until 1743.
first posted: 6/25/05