Johannes E. Wendell
Johannes E. Wendell was born in December 1690. He was the son of Evert Jr. and Elizabeth Sanders Wendell. He grew up a member of a large family in a prominent businessman's home. He was not named in the will filed by his father just days before his birth. Evert Wendell, Jr. finally died in 1702 and his mother re-married. He was known as "Johannes E. Wendell" or "Johannes Junior" to prevent confusion with other same-named kin.
In 1715, he may have been the "Johannis Wendell" identifed as a soldier in a militia troop of horse.
In 1723, he was elected assistant alderman. From 1732-36, he served as alderman. During that time, he was active in city-based projects. He also was a noted member of the Indian Commissioners and was called an interpreter.
In November 1737, he was among those who witnessed the will of a neighbor.
Johannes E. Wendell died in December 1739 and was buried from his church. He was just shy of his forty-ninth birthday. His widow survived for a number of years.
Sources: The life of Johannes E. Wendell is CAP biography number 2945. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 4/30/07