Susanna De Ridder Winne


Susanna De Ridder (Santje) was born in September 1727. She was the second daughter of Albany-area residents Cornelis De Ridder and his first wife Susanna Vandenbergh De Ridder. Before long, her mother died. In 1733, widower Cornelis remarried and fathered more children.

In March 1758, "Saintje" married Johannes Winne at the Albany Dutch church. Both partners were then called residents of Albany County. By 1781, six children had been christened in Albany.

These Winnes raised their family in the second ward and were Albany mainstays during the 1760s and '70s.

After that, Jan/Johannes Winne has not yet been connected to the community-based record. Perhaps he left the city or moved in with family members. However, he seems to have died in 1797 and a will passed probate in Albany County in June.

Whether Susanna De Ridder Winne was still alive and how long afterwards she might have lived remain unanswered questions.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of De Ridder Winne has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/10/11; updated 4/26/15