Johannes Hun
Stefan Bielinski

Johannes Hun was born in October 1695. He was the eldest son of Albany residents Thomas and Maycke Oothout Hun. His father died in 1716 when Johannes was just reaching adulthood.

He was almost thirty in May 1725 when he married a slightly older Anna Winne at the Albany Dutch church. By 1736, their six children had been baptized there.

These Huns set up their home in Albany's third ward where Johannes already had qualified as a freeholder. He served as a constable in 1722 and, with his brother, was a contractor of the city governmemnt. He was a third ward mainstay for many years.

In 1741, he was named a partner in the Sacandaga Patent.

Anna Winne Hun died in 1759. "Weak in body," Johannes Hun filed a will in 1764. It left a substantial estate including external real property to his children. He died in January 1776.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Johannes Hun is CAP biography number 4776. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 4/25/04