Johannes Oothout
Stefan Bielinski

Johannes Oothout was born about 1665. He was the son of Jan Janse and Hendrickie Van Ness Oothout. Early in 1696, he was granted letters to administer the estate of his deceased father. He also inherited a "red mare."

In May 1689, he married the widow Aeltie Everts Lubberts at the Albany Dutch church. By 1707, six children had been christened at the Albany church where the parents were long-time members.

These Oothouts made their home in Albany where Johannes was active in community-based activities such as joining with his neighbors in pledging loyalty to the king of England in 1699. His Albany house was in the third ward. After 1700, he re-located his family to Rensselaerswyck, where he was a mainline resident for the remainder of his life. His house near the highway leading from Albany was noted in the will of his neighbor filed in 1705.

Johannes Oothout buried his wife in December 1739. He died in February 1745.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Johannes Oothout is CAP biography number 4284. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 10/30/05