Isaac Wendell
Stefan Bielinski

Isaac Wendell was born in November 1688. He was the son of Albany leaders Johannes and Elsie Staats Wendell. He was the twin of Sara Wendell Glen. Their father died early in 1692 - leaving a large family. Their mother re-married in 1697 and bore several more children. Within a few years, his stepfather was appointed mayor of Albany.

In 1691, he was named among the many heirs to her father's substantial estate.

In November 1717, Isaac married physician's daughter Catharina Van Dyck at the Albany Dutch church By 1739, their ten children had been christened in Albany.

For the first twenty-five years of the marriage, Isaac Wendell's name was otherwise missing from the mainline Albany community record. But, in 1742, he was identified as a qualified voter who lived in Albany's first ward.

Perhaps Isaac Wendell died within a decade.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Isaac Wendell is CAP biography number 2694. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

We seek information on Isaac Wendell's later life. At this point, the Internet is uncharacteristically quiet on this subject - except to claim that he lived until 1790. Hmm!

first posted: 6/10/05