Maria Winne Van Deusen


Maria Winne was born in December 1726. She was the eldest daughter of Pieter and Rachel Van Allen Winne. She grew up on a farm south of Albany in the large family of a Bethlehem farmer.

In April 1745, she married carpenter Johannes Van Deusen at the Albany Dutch church. At that time, she was identified as a spinster. By 1753, three children had been christened in Albany where the parents were occasional baptism sponsors.

These Van Deusens were residents of the first ward where Johannes was plied the carpenter's trade. Their household was accounted for in community-based records at least until the era of the Revolution.

At least one son became an Albany resident during the latter part of the century. Perhaps a widowed Maria was living with him in 1790.

We seek documentation on the later life and passing of Albany resident Maria Winne Van Deusen

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Winne Van Deusen is CAP biography number 3012. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 9/20/13; updated 2/25/14