Philip Wendell
Stefan Bielinski

Philip Wendell was born about 1657. He was a younger son of New Netherland pioneers Evert Janse and Susanna Truax Wendell.

In June 1688, he married Albany native Maria Visscher at the Albany Dutch church. By 1708, their ten children had been christened at the Albany church where he was a member and occasional baptism sponsor.

These Wendells set up their home in Albany's second ward. As early as 1689, he name was included on community-based assessment rolls. In 1697, his household was configured on the Albany census. Two years later, he joined his Albany neighbors in swearing allegiance to the king of England.

Philip Wendell was a shoemaker who was a sergeant in an Albany militia company. He also served as a juror. In 1720, he was numbered among Albany's freeholders.

Philip Wendell lost his wife in 1735. He died in February 1743 and was buried from the Albany church.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Philip Wendell is CAP biography number 2701. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/10/05