Jochem Ghijsen Wessels (1579 - 1681)

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Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Death: Died in Antwerp, Belgium
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About Jochem Ghijsen Wessels

Jochem Wessels was born in Europe. By the early 1650s, he was in Beverwyck where he acquired a house lot. He was a baker in Albany until his death in 1681.

He was the husband of Geertruy Hieronimus (the widow of William Hoffmeyer). Their marriage produced at least three children. In 1657, he sued his stepson (William Hoffmeyer) for a house. He appeared frequently before the local courts! In 1658, he sold a house and lot in Beverwyck to Wouter Albertse - another baker.

In 1660, his name was on a list of people petitioning the court for more freedom in pursuit of the fur trade.

In 1679, his home was included on a list of Albany householders.

Jochem Wessels filed a will in February 1681. He died later that year.

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Jochem Ghijsen Wessels's Timeline

1579
1579
Hamburg, Germany
1621
March 8, 1621
Age 42
Amsterdam, Holland
1681
1681
Age 102
Antwerp, Belgium
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