Jan Hendricksen Wesseling

about 1601–22 May 1654 (Age 53)
Meddo, Gelderland, Netherlands

The Life of Jan Hendricksen

When Jan Hendricksen Wesseling was born about 1601, in Meddo, Gelderland, Netherlands, his father, Jan Hendrik Wesseling, was 23 and his mother, Anna Catharina Tendolle, was 21. He married Elsken Elsje Jans on 22 May 1644. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 May 1654, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Jan Hendricksen Wesseling
Elsken Elsje Jans
Marriage: 22 May 1644
Harmentje Jansdatter Wesseling
Hendrick Janszen Van Sutphen
Dirck Janse Van Sutphen

Spouse and Children

22 May 1644


Parents and Siblings

    Jan Hendrik Wesseling


    Anna Catharina Tendolle




World Events (5)


Age 1

"The United East India Company (V.O.C.), destined to become a powerful force in Holland's ""Golden Age""of discovery, exploration, and trade, is founded."

Age 5

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Age 23

The Dutch conquered Salvador, Brazil.

Name Meaning

German (Westphalia):1. patronymic from the personal name Wessel . 2. habitational name from Wessling near Munich or Wesseling near Cologne, or Wesselink in Lower Saxony.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-Current
  • The Sutphen family : genealogical and biographical notes on nine American generations : together with pre-American data and many notes on allied families

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