Catharina Tryntje Jochemse Wessels

Femaleabout 1622–1707

Brief Life History of Catharina Tryntje Jochemse

When Catharina Tryntje Jochemse Wessels was born about 1622, in Leiden, Holland, Netherlands, her father, Jochem Ghijsen Wessels, was 29 and her mother, Trijntgen Gerrits, was 32. She married Major Abraham Staats on 26 January 1642, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1707, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Menands, Albany, New York, United States.

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Major Abraham Staats
Catharina Tryntje Jochemse Wessels
Marriage: 26 January 1642
Jacob Staats
Catharina Staats
Isaac Staats
Johannes(Jacob) Staats(Lydius)
Sarah Staats
Colonel Joachim Abramse Staats
Samuel Staats
Elizabeth Staats
Abraham Staats Jr.

Sources (6)

  • Catharina Jochemse Wesselsen Staats, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Trijn Gijssen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Catharina Jochem Wessels Staats, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1642Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    The Dutch conquered Salvador, Brazil.

    1631 · Athenaeum Illustre of Amsterdam

    Age 9

    "The Amsterdamse Atheneum was an ""illustrous school"" sponsored by the city, where famous scientists such as Petrus Camper and Caspar Barlaeus taught classes. It was built from the remains of a 1470 chapel (Agnietenklooster). Upon being founded, the City Library was moved to the attics of the building and formed the beginning of what would become the University Library."


    Age 26

    End of Eighty Years' War with Spain.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Wessel 1. This surname is also established in South Africa.

    History: One of the most prominent fur traders in New Netherland (now NY) in the 1660s was Dirck Wessels(e) (1637–1717), who probably came to New Netherland before 1650 with his father, Wessel Wesselse, a West India Company employee. He also bore the surname Ten Broeck .

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

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