William De Wees

William De Wees

Male 1677 - 1745  (68 years)

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  • Name William De Wees 
    Born 1677  Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 30 Mar 1680 
    Burial 1745  Upper Burial Grounds, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1745  Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 3 Mar 1745  Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3614  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father Garrett Hendricks De Wees,   b. 1641, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1701, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Zytian Liuwes,   b. 1644, Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1703, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Sep 1662  Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Christina Mehls,   b. 1680, Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Christina Elizabeth De Wees,   b. 2 Feb 1702, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1782, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1677 - Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1745 - Upper Burial Grounds, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1745 - Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Mar 1745 - Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William De Wees emigrated, along with his parents and brothers, Cornelius and Lewis, and sister Wilhelmina, from Holland to New York in 1688. The family settled in Germantown, PA, where William became an apprentice in the first paper mill in America. This paper mill was built in 1690 and operated by William Rittenhouse, Father of Nicholas Rittenhouse, who married William's sister, Wilhelmina. It remained the only paper mill in America until 1710 when William built the second.

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Find A Grave.

    2. [S130] The Dewees Family, (Name: Norristown, PA 1905;), p33.

    3. [S169] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Garrett Hendricks Dewees


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