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 William Dewees

William Dewees

Birth
Leeuwarden Municipality, Friesland, Netherlands
Death 3 Mar 1745 (aged 66–67)
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 39413631 · View Source
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Per Baptism records from the New Amsterdam Dutch reformed church, William DeWees was baptised 30 March 1680 to Gerrit Hendrickszen and Sytie Lievens.

From the record transcript: 1680 Mar 30; Gerrit Hendrickszen, Sytie Lievens; Willem; Wyt Cornelis Timmer, Lysbeth Bedlo


William DeWees was born circa 1676 in Leeuwanden, Friesland in the Netherlands and died March 3, 1745 in Germantown,PA. He is buried in the Upper Burying Ground in Germantown along with his wife, Anna Christina (Mehls) Meels. They migrated to America in 1689, entered through NY and settled in Germantown. William was a papermaker apprenticed to William Rittenhouse (in the first paper-mill) and sheriff of Philadelphia County. He was also Justice of the Peace. He was the son of Garrett Hendrick Dewees and Sijtske (sytje) (Sytie) Lieuwes both born in the Netherlands. William and Anna Dewees were the parents of 11 children, William, Wilhelmina, Dievertje, Lewis, Arriantje, Hendrick, Lysbeth, Cornelius, Johannes, Sarah, and Lambert.



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  • Created by: shirley
  • Added: 13 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39413631
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Dewees (1678–3 Mar 1745), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39413631, citing Upper Burial Grounds, Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by shirley (contributor 47145874) .