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 Wilhelmina <I>Dewees</I> Rittenhouse

Wilhelmina Dewees Rittenhouse

Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden Municipality, Friesland, Netherlands
Death 6 Mar 1737 (aged 63)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 79303491 · View Source
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Wilhelmina (Dewees) Rittenhouse
Birth: 13 March 1673 in Lieuwarden, Friesland, Holland
Death: Death: 06 MAR 1737 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Father: Gerret Hendicks Dewees b: 1640
Mother: Zytian Liuwes b: 1644 in Leeuwarden or Lieuwarden, Friesland, Holland
or Sijtske Lieuwes b: 1649 in Leeuwarden or Lieuwarden, Friesland, Holland

Married: Rev Nicholas Aka Claus Rittenhouse
Married: 29 May 1689 in New York City, New York
Married: in the Old Dutch Reformed Church in New York City.


1) William Rittenhouse born in 1691 in Roxborough Ywp
2) Seikie/Psyche Peggy Rittenhouse born in 1683 at Roxborough
(Married: John Gorgas.)
3) Mary AKA Anna Maria Rittenhouse m. John Conrad/Casper Johnson/Jansen
4) Catharine Rittenhouse born in 1697 in Roxborough, PA
(Married: Jacon Engel.)
5) Susanna Rittenhouse born in 1698 in Philadelphia
(Married: Henry Heilig.)
6) Henry Rittenhouse born 1 Apr 1700 in Roxborough
(Married: Susanna Wool.)
7) Matthias Rittenhouse born in 1702 at the Papermill
(Married: 1) Lee Normandie, and 2) Elizabeth Williams.)


A record concerning the disposition of mother's order, as she is at present
sickly in body, and her soul commending in the hands of the Almighty Creator in
Jesus, Amen.

Firstly: I give to Peggy Ruttynhuysen, my spinning wheel.

Secondly. I give to Marya Ruttynhuysen the looking glass,

and to Susanna I give the fire irons,

and to Margryta and Anna I give each a chair.

And to Susanna Gorgas I give a sugar bowl and small iron pan.

And to Wilhelmina Ruttynhuysen I give the pot hook and gallon can.

And to Marya Engel I give an apron and two handkerchiefs.

And to Scyntia Gorgas I give the under feather bed and a pillow and a
brass kettle for which she pays six florins.

And to Marya Jansen the upper bed with a cover.

And to Gertrude Engel I give the large and small cushions.

And to Susanna Keilig I give the large and small cushions.

And Henderyck Ruttynhuysen I give the woolen blanket.

And Mathys Ruttynhuysen I give a cloak.

That all these on the above date was undersigned in the presence of us. her
Willemyna X Ruttynhuysen. mark Witnesses. Willem W. Ruttynhuysen, her Seyten X
Gorgas, mark Jan Gorgas.




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  • Added: 25 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79303491
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wilhelmina Dewees Rittenhouse (13 Mar 1673–6 Mar 1737), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79303491, citing Germantown Mennonite Cemetery, Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Zoe Tom (contributor 47000374) .