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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 870-871 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Hendrick Gerritse Van Wie was in Beverwyck, 1659-91; made his will in 1690, wherein he spoke of a wife and eldest son Gerrit. In 1681 Pieter Schuyler petitioned the governor for the relief of Hendrick Gerritse, "a volunteer in the late expedition to Canada, who was desperately wounded at Paray in Canada and was cared for at the house of the widow of Jacob Tys Van Der Heyden." He died soon after.

(II) Hendrick, son of Hendrick Gerritse Van Wie, married Hilletje Becker, March 11, 1715. She was buried December 23, 1744. Children: Hendrick Hendrickse, see forward, Antje, Ariantje, Ariantje (2), Johannes, Eytje, Elizabeth, Maria, Catharyna.

(III) Hendrick Hendrickse, son of Hendrick and Hilletje (Becker) Van Wie, was, baptized January 20, 1717. He was a resident of Van Wie's Point, on the Hudson, about eighty miles below Albany, and in 1774 removed to Palatine, Montgomery county, where he purchased land of Jellis Fonda. The deed for this land is a choice heirloom in the family, who jealously guard it. He did not remain in Palatine, but returned to Van Wie's Point, where he died an old man. He married Johanna Gardinier. Children:

  1. Hilletje (1),
  2. Hilletje (2), baptized September 16, 1750;
  3. Andries, baptized February 23, 1752;
  4. Johannes, see forward;
  5. Annig, baptized December 11, 1760;
  6. Elizabeth, born December 19, 1763.

(IV) Johannes, son of Hendrick H. and Johanna (Gardinier) Van Wie, was baptized January 5, 1755. He settled on the lands purchased in the town of Palatine, Montgomery county, New York, by his father. He improved the property and continued his residence there until his death, January 29, 1821. He is buried in the family lot on the Palatine homestead. He married Agnes Winne, born in March, 1763, died in Palatine, December 11, 1839. Children:

  1. Henry, married ———— Cook; he was a hotel proprietor in Sharon, New York, where he died.
  2. Andrew, married Nancy Van Wie, his cousin, no issue.
  3. Daniel, married Nancy Dillenback; children: John, Andrew, Henry, George, Jerome and Phoebe.
  4. Arie, see forward.
  5. John, married Susanna Nare, and settled after marriage in Steuben county, where he died, leaving: Joseph, James, Henry, Alonzo, Gertrude and Nancy.
  6. Agnes, married George Shimmel; children: George, Daniel, John and others.
  7. Catherine, no record of her marriage.

(V) Arie, fourth son of John (Johannes) and Agnes (Winne) Van Wie, was born in Palatine, Montgomery county, New York, January 16, 1798, died in Root, February 6, 1877. He grew up on the farm in Palatine, where he remained until 1852, when he moved into the town of Root and purchased a farm in the northeastern part of the town, near Randall, where he was a prosperous farmer until his death. He married, in Palatine, Margaret Nare, born in Montgomery county, January 20, 1800, died in that town March 28, 1869. Children:

  1. John, married Lucinda Snell, and at the age of thirty-two settled in Steuben county; his widow married a second husband.
  2. Henry, married Nancy Williams and settled in Greensburg, Ohio, where he died, leaving a family.
  3. Benjamin, married Nancy Nellis, no issue.
  4. Catherine, married Josiah Strayer and left issue.
  5. Agnes, married Yates Dillenbeck; they reside in Root; children: George A. and Arie V. Dillenbeck, both married and the heads of families.
  6. Martha, married Reuben Klock; they left sons: Albert, Edwin, Arie and William.
  7. Luther, married Margaret Colyer; left living children: Peter, Minerva, Cora, Arthur and Roy.
  8. Mary, married Elias J. Ellithorpe, of Palatine Bridge, where they now reside; no issue.
  9. Fletcher, see forward.

(VI) Fletcher, youngest child of Arie and Margaret (Nare) Van Wie, was born March 17, 1841, in Palatine, Montgomery county, New York. He came with his parents to Root in 1852, and on his father's death succeeded to the homestead farm in Root, where he has since lived. He is a prosperous, progressive farmer, highly respected by all. He is a member of the Reformed church, and in politics a Republican. He married, in Canajoharie, in 1862, Anna M. Edwards, born in Glen, December 14, 1845. She is a woman of superior endowments, interested in all good works, to which she cheerfully contributes her talents and substance. She is a daughter of William H. and Eleanor S. (Mount) Edwards, who were the parents of eleven children. Children of Fletcher and Anna M. (Edwards) Van Wie:

  1. Arie G., born December 6, 1863; a farmer of Root; married Adele Babbitt; children:
    1. Marian B., born November 20, 1890;
    2. Annie E., January 25, 1894.
  2. William H., born March 18, 1865; a civil engineer of Fultonville, New York; married Eva Fox; no issue.
  3. Margaret, born August 6, 1866; married, May 16, 1889, John R. Blood, vice-president of the Blood Knitting Mills Company, of Amsterdam; children:
    1. Fletcher Van Wie, born March 21, 1890;
    2. Jane F., born May 16, 1892;
    3. Margaret, born August 29, 1910.
  4. John E., born November 25, 1873; resides in New Jersey; marine superintendent for Burwin, White & Company, of New York City; married Leila M. Smith; children:
    1. Evaline S., born January 10, 1898;
    2. Margaret E., May 20, 1899;
    3. Dorothy M., May 1, 1901.
  5. Ellen M., born 1875, died in infancy.

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