Albert Schulten van Ratum (c1532-1606)

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Albert Schulten was born about 1532 in Ratum, Netherlands.

In 1575, he was kidnapped during the Eighty Years War. Albert was being held hostage at The Weye, between Wesel in Borken. The kidnappers threatened to plunder Ratum. Regarding the insecurity in his time Stegeman writes: "It was repeatedly that eminent persons were abducted to name but a substantial losprijs to obtain their release." In the middle of the night his home was surrounded and looted, while he was bound and carried in a barn at the "Weyer," an inn between Borken and Wesel.

Albert died between March 18, 1605 and June 5, 1606.


Offspring of Albert Schulten and Naelen Unknown (c1537-1602)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Johan Schulten van Ratum (c1566-1620) 1566 (Ratum+ Winterswijk+ Gelderland+ Netherlands) July 1620 (Ratum+ Winterswijk+ Gelderland+ Netherlands) Jenneken unknown (c1560-)

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