DECKER ANNEX

 

Solomon Decker Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Decker:”

 

 

Generation

 

10 

 

9   Gerrit Janse Decker

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born.  Died .

 

2. Wife: Magdelena Decker

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Jan Gerretsen Decker: See generation 8, below.

 

8   Jan Gerretsen Decker

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 23 April 1640 at Husum, Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  Died 5 April 1706, age 76, at Kingston, Ulster County, New York (also seen: d. 1717 at Port Jervis, Orange Co., NY).  Emigrated to North America from Heerden, Gelderland, Holland.

 

2. Wife #1: Margaret Westercamp

 

Born October 1642 at New Amsterdam, New Netherlands; daughter of Hendrick Janse and Femmeje (Albertse) Westercamp.  Married (1st) Pieter Jacobsen.  Married (2nd) Jan Gerretsen Decker.

 

3. Wife #2: Grietjen (Hendricks) Westercamp

 

By one account born at New Amsterdam, New Netherlands.  Baptized 19 October 1642 at Kingston, Ulster County, New York.  Married Jan Gerretsen Decker on 23 March 1664 at Kingston, Ulster County, New York.

 

4. Children: (order uncertain; perhaps others)

 

a. Gerrit Janse Decker: Born 14 February 1665 at Esopus (later Kingston), Ulster County, New York.  Baptized there 26 February 1665 in the Dutch Reformed Church.  Died 1740 at Minisink Ford, Sussex County, New Jersey (also seen: d. Ulster Co., NY).  Married Margrietje Janse (Decker) Decker.

 

b. Hendrick Janse Decker: Born Kingston, Ulster County, New Jersey.  Baptized there 9 October 1667 in the Dutch Reformed Church.  Married (1st) Jannetjen Kortreght.  Died 1717 at Deer Park, Suffolk County, New York; interred Minisink Ford, Sussex County, New Jersey.  Married (2nd) Grietje Antje/Annetje Quick "Antje" on 18 December 1696 in the Reformed Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster County, New York.

 

c. Jacob Janse Decker: See generation 7, below.

 

d. Hermanus Janse Janse Decker: Born 1673 at Esopus (later Kingston), Ulster County, New York.  Died at Wallpack Center, Sussex County, New Jersey.  Married (1st) Anje Kapan.  Married (2nd) Rachel Decker.

 

e. Jan "Johannes" Janson Decker: Born about 1675 at Kingston, Ulster County, New York.  Baptized there in 1675.  Died after 1754 while residing at Deer Park, Suffolk County, New Jersey.  Married Helletje Quick in 1722 in the Reformed Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster County.  In 1713 purchased 2 parcels of land (totaling about 28 acres) from William Tietsoort of Vollenderdam and Jacob Tietsoort; the Minsi Indians had transferred ownership of that land to William Tietsoort in exchange for black smith services rendered.  Jan Decker purchased one of these parcels for himself and his cousin's son, Jans Decker.  The other parcel, called "Shackkeet on De Caetsbean," was purchased for his older brother, Hendrick Decker.

 

f. Jannetje Decker: Born 1685 at Kingston, Ulster County, New York.  Baptized 1685 at New York City, New York.

 

7   Jacob Janse Decker

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born at New York City, New York (also seen: b. Kingston, Ulster Co., NY); baptized there 22 May 1671 in the Dutch Reformed Church.  Died 1761 at Minisink Ford, Sussex County, New Jersey (also seen: d. Minisink region of Orange Co., NY).

 

2. Wife: Antje/Annetje Hendricks Kortrecht/Kortreght

 

Born about 1676 in what became Rochester Township, Ulster County, New York; daughter of Hendrick Jansen and Catherine (Hansen) Kortrecht.  Died 1722 in Ulster County, New York.  Perhaps married (1st) Jacob Jansen Decker, perhaps son of Lieutenant Jan Broersen and Heyltje (Jacobse) Decker, on 2 September 1695 in the Reformed Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster County, New York and had the following children:

 

a. Femmetje Decker #1: Baptized 4 October 1696 at Kingston, Ulster County, New York.  Died before 1714 in Ulster County, New York.

 

b. Hendrick/Henrick Janse Decker: Born 19 June 1698 in Ulster County, New York.  Married Annatje/Anna Titsoort/Titsworth/Tietsoort (Bapt. 10 Sep 1704 in the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church), daughter of Stephanus Willemse and Sara (Hornbeck) Tietsoort, in 1722 in the Reformed Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster County, New York.

 

c. Margriet "Grietje" Decker: Born 31 March 1700 in Ulster County, New York.

 

d. Catharine Decker.

 

e. Geertje Decker.

 

f. Jacobus Decker.

 

g. Johannes Decker: Born 1708 in Ulster County, New York.

 

h. Sara Decker: Born 6 May 1711 in Ulster County, New York.

 

i. Benjamin Decker: Born 26 October 1712 in Ulster County, New York.

 

j. Femmetjen Decker #2: Baptized 29 September 1714 at Kingston, Ulster County, New York (also seen: Bapt. in the Minisink region of Ulster Co., NY).

 

Perhaps Antje Hendricks (Kortrecht) Decker married (2nd) Jacob Janse Decker (subtly different than (1st) husband, Jacob Jansen Decker, or are they the same man?) on 23 March 1664 at Kingston, Ulster County, New York.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Lea/Leah Decker: Born about 1717 at Port Jervis, Orange County, New York.  Married Solomon Davis (also seen: m. Jan Jansen Van Vliet, Jr.).

 

b. Elizabeth Decker: Born 25 October 1719 in Ulster County, New York.

 

c. Solomon Decker: See generation 6, below.

 

6   Solomon Decker

 

Born 28 January 1722 "on the Caeetsbaen/Katsbaan," most likely located near modern day Port Jervis, Orange County, New York (but could also be the Caeetsbaen at modern-day Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY).  Baptized Machakemeck (Port Jervis) or Deer Park, Orange County, New York.  Died 1778 in Orange County, New York.  Married Magdalena “Lena” Quick, paragraph 3.d. of generation 6 of the Quick Annex on 8 June 1745.

 

 

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