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Re: John & Philothy Dutcher NY > MI 1830's
Posted by: Stephen Dutcher Date: October 31, 2001 at 06:12:38
In Reply to: Re: John & Philothy Dutcher NY > MI 1830's by janine l waddell of 573

These earlier Dutcher's were well documented in the Dutcher Genealogy published by Walter Kenneth Griffin in 1910 in the New York Geneological and Biographical Record. Are you aware that there was another generation between Johannes and Roeloff? He was also named Johannes, born in 1708 and married Chrystyne Sissum in 1739.
It traces back as follows:
John Dutcher, born 1773 m. Martha Thomas
Johannes Dutcher born 1745 m. Lois Washburn
Johannes De Duytscher born 1708 m. Chrystyne Sissum
Roeloff De Duytser born after 1663 m. Jannetje Bressie
Jan Willemszen ye Duitcher m.1660 Greitje Cornelisse
Willem Janszen van Heerden m. unknown
Willem was believed to be the Dutcher that immigrated to America with his children sometime after 1630 to settle on the Van Renselaer Patroonship in Albany, NY. They then moved to Kingston, NY to settle and purchase land. Jan Williamszen took the loyalty oath to the English Crown there in 1689 and adopted the surname ye Duitcher which had been used by the family in evolving variations until it settled on the DUTCHER convention used today. The name is not a European surname but an American invention signifying the family origins from The Netherlands.

Hope this helps. The Griffin work has more details and dates and places.


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