I am a descendent of Jacob Guckes who came over from Hesse Darmstadt in 1851, born 1811.
His parents were Peter Guckes and barbara Hering married 3-29-1808; Peter's parents were Johannes Yaglohner Guckes b. 9-8-1715 married 5-13-1750 to Maria Magdalena Frolick b. 3-7-1730 d. 11-23-1779 (6 children); Johannes was the son of Johann Niklaus Guckes b. 1688 married 8-7-1714 married first wife Elisabeth Gaude b. 4-1693 d. 9-7-1719 - had 3 children Johannes b. 9-8-1715, Catharine Magdalene b.10-10-1717; Johann b.6-29-1719 (probably came over on Glasgow in 1738)/his second marriage was to Anna Johanna Gross (daughter of Christoph Gross) married 1-9-1720, had 4 children Anna Elisabeth b. 1-19-1721;Johann Heinrich b. 10-27-1722; Johannes Georg b.3-7-1725 d. 8-27-1738; Johann Michael b. 8-5-1727; Johann Matthias b. 3-11-1730.
There is a Hans Guckes on the Mormon FamilySearch site from Wustem, but any others all appear to be from Albig, Darmstadt Hesse.
Immigration records show a Guckes, Hans n.a.;Philadelphia,PA 1773 9041 p750;Guckes, Johannes n.a.; Philadelphia, 1738 7820 p117;Guckes, Johannes n.a.; Philadelphia,Pa 1738 9041 p207;and Guckes,Johannes n.a.;Philadelphia,Pa. 1738 9041 p208 (perhaps one of these Johannes is the one above who is beloved to have come over on the Glasgow.
Another immigrant was Guckes,John n.a.Philadelphia,Pa 1848 9296 p212 and Guckes, Phillip n.a.; Philadelphia,Pa,1844 9296 p212- have a note that this one may have gone to Dayton. Anyone have any further info? I can send you a link to myfamily.com for my family tree which shows a little more information on the above people, if you'd like.
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