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Re: Geertje Dircks Denyce
Posted by: Barbara Terhune (ID *****2884) Date: September 21, 2008 at 17:15:55
In Reply to: Re: Geertje Dircks Denyce by Stan Gloeckner of 631

That's good sleuthing, Stan - but the names Geertje and Grietje are NOT interchangeable. The Grietje Dircks in New Amsterdam would have been baptized Margrietje...and for the life of me, despite countless efforts, I have FAILED to determine what given name "Geertje/Geertie" stems from.

Since a number of grand-daughters and great grand-daughters were named Gerebrechje, with various spellings - no two alike - I've been inclined to think perhaps Geertje was short for Gerebrechje. But I have found no one to either repudiate or confirm said conjecture...<sigh>

If you choose to follow up with your conjecture, I suggest you
visit here:

You can search the Dutch-Colonies archives for "Dirckse" (in the subject line) and come up with about 46 entries posted by some VERY intelligent folks.


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