Acree/Sachse/Hoover/Ogden/Skipworth/Nelson/TenEyck/Williamson
& Associated Families

OUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS

All of the 280 fully identified immigrants in our family tree came from western Europe. All but seven of them arrived during the colonial period (17th and 18th centuries), when nearly a million people journeyed to America on a voyage that took about ten weeks at sea but was far safer than we imagine. Like most early arrivals, ours were generally poor young men who left a crowded Europe seeking economic betterment. Some fled religious persecution, political upheaval or European war. Others were bound initially as indentured servants. Most married here, but quite a few, particularly the Dutch, brought wives and/or children with them.

In general, the eight branches of our family tree have the following ethnic origins:

Acree branch - English
Sachse branch - German
Hoover branch - German and English
Ogden branch - English, with some Dutch
Skipworth branch - English
Nelson branch - Swedish and German
TenEyck branch - Dutch, with some English
Williamson branch - Dutch, with some English

The 114 emigrants from the British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) all arrived during the colonial period. Most came in the early 17th century; only eight arrived during the 18th. The majority landed in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia/Maryland, but a few came to New England. Some settled in historic sites such as Plymouth, Jamestown and Kent Island, while others, destined to marry into Dutch families, chose New York City.

All but one of the 93 Dutch emigrants arrived in the 17th century, when nearly all of the Dutch immigration to America occurred. No more than 6,000 Dutch came to America during the half-century existence of "New Netherland," between 1614, when they erected their first fort, and 1664, when the British took over and re-named the colony New York. A few came by way of an aborted Dutch colony in northeast Brazil and a colony in Indonesia (then called "Batavia"). They settled in New York City itself or up the Hudson River. After the British takeover, their descendents moved to Dutch-populated counties of New Jersey.

All but one of the 44 Germans came at three distinct times, fitting the general pattern of German immigration to America. Seventeen arrived In New York during the mid-17th century under Dutch auspices and inter-married with the Dutch there (as did the early Belgians, Danes, Norwegians and Swedes). Seventeen came in the early-to-mid-18th century from the Rhenish Palatinate area, sailing from Rotterdam and settling initially in Pennsylvania, which became a German haven. Five came during the turbulent year of 1864, in the midst of our Civil War and the formation of Germany as a nation under Prussian rule, when nearly a third of the immigrants to America were Germans. At that time, the Sachse family came from the Duchy of Anhalt-Dessau (near Berlin), sailing from Hamburg, while its associated Ahrenholz family came from the Duchy of Brunswick (70 miles west), sailing from Bremen; both families proceeded directly to St. Louis.

Grandmother Nelson's father and paternal grandparents arrived also in the mid-19th century from Sweden, within a large influx of Scandinavians headed for ethnic communities in the Midwest. Her mother's German parents came at that time to Louisiana and later travelled up the Mississippi River to a German enclave in Iowa.

The 15 French emigrants were mostly Huguenots (French Protestant religious refugees) who arrived in the late 17th century fleeing persecution. As France did not encourage settlers in their sparsely populated territory in the New World, most of our French made their way to New Netherland and assimilated with the Dutch.

Here is an alphabetical list of our immigrant ancestors by ethnicity. It excludes spouses whose surnames are unknown and those with uncertain origins.


                           Branch    Arrived  Settled in 
BELGIAN

Jannetje Crocheron         Williamson  b1670  NYC  
Jean Crocheron             Williamson  b1670  NYC  
Jacomyntje VanPelt         Williamson   1663  NYC
Teunis VanPelt             Williamson   1663  NYC   

DANISH

Claes C. Bording           TenEyck     c1646  NYC
Hendrick Obee              TenEyck     c1645  NYC
Hendrick Wiltsie           Williamson  c1658  Ulster Co. NY; NYC

DUTCH

Maria Baddie               TenEyck     c1635  NYC
Casper Berger              TenEyck     c1750  Hunterdon Co. NJ
Ariaentje Bleyck           Williamson  c1651  NYC
Maria Boele                TenEyck     c1650  NYC
Teunis Bogaert             TenEyck      1652  NYC
Eychgan Bosch              Ogden       c1642  Albany Co. NY 
Aeltje Brackhonge          TenEyck     c1635  NYC 
Aeltje Cool                Williamson  c1635  NYC
Cornelis Cool              Williamson  c1635  NYC
William Cornel             Williamson   1640  NYC
Gelyam Cornelise           Williamson   1640  NYC
Simon Aerson DeHart        Williamson   1664  NYC 
Anthony DeHooges           Ogden        1641  Albany Co. NY
Wyntje A. DeJonge          TenEyck      1660  Ulster Co. NY
Abraham DeLaNoy            Williamson   1652  NYC
Seytje Dircks              Williamson   1652  NYC
Rensje Fedders             Williamson   1663  NYC
Annetje Fredrex            Williamson  c1654  NYC; Middlesex Co. NJ  
Willem Gerritsen           Williamson   1659  NYC
Pieter Groendyke           Williamson   1670  NYC; Kent Co. DE 
Mayke Gysberts             Williamson   1663  NYC
Tryntje Achias Haegen      Williamson   1652  NYC
Annetje Hendricks          TenEyck      1658  Ulster Co. NY
Grietje Hendricks          TenEyck     c1660  Ulster Co. NY
Grietje Hendricks          TenEyck     c1660  NYC
Styntje Hendrickse         Williamson  c1639  NYC
Tryntje Hendrickse         Williamson  c1639  NYC
Cornelis Hoochlandt        TenEyck     c1638  NYC 
Warnaar Hornbeck           Ogden        1658  Ulster Co. NY     
Belitje Jacobs             TenEyck     c1640  Albany Co. NY
Grietje Jans               Williamson   1663  NYC
Grietje Jans               Williamson   1651  NYC
Swantje Jans               Williamson  c1651  NYC 
Focke Jansen               TenEyck     c1660  NYC
Frederick Jansen           Williamson   1651  NYC
Annetje Jelles             Ogden       c1660  Ulster Co. NY
Herck Siboutszen Kronkheyt TenEyck     c1643  NYC
Maria Lubberts             Williamson   1652  NYC
Frederick Lubbertsen       Williamson  c1639  NYC
Rebecca F. Lubbertsen      Williamson  c1639  NYC   
Kniertje Meet              TenEyck     c1663  NYC
Pieter J. Meet             TenEyck     c1663  NYC; Bergen Co. NJ
Minne J. Mineola           Williamson   1663  NYC
Johannes Nevius            Williamson  c1650  NYC
Teunis Nyssen              TenEyck      1638  NYC
Magdalena Pieterse         Williamson   1651  NYC
Theunis T. Quick           TenEyck     c1640  Albany Co. NY
Tryntje Reynders           Williamson  c1653  NYC
Aldert H. Roosa            TenEyck      1660  Ulster Co. NY
Jannetje A. Roosa          TenEyck      1660  Ulster Co. NY
Annetje Ruys               TenEyck     c1639  NYC
Hendrick Rycken            Williamson   1663  NYC
Roelof Martinse Schenck    Williamson   1650  NYC
Willemptje Seubering       Williamson   1660  NYC
Marritje Simons            TenEyck     c1645  NYC
Claes Smit                 Williamson  c1657  NYC  
Jan Snedeker               TenEyck     c1639  NYC 
Elbert Elbertse Stoothoff  Williamson  c1638  NYC 
Coenraet TenEyck           TenEyck     c1650  NYC
Jan Teunisen               Ogden        1641  Albany Co. NY
Anne VanDyke               TenEyck     c1640  NYC  
Annetje VanDyke            Williamson   1652  NYC
Jan Thomasen VanDyke       Williamson   1652  NYC
Thomas Janse VanDyke       Williamson   1652  NYC
Arent T. VanHengel         Williamson  c1653  NYC
Reynier Arentsen VanHengel Williamson  c1653  NYC
Jannecken G. VanLoon       Williamson   1652  NYC
Cornelis VanNess           Williamson   1641  Albany Co. NY
Grietje VanNess            Williamson   1641  NYC 
Hendrick VanNess           Williamson   1641  Albany Co. NY 
Pieter VanNest             Williamson   1647  NYC
Cornelia VanNoortwyck      Williamson   1640  NYC
Aucke Janse VanNuyse       Williamson   1651  NYC
Jannetje Aucke VanNuyse    Williamson   1651  NYC
Martin Schenck VanNydeck   Williamson   1650  NYC
Jan VanOosterhout          Ogden       c1650  Ulster Co. NY
Lucas VanVoorhees          Williamson   1660  NYC
Steven VanVoorhees         Williamson   1660  NYC 
Mayken VandenBurchgraeff   Williamson   1641  Albany Co. NY
Paulus VanderBeek, Sr.     TenEyck     c1640  NYC  
Jacob L. VanderGrift       Williamson   1644  NYC
Jacob VanderHeyden         Ogden       c1653  Albany Co. NY 
Matthys VanderHeyden       Ogden       c1653  NYC
Catharina VanderWerven     Williamson   1656  NYC
Claes Veghte               Williamson   1660  NYC 
Gerret Clausen Veghte      Williamson   1660  NYC
Jan Jansen Verkerk         Williamson   1663  NYC
Roeloff Janse Verkerk      Williamson   1663  NYC
Cors Pietersen Vroom       Williamson   1638  NYC 
Anneken Wessels            Williamson   1641  Albany Co. NY
Anthony Jansen Westbrook   Ogden        1641  Albany Co. NY
Willem Willemsen Sr.       Williamson   1659  NYC
Peter Claesen Wyckoff      Williamson   1637  NYC

ENGLISH

Isaac Allerton, Sr.        Acree        1620  Plymouth, MA; NY; CT 
Elizabeth M. Allseabrook   Williamson   1640  MA; NY
William Armistead          Acree       c1635  Gloucester Co. VA 
Thomas Armitage            Williamson  c1635  NYC
Henry Barnes               Acree       c1665  Charles Co. MD
Samuel Berry               Ogden       c1685  Charles Co. MD
John Berryman              Acree       c1654  Westmoreland Co. VA
Fear Brewster              Acree        1623  Plymouth, MA
William Brewster           Acree        1620  Plymouth, MA
Ann Browne                 Acree       c1640  Norfolk Co. VA 
Thomas Browne              Acree       c1640  Norfolk Co. VA 
John Budd                  Ogden        1637  MA; CT; Westchester Co. NY 
Judith Budd                Ogden        1637  MA; CT; Westchester Co. NY
Katherine Butcher          Ogden        1637  MA; CT; Westchester Co. NY
Ursula Bysshe              Acree       c1634  Kent I. MD; Northumb. VA
Thomas Carter, Sr.         Acree        1650  Nansemond & Lanc. Co., VA
Humphrey Clark             Acree       c1640  Isle of Wight Co. VA 
Agnes Coffin               Williamson   1635  MA; NH; ME
Dorothy Conkling           Williamson   1640  MA; CT
John Conkling              Williamson   1640  MA; NY
Richard Cording            Acree       c1655  Norfolk Co. VA
Samuel Curtis, Sr.         Hoover      c1740  NC
Edward Dale                Acree        1650  Lancaster Co. VA
Margaret Davyes            Acree       c1635  Surry Co. VA
Nathaniel Denton, Sr.      Williamson   1635  MA; CT
Richard Denton, III        Williamson   1635  MA; CT
Anne Ellis                 Acree       c1635  Gloucester Co. VA 
Hester Evans               Ogden       c1645  Charles Co. MD 
William Evans              Ogden       c1645  Charles Co. MD
Margery Everard            Williamson   1634  MA; CT
Elizabeth Fielding         Acree       c1690  Orange Co. VA
Robert Flake, Sr.          Acree       c1640  Isle of Wight Co. VA 
Richard Foster             Acree        1635  Gloucester Co. VA
John Freeman, Sr.          Acree       c1670  Norfolk Co. VA
Thomas Garnett, Sr.        Acree       c1660  Gloucester Co. VA
John Gilliland             Williamson   1685  NJ
Ann Gorsuch                Acree       c1660  Glou. Co. VA; Baltimore MD
Anne Michal Grant          Williamson  c1638  RI; NYC
Jane Gullock               Acree       c1650  Westmoreland Co. VA
Burr Harrison              Acree       c1654  Stafford Co. VA
Cuthbert Harrison          Acree       c1654  Stafford Co. VA
Peter Hayes I              Acree       c1635  Surry Co. VA
Peter Hayes II             Acree       c1640  Surry Co. VA
Robert Hewitt              Acree       c1635  Northumberland Co. VA
Richard Higgins            Williamson   1623  MA; Piscataway NJ
Ann Hoskins                Acree       c1630  Gloucester Co. VA
Bartholomew Hoskins        Acree       c1630  Norfolk Co. VA
Jane Hulet                 TenEyck     c1645  NYC
Joseph Hull                Williamson   1635  MA; NH; ME
Isaac Jackson              Acree       c1650  Westmoreland Co. VA
Walter James, Sr.          Acree       c1660  Gloucester Co. VA 
William Jones              Ogden       c1663  Accomack Co. VA
Lazerus Kenney             Ogden       c1685  Somerset Co. MD
William Kenney, Jr.        Ogden       c1685  Somerset Co. MD
John Lake, Sr.             Williamson  c1645  NYC
Elizabeth Hewitt Lee       Acree       c1635  Northumberland Co. VA
Ann Lovelace               Acree       c1650  Lancaster Co. VA
John Marshall              Acree       c1650  Jamestown; Westmor. Co. VA
Susan Mitchell             Williamson  c1635  NYC
Adam Mott                  TenEyck     c1640  NYC
Elizabeth Muscoe           Acree       c1660  Gloucester Co. VA
Jane Newman                Acree       c1645  Jamestown; Northum. Co. VA
John Newton, Jr.           Acree       c1675  Westmoreland Co. VA
John Newton, Sr.           Acree       c1672  MD; Westmoreland Co. VA
David Norrie               Acree       c1634  Kent I. MD; Westmor. Co VA
John Ogden                 Ogden        1635  CT
William Oppie, Sr.         Williamson  c1720  Somerset Co. NJ
Ellen Partington           Acree        1656  Westmoreland Co. VA
Henry Peyton, Jr.          Acree        1656  Westmoreland Co. VA
William Presly, Sr.        Acree       c1645  Jamestown; Northum. Co. VA
John Prettyman, Sr.        Ogden       b1638  St. Mary's MD; Accomack VA
Elizabeth Randolph         Acree       c1638  New Kent Co. VA
Anne Richardson            Ogden        1635  CT
Matthew Rodham             Acree        1634  Kent I. MD; Northum. VA
Robert Rose, II            Williamson   1634  MA; CT
Robert Rose, III           Williamson   1634  MA; CT
John Seales                TenEyck     c1630  Charlestown, MA; NYC
Phebe Seales               TenEyck     c1630  Charlestown, MA; NYC
John Skipper               Skipworth   c1650  Virginia
Diana Skipwith             Acree        1650  Lancaster Co. VA
Charles Sledge             Acree        1681  Surry Co. VA
Richard Sledge, Jr.        Acree        1681  Surry Co. VA
Anne Smallwood             Ogden       c1670  St. Marys Co. MD
James Smallwood            Ogden       c1660  Charles Co. MD
Matthew Smallwood          Ogden       c1650  Charles Co. MD; VA
William Smith              Williamson  c1635  NYC
Patrick Spence             Acree        1657  Westmoreland Co. VA
Anne Spicer                Williamson  c1638  RI; NYC
Thomas Spicer              Williamson  c1638  RI; NYC
Thomas Edward Stevenson    Williamson  c1635  NYC
Nicholas Stillwell II      TenEyck      1638  York Co. VA; NYC
Richard Thompson, Jr.      Acree       c1631  Kent I. MD; Northum. VA
Thomas Tinsley I           Acree        1638  Jamestown; New Kent Co. VA
Thomas Todd, Sr.           Acree       c1660  Glou. Co. VA; Baltimore MD
Andrew Waters              Williamson  b1643  MA; NY
John Waugh                 Acree        1667  Stafford Co., VA
Daniel Whitehead, Sr.      Williamson  c1644  NYC
Thomas Willoughby, Sr.     Acree       c1627  Eliz. City; Norfolk Co. VA
Helen Windbank             Williamson   1635  MA; CT
Katherine Wyatt            Acree       c1640  Isle of Wight Co. VA 
John Wynne                 Ogden       c1670  St. Marys Co., MD
Richard Yorke              Williamson  c1635  Dover NH
  
FRENCH

Maria Blanchan             TenEyck      1660  Ulster Co. NY
David Bronaugh             Acree       c1671  King George Co., VA
Bourgon Broucard           Williamson   1675  NYC; Somerset Co. NJ
Marie Broucard             Williamson   1675  NYC
Antoine Crispell           TenEyck      1660  Ulster Co. NY
Jean Dailly                TenEyck     c1644  NYC
Jehan Dally                TenEyck     c1644  NYC
Michael DeMott             TenEyck     c1675  Ulst. Co. NY; Morr. Co. NJ
Samuel Demourval           Acree       c1690  Richmond & Fairfax Co. VA
Wallerand Dumont           TenEyck      1658  Ulster Co. NY
Catherina LeFevre          Williamson   1675  NYC; Somerset Co. NJ
Marguerite Madou           TenEyck     c1644  NYC
Peter Pumyea               Williamson  c1730  Somerset Co. NJ
Joris Rapalje              Ten/Will     1624  Albany Co. NY
Catalyntje Trico           Ten/Will     1624  Albany Co. NY

GERMAN

H. Friedrich Ahrenholz     Sachse       1864  St. Louis MO
Joerg Adam Albrecht        Hoover       1751  PA
Gysje Barents              Ogden        1637  Albany NY
J.S. Friedericke Barthel   Sachse       1864  St. Louis MO
Maria Christler            Ogden        1710  NYC; Berks Co. PA
Martin Cregier             TenEyck     c1643  MYC 
Elizabeth Dieffenbach      Ogden        1710  NYC; Berks Co. PA
Johann C. Dieffenbach Jr.  Ogden        1710  NYC; Berks Co. PA
Orseltje Dircks            Ogden/Ten    1658  NYC; Ulster Co. NY
Eva Maria Faist            Nelson       1847  LA; MO; IA
Eva Barbara Friedel        Hoover       1751  PA
Johan Conrad Friedel       Hoover       1751  PA
Hendrick Gulick            Williamson   1653  NYC
Joachim Gulick             Williamson   1653  NYC
Laurens J. Haff            TenEyck     c1657  NYC
George Harmon              Hoover       1726  Philadelphia; Fred. Co. MD
Michael Ernst Harness Sr.  Ogden        1710  NYC; Berks Co. PA
Caroline Helwig            Sachse       1864  St. Louis MO
Ludwig Ernst Hoerner       Ogden        1710  NYC
Andrew Hoover, Sr.         Hoover       1738  PA; MD; Randolph Co. NC
Lysbeth Jans               TenEyck     c1643  MYC
Joachem Keteluyn           Ogden       c1642  Albany Co. NY
Anna Magdalena Kuntz       Hoover      c1726  Lancaster Co. PA
Philip Leibengut           Hoover      c1740  PA
Margaret Meyers            Williamson  c1657  NYC
Jacob Pfautz               Hoover      c1726  Lancaster Co. PA
Anna Margaret Pfautz       Hoover      c1726  PA; MD; Randolph Co. NC
Elsje Pieterse             Williamson  b1638  NYC
Johannes Polhemius         Williamson   1654  NYC
Margarita Polhemius        Williamson   1656  NYC
Jacob Prescher             Hoover      c1749  PA
Joseph Redinger, Sr.       Nelson       1849  LA; MO; IA
Peter Rucker               Acree       c1690  Orange Co. VA
Daniel Richou              TenEyck     c1661  NYC
F. Wilhelm Sachse          Sachse       1864  St. Louis MO
Frederick W. Sachse        Sachse       1864  St. Louis MO
John Henry Shoaf           Hoover       1752  PA; NC
Jacob Sink                 Hoover       1754  PA; NC
Johan Christoph Sprecher   Hoover      c1740  PA; NC
Jan Pietersen Staats       Williamson   1637  NYC
Teuntje Straitsman         Ten/Will    c1657  NYC
Hans J. VanNostrand        Williamson   1639  NYC
Annetje VonRottmer         Ogden        1637  Albany Co. NY
Geertruyd Willekens        Williamson   1653  NYC

IRISH

William Goulder            Williamson   1635  VA; NYC
Christopher Neale, Sr.     Acree        1654  Northumberland Co. VA
Daniel Neale               Acree        1654  Westmoreland Co. VA
William O'Daniel           Acree       c1717  Stafford Co. VA 
John Patton, Sr.           Ogden       c1745  Augusta Co. VA
Lydia Patton               Ogden       c1745  Hardy Co. VA
Mary Rogers                Ogden       c1745  Augusta Co. VA

NORWEGIAN

Affien Bradt               Ogden        1637  Albany Co. NY
Albert Bradt               Ogden        1637  Albany Co. NY

SCOTTISH

Peter Buckelew, Sr.        Williamson  c1665  NYC; Middlesex Co. NJ
Jeremiah McKnew, Sr.       Ogden        1668  Prince Georges Co. MD
John Graham                Ogden       c1780  Sussex Co. DE
Margaret Bullock           Ogden       c1780  Sussex Co. DE

SWEDISH

Swan Peter Nelson          Nelson       1866  NYC; Davenport IA
Per Nilsson                Nelson       1884  NYC; Dawson Co., NE
Elna Svensdotter           Nelson       1884  NYC; Dawson Co., NE
Claes VanSchouwen          Williamson   1637  NYC

SWISS

John Mast, Sr.             Hoover       1750  PA; Randolph Co. NC

WELSH

Lewis Markham              Acree       c1660  Westmoreland Co. VA  

ETHNIC ORIGINS OF OUR GRANDPARENTS


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