Category Archives: Sicker Ancestry

Thoughts on Palatine Ancestors

What interests me about genealogical research is the discovery of historical context.  I was surprised to learn that I have Palatine ancestors.  They suffered a horrible passage by sea only to be tricked by the government and left to fend … Continue reading

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William Roff

William Roff (1769-1862) was born July 24, 1769 in Watervliet, NY.   William’s life was marked by loss: his brother was murdered over real estate, his wife died early leaving two young children to be raised by William.  His simple gravestone … Continue reading

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Lewis Sicker

Lewis Sicker aka Lodewyk Sikker  (c. 1738-1809) was born in Germany about 1738.  He was my 4th Great Grandfather.  Lewis crossed the threshold leaving Europe and journeyed to the American Colonies by sea.  Nothing is known about Lewis’ parents or why … Continue reading

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