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Johannes Runkle

Johannes (Johan – Hance) Runkle (c. 1735-1803) was born about 1735, probably in the Runkle region of Germany. He was the progenitor of Runkles in New York State, a   farmer who fought in the Revolutionary War, as well as the … Continue reading

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Frederick Roff

Frederick Roff (1795-1890), a veteran of the War of 1812, was widowed early and raised five children on his own.  He owned a number of farms and lived until age 95. Frederick, my great-great grandfather, was born January 3, 1795 … Continue reading

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Jacob Fratt

Jacob Fratts (c. 1725-1777) was most likely born in Germany — possibly in Wurtemberg.  He probably was a Palatine. It appears that Jacob Fratts arrived by sea before 1758 because a record in the Colonial Laws of New York of … 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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Augustus Ducas Clemens, Sr.

Augustus Ducas Clemens, Sr. (1818-1897) was born on July 22, 1818 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Except for two years, he lived there for his entire life. Augustus’ father Ducas Clemens was on the French fleet during the Revolution and most of … Continue reading

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James Bryden

James Bryden (1761-1820) is included as a separate posting in Descent by Sea because his activities are quite interesting from both historical and psychological perspectives.  He is my third great grand uncle. While James’ life is somewhat a mystery, intentionally … Continue reading

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William Bordley

William Bordley (1742-1786) was born on January 30, 1742 in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, USA.  He was the youngest of the four children of Stephen Bordley, Jr. and Priscilla Murphy. William’s father’s life had been marked by much loss.  When … Continue reading

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Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan (1844-1931) was born in Meenygorman, Newmarket, County Cork, Ireland on March 10, 1844. He was baptized that day at the Church of the Immaculate Conception,  Parish of Newmarket by the Reverend D. Murray, C.C.  His sponsors were Michael … Continue reading

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Capt. William Bryden

Captain William Bryden (1768-1840) was born in  Edinburgh, Scotland on November 21, 1767.  His baptism took place at the Canongate Parish:  “James Breaden, shoemaker in Canongate and Elspeth Chalmers his spouse, had a son born 21st November 1767, baptised 29th … Continue reading

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