THE DUTCHER FAMILY ASSOCIATION
December 1, 1936
Vol. 2 ~ No. 3 & 4
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A new source of information has developed in the past several years, namely: white collar work relief projects. Several states took a census, independent of the Federal census, in the 19th century and today many of these are now being indexed by white collar public work projects. Many counties have indexed records thru which much family information is made available so that, if possible, additional data may be secured.
Several Dutcher families settled in Canada about the time of the Revolutionary War and the early 1800s. Can anyone furnish data relative to these families and their descendants? We also seem to be having considerable difficulty in tracing the early Dutchers in Pennsylvania.
Can anyone furnish the name of a Dutcher who "was a tailor in the British Army in 1812"?
Mrs Fanny Bull Dutcher, (member #7) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Upper Montclair, New Jersey, died February 17, 1936 at the age of 81 years. She was buried in Quincy, Illinois, her birthplace.
Charles Mason Dutcher, (member #9) of Montclair, New Jersey, died of heart failure, July 23, 1936, at the age of 74 years. He was formerly President of the Greenwich Savings Bank, New York City, and a trustee of the Holland Society of New York. Mr. Dutcher was much interested in the Dutcher Family History.
Miss Edith M. Dutchers sister, Elsie K. Gilmour, passed away June 16, 1936, at Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.
Mrs J. King McLanahan, Jr. reports the death of her uncle Charles Edward Dutcher, Binghamton, N. Y., August 4, 1935, age 77 years.
Edward A. Dutcher, mentioned among the New York Civil War Veterans, Vol.2 No. 2, was a cousin of Mrs Emily Dutcher Torbert. He enlisted at the age of 20, in Co. H, 112th Inf. He was wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor, and died at the age of 90 (1932).
An interesting account of the difficulties experienced by early settlers during the Revolutionary War in New York, around the country known as the German Flats, is told in "Drums along the Mohawk" by Walter D. Edmonds.
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4827 Thirty-fourth Avenue South
THE DUYTSER-DUTCHER FAMILY (continued)
The date and place of marriage of Barent Duytser and Maritje Conklie does not appear, but it must have been as early as 1700, from the following record of their children, taken from the old Dutch Church of this place, with the exception of Barent, Jr., which is from the old Church at Tappen:
Helena, bapt. 1701
Johannes, bapt. 1704
Margrietje, bapt. Aug. 13, 1706
David, bapt. Aug. 20, 1708
Helena, (2d) bapt. Mar 25, 1712
Barent, Jr., born Aug. 15, 1714
Abram, bapt. Apr. 23, 1717
The following is the transcript of Barent Duytsers second marriage, from the old Sleepy Hollow Dutch Church records:
Married, Dec. 29, 1717, Barent Duytser, widower, of Stuyvesant, and now residing at Philipsburg, to Derktie Smet, widow of Hendrick Lammerse.
The following children born of this marriage, were baptized at Tappan Church, except Jacob:
Jennike, bapt. Oct. 28, 1718
Isaac, born Nov. 29, 1720
Jacob, bapt. Aug. 28, 1722
Johannis, son of Barent Duytser by his first marriage, was married to Myno Buys, May 27, 1727, and had
Jacob, bapt. June 20, 1732
Johannis, Jr., bapt. Nov 20, 1736
William, bapt. Sept. 12, 1741
Lena, bapt. April 19, 1746
And perhaps others whose baptisms are bot recorded in the old Church book.
Myno Buys Buytser, died on the 17th of August, 1770, aged 60 years, and the next year Johannis evidently married again, his second wife being, as appears by the following quaint anti-nuptial agreement, "Rachel Van Wart, widow of Jocam:"
Know all men by these presents that I, Rachel Van Wart, widdo of Jocom Van Wart, decd, of Phillipsburg Manor, in ye County of Westchester and Province of New York, am held and firmly bound unto William Dutcher in said County and Province, in ye just and full sum of one Thousand Pounds of good and lawful money of ye said Province to be paid unto the said William Dutcher and to his lawful attorney, his heirs, executors and administrators or assigns, to ye which payment well and truly to me made and done, and do bind myself and my heirs, executors and administrators, and every of them firmly by these presents.
Sealed with my seal and dated this 7th day of February, ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.
THE DUYTSER-DUTCHER FAMILY (continued)
The condition of this obligation is such, as there is marriage intended at this time between the above bound Rachel Van Wart and Honas (Johannis) Dutcher, both of Phillipse Manor in ye County of Westchester and Province of New York, and as there is an agreement, and it is so agreed, that she, the said Rachel Van Wart, if she should joyn in marriage with the said Honas Dutcher, and should outlive and survive the said Honas Dutcher, that neither she the said Rachel Van Wart, nor her heirs nor any by, from, or under her, shall by any pretense of right as wife of ye said Honas Dutcher, either by way of Dowery or otherways, ask of or either in law or equity any Dower or any part of ye estate of said Honas Dutcher, if she should outlive and survive hom the said Honas Dutcher, except the privilege of one room in the house and to have a good, decent and sufficient support from his estate so long as she shall remain his widow, and no longer; and the said Rachel Van Wart will forever acquit and discharge the heirs an discontors of the said Honas Dutcher and his heirs from any incumbrance of what is above mentioned: and if these conditions are performed then the above obligation to be void and if none effect, but if otherwise to stand and remain in full force and virtue.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Rachel Van Wart (L.S.)
By the second consideration I, the said William Dutcher, do consent and agree that if my father, Johannis Dutcher mind to give anything to the above name Rachel Van Wart in his last will and testament, I do consent to the same and allow the said widow to receive so much as my father Dutcher do make her.
As witness my hand and seal this 7th day of
William Dutcher (L.S.)
This ante-nuptial agreement is evidence that Johannis Duytser, or Dutcher, as he was already designated, in fact, his name appears in the old Manor book as John Dutcher, date of 1766, as written down in a road survey by Town Clerk Thomas Dean, but then he was an invader from New England, and evidently in favor of Anglicing the Dutch patronymics as soon as possible. Johannis Dutcher died Sept. 16, 1776, in his 73rd year, and just a short time before the battle of White Plains. And so he was spared the devastation which followed. His second wife, Rachel Van Wart, outlived both her husband and his son Capt. William, and dying in 1795 left a will in favor of his widow, Catrina Concklie Dutcher. So they had lived together in peace and quietude. Johannis was an Elder of the old Dutch church date of 1760.
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86. When did Benjamin Dutcher marry Thankful Benson? Was it 1772?
87. When was Joanna Dutcher born who married John Hoffcut in 1780? When did she die? When was John born and when did he die? Did they have any other children beside Hannes Yeary and Elizabeth?
88. When was Polly Dutcher born? When did she marry Eli Goddard? When was he born and when did he die? What are the names of their children?
89. What is known of Gabriel Dutcher, b. July 11, 1773?
90. Did Priscilla Dutcher, b. December 27, 1777, marry? If so, whom and when?
CIVIL WAR VETERANS (continued)
|Gilbert Covil||184 Inf.|
|Gilbert J.||78 150 Inf.|
|Harrison B.||16 Artillery|
|Harvey||2 " 52 Inf.|
|Henry||14 Arty. 15 Eng. 51-120-125|
|Henry C.||3 Artillery|
|Jacob||7 Arty. 4 battery, 17 Inf.|
|James||1st M't'd. Ref. 2 Arty. 3-76-90 Inf.|
|James H.||2nd Arty. 15 Eng. 76 Inf.|
|Jerome C.||76 Infantry|
|Jesse||80 168 Inf.|
|John||72 94 105-115-120 Inf.|
|John D.||27 Infantry|
|John J.||3 Infantry|
|John W.||133 Infantry|
|Lawrence W.||43 Infantry|
|Leonard J.||150 Infantry|
(To be continued)
Vol. 3 ~ June 1938 ~ No. 1