Actually it is Bloomfield NJ not NY. I have not been doing any research recently but will retire in a year or two and will likely take it up again. My connection with the Brinkerhoff line is through my maternal grandfather. Dr. John Jacob Decker, was one of the leading eye, ear, nose and throat specialists of The Bronx, was born in Beverly. New Jersey, July 29, 1873, the son of William J. and Cornelia (Brinkerhoff) Decker. He married, June 29, 1898, in New York City, Jessie Gilbert Fairbanks, daughter of Isaac and Mary Fairbanks. Dr. and Mrs. Decker were the parents of three children: Katharine, born June 8, 1899; Richard, born November 5, 1902; and Jean (my mother), born June 4, 1912.