I wonder whether anyone has any knowledge of a Dan[c]kert* family, who used to live in Southern Ireland in the second half of 18th century through to the second half of the 19th century?
The earliest representative that I know of was one Christian Jacob Danckert (d.1787) of Lavitts Quay, Cork, who married a Jane Lamb at Rathcoonery in 1762 and had at least one child Isabella who, in her turn, married a Charles Ross at St. Anns, Shandon, in 1792.
But there were later Christian Jacob Danckerts in Cork, although there precise relationship to the merchant of Lavitts Quay is unknown to me: a Christian Jacob Danckert married a Bridget OBrien in 1829; while another, who married an Ellen Lyons, had at least three children during the 1860s Gertrude Alice, Anne and yet another Christian Jacob.
There are no individuals bearing the surname listed in the current Irish telephone book and so it seems likely that they emigrated in the latter part of the 19th or early 20th century. Certainly, one Cork family of this name appears to have gone to the U.S.A., as Honora (b.1866), the daughter of a Peter and Bridget Danckert (née Collins) married a Joseph Sheehan in 1884 and then, in the fullness of time, passed away at Lonell, Massachussetts in 1920.
Does anyone know where this family originated? How these (and several other Danckerts of County Cork, such as John who married an Ann Goold in 1793 and Harriet who married a John Daunt in 1797) all link together?
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*The spelling of the surname is variable