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Diekhoff Family Tree

Diekhoff Family Tree

Posted: 24 May 2006 8:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Deacoff, Deckoff, Diakov, Dickeyhoff, Dickhof, Dickhoff, Dickoff, Dicof, Dieck, Dieckhoff, Diekhof, Diekhoff, Diekoff, Diekopf, Diekow, Dijkgraaf, Dijkhof, Dijkie, Dikhoff, Dikof, Dikoff, Dykhoff, Dykof
I am compiling a very exhaustive database of Diekhoff family tree information. Originally I inherited some of this from relatives who had compiled it before me, but being in the Internet and data mining savvy generation I am trying to see if I can add, correct, and complete some missing pieces.

I invite anyone who wishes who might know anything about Diekhoff family information, regardless of location, to contact me to either confirm or help me complete this large project.

For now I expect to follow normal courtesies in not releasing any living person's information publicly without their permission. However if there are individuals who are alive who wish to share their information I will make a notation in my database to that effect.

Please feel welcome to contact me if your name or the name of someone you know is Diekhoff, Diekoff, Dieckhoff, Dykhof, or any other reasonably similar sounding variation.

At the time of this writing I have more than 1000 individuals recorded (not all are Diekhoff variations, as some are direct spouses and/or children, but my focus is to trace the Diekhoff family line).

Regards,

Martin Diekhoff
Los Angeles, California
(originally from the north central Illinois / Manslaacht, Ostfriesland line)

Re: Diekhoff Family Tree

Posted: 19 Sep 2006 5:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dichroff, De Graff, Meyer, Kunkel, Weege
Dear Mr. Diekhoff:
I have a great grandmother - Hermina Dichroff who married an August Meyer. Hermina gives her father's name as William and was born at Saalfeld, Thuringer. She also had a brother William and also a Henry. I know of one sister named Johanna who married a Kunkel. She spelled her name as Dichraff born at Vollwerk, Prussia.
William married Alvina Weege and Henry married Minna I don't have her last name yet. Henry & Minna lived near Grafton, North Dakota. William farmed in Lincoln County near Merrill, Wi.
Do any of these Dichroffs connect. On the head stone in Merrill Cemetary, it is spelled De Crof. At a Dodge County Wisconsin head stone it is spelled De Groff - James b. 2/2/1853 died 7/1/1920 and Julia b. 2/8/1855 died 3/15/1926.
My address is Elaine Simon, 801 W. Taylor St. Merrill, Wi. 54452 and my e-mail is lovesaddlebreds@hotmail.com

Re: Diekhoff Family Tree

Posted: 12 Oct 2007 2:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dieckhoff, Deckoff, Deacoff, DeCoffe, DeCoff, Deickhoff, Deckoff, Dikoff
Dear Mr. Diekhoff:

My name is Cathy Balzan, my mother was a DeCoffe from Afton, Nova Scotia. I have been able to trace our ancesters to a Herman Deickhoff, a soldier with the 60th Regiment of Foot who settled in Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia in the late 1700's. The name has varried much over the years, even within my own family, some spell it DeCoff or DeCoffe. I'm not sure if we are the same DeCoffe family, as some of my ancestors moved to the U.S. over the years. Please contact me so that we can confirm if this is the same family?

Thanks Cathy

Re: Diekhoff Family Tree

Posted: 12 Oct 2007 3:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DeCoffe, Dieckhoff, Diekhoff
Hi Cathy,

I've documented a Hermann Dieckhoff that sounds like yours, but have not confirmed connection to my own family line as of yet. If there is a connection it probably goes back to the old world Dieckhoffs and Diekhoffs in the Hanover region of Germany.

A number of the Dieckhoffs I have in my database are from either Reessum or Hassendorf, Germany, whereas many of my relatives originated from Emden, Germany. All of these towns are in the same general region of northwestern Germany; from my point of view it is possible there is a connection.

I have Hermann Dieckhoff (b. 1749) in either Hanover or Westfalen, Germany and (d. 27 Jun 1837) in Manchester, Gusborough Co., Nova Scotia.

I'd be glad to compare notes if this looks like a match.

Re: Diekhoff Family Tree

Posted: 12 Oct 2007 3:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Martin:

Thanks for the speedy response, the dates are in the right time frame. The only info I have on Herman Deickhoff is that he was a soldier of the English 60th Regiment of Foot that settled in Guysborough, N.S., I haven't been able to trace him back anyfurther but is believed to be from Germany. Most of my info came form the Author Jost "Essays and Scetches" of Guysborough.

Any info you would like to share would be appreciated, or any into I may have you are welcom to.

Thanks,
Cathy

Re: Diekhoff Family Tree

Posted: 11 Nov 2007 8:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi iam miranda dijkhoff from holland. We search our family tree way back to 1640. we have left to trees from friesland and the other from zwolle before 1640 they are probably come from westfalen or munsterland in Germany.
Maybe we can help eachother with information.
greetings miranda

Re: Diekhoff Family Tree

Posted: 11 Nov 2007 8:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi iam miranda dijkhoff from holland. We search our family tree way back to 1640. we have left to trees from friesland and the other from zwolle before 1640 they are probably come from westfalen or munsterland in Germany.
Maybe we can help eachother with information.
greetings miranda

Re: Diekhoff Family Tree

Posted: 13 Nov 2007 2:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Miranda:

Thank you for your response! I am not sure if we have any connection, as I have been unable to trace my Herman Deickhoff back to Germany as yet. He was born about 1749?
Do you have anything that would fall into this time line.

Thanks,

Cathy

Re: Diekhoff Family Tree

Posted: 13 Nov 2007 5:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Cathy, i found on the internet
Marshall, Steven, "Electronic," 20 Apr 2001, "I just received a copy of a deed from the Guysborough Court House which confirms the relationships between the HURST, DIECKHOFF and MARSHALL surnames in Guysborough. Thanks to members on this list who first gave me the lead - the deed does indeed contain valuable information. / The deed was dated 22 February 1792 and made between Samuel HURST, sadler of Guysborough Twp. and Harmon Andrew DICKHOFF, farmer of Guysborough Twp. The latter's name is spelt several ways throughout the deed - Herman, Harm, Dieckhoff, Dickoff, etc. / The deed confirms that Elizabeth MARSHALL, wife of Herman DIECKHOFF, was the STEP DAUGHTER of Samuel HURST.../ For DIECKHOFF researchers, this document proves that Elizabeth MARSHALL, wife of Herman Dieckhoff, was the step-daughter of Samuel HURST. This would imply that Samuel HURST's wife, Elizabeth, was a widow when they married c1780 and was probably Mrs. Elizabeth MARSHALL at the time of their marriage" [see Notes for full transcript of deed].
http://ca.geocities.com/inkspotter1/bibliography.htm
maybe the author of this site can help you further.
greetings miranda

Re: Diekhoff Family Tree

Posted: 29 Nov 2007 1:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DeCoff
I Just found your message board and ot very excited.My Grandmother was Mary Catherine DeCoff, Her father ws James Decoff born 1871 in Guysborrough,Nova Scotia,His father was James DeCoff born 10/14/1849,Guysborrough,His father was James Herman Dieckoff and his father was Herman A Dieckoff who was married to Elizabeth Marshall. Any Documents or information you can send me would be really appreciated. Linda Clay
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