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Wortendyke connection

Wortendyke connection

Posted: 11 Jan 2011 9:59PM GMT
Classification: Marriage
Surnames: Eckerson Wortendyke
My 2nd great aunt Sophia Eckerson born 1848 in Old Tappan, Bergen Co, NJ married John S Wortendyke in 1871. I am looking for the identity of his parents. He was born June 1847 in NJ, and lived in Brooklyn NY, Delford NJ and Oklahoma. He was a butcher and later ran a hotel.

Elsewhere in my tree I have a Fredrick Wortendyke and Eliza A (don't know maiden name). They had a son John S in 1847 then she died, and John isn't in any future census with Fredrick. I am thinking they could be the same person, but don't have enough info to merge the 2 permanently.

Re: Wortendyke connection

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 12:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eckerson Wortendyke
I was told I was named after Sophia, and also my Fench grandmother, Sophie Brousse. Your post mentioned Oklahoma so I think you are talking about my great grandparents. My grandmother was May Wortendyke. My grandfather, Sim Sheppard, talked May's parents into moving to Oklahoma after which he married May-- I have some old photos of her grandparents (Eckersons)and her brothers -- I believe the elder Eckersons also moved kater to OK to be with their daughter, May's mother. I do not have info on John's parents, but would like to know more. May was a DAR and somewhere I have a list of her family. Will try to find it and will let you know if I do. It may take me awhile -- we are lambing and then start farming soon so I am pretty busy. Personal email is nwgba@citlink.net if you want to just email.
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