Saturday, August 12, 2017

Surname Saturday - DELCOUR (Switzerland to Colonial New York)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  

I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm  up to Ancestor #1937, who is Maria DELCOUR (1656-1708) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations of this MABIE family line is:

1. Randall J. Seaver (1943-????)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

6.  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7.  Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14.  Charles Auble (1849-1916)
15.  Georgianna Kemp (1862-1952)

30.  James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902)
31.  Mary Jane Sovereen (1840-1874)

60.  Abraham Kemp (1795-1881)
61.  Sarah Fletcher (1802-1861)

120.  John Kemp (1768-1861)
121.  Mary Dafoe (1776-1832)

242.  Abraham Dafoe (1755-1815)
243.  Katreen --?-- (1755-1792)

484.  Johann Ernst Dafoe (1726-1784)
485.  Maritjen Keller (1729-1789)

968.  Abraham Dafoe (1703-1753)
969.  Maria Catherina Reiffenberger (1705-1748)

1936.  Daniel Thevou, born about 1665 in Missy, Vaud, Switzerland; died 17 January 1717 in Germantown, Columbia, New York, United States.  He married before 1700 in probably Switzerland.
1937.  Maria Anna Delcour, born about 1669 in Switzerland; died before June 1710 in Switzerland.

Children of Daniel Thevou and Maria Delcour are:
*  Maria Anna Defoe, born about 1700 in Missy, Vaud, Switzerland; died after 1762 in Columbia, New York, United States; married (1) Heinrich Michel 18 March 1724 in Linlithgo, Columbia, New York, United States; born about 1701 in Germany; died before July 1761 in Columbia, New York, United States; married (2) Johannes Mathias Lawyer 06 July 1761 in New York, United States; born about 1700 in Germany.

*  Abraham Defoe, born about 1703 in Missy, Vaud, Switzerland; died before 1753 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, United States; married Maria Catharina Reiffenberger about 1723 in Probably Dutchess, New York, United States.

I have no information on the parents or family of Maria Anna Delcour.  Information about the Dafoe/Thevou family was obtained from:

 Henry Z. Jones, Jr. The Palatine Families of New York: a study of the German immigrants who arrived in colonial New York in 1710  (Camden, Me. : Picton Press, 1985).


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