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In memory of Daniel Tourneur, my Paternal 10th Great-Grandfather on the DYKEMAN branch.


  • The Dyckman house; built about 1783, restored and presented to the city of New York in MCMXVI, by Bashford Dean and Alexander Welch, 1917. [Read]
  • Lost Inwood History Series: The Dyckman Family [Video]
  • Dyckman House, now the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum [Wikipedia]
  • Jan Dyckman of Harlem and his descendants, by H. Romer and Helen Hartman, 1981, p. 1-2.
  • Johannes Dyckman of Fort Orange and his descendants, by Marjorie Dikeman Chamberlain, 1988.
  • New Harlem past and present; the story of an amazing civic wrong, now at last to be righted, by Carl H. Pierce, W.P. Toler, and H.D. Nutting, 1903, p. 297-299.
  • Revised History of Harlem (City of New York): Its Origin and Early Annals, by James Riker, Henry P. Toler, and Sterling Potter, 1904.
  • The Year book of the Holland Society of New York, pps. 146 and 151, by Theodore M. Banta, 1900. [Link]
  • The Reformed Low Dutch Church of Harlem organized 1660 : historical sketch, by Edgar Tiltin, 1910.
  • Harlem (City of New York): its origin and early annals. Prefaced by home scenes in the fatherlands, by James Riker, 1881.
  • Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
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Daniel Tourneur

New Netherland Huguenot, Deacon, and Magistrate

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1625 Mar 20

Amiens, Picardy, France


1650 Sep 5

Leyden, Holland




Harlem, New York

New York (probably)

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Daniel "Jean" Tourneur was born March 20, 1605, probably in Amiens in the Picardy region of northern France. He left Picardy, "Valley of the Somme", specifically because of violent religious persecution during the Thirty Years War (1618-1648). He fled to Leyden, Holland, with his mother, about 1648. There he married Jacqueline Parisis on September 5, 1650, at Leyden. Her brother, Rev. Eustacius Parisis, "Pastor of the Walloon", performed the service. They left Leyden after the baptism of their first son, which occurred on July 30, 1651, at the Walloon church, and set sail for New Amsterdam. They settled at Midwout, now the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York, and then removed to New Amsterdam, where he was a butcher for about 12 years. He then removed to Harlem, where he was appointed as magistrate or "schepen" in the 1660s. He was the second Deacon of the Harlem Church beginning in 1662. He was appointed as Deputy Sheriff from 1665 to 1670 and overseer in 1671. He died in Harlem in 1673, leaving five children, all who married and produced children. "Of him Riker says that he was 'a man of generous instincts and of great energy, an to his tract and abilities the town owes much of its success.'"

One of Daniel Tourneur's daughters, Magdalena, married Jan Dyckman, who arrived in New Amsterdam abt. 1661, ten years after our Johannes Dyckman arrived. Daniel's other daughter, Hester, married Frederick de Vaux (or Deveaux), and it was Hester's daughter, Rachel Deveaux, who married Johannes Dykeman, son of Cornelius and grandson of Johannes, our immigrant ancestor.


Daniel Tourneur & Jacqueline Paresis were the parents of my ancestor,

  • Daniel Tourneur, Jr., baptized at Leyden, July 30, 1651, he was an only child when he emigrated with his parents in 1652. He married Ann Woodhull and had three children. He died in 1690.
  • Maria Tourneur, born at Flatbush and baptized on March 4, 1654. She died in infancy.
  • Maretje Tourneur, baptized on September 4, 1661.
  • Jacques Tourneur, born at New Harlem and married Aefie Kortright on June 7, 1683. They had seven children. He married second to Engeltie Thomas, widow of Gregoris Storm, of Philips Manor, May 29, 1714.
  • Thomas Torneur, born at Harlem in 1665, married Maria Oblenis, April 5, 1692, and had four children. Died in 1710.
  • Madeline Tourneur, who married John Dyckman, June 15, 1673, and had six children.
  • Esther Tourneur, who married Frederic de Veaux, of Westchester County, N.Y., on June 24, 1677. They had thirteen children.
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