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In memory of Johannes Dyckman, my Paternal 8th Great-Grandfather on the DYKEMAN branch.


  • “Johannes Dyckman of Fort Orange and his descendants”, by Marjorie Dikeman Chamberlain, 1988.

  • Harlem (City of New York): its origin and early annals. Prefaced by home scenes in the fatherlands, by James Riker, 1881, p. 505-507 Footnote

  • Parish Registers of the Congregational Church, Redding, found in The history of Redding, Connecticut, from its first settlement to the present time, with notes on the Adams, Banks, Barlow ... and Strong families, by Charles Burr Todd, 1906, p. 220.

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Johannes Dyckman

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1671 (est.)

Albany, New York



Reformed Dutch Church, NYC



1768 Apr 28

Redding, Fairfield, CT


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Johannes Dykeman (or Joannes Dyckman) was born abt. 1671 in Albany, New York. In most documents his name was spelled Dikeman. He leased a farm at Bloomingdale in December, 1701, from Jurien Rynchout for six years. He married the following year, in 1702, to Rachel Deveaux (or De Vaux) who was born May 1, 1678 in Westchester, New York. Between 1703 and 1707, three of their children were baptized in New York City. In 1709 and 1711, his fourth and fifth children were baptized in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. Distinguishing between Johannes and his uncle Johannes is often difficult as their descendants were residents of the same town and same churches. About 1725 or 1726, Johannes and Rachel purchased five acres of land on Indigo Ridge near Fitches Meadow in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1726 and moved their family there. Johannes died just a few years later, on April 28, 1768 in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut. A  large number of Dykemans remain in the area. 


Johannes Dyckman & Rachel Deveaux were the parents of my ancestor,

  • Elizabeth Dyckman, baptized in New York City, Aug. 11, 1703

  • Janneke Dyckman, baptized in NYC, May 17, 1705

  • Cornelis Dyckman, baptized in NYC, Feb. 12, 1707

  • Hester Dyckman, baptized in Hackensack, Bergen, NJ, May 23, 1709

  • Frederick Dyckman, baptized in Hackensack, Bergen, NJ June 17, 1711


Note: The naming of Elizabeth breaks traditional Dutch naming patterns. Who was she named after? The other children's names do follow the tradition - Janneke and Cornelis were named after Johannes' parents and Hester and Frederick were named after Rachel's parents. Also, according to page 29 of Chamberlain's book, they may have also had a son named Johannes, Jr., born abt. 1715, and two other daughters: Rachel Dykman, (b. abt. 1713) who married Roelof Janses Kill in 1737, and Judika Dyckman, (or Judith, born abt. 1717), who married Benjemen Oosterhout in 1742.

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