This web site was started over 20 years ago to support the Knickerbocker Historical Society at Schaghticoke, NY and to provide a spot for sharing family information. The genealogy world has greatly changed from my publishing a paper family newsletter in the 90s to having massive commercial on-line sites and DNA based genealogy available today.
have kept this site available to provide the base family genealogies and as a
link to the Schaghticoke Society. Knickerbocker Research will always have a
home here. Welcome Cousin - we are all related.
New Study – Frederick Knickerbocker, Son of Hugh Knickerbocker and Rachel Schram
This is Bryan’s 10-page study that wraps up this family. Frederick was a missing son who died in early adulthood at Van Buren county, Michigan. He is interred on an island in Knickerbocker Lake. Link
The Last Knickerbocker
A simple mathematical progression shows that in the tenth generation of a Knickerbocker named family where a boy and a girl are born to every proceeding couple, there would be one Knickerbocker male and one un-married female – and 512 other descendants not named Knickerbocker in that tenth generation.
The present United States birth rate is less than 2 children per female so it is almost a mathematic certainty that the Knickerbocker name will eventually disappear. The Johannes (Schaghticoke) line came within one person of losing their Knickerbocker name. Most Knickerbockers alive today owe their family identity to John Knickerbocker of Salisbury, CT and his 5 prolific sons.
As we sit here at about the tenth generation of the name, it seems important to have the early family fully and correctly enumerated. This will allow the 500 non-Knickerbocker named genealogists, for each one of us named Knickermaniacs, to have a proven pedigreed path to their Knickerbocker roots. That is the purpose of our 1850 project.
Vermont – David Baker
We made another paper foray into 18th century Vermont wilderness in search of the elusive David (Knickerbocker) Baker and his purported father John. I pulled about 30 instances of John in the early Vermont papers and most seem to relate to the John who died in 1827 at Essex, VT. This is probably not the John of interest. We did discover a John and Peter Knickerbocker at Addison town in the 1780s who appear as separate from Essex John and are being investigated. Spreadsheet and mapping of VT newspaper articles on request.
· Benjamin, son of Phillip Knickerbocker Jr. & Mary Snyder. This is a major addition to the “Benjamin” name study.
This – as with all the previous studies – will be used to reconstruct the early Knickerbocker family and connect it to the 1850 census.
Knickerbockers of Pine Plains – John C. & Lydia Pulver Link
John P. Knickerbocker & Anna Couse Link
John Knickerbocker & Lydia Jackson Link
Hugh Knickerbocker and Rachel Schram Link
Frederick Knickerbocker – Son of Hugh and Rachel Schram Link
Many Benjamin Knickerbockers Link
Knickerbockers in Smithville Flats, NY Link
Knickerbocker Families of Fort Edward, NY Link
Migrations of the Early Knickerbockers Link
The Father of Solomon Knickerbocker (1812-92) Identified Link
Analysis of the Kathlyne Viele Genealogy with Translations Link
Origin of the Name Knickerbocker Link
Original Pronunciation of Knickerbocker Link
Many Names of Harmen Janse – Part 1 - Van Turkeyen and Van Bommel Link
Many Names of Harmen Janse – Part 2 - Van Wye Link
Many Names of Harmen Janse – Part 3 – Van Berghen Link
Chester (MA) Center Cemetery – Collaboration and A Find A Grave Study Link
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