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.
I 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 Report - Elizabeth (Lysbeth) Bogaert – Mother of All the Knickerbockers
I have never been satisfied with the many assumptions about Elizabeth and Harmen Jansen at Harlem. I reviewed the Dutch Reformed Church records at Albany as this is the only place with mention of Elizabeth - except for the note on taxes in Dutchess County after Harmen died.
I discovered several new family connections and have written a trial narrative that incorporates all the known facts. I hope it adds some new ideas for our deep dive into the early family. Link
An Update – The Solomon Knickerbocker1812 Brick Wall
I’ve added an 1898 obituary for Philo Knickerbocker naming Solomon and Milo as his brothers. This adds to the proof. I’ve also added a long newspaper article from about 1885 where the elderly Solomon was hit by a train while employed as a gate keeper at Bristol, CT - and survived. Link
The Society Needs Your Support
The Knickerbocker Historical Society is requesting donations to purchase the iconic 1805 sketch of Johannes and Elizabeth Knickerbocker. The drawing will be lost to the family if $6,000 is not raised for its purchase. This portrait belongs at the Mansion.
I never pass the hat for the Society or knic.com but this time I am asking - as the greater family really owes this one to Stana’s memory and everything KHS has accomplished.
Link to Go Fund Me or send a check (noting that it is for the portrait) to KHS.
Thank you, Howard
Knickerbockers of Central New York
This is the link to Bryan’s Ancestry web site where his research eventually appears in genealogical form. Link
Elizabeth Bogaert – Mother of All the Knickerbockers Link
Knickerbockers in Amenia, Dutchess Co, NY Link
Ruliff Knickerbocker of Amenia, NY Link
Alexander Hamilton & The Knickerbockers Link
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
Howard – howard “at” knic.com
Bryan – bryan “at” knic.com
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