Preserving Deturck History –

Roots of the family

Issac DeTurck was baptized on 17 January 1685. He was the son of Johannes and Hester Kip DeTurck who were of French Hugeunot descent. “His ancestors, according to the record of the Huguenot Refugee Congregation at Frankenthal, Germany, originally came from the vicinity of Picardy in Northern France”

Issac and other Hugeunots and Palatines accepted the invitation of Queen Ann to emigrate to America. He departed London with the company of Reverend John Kocherthal on the ship Globe arriving in New York on 31 December 1708. He temporarily settled at Esopus on Quassick Creek in Duchess County, New York. In the fall of 1709 he married Maria DeHarcourt Weimer in the fall of 1709 probably Esopus.

In 1712 the family relocated to Oley in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Descendants and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, West Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, California and elsewhere.

Families with ties to the Deturck Family includes: Bertolet, Griesemer, Hoch, Reiff, Rothermel, Adam, Luckenbill, Madeira, Moll, Unger, Brumbach, Geiger, Dick, Dunkle, Guldin, Sunday, Kohler, Kutz, Mathias, Schaeffer, Youse, Knabb and many others in Berks County PA.


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