The GROENENDYKE surname is in my maternal line. Variations include GROENDYKE, GRUENDYKE, etc. The origins of the surname are Dutch.
Stories and history:
Ahnentafel # 53: Catherine Groenendyke (1843-1913). Catherine was born February 4, 1843 in Madison County, Indiana. She married May 5, 1864 in Madison County, Indiana to Edmund G. Pierce (1837-1875). Edmund was born April 30, 1837 in Wayne County, Indiana. They raised 5 children in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana. Edmund died January 8, 1875 in Madison County, Indiana. Catherine died December 10, 1913 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.
Ahnentafel # 106: Elias Groenendyke (1818-1906). Elias was born May 20, 1818 in Fayette County, Indiana. He married July 28, 1839 in Fayette County, Indiana to Nancy Jenkins (1817-1856). Nancy was born in 1817 in North Carolina. They had 9 children in Fayette and Madison Counties, Indiana. Elias was a farmer and teacher. Nancy died May 11, 1856 in Madison County, Indiana. Elias married secondly on October 21, 1857 to Hester Teaford (1827-1870). Hester was born July 26, 1827 in Ohio. They had 4 children, and moved the family to Darke County, Ohio. Hester died September 23, 1870 in Darke County, Ohio. Elias died May 23, 1906 in Darke County, Ohio.
Ahnentafel # 212: James Groenendyke (1770-1836). James was born in 1770 in Middlesex County, New Jersey. He married June 4, 1797 to Joannah Antonides (1778-1825). Joannah was born August 28, 1778 in New Jersey. They had 8 children in Middlesex County, New Jersey and Dearborn and Fayette Counties, Indiana. They moved to Indiana just after the War of 1812. Joannah died in Fayette County, Indiana in 1825. James married secondly on June 3, 1826 in Henry County, Indiana to Barbara Buck (1795-1878). Barbara was born April 5, 1798 in Salem, North Carolina. They had 7 children together. Barbara died September 17, 1878. James died September 1836 in Fayette County, Indiana.
Ahnentafel # 424: Nicholas Groenendyke (1749-1808). Nicholas was born March 20, 1749 in Kingston, Middlesex County, New Jersey. He had at least two wives, Violet Story and Catherine Kiple. I do not know which was the mother of James, and this is the weakest link in the family line. Nicholas died in February 1808.
Ahnentafel # 848: Johannes Groenendyke (1718-1785). Johannes was born 1718 in Kingston, Middlesex County, New Jersey. He married August 25, 1744, probably in Middlesex County, New Jersey, to Sarah Ann Lake (c1725-1771). Sarah was born circa 1725 in Middlesex County, New Jersey. They had 10 children in Kingston, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Sarah died May 1771. Johannes died July 1785 near Kingston, Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Ahnentafel # 1696: Petrus "Samuel" Groenendyke (bef1685-1753). Petrus was baptised August 16, 1685 at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam. He married October 24, 1713 at Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church to Sara Probasco (c1693-1713/14). Sara was born circa 1693 and died between 1713 and 1714. Petrus married secondly circa 1715 to Mayke Verkerk (c1688- ). Mayke was born circa 1688 in New Utrecht, Kings County, New York. They had 7 children. Petrus married thirdly on May 13, 1732 on May 13, 1732 at the Reformed Dutch Church in New York City to Maria Van Vleck (c1685-1759). They had one daughter. Maria died December 175 9. Petrus died November 23, 1753 in Flatbush, Long Island, New York.
Ahnentafel # 3392: Pieter Groenendykealias Peter Smith (c1645-1701). Pieter was born circa 1645 in Holland. He was a character. He was sued by two women for fathering children at the same time, Annetje Blanck and Marritie de La Noy. He married Marritie circa 1673 and they had 6 children together. He was in Sussex County, Delaware by 1671, when he appears on the taxlist, by 1680 he was in Kent County. He was elected in 1685 to the Delaware Assembly from Kent County and re-elected in 1689. He died 1701 in Kent County, Delaware.
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