If anyone has information regarding the parents of Louris Jansen OP DYCK, or the maiden names of the wives of Louris (#1), Johannes (#2), or Albert (#3) below, please contact me.

Some secondary sources without documentation show Jan Dericsen OPDYCKE & Margaret ____ of Elburg, Gelderland, The Netherlands, as the parents of Louris Jansen OP DYCK. I have not seen primary documentation to verify this.

(1) Louris Jansen OP DYCK, b. about 1605 possibly in The Netherlands or possibly in Hoesem, Schleswig-Holstein, d. 1659 in Gravesend, Long Island, NY; burial: place unknown; m. to Christina "Styntie" ____ (b. about 1610, d. after 1664); they resided in Ft. Orange [Albany] and in Gravesend, Long Island, NY; their children:

        i. Peter, b. before 1643;
       ii. Otto, b. about 1646, m. Marretje JANS;
[#2]  iii. Johannes Lawrenson, b. 1651, d. Mar 1729, m. Tryntie "Catherine" ____. 
Christina "Styntie" m. 2nd, 1660, to Lorens PETERSON.

(2) Johannes Lawrenson OPDYCK, b. about 1650/51 in Beverwyck, New Amsterdam, d. Mar 1729 in Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. [now Mercer Co.], NJ; burial: place unknown; m., about 1674 in New Amsterdam to Tryntie "Catherine" ____ (b. unknown); they resided in Newtown, Long Island, NY, and then in Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. [now Mercer Co.], NJ; their children:

        i. Tryntie "Catherine", b. about 1670, d. 1722,
       ii. Lawrence, b. about 1673, d. 1748, m. Agnes ____;
      iii. Annetie "Anna", b. about 1675, d. 1746, m. Cornelius ANDERSON;
       iv. Engeltie, b. about 1677, d. 1741, m. Joshua ANDERSON/ANDRIESEN;
[#3]    v. Albert, b. about 1685, d. 1752, m. Elizabeth ____;
       vi. Bartholomew, b. 1689, d. 1746;
      vii. ?John, b. about 1700, d. about 1730, m. Sarah Carker BROWN;
     viii. ?Agnes, b. about 1701, m. William CRITCHFIELD;
       ix. ?William, b. about 1704, d. about 1783.

(3) Albert OPDYCK, b. about 1685 in Dutch Kills, Long Island, NY, d. 1752 in Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., NJ; burial: place unknown; m. to Elizabeth ____ (b. unknown, d. 1761); they resided in Hopewell & Maidenhead Twsps., Hunterdon Co. [now Mercer Co.], NJ; their children:

[#4]    i. John, b. 1710, d. 10 Aug 1777, m. Margaret GREEN;
       ii. Joshua, b. 1713, d. 1789, m. Ann GREEN;
      iii. William, b. 1715, d. about 1785, m. Nancy CARPENTER;
       iv. Benjamin, b. 1721, d. 1807, m. Joanna Harmon SHIPMAN;
        v. Sarah, b. 1724, d. 1804;
       vi. Catharine, b. unknown;
      vii. Frank, b. unknown;
     viii. Hannah, b. unknown.

Gravestone for
1710 - 1777
(4) John OPDYCKE Esq., b. 1710 in Hopewell Twsp., Burlington Co. [now Mercer Co.], NJ, d. 10 Aug 1777 in Headquarters, Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; burial: Opdycke Cemetery; m. to Margaret GREEN (b. about 1711, d. 16 Mar 1775; daughter of Samuel GREEN & Sarah BULL); they resided in Headquarters, Amwell Twsp. [now Delaware Twsp.], Hunterdon Co., NJ; their children:

        i. Elizabeth, b. 1738, d. 1836, m. John ARNWINE;
       ii. Sarah, b. 1741, d. 1804, m. John BUCHANNAN;
[#5]  iii. George [Sr.], b. about 1743, d. 1795, 
		m. Sophia BAKER;
       iv. Catherine, b. 1745, m. Abraham LAREW;
        v. Mary, b. 1747, m. Agesilaus GORDON;
       vi. Samuel, b. 1749, d. 1801, m. Susannah ROBESON;
      vii. Margaret, b. 2 Feb 1752, d. 3 Mar 1820, 
		m. John BESSON;
     viii. John Jr., b. 1753, d. 1773;
       ix. Thomas, b. 1756, d. 18 Nov 1805, m. Anna ____.
John was a Justice of the Peace for Hunterdon County.

(5) George OPDYCKE [Sr.], b. about 1743 in Headquarters, Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 1795 in Milltown, Kingwood Twsp, Hunterdon Co., NJ; burial: place unknown; m. to Sophia BAKER (b. 1740, d. 3 Nov 1843; daughter of Samuel BAKER); they resided in Milltown, Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; their children:

        i. Mary, b. 1771, d. 1855, m. David VAN SYCKEL;
[#6]   ii. George [Jr.], b. 1775, d. 3 Dec 1831, m. Amy READING;
      iii. Abigail "Abbie", b. 24 Jul 1783, d. 25 Jan 1812, m. Adam EVERITT;
       iv. Elizabeth, b. unknown, m. Adam CASE;
        v. Margaret, b. unknown, m. 1st. David WARFORD, m. 2nd William BAILEY;
       vi. Rachel, b. unknown, m. Elijah OPDYCKE;
      vii. Samuel, b. unknown, d. 1833, m. Jane HART;
     viii. Sarah, b. unknown, m. Isaac LAREW;
       ix. Sophia, b. unknown, m. Samuel PIERSON;
        x. Thisbie, b. unknown.
George was a soldier in the Hunterdon Co., NJ Militia during the American Revolution.

Sophia (BAKER) OPDYCKE m. 2nd to David STEWART.

Gravestone for
George OPDYCKE [Jr.]
1775 - 1831

(6) George OPDYCKE [Jr.], b. 1775 in Milltown, Kingwood Twsp, Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 31 Dec 1831 in Hunterdon Co., NJ; burial: Reading-Johnson Cemetery; m., 23 Sep 1807 in Hunterdon Co., NJ, to Amy READING (b. 2 Mar 1787, d. 3 Sep 1858; daughter of Joseph READING Jr. & Lucy EMLEY); they resided in Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; their children:

        i. Nancy, b. 1809, d. 1 Jun 1828;
       ii. Sophia Baker, b. 1811, d. 1860, 
		m. Asa ENT;
[#7]  iii. Lucy Emley, b. 10 Mar 1813, d. 4 Dec 1899, 
		m. Daniel POULSON;
       iv. Joseph Reading, b. 1815, d. 1870, 
		m. Sarah W. READING;
        v. Theodosia Reading, b. 21 Nov 1818, 
		d. 30 Jun 1901;
       vi. John B., b. 1824, m. Ann CONARD;
      vii. George W., b. 1826, m. Emaline ____.


Gravestone for
1813 - 1899



(7) Lucy Emley OPDYCKE, b. 10 Mar 1813 in Milltown, Kingwood Twsp, Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 4 Dec 1899 in Headquarters, Delaware Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; burial: Lower Amwell/Dunkard Graveyard; m., 28 Feb 1842 in Delaware Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ, to Daniel POULSON (b. 8 May 1813, d. 12 May 1890).

Continued on my POULSON Family Page




  1. Burgess, Heather G. Written communication, 8 September 2000.

  2. Ft. Orange [Albany, NY] court minutes, 23 December 1653.

  3. Hale, George. "[Johannes Lawrenson (Opdycke) mentioned]". A History of the Old Presbyterian Congregation of "The People of Maidenhead and Hopewell," More Especially of the First Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, at Pennington, New Jersey, Henry B. Ashmead Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1876, pages 10 & 47.

  4. Hanisek, Greg. "Students at Hunterdon Central Dig Up History in Old Cemetery". Article from newspaper, title and date unknown.

  5. Hodges, Anne. The Opdyck-Updike Family, 1998, Web page: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/6650/opdyck_updike_family.htm

  6. "Hunterdon County Freeholders, 1741". Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 37, no. 2, 1962, page 53.

  7. "The Johnson Family Cemetery". Hunterdon Historical Newsletter, vol. 2, no. 3, 1966, page 6.

  8. Lee, Francis B. "The Opdyke Line". Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey, Lewis Hist. Publ. Co., New York, NY, vol. 2, 1910, pages 825-826.

  9. Opdycke, George. Compiled record of his military service from New Jersey Department of Defense, Military Records - Revolutionary War, 1778-1779.

  10. Opdycke, George. "[Abstract of his intestate probate records, 6 May 1795]". New Jersey Post-Revolutionary Documents, Calendar of Wills - 1791-1795, pages 273-274.

  11. Opdycke, George, & Reading, Amy. Their marriage record, 23 September 1807. Hunterdon Co., NJ marriage records, book 1, page 139.

  12. Opdyke, Charles W. The Op Dyck Genealogy, Weed, Parsons & Co., Albany, NY, 1889, 499 pages.

  13. "Records of Lawrenceville Township from 1716". page 153.

  14. Stewart, Jack. Written communications, 3 & 5 September 1997.

  15. Stryker-Rodda, Kenn. "Opdyck". Revolutionary Census of New Jersey: An Index, Based On Rateables, of the Inhabitants of New Jersey During the Period of the American Revolution, Hunterdon House, Lambertville, NJ, 1986, page 156.

  16. U. S. Census, 1850. Delaware Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ.

  17. Williams, Harry. Our Family History: Opdyck, 1997, Web page: http://www.concentric.net/~Hwill/Opdyck.htm



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