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The Minisink

Eleanor Decker (EEG’s 5x great grandmother) was born in 1756 — exactly two hundred years exactly before I was born — in the Minisink Valley, specifically in Walpack, Sussex County, New Jersey. She married Cornelius Ennis (a veteran of the Revolutionary War) on 22 Sep 1781, had three kids, and died in 1791 at just […]

Quick-Decker-Ennis-Westfall families connect in two generations

Margriete Decker’s sister Heyltje married a Schoonmaker; her daughter Elizabeth married an Ennis; son Cornelius married a Westfall. The men of these families served in wars together.

Thomas Quick and Margriet(e) Decker married on 22 December 1713 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Thomas and Margaret settled in Shippekonk (now Montague), Sussex, New Jersey […]