Category Archives: ABRAHAM CLOCK & BEFORE

FAMILY TREE: THE CLOCKS (1640 – Present)

–THE FAMILY TREE– —————- WHAT’S IN A NAME?   — ——————- UPPER 3 CLOCK FAMILY TREE CHARTS (Approximately 1900 – Present): Now, this is really simple. Honest. This family tree begins with my grandparents (Wilkie Clyde Clock & Margaret McCullick … Continue reading

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THE CLOCKS/KLOCKS OF NEW AMSTERDAM (1600’s)

Here is the beginning of the story of the first Klock/Clock to come to America, in the mid-1600’s ….Abraham Martensen Klock. Coming from across the sea from The Netherlands to the Dutch colony of New Netherland (NY today). It appears … Continue reading

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THE DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH and THE CLOCKS (1600’s)

The Dutch Reformed Church was the dominant religion in the city of New Amsterdam and throughout the rest of the Dutch colony of New Netherland during the 1600’s …when my great grandparents (x6), Abraham Martensen Klock and Tryntje Alberts Klock … Continue reading

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ABRAHAM CLOCK (1783-1857)

Abraham Clock was my great, great grandfather …Jacob W. Clock’s dad. In April 2017 Judy Dixon from Illinois discovered this 1804 proof of citizenship document for Abraham ….in her home and sent it to me. AMAZING!  Thanks so much Judy … Continue reading

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THAT’S US? …The German Palatines of New York (1700’s)

The only reason I included this article was because of something I heard a couple of years ago from an ex-student of mine that married a Klock. I asked about the possible family connection, since I knew our name was … Continue reading

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POEM: Those Who Have Passed

This is for our loved ones who have left us. My parents. Your parents. And our other loved ones. But this poem is mostly for those of us who remain. I am sure the feelings were no different for Abraham … Continue reading

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