Descendants of Jan Broersen Decker


969. Franklin Decker

Source: Betsy referencing Baptism Record of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Churchtown, Columbia Co., NY 1760-1899, Item# 4472

Notes included in information from Betsy:

Newspaper clipping in the family bible:

Resolution of Condolence

At a regular communication of Widow's Son Lodge No. 335, F. & A. M. held at Masonic Hall, Livingston, N.Y., May 25th, 1893, the following resolutions relative to our deceased brother, Franklin Decker, were adopted:

WHEREAS, it has pleased Almighty God the Supreme Rule and Architect of the universe, to remove from our midst our worthy brother, Franklin Decker, and -

WHEREAS, His widow is caused to suffer the loss of an exemplary husband, his children a loving father and we a worthy brother; and -

WHEREAS, We share the loss and sorrow of the family; therefore, be it -

Resolved, That in his death we sustain a loss in which we cannot refrain from grief and mourning; and -

Resolved, That we tender the afflicted widow and children in this their time of sad bereavement our heartfelt sympathy with the assurance that we are partners in their deep affliction; and -

Resolved, That as a token of respect and brotherly love and esteem we drape our lodge in mourning to remind us that while in the present life we are always in the midst of death; and -

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread in full on the minutes of the meeting and that a copy of the same be sent to the family of our deceased brother, and that they be published in the press of the country.

Jobe W. Mambert, Andrew Avery, Charles Wilday, Committee

Alida Ham

reportedly daughter of Robert Ham and Christina Bortle

971. Sidney Decker

Source: Betsy referencing Baptism Record of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Churchtown, Columbia Co., NY 1760-1899, Item 4598

Source: Betsy referencing Linlithgo Church Cemetery gravestone

Julia Ann Adelaide Johns

reportedly daughter of Daniel Johns and Pluma Brusie

1259. Clarence M Decker

In notes from Betsy:

Newspaper clipping , Hudson, New York: An Untimely Death

Clarence Decker, an employe of the office, died this morning shortly before 5 o'clock. He worked as usual on Thursday, and upon going home was taken suddenly ill. He was found to be suffering with appendicitis and yesterday afternoon an operation was performed at his home by Dr. Elting, of Albany. He was 25 years of age, and learned his trade in this office, where for some time he set the head lines on the various articles. He was a faithful employe and an excellent workman, and enjoyed the friendship and affection of every employe of the Register office and the respect and confidence of his employers. His death has cast a deep shadow over all with whom he was acquainted. His genial and whole-souled nature had endeared him to a host of young Hudsonians, who will long and sincerely mourn his loss.

1261. Charlotte Mary Decker

Based on newspaper article reporting her death

Source: Newspaper information from Betsy:

Hudson Register-Star:


Mrs. Charlotte Decker Mulhall, 78, rescued June 5 from a burning apartment at 816 Columbia St., died Friday night at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Mulhall suffered smoke poisoning in the fire, and she remained in serious condition at the hospital while under treatment. She was trapped in the blaze for many minutes before being rescued by two volunteer fireman. Efforts by Greenport Rescue Squad members to revive her were successful.

Mrs. Mulhall was born in North Hillsdale but lived most of her life in Hartford, Conn. She was staying with her sister, Mrs. Blanche Stolip of 816 Columbia St., at the time of the fire. Mrs. Stolip was recovering from an injury sustained in a fall and Mrs. Mulhall was caring for her.

The blaze which started from "something hot" in the pantry, according to fire officials, caused an estimated $13,000 damage to the one-family dwelling.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mulhall were conducted this morning in Hartford, Conn. A Requiem High Funeral Mass was celebrated at 9 a.m. from St. Luke's R.C. Church. Interment was in the family plot at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, Conn.

Mrs. Mulhall was the widow of Thomas Mulhall. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Julia Johns Decker. Besides Mrs. Stolip, she is survived by another sister, Mrs. Pluma Higgins of Hartford, and several nieces and nephews.

977. Nicholas Decker

Source: Betsy, referencing Cemetery Records, Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson, NY

Rachel Scism

Reportedly daughter of Jacob Scism and Hanna Proper

Source: Betsy, referencing Cemetery Records, Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson, NY

980. Hannah McLean

Timothy MacLaine
Clan MacLean/MacLaine Genealogy Database


Timothy MacLaine
Clan MacLean/MacLaine Genealogy Database

David Race

1001. David Race. Born on 17 Nov 1800 in Claverack, Columbia Co. NY.14 David was baptized in Claverack Reformed Church on 4 Jan 1801.14 Witnesses: David Becraft & Anatje Keller. David died in Waupun, Dodge Co. WI on 21 Mar 1883; he was 82.8

On 30 Dec 1831 when David was 31, he married Hannah McLean, daughter of James McLean & Catherine Sivernail, in Hudson, Columbia Co. NY.8 Born on 17 Nov 1801 in Livingston, Columbia Co. NY.8 Hannah was baptized in Linlithgow, Columbia Co. NY on 13 Dec 1801.8 Hannah died in Waupun, Dodge Co. WI on 19 Mar 1879; she was 77.8

Children of David and Hannah (McLean) Race, born in Hudson: John James 1823, Henry Allen 1826, Charles A. 1828, Catherine Elizabeth 1830, Sarah Ann 1832, Stephen Wesley 1835, William Walter 1839; born in Greece, Monroe Co. NY: Ester Mariah 1841, and Jesse B. Wallis 1844.8



1850 US Census, New York, Monroe Co., Greece (p. 116-117)
(enumerated 15 Aug 1850)

David Race 49 M Joiner? New York
Hannah " 48 F New York
Charles " 21 M Farmer New York
Catherine E Race 19 F New York
Sarah A " 17 F New York
Stephen W " 15 M New York
Wm W " 11 M New York
Esther M " 9 F New York
Jesse? B " 5 M New York

Source: original image

Wisconsin Census, 1820-90

David Race
Dodge County
Chester Twp
State or colonial census
WI 1855 State Census Index


1860 US Census, Wisconsin, Dodge Co. (p. 39)
(enumerated 14 Jun 1860)

David Race 59 M Carpenter New York
Hannah " 58 F House ?? New York
Jessee " 15 M New York

Source: original image

1870 US Census, Wisconsin, Waupon South Ward (p. 11/135)
(enumerated 9 July 1870)

Race, David 69 M W Carpenter New York
----- Hannah 68 F W Keeping House New York
----- Charles 11 M W At School Wisconsin

Source: original image

1274. Sarah Ann Race

Sarah Ann Race
Married 11 Sep 1855
County Dodge
Volume 1 page 0139

Searching date & Location:

Joseph Langdon
Married 11 Sep 1855
County Dodge
Volume 01 page 0139

Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907 on

1276. William Walter Race

1870 US Census, Wisconsin, Winnebago Co., Omro (p. 22)
(enumerated 3 Aug. 1870)

Race, William 31 M W Hardware? Merchant NY
----- Elisabeth 22 F W Keeping House NY
----- Archie 1 M W Wisc
Race, Frederick 6 M W At Home Wisc

Note: Several brothers (Jesse, William, and Stephen appear in the census in Omro, Winnebago Co. Henry is listed in Dodge Co. Henry and William appear that they may both have a nephew in their household (Frederick above, and Henry, age 9), both appearing at the end of the household listing for their family)

Source: original image

Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907 on

Wm Walter Race
Death Date: 11 Jul 1897
County: Brown
Volume 2
Page # 0474
Reel 6
Image 0719
Index 01
ImageNu 104280
Sequence # 310922
Level Info: Wisconsin Vital Records Index

Elizabeth Unkown

Appears to be listed in 1900 Census as follows:

1900 US Census, Wisconsin, Winnebago Co., Omro (ED 131, p. 8A/201)
(enumerated 20 Jun 1900)

Slater, Washington Head W M Feb 1832 68 M 4 NY NY NY Carpenter
----- Mary J Wife W F Sep 1848 51 M 4 NY Eng Ireland
Race, Elizabeth sis-in-law W F Mar 1849 41 W NY NY NY

both Mary & Elizabeth listed with 0 children, 0 living.

As listed on (possible) 1900 census.

1278. Jesse B. Wallis Race

1870 US Census, Wisconsin, Winnebago Co., Omro (p. 1/169)
(enumerated 1 Aug 1870)

Race, Jessee 25 M W Tinner's? Apprentice NY
Wiley?, W H 22 M W Tinner? Canada

Note: Could be Jessee or Jessie, appears as i written over/under e

Source: original image

Polly Cunningham

Father John Cunningham, Mother Sarah

1282. Christina Decker


William Patton Hull


1860 US Census, Illinois, Adams Co., Richfield (page 761)
Enumerated 8th? July 1860

P.O. Stones Prarie

William Hull 32 M Laborer VA
Christina " 30 F "
Mary " 15 F Ill
Admen? 11 M "
James 6 M "
Sarah 2 F "

Source: Heritage Quest original image


983. Moses Decker

1880 History of Pike County ILL by Chas. M. Chapman, Page 861
Located at on 12/1/2009

Moses Decker was born in Knox county, Ind., Dec. 16, 1806, son of Moses Decker, who was born in 1780 in Washington county, Pa., and was brought by his parents to the Northwestern Territory in 1785; he was raised in the fort at Vincennes, and when large enough to carry a gun he went into the war against the Indians; he died in 1864. Moses, jr. was raised on a farm in pioneer style; education, likewise, being in the usual old-fashioned log school-house, with a greased deer-skin for a window, and a fir-place for heating the room. In 1827 he married Melinda, daughter of Tarleton Boren, dec. In 1835 they came to this county, settling on sec. 1, this tp., where he still resides, a farmer and stock-raiser. Of his 11 children these 9 are living; Hannah, Martha, Melinda, Christina, Ezra, Asher, Amry, Margaret and Emery. Mrs. D. died May 25, 1877, an honored member of society.

[Note: Biograpy notes that 11 children total were born, 9 were living as of 1880. I currently only have these 9 children.]

1850 US Census, Illinois, Pike Co., Township 4S 7W (Page 241)
Enumerated 28 November 1850

Moses Decker 43 M Farmer Indiana
Malinda " 39 F Tenn.
Martha " 18 F Illinois
Malinda " 15 F Illinois
Ezra " 11 M Illinois
Asher " 8 M Illinois
Christina 6 F Illinois
Mary " 5 F Illinois
Margaret 2 F Illinois

Note: Father and Brother are in ajacent township

Source: original image

1860 US Census, Illinois, Pike Co., Kinderhook Twp (page 2)

Moses Decker 53 M Farmer Indiana
Malinda " 50 F Housekeeper Tenn.
Asher " 18 M Farmer Illinois
Christina 16 F Housekeeper Illinois
Mary 13 F Illinois
Margaret 11 F Illinois
Emery 8 M Illinois
Thomas Kelly 24 M Ireland

Note: Ezra Decker is next entry, John Decker is previous entry

Source: original image

Melinda Boren

Death as noted in 1880 biography of Moses Decker

1287. Ezra Decker

1860 US Census, Illinois, Pike Co., Kinderhook Twp. (Page 2)
Enumerated 19 June 1860

Ezra Decker 20 M Farmer Illinois
Sarah Jane " 20 F Housekeeper Illinois

Note: Father Moses Decker (53) and John Decker (77) are previous entries on the same page.

Source: Heritage Quest original image

Sarah Jane Unkown

Birth information from 1860 US Census.

1288. Asher Decker

Apparent grave in Hull Cemetery, Pike Co., Illinois - no dates on transcription.

Decker, Asher, spouse: Sarilda.

Also, there is a burial in Hull Cemetry for Herbert Decker, son of Asher and Sarilda Decker, d. 6 Apr 1871, Age 2y 8m 15d

Marriage Records (Suggest married twice):

DECKER, ASHER LEWTON, CELIA (MRS) 1876-05-17 A /276 706 PIKE

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900

1290. Mary Decker

Listed on 1850 census, age 5, 1860 census, age 13

986. Harrison F. Decker

Hull Cemetery, Pike Co, Illinois

Decker, Harrison F., b. 1814, d. 26 Feb, 1846, Spouse: Bethany Hull, Parents: Moses & Christine (Harness) Decker (Black Hawk)


Bethany Methina Hull

From headstone information.

Decker, Bethany Hull, b. 23 Aug 1814. Spouses: Harrison Decker, Andy Pottorf, Henry Henn, John Zimmerman.
Source: Source:

988. Abner Decker

1850 US Census, Illinois, Pike Co., Township 4S 6W (page 192)
Enumerated 10 Oct 1850

Abner Decker 28 M Farmer Ill
Phoebe A " 26 F Oh
William " 9 M Ill
John " 7 M Ill
Walter " 5 M Ill
Aaron " 3 M Ill
Henry 1 M Ill

Note: Father Moses Decker is listed on same page

Source: orginal image

1860 US Census, Illinois, Pike Co., Barry Twp. (Page 70)
Enumerated 13 July 1860

Abner Decker 42 M Farmer Illinois
Pheby " 39 F Housework Ohio
William " 18 M Farm Work Illinois
John " 17 M Farm Work Illinois
Walter " 15 M Farm Work Illinois
Arin " 13 M Illinois
Henry " 11 M Illinois
George " 8 M Illinois
Sarah " 5 F Illinois
Abner " 4 M Illinois
Mary C " 1 F Illinois
James L. Collier? 21 M Farm Work Tennessee

Source: Heritage Quest original image

1870 US Census, Illinois, Pike Co., Barry Twp. (page 18)
Enumerated 17 July 1870

Decker, Abner 52 M W Farmer Ohio
----- Phoebe 40 F W Keeps House Indiana
----- Henry 20 M W Farm Hand Illinois
----- George 18 M W Farm Hand Illinois
----- Sarah 15 F W home Illinois
----- Abner 14 M W Farm Hand Illinois
----- Mary 12 F W Illinois
----- Moses 10 M W Illinois
----- Joshua 7 M W Illinois

Source: Heritage Quest original image.

1294. William Decker


1295. John Decker


1297. Aaron Decker


1298. Ann Decker

Previously unlisted, but appears in birth records at:

Would be a twin of Aaron Decker, but not listed in 1850 or 1860 census.

1299. Henry B Decker

Birth information from1850 and 1860 census

1300. George Decker


Also consistent with 1860 & 1870 census information.

1302. Abner Decker


Also consistent with birth information from 1860 & 1870 census

Barry Cemetery, Pike Co., IL

Decker, Abner, d. 16 Mar 1876, Aged 19 y 11 m 3 d, A. & P. Decker

1303. Mary C Decker

Mary C is not listed in the Pike Co., IL birth records, however she is listed with the family in 1850 and 1860 census. There is a Mary Christine Decker, daughter of John Decker and Sarah Elizabeth Law in the records for 1859.


Source: shows Mary Christine Decker, with parents John Decker and Sarah Elizabeth Law.

However, Mary C. Decker is listed with this family in 1860 (age 1) and 1870 (age 12) census

1304. Moses Decker


Also consistent with birth information from 1870 census

1305. Joshua Decker


Also consistent with birth information from 1870 census.

989. William Decker

Source: Society of Montana Pioneers, Vol 1, Members, Gallatin County [on]
(Copyright, 1899)

The following are listed as "arrived in Montana in September, 1864. Residence, Bozeman."

Mrs. Catherine Decker
Mrs. Maretta Decker
Mrs. Mattie Decker
William Decker
Mrs. William (Clara) Decker

Progressive Men of the State of Montana, Page 132

William Decker - A large majority of the early settlers of Montana became permanent residents of the beautiful Gallatin valley, and among those noted for well-spent lives of honor and usefulness, who have passed away in the fullness of years and secure in the esteem of his fellow men, William Decker's name will long be remembered. He was a native of the state of Illinois, born April 15, 1823, a son of Moses and Christina Decker, natives of Wabash county, Ind. Mr. Decker was reared on the old homestead farm in Illinois, and had such educational advantages as were afforded by the primitive schools of that early period. He devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits until May 16, 1864, when he set forth with an ox team on the long journey which gave him title to being one of Montana's pioneers, coming by way of the North Platte river. At a point where he had stopped for dinner one day a second train of emigrants stopped for the night and were attacked by the Indians, a number being killed and many of the mules captured by the savages. At Rosebud the survivors overtook the train of which Mr. Decker was a member, and thus augmented the company was sufficiently large to insure immunity from attack. Mr. Decker arrived in Virginia City September 1, 1864, remaining about a fortnight, and started for Gallatin valley, his intention being to engage in farming. He and his family stopped for a short time on West Gallatin river, and there his son Abner was born, September 18, 1864, probably the first white child born in Gallatin valley. Thence they moved to East Gallatin located a tract of land upon which they lived one year, and then moved six miles further down the valley, where Mr. Decker had found better land. He there permanently located and engaged in farming until his death, which occurred August 11, 1900, having attained the age of seventy-seven years. Mrs. Decker still retains her residence on the old homestead, now managed by her son William, the ranch being located ten miles north of Bozeman, their postoffice address. It is valuable property, devoted to general farming and is under a high state of cultivation, with many most excellent and permanent improvements. In politics Mr. Decker gave his support to the Democratic party. He was a man of strong mentality and high integrity, charitable in his judgment of his fellow men, whose high regard came to him in recognition of his sterling character.

On February 19, 1854, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Decker to Miss Clarissa Whitten, who was born in Kinderhook, Ill., a daughter of Bridge Whitten, who died when she was a mere child. To Mr. and Mrs. Decker ten children were born, namely: Moses, a rancher on the East Gallatin; Harrison, who is similarly engaged at Columbia Falls, Mont.; Christina is the wife of John Milton, a farmer of Gallatin valley; Sarah is the wife of John Wise, of Columbia Falls; Abner, Perry and John are ranchers in Judith Basin; Anna died when nine years of age, and Clara and William are still at home.

Source: Progressive Men of the State of Montana; Chicago: A. W. Bowen & Co., 1901 or 1902.
Retrieved online March 22, 2008 from Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula

Source: biography in Progressive Men of the State of Montana (location in Illinois not well described)

1860 US Census, Kansas, Douglas Co., Palmyra Twp. (P.O. Blackjack, page 94)
Enumerated 19 July 1860

M Decker 37 M Farmer Illinois
Clara 24 F Illinois
Moses 5 M Illinois
Harrison 3 M Illinois
Christina 2/12 F Kansas
Moses 80 M Farmer Va
W Deeber 18 M Illinois

Note: Indexed as and appears as M Decker, not William, however the wife, children and even the father clearly show this is William Decker. Perhaps M is middle initial?

Source: Heritage Quest original image.

1870 US Census, Montana, Gallatin Co., E. Gallatin Pct. (Page 115)
Enumerated 5-8 August, 1870

Decker, William 47 M W Farmer Illinois
----- Clarissa 37 F W Keeping House Illinois
----- Moses 15 M W Works on Farm Illinois
----- Harrison 12 M W Works on Farm Illinois
----- Christina 10 M W Kansas
----- Sarah 8 F W Kansas
----- Abner 6 M W Montana
----- Perry 3 M W Montana
----- Phebe Ann 1 F W Montana
Harris? John 54 M W Farmer Kentucky
Coumervia, William 37 M W Farm Laborer Scotland

Note: Christina is listed as a Male, but correctly listed in 1880 and also mentioned in the biography of William.

Source: Heritage Quest, original image.

1900 US Census, Montana, Gallatin Co., Springhill Pct. (ED# 182, page 16A/135)
Enumerated 30 June 1900

#254, #264
Decker, William Head W M Apr 1823 77 M 54 Ill PA PA Farmer
----- Clarissa Wife W F Mar 1833 67 M 54 Ill Germ Germ
----- Clara Daugh W F Jul 1877 22 S MT Ill Ill
----- William Son W M Jun 1881 18 S MT Ill Ill

Clarissa listed as having 12 children, 9 now living.

Source: Heritage Quest original image

1880 US Census, Montana, Gallatin Co., E. Gallatin (ED# 15, Page 45A/226)
Enumerated 21 June 1880

Decker, William M W 56 Farmer Ill blank blank
----- Clarissa F W 48 wife Keeping House Ill blank blank
----- Moses M W 25 son At home Ill Ill Ill
----- Harrison M W 23 son At home Ill Ill Ill
----- Christina F W 19 daugh Ill Ill Ill
----- Sarah F W 16 daugh At school Kan Ill Ill
----- Abner M W 14 son MT Ill Ill
----- Perry M W 12 son MT Ill Ill
----- John M W 8 son MT Ill Ill
----- Clara F W 4 daugh MT Ill Ill

Note: Son Moses Decker is on the same page.

Source: Heritage Quest original image

Source: Progressive Men of the State of Montana biography.

Clarissa Whitten

Father: Bridge Whitten (died while Clarissa was young) - Source: Progressive Men of the State of Montana - biography of William Decker

unverified information, but coincides with likely informaiton from death index.

Unverified, but has death indexed for:

Decker, Clarecy: F: 85 : 1 Jan 1919: Gal 2:

1307. Harrison Decker

Birth information from 1860-1880 census

1308. Christina Decker

Birth information from 1860 census (age 2/12, born Kansas, enumerated July). Later census indicates she was born in Illinois

1310. Abner Decker

Source: Progressive Men of the State of Montana biography of his father

1920 US Census, Montana, Gallatin Co., Decker; School District 12 (ED# 57, Page 5A)
Enumerated 29 June, 1920

#77 (Noble Lane?)
Decker, Abner Head M W 55 S MT Ill Ill Farmer, General farm
----- Perry Brother M W 53 M MT Ill Ill Miner, Gold mine
----- Clara A Sis-Law F W 37 M Germ Germ Germ None
----- Dorothy M Niece F W 12 S MT MT Germ None
----- Perry L Nephew M W 9 S MT MT Germ None
----- George E Nephew M W 7 S MT MT Germ None

Note: Clarence Decker is the next entry on the page. He is the nephew of Abner & Perry, son of their brother Moses Decker.

Source: Heritage Quest original image

Last Name, First Name Middle : Sex : Age : Death Date : Year : Index Number : Comment/Notes
DECKER, ABNER : M : 80 : 12 Jun 1945 : Boz 2992 :


1312. Anna Decker

Died at the age of nine

Birth information from 1870 census

Probably died in Gallatinville Co., Montana. Death information based on birth in 1869 (1870 census) and biography of father (died age 9).

1313. John Decker

Appears to be in Springhill, Gallatin Co., Montana in 1920 Census, age 47, married (Lula? E 45), and 5 children (Hazel 18, John J 16, Lula F 14, Bertha L 12, Lesley W 6)

Birth information from 1880 census

1314. Clara Decker

Birth information from 1900 census.