Gerardus Ryker Jr.  ‎(I357)‎
Surname: Ryker
Given Names: Gerardus
Suffix: Jr.

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 4 November 1767 26 24 Rockland County, New York
Death: 7 January 1839 ‎(Age 71)‎ Jefferson County, Indiana
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 4 November 1767 26 24 Rockland County, New York

Death 7 January 1839 ‎(Age 71)‎ Jefferson County, Indiana

Burial Ryker's Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana

Globally unique Identifier 3639F9D80359AA4BB1A855148460AAFEDF8F
Last Change 17 December 2005 - 00:00:00
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Parents Family  (F163)
Gerardus Ryker Sr. ‎(a.k.a. Riker)‎
1740 - 1781
Rachel Demarest
1743 - 1812
Jacob Ryker
1762 -
Colonel John Berian Ryker ‎(a.k.a. Riker)‎
1764 - 1848
Leah Ryker
1765 - 1844
Gerardus Ryker Jr.
1767 - 1839
Samuel Ryker
1769 - 1835
Charity Geertie Ryker
1771 - 1791
Rachael Ryker
1773 - 1861
Peter Ryker
1775 -
Deborah Ryker
1777 - 1837


Notes

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On a ridge above Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana is a rural community known as 'Ryker's Ridge'. The area was settled by several early Ryker families in the early 1800's; Gerardus Ryker Jr. and his brother Colonel John Ryker, to name two. Ryker's Ridge Cemetery contains the grave sites of several dozen Ryker kin.

During slavery times, the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church was used as a station on the 'underground railroad' to Canada. Several Rykers were involved in this dangerous endeavor to help runaway slaves find freedom.

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RYKER-RIKER Family Surname
Publication: GEDCOM Data - Various Genealogical Databases - RootsWeb.com

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Family with Parents
Father
Gerardus Ryker Sr. ‎(a.k.a. Riker)‎ ‎(I332)‎
Birth 16 November 1740 51 42 Newtown, Queens County, Long Island, New York
Death 15 September 1781 ‎(Age 40)‎ Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky
2 years
Mother
 
Rachel Demarest ‎(I333)‎
Birth 9 January 1743 32 33 Schraalenburg, Bergen, New Jersey
Death about 1812 ‎(Age 68)‎ Jefferson County, Indiana

Marriage: 20 November 1762 -- New Jersey
-11 months
#1
Brother
Jacob Ryker ‎(I355)‎
Birth about 1762 21 18 Bergen County, New Jersey
Death  
2 years
#2
Brother
Colonel John Berian Ryker ‎(a.k.a. Riker)‎ ‎(I330)‎
Birth 18 January 1764 23 21 Closter, Bergen County, New Jersey
Death 22 November 1848 ‎(Age 84)‎ Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
2 years
#3
Sister
Leah Ryker ‎(I356)‎
Birth 28 November 1765 25 22 Rockland County, New York
Death 24 November 1844 ‎(Age 78)‎ Ryker's Ridge, Jefferson County, Indiana
2 years
#4
Gerardus Ryker Jr. ‎(I357)‎
Birth 4 November 1767 26 24 Rockland County, New York
Death 7 January 1839 ‎(Age 71)‎ Jefferson County, Indiana
2 years
#5
Brother
Samuel Ryker ‎(I358)‎
Birth 4 November 1769 28 26 Bergen County, New Jersey
Death about 1835 ‎(Age 65)‎ Jefferson County, Indiana
2 years
#6
Sister
Charity Geertie Ryker ‎(I359)‎
Birth 6 August 1771 30 28 Rockland County, New York
Death 25 December 1791 ‎(Age 20)‎
2 years
#7
Sister
Rachael Ryker ‎(I361)‎
Birth 19 June 1773 32 30 Rockland County, New York
Death 28 October 1861 ‎(Age 88)‎ Wapello County, Iowa
18 months
#8
Brother
Peter Ryker ‎(I360)‎
Birth about 1775 34 31 Bergen County, New Jersey
Death  
2 years
#9
Sister
Deborah Ryker ‎(I354)‎
Birth 23 January 1777 36 34 Rockland County, New York
Death about 1837 ‎(Age 59)‎ Ripley County, Indiana