Geroge G. Riker who married at Paterson, NJ on 1 Oct 1850 to Mary Ann Jamison was a son of Abraham Riker, baptized 26 March 1815 at the Acquackanonk (Passaic) Dutch Reformed church. His wife was Charotte, surname unknown.
Abraham was the son of Thomas Riker and Martha Van Horne.
Thomas Riker was baptized 6 May 1787 at the Second River (Belleville) Dutch Reformed Church. He married Martha Van Horne 27 July 1811 at the Stone House Plains Dutch Reformed church. Thomas was the son of Albert Riker and Catharina Hurley.
Albert Riker was born about 1762 and married at the Acquackanonk Church 18 Nov 1786. He was the son of Abraham
Ryker and Marytie Riggs. This Abraham was born 1720 on Staten Island, baptized 15 Jan 1720 at the Port Richmond Dutch Reformed church, a son of Abraham Rycke and Anneke
Oliver. The family moved to Essex County ( near Second River/Belleville) in the 1720
The Abraham who married Anneke Olive is also mine. He was born on Staten Island around 1690. the son of Hendrick Rycken who was born in Armhem, Geldland,the Netherland around 1648 to 1649. His father Ryck (Rijck) Hendricksen came to New Netherland by 1653. In the small burgers list of 1657 he was called Ryck Hendrickzen van Aarkem (from Arnhem)
Ryck's wife was Judith Cornelissen and she died at New Amsterdam in 1658.
Ryck's parents in Arnhem was Hendric Rijken and Henricken van Reemst. These people were using patronymic names which changed every generation. Hendric's father at their wedding at Arnhem in 1608 was Rijck Jansen who lived in a village called Elst, near Arnhem.The wedding banns for Ryck and Judith have been found at Arnhem dated 22 Dec. 1638. His parents were also married at Arnhem in 1608 and Rijck Jans was a witness.
There were two Dutch Riker families as the name is formed from the short form of the Dutch for Richard, Rijck like Rich in English. The other family was Abraham Rycken van Lent which the genealogist James Riker mistakenly said was the ancestor of the Essex County Riker who spread throughout Northern New Jersey.
I retired from 24 years as genealogy chairman of The Holland Society of New York and am getting back to my genealogy of our Riker family of northern NJ which I started in the early 1970'sand I now have about 100 pages.
If you could update me on George G. Riker's family and descendants it would be very helpful.
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David M. Riker.