David Dutcher

Male21 December 1774–6 May 1845

Brief Life History of David

When David Dutcher was born on 21 December 1774, in Greenwich, Charlotte, New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Barent De Duyster, was 41 and his mother, Antjen Hegeman, was 33. He married Jemima Jane Ratcliff about 1805, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 May 1845, in High Point, Moniteau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in High Point, Moniteau, Missouri, United States.

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David Dutcher
Jemima Jane Ratcliff
Marriage: about 1805
Freelove Dutcher
Jeremiah Dutcher
William Dutcher
Elizabeth Dutcher
Charles Dutcher
Reuben Dutcher

Sources (7)

  • David Dutcher, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Rev David Dutcher, "Find A Grave Index"
  • David Dutcher, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1805Ross, Ohio, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 14

    Established in 1788.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 20

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Duyster or Duijster, a nickname from Middle Dutch duuster, duister ‘gloomy’, also ‘stupid’, or of Duitscher ‘German’, a cognate of 2 below.

    Americanized form of German Deutscher ‘German’.

    History: Many, if not the majority, of the Dutchers trace their origin to Willem Janszen de Duijster (Duyster) or De Duitscher (De Duytscher), born 1601 in the Netherlands, died 1674 in New York, NY, and his two sons, Jan and Roelof. The original name their family (Willem's father) used back in the Netherlands, was reportedly Van Heerden.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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