Yesterday, I shared the sparse details about the family of Johannes Stoppelbein and Eva Dingman, parents of Revolutionary War soldier John Stufflebean.
Today, I am sharing the equally sparse details about Eva Dingman’s parents and siblings.
Her parents were Johannes Dingman, born 13 February 1703/4 in Albany, Albany County, New York. Her mother was Geesje Janzen or Jansen, born about 1705. They married on 16 November 1729 in Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York.
Albany and Kinderhook are about twenty miles apart, not very far by today’s standards, but that was quite a distance in the early 1700s.
As I have no information on where Geesje was born, it is possible that the families lived near each other at one time and then the Janzens removed to Kinderhook.
Johannes and Geesje (Janzen) Dingman had four children:
- Eva, born 13 December 1730, Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York; married Johannes Stoppelbein, c 1755, probably in Columbia County, New York
- Johannes, born 28 May 1732, Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York; no further information
- Jacob, born 7 April 1734, Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York; no further information
- Geesje, born about 1738, no further information
Geesje Janzen Dingman died sometime between the death of possible daughter Geesje born about 1738 and 1749, when Johannes and his wife, Marytje (Muller) had their first child.
Johannes and Marytje (Muller) Dingman also had four children:
- Geesje, born 17 December 1749, Albany, Albany County, New York. Geesje’s birth might be an indication that the earlier Geesje might have died young or there was only one Geesje, this one.
- Pieter, born 3 August 1755, Coxsackie, Greene County, New York
- Elsje, born 15 May 1757, Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York
- Catherine, born 10 March 1765, Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York
I have no vital record dates at all for Marytje Muller Dingman. She must have been much younger than Johannes if the birth date for Catherine is accurate. Coxsackie is not far from Kinderhook and, again, if these birth places are correct, then the Dingman family moved around.
As I first mentioned, my information and documentation on the Dingman family is very spotty. If you are descended from the Dingman family and have sources to cite, other than very old family histories, I would love for you to leave a comment.