I'm looking for the ancestors and descendants of Gilbert Henry Loper, born on 14 Feb 1866 in Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.I'm hoping to locate my s-i-l's ggggrandfather Gilbert's family, past and living.Gilbert was married to Irene Maria Tuttle. They had 5 children:Grace T, Elsie V, Howard Norman, Wesley or Leslie and Willard Pulver.Willard Pulver, born on 10 Oct 1898 in Center Moriches, Suffolk County, NY, is the last known Loper family member.
The earliest Loper in the USA I've read is Jacobus Loper from Stockholm who married Cornelia Melyn in 1647, New Amsterdam.Their children:James (bpt. Jacobus, 25 Oct 1648 in NY, NY) and Joanna / Janneken (b. 1650).Both were born in East Hampton, LI, NY.James' one son Lion, born ca 1706 and grandson Lion, born ca 1727 were said to remain in East Hampton.I've been unable to find a family link, but I hope someone can connect the dots.Gail Spiegel Billow