Hello Bob, yes, you're right, in the beginning there was something wrong with the dates and I had to laugh, too! It's a bit difficult with all that Jacobs and Johannes'! Well, I have mistyped (seems that I'm too young with my 34 years, ha ha just a joke). The father of Jacob (1750) wasn't Jacob (1688), that was his grandfather. But this is right:
Jacob Zike (originally Zeuch) was born 7.Dec.1750 in Niederdünzebach His Parents were: Johannes Zeuch, 12.July 1716 - 15.April 1794 in Niederd. Johannes was married in Niederd. on 12.Feb.1744 with Anna Barbara Apel, born in Frieda 5.April 1716, died in Niederd. on 23.Aug.1784 Jacobs siblings born in Niederd.: 1. Ottilia, 14.Dec.1744 - 29.March 1764 2. Martha Elisabeth, 7.Sept.1747 - 20.Feb.1820, married on 4.May 1777 Conrad Steinmetz 3. Anna Catharina, 23.July 1753 - 6.May 1780, no husband or Children 4. Dorothea Elisabeth, 11.Oct.1757 - 18.June 1758 5. Catharina, 4.Jan.1760 - ? married on 24.Nov.1782 Christoph Schäfer, he is the brother of Anna Schäfer who married in 1781 Johannes Zeuch (he's another branch)
The father of Johannes Zeuch (father of Jacob, born in 1750)was: Jacob Zeuch, 12.Feb.1688 - 16.April 1758 in Niederd., married in Niederd. on 19.June 1710 Catharina Steinmetz, 12.Jan.1684 - 14.Sept.1741 in Niederd. (I mistyped this date before,too), she was the sister of Elisabeth Steinmetz who married in 1695 another Jacob Zeuch (confusing, right?) Jacob and Catahrina had three children: Martha Elisabeth, Johannes (see above), Johann Melchior And these dates of the children I wrote you are the same in the chronicle. It is not important, if the date of birth of Johann Melchior (born in 1716 too as Johannes was)is right, because he seems to have had no children.
Jacob (born in 1688) was the son of Johannes Zich (1658) and Martha/Anna Margreth Appel (1658).
Johannes was the son of Caspar Zich, and Caspar was the son of Claus Zeuch, Claus the son of Christoffel Zeuch, Christoffel the son of Baltzer Zeuch and Baltzer the son of Andreas born around 1500.