Re: Decker Family, DeKalb Co., IL , 1850-1950
I am not a Decker descendant but I have a "cousin" in Kirkland, IL who is and she asked me for assistance tracing her family tree. Her grandfather, John Jacob Decker (1879-1938) m. 1907 to Charlotte Luella "Lottie" Williams (1885-1979) was a son of Charles Wesley Nathaniel Albertus Decker (1849-1916) and Theodosia Dean (1856-1923) who were married in 1872. Through DeKalb Co, IL obituaries, census records and misc. publications, I have determined that Charles was a son of James Aaron Decker (1810-1916) and Margaret Vanderhoof (1811-1895) who were married in New Jersey in 1829 and had 14 children. I welcome any comment/criticism and of course, any assistance. Thanks!