Rickmers on Island of Föhr, North Sea
Dear Mr. Sieghold:
Thank you very much for the information on the Rickmerses of Föhr Island in the North Sea (enclosed is a copy of your information for others to use).I don't know yet how the Rickmerses from Helgoland and Föhr are connected.One day!My research is pretty slow.If I make a connection I'll post it here and send you a note.
(from Mr. Sieghold)
There are immense informations, and I only had a short look into two small brochures , called THE SAILORS OF ST. JOHANNIS, by Fritz Joachim Falk. referring to the Island of FOEHR. I have been there a few years ago with my wife and we photographed most gravestones of old shipmasters, captains and Kommandeure as whaling shipmasters where called, and in the following I shall supply you a few Rickmers who sailed as those:
Commanders in St. Laurentii parish, according to Braren and the census 1787 and 1801:
6. Boh Rickmers, Oldsum, 1723-1810; Hamburg 1754-1780.
21.Hinrich Rickmers, 1781-1842; moved 1826-1828 to Harlingen (Holland).
32. Juergen Rickmers, Oldsum, 1707-1782; Jurian Rijks, Hamburg 1761-1771; his Octant engraved with his name, was inherited by G-grandson L.H. Rickmers, Suederende.
33. Juergen Rickmers, Oldsum, 1756-1836.
38. Lorenz Rickmers born. 1715 (Vz.1801); Lourens Rijks, Amsterdam 1758-1762.
42. Nahmen Rickmers, Oldsum, 1705-1775, Nanning Ryks, Hamburg 1745-1758,1760.
Commanders at St. Nicolai parish, according to churchbooks and Nerong 1898:
09. Boye Rickmers, Wrixum, 1710-1790 (Nerong, page 50); Hamburg 1738-1765.
69. Volkert Boy Rickmers, Wrixum, 1743-1825 (Nerong, page 110): He perfomed, having
phantastic luck, 45 voyages to Greenland, of which 28 voyages as commander.
By the way if one of the Rickmers searchers lives in New York I can phone him or her, as I will be there between June 20 and June 23rd incl with my son and we intend to visit Ellis Island as well as the South Street Seaport Museum.