Georg Heinrich Gorckum1

(29 April 1749 - June 1836)

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Relationship5th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors (#1)
14 Generations of Our Ancestors (#2)
Our Corkum Family Pedigree (#1)
Our Corkum Family Pedigree (#2)
Descent from Peter H. Gorkum - c. 1550

Some Background

Georg Heinrich Gorckum was also known as George Henry Corkum. Georg's surname was also spelled "Gorgum" in some records.2
FatherJohann Wilhelm Gorkum (27 Aug 1713 - 10 Apr 1783)
MotherSophia Catharina Speiss (1722 - c. 1793)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildGeorg Heinrich Gorckum was born on 29 April 1749, in Westhofen, Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Lunenburg Census says he was born Mar. 13, 1767, but that would mean he was 10 when he married.1
ChildHe was baptized on 2 May 1749, in Pfungstadt, Hessen.1
GroomHe married Elizabeth Collicut, daughter of George Henry Collicut and Elizabetha Catherina Hoagg, on 16 September 1777 in Dutch Reformed Church, Lunenberg, Lunenberg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. "George Henry Gorgum, and Elisabeth Colicut, were Legally joind in Marriage on the Sixteenth day of September, one thousand, Seven hundred and Seventy Seven, by the Revd. Bruin Rumkes Comingoe, of Lunenburg. Recorded November 12th, 1777. Ebenezer Fitch, Town Clerk" - Chester Township Book - Marriages.3,4
DeceasedHe died in June 1836 in Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, at the age of 87.

Children with Elizabeth Collicut:

Immigrant Ancestor

In 1752, Georg Heinrich Gorckum arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his parents, Johann Wilhelm Gorkum and Sophia Catharina Gorkum. He arrived on board the Pearl with his wife, Sophia (Speiss) and their family:
Wife Sophia Catharina;
Child Wilhelm (Gottlieb);
Child Anna Maria;
Child Johan Georg (?);
Child Johannes (Heinrich?);
Child (Johann) Herman;
Child Georg Heinrich.5

Sources - Citations

  1. [S705] Family History Library, Compiler, Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898, online https://familysearch.org, (Salt Lake City, Utah), accessed 7 October 2015, father and son surname spelled Gorckum.
  2. [S947] Don Shankle, Compiler, Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths from Primary Sources, online at: http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canns/lunenburg/bmd.html; (Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia GenWeb Site), accessed Jan 2017, from: Chester Township Books.
  3. [S947] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths from Primary Sources, Jan 2017, Dutch Reformed Church, Lunenburg.
  4. [S959] Kenneth S. Paulsen, Compiler, Nova Scotian Families, online at: http://genealogy-paulsen.com/Genealogy/Nova_Scotian_Families.html; (Charlestown, Massachusetts), accessed Jan 2017, Genealogy of the Collicut and Clinton Families of Chester, N.S. (1705 - 2017) - Third Generation; names, dates, relationships, places.
  5. [S192] P. William Filby, Editor, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Research, 2012). Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
  6. [S947] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths from Primary Sources, Jan 2017, Dutch Reformed Church, Lunenburg; shows 3 Jul 1778 as date.
  7. [S959] Nova Scotian Families, Jan 2017, Genealogy of the Collicut and Clinton Families of Chester, N.S. (1705 - 2017) - Fourth Generation; names, dates, relationships, places.
  8. [S947] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths from Primary Sources, Jan 2017, from St Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester.
  9. [S947] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths from Primary Sources, Jan 2017, from St John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg.
Last Edited8 Dec 2017

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