Johann Wilhelm Gorkum

(27 August 1713 - 10 April 1783)

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Relationship6th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Corkum Family Pedigree
Descent from Peter H. Gorkum - c. 1550
FatherJohann Heinrich von Gorkum (c. 1671 - 24 Dec 1731)
MotherMaria Margaretha Froelich (1677 - 14 Jan 1734)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildJohann Wilhelm Gorkum was born on 27 August 1713, in Westhofen, Rhine Palatine, Germany.
PrincipalHe was christened on 3 September 1713, in Reformed Church, Westhofen, Germany. Source: Bezanson.
GroomHe married Sophia Catharina Speiss, daughter of Jakob Adam Speas (Speiss) and Anna Margaretha Herling, on 27 January 1739 in Westhofen, Rhine Palatine, Germany.
DeceasedHe died on 10 April 1783 in Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, at the age of 69.

Children with Sophia Catharina Speiss:

Immigrant Ancestor

In 1752, Johann Wilhelm Gorkum and Sophia Catharina Gorkum arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with their children Wilhelm, Anna, Johann, Johann and Georg. 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.1



Sources - Citations

  1. [S192] P. William Filby, Editor, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Research, 2012). Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010.
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