This is the home of Rob Peters and Janice Johannsen Peters family genealogies. This includes Rob's ancestors Johannes Peters and Geertje Bronkhorst who emigrated from Apeldoorn in the Netherlands to Waupun Wisconsin around 1881. Today, descendants of Johannes and Geertje live in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, California, Oregon, Idaho and the Netherlands.
On the Johannsen side, Janice's ancestors Louis and Johanna Dohren emigrated from Schleswig Freidrikstadt Germany to Chicago IL. in 1882.
Janice's ancestors also include Skinners, Richards, and Pieter Claesen van Norden Wyckoff. Pieter emigrated to America in 1637, as an indentured servant to Kiliaen van Rensselaer, in Rensselaerswyck (now Albany, New York). After Claesen worked off his indenture, he labored as a tenant farmer, leasing land from the Rensselaer patroonship. When the British took over the Dutch colony in 1664, Pieter Claesen adopted the fixed surname of Wyckoff. Most commonly accepted is that he chose this name as in Dutch Wyk means parish or magistrate and hof means court.
Today, New York City's oldest house and first official landmark, the Wyckoff Farmhouse stands in Brooklyn, New York.