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Loyalist Directory: Gerardus (Geradus, Gerhard) Dingman

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Surname : Dingman
Given name : Gerardus (Geradus, Gerhard)
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Where Resettled : Machiche Refugee Camp, Quebec, in 1779
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : U.E.L. claim by his daughter, Sarah "Eva" Dingman, and by a witness, John Woodcock, who knew Gerardus, and stated that he came to Canada because of his loyalty and because his cattle and possessions where taken by the enemy. - per The Burleigh Papers, Queen's University archives, Kingston, ON, 03 Aug 2004.
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Date & Place of Birth : 17 Sep 1709, Kinderhoek, Columbia County, New York, USA
Settled before war : Before 1775, first lived in Kinderhoek, Columbia Co., New York
Date & Place of Death : c 1780, Machiche Refugee Camp, Quebec
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Saarje Sarah Jansen, b. 1712, d. 1782 in the Machiche Refugee Camp, Quebec
Children : Eisje Alice, Jacob Petrus, Richard Dyrk, Maria, Sarah "Eva," Cornelia, Abraham, Gerrit
Biography : The Dingmans are an old New York, Holland-Dutch family of Kinderhoek, Columbia, NY., having emigrated from Holland to Kinderhoek, NY in the mid 1600's. In 1778, having chosen to remain loyal, Gerardus moved his family, as a result of harrassment, to Lunenburg (Athens), Greene Co. and then on to Unadilla on the Susquehaanna River, where his livestock and other possessions were taken from him. The family reached the camp at Machiche, Quebec by 25 Sep 1779, where they are listed as having received provisions gratis until at least 24 Oct 1779. With the family at Machiche was the wife of Richard Dyrk Dingman as well as Richard's four daughters, all of whom received provisions there for several years.

U.E.L. claim by his daughter, Sarah "Eva" Dingman, and by a witness, John Woodcock, who knew Gerardus, and stated that he came to Canada because of his loyalty and because his cattle and possessions where taken by the enemy. - per The Burleigh Papers, Queen's University archives, Kingston, ON, 03 Aug 2004.
Proven Descendants : Col. Edward Jessup Branch MC 11129-08 (John W. Kelly Sr. through Gerardus' son Richard Dyrk Dingman U.E.); Bay of Quinte 2017.10.06 (Nancy Mae Josland Dalsin); Bay of Quinte 2018.01.25 (James William Laurence); Bay of Quinte 2020.02.06 (Dorothy Shirley Henderson); Bay of Quinte 2020.07.24 (Colin Robert George Henderson);
Military Info : Gerardus Dingman is believed to have provided support and provisions in 1777, to his son, Richard Dyrk Dingman, who initially was a member of Capt. Joseph Brandt's volunteers, following which he served in Sir. John Johnston's Regiment, being with Capt. Angus McDonell, in the various KRRNY campaigns. Richard Dingman's Loyalist service and participation is certain Loyalist's campaigns, probably accounted for the great hostility by the patriot Whigs toward his parents and family.
Loyalist Genealogy : Gerardus Dingman m. Saarje Sarah Jansen, 1732 in Kinderhoek, Columbia, NY. Gen. 2: Richard Dyrk Dingman, b. 04 Nov 1736, m. ( Jane - ?- ), abt. 1773 in New York Gen. 3: Rachel Mary Dingman, b. 22 Mar 1774, m. Roswell Everts Sr. 14 Jul 1796 Gen. 4: Maria Everts, b. 1811 in Augusta Twp, ON, m. Martin Kelly Jr. of Montague Twp., Lanark Co. ON. Gen. 5: Samuel Martin Kelly, b. 25 Dec 1846 in Montague Twp, ON, m. Mary Ann Bachoritch Gen. 6: Rev. Ralph Mason Kelly, b. 22 Jul 1894 in Denison, Crawford County, Iowa, USA, m. Honour May McCune Gen. 7: John W. Kelly Sr. U.E. b. 17 Jun 1934 in Denison, Crawford Co., Iowa, m. Julia Alice Phillips
Family History : see Biography field.
Family Genealogy : 1.) Gerrit Dingman b. 20 Dec 1604 in Haarlem, Holland, m. Janneke Teeuwese. 2.) Adam Dingman, b. 31 Aug 1631 in Holland, m. Adltie Gardenier. 3.) Jacob Dingman, b. 1675 in Kinderhoek, Columbia, NY., m. Eva Swartwout. (continue with Gerardus Dingman - Loyalist genealogy listing)
Sources : Source 1.) The Burleigh Papers, Queens Univ. Archives, Kingston, ON, 03 Aug 2004. Source 2.) "Ian and Beth Roberts, The Dingman Connection," a book by Emerson and Ruth Smart, 03 May 2004. Source 3.) "Descendants of Adam Dingman," - per GEDCOM of James Eubank, 01 Aug 2002. Source 4.) Treesbydan - person pages, Gerhard Dingman. Source 5.) 25 Sept 1779, Machiche, Quebec, "Provisions Gratis: 25 Sept to 24 Oct 1779; Gradus Dingman (Sr.); 1-1-1-0; from Niagara; Machiche" from Haldimand Papers, B166 - again per Burleigh Papers - Source #1. Source 6.) Ancestry.com, oneworldtree (provo, UT, USA), The Generations Network Inc.) Database online. Information provided by John W. Kelly Sr.
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