Posted by Katie P..
Margaret Miller and Harman Updegraff
Robert Lee Updegraff in the Panama Canal Zone
Updegraff Family Photos
An Unusually Pretty and Popular Girl (Alma Updegraff-Taggart)
Surnames I’m Researching
Posted by Les on April 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm
Hi, I am looking for descendants of the Germantown OpDenGraeff family for DNA testing. In particular looking for descendants of Isaac (1678-1745) Updegraff’s son,Jacob line.
Would appreciate any information you may have.
Posted by Katie P. on April 25, 2012 at 9:50 am
Hello. Thanks for reaching out. I am a descendant of Isaac’s son Peter. I have recently done my DNA with 23andme, but have not gotten any of my Uncles to do the Y test yet. I’ll send you an email with more info.
Posted by Les on April 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm
Thanks. Looking forward to your email. I have DNA for Isaac’s son Harmon line.
Posted by artiumaustria on September 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm
Dear Mrs. Updegraff,
since I accidentaly found your blog in internet, I contact you because I know you roote as I do from the dutch and german De Graeff/Von Graben. The family Gräff -as it is written in German now- in Austria established newly a union which has the aim to keep as many as possible Graeff (De Graeff, Gräff, Op den Graeff) people rooting from the old one Family in contact and in exchange. I sent you below the link to our web page and I would appreciate if you by time would take a look of it. Even it would be fine if you could contact the family of Updegraff and give them some information, too.
I would be very glad to hear from you.
Mag. Matthias Laurenz Gräff firstname.lastname@example.org
chairmain of the Graeff union Austria
Obmann von “Familienverband Gräff, Historie – Gegenwart – Zukunft e. V.”
Web page http://familienverbandgraeff.jimdo.com/
Just a small part of the beginning of our early lineage
Ancrestor Wolfgang von Graben (1465/1521) – from the old austrian House of Von Graben, a cadet branch of the Meinhardinian dukes and counts – he has got 2 (alleged) sons
I) Pieter Graeff (* 1484), my ancrestor
– Dutch family (De) Graeff (van Polsbroek)
II) Abraham op den Graeff (1485/1561) married to Matriarch van de Aldekerk (1500-1525), your ancrestor
– German Op den Graeffs, some of them imigrat to Pennsylvania; the Pennsylvanian gouverneur Samuel W. Pennypacker was also a direct descendant of Abraham
I) Hermann op den Graeff (van de Aldekerk) (born 1520), married to princess Amalia von Kleve
I) Anna op den Graeff van de Aldekerk (1557-1613), married to her cousin Johan Wilhelm, Graf von der Marck, Herzog von Jülich-Kleve-Berg (1562-1609)
I) Hermann op den Graeff (1585-1642) , he got the Graeff-name from his motherside, his grandchildren Abraham op den Graeff imigrat to Pennsylvania (Germantown) in 1683; your roots go back to them
Posted by Katie P. on November 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm
Hello. Nice to hear from you! I wasn’t expecting to find an Austrian connection through the Updegraff line. I have heard the connection with the Kleve family, but I thought that was mostly a rumor. I’m very interested to hear more! I’ll send you an email.
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