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8 responses to this post.

  1. 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.
    Thanks, Les


    • 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.
    yours sincerely,
    Mag. Matthias Laurenz Gräff mag.matthiaslaurenz.graeff@gmx.at
    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


  4. Dear Katie, here you can find all pics from our Graeff Reunion at Styria, Austria >> http://www.familienverbandgraeff.at/aktuelles/ Best regards Matthias Laurenz Gräff


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