We thought that this man (charcoal painting) was John Dehart.
It appears now that he was probably John Kohler, father of the
husband of one of John Dehart's daughters. Here is a photo
that appears to be of John Kohler:
Odd thing is, some of John Dehart's sons and grandchildren sure bear
an awfully strong resemblance to John Kohler!
The following are photos of John Dehart and (two) of his wife,
This is my Dehart genealogy page. For reference (as much mine as
anybody's), I have information on the entire genealogy of both the
Manhattan and the Brooklyn Dehart families. These are two families
who settled in New Amsterdam in the middle of the 17th century, both
from Holland. I am a member of a branch of the Brooklyn family which
went to New Jersey and then to Pennsylvania, many of them moved on
to North and South Carolina and Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. Some of
them travelled with the Boone's, who also lived in Berks Co, PA.
My own direct line, as nearly as anyone can tell (the placement of both
Elias Simon and Cornelius is controversial), is Simon Aertsen from
Holland, Elias Simon (moved to New Jersey), Cornelius (moved to Berks Co,
Pennsylvania), John who married Elizabeth Weidner, John who married
Elizabeth Horner, Gilbert, John B. Dehart (my great- great grandfather).
My information was as up to date as anyone's two years ago when the
Dehart list organized at onelist. This list has been very active and
has uncovered alot of material that makes much of what I have here
inaccurate or obsolete - so anyone looking for Dehart genealogical
information should subscribe to the Dehart list, which is located at
http://www.onelist.com. The Dehart list's web site is under my sources.
My Dehart pages are organized as follows:
My Dehart sources
Montgomery's Berks County stuff, Background,
and some stray Pennylvania Dehart lines (members of the Dehart list
are likely to know where they fit or have some ideas)
Some information I have on the George W. Dehart
line. A number of people on the Dehart list are of this line.
This is a stray Berks County line - possibly not of Deharts.
Information I have on the Manhattan Dehart
The Brooklyn Dehart family (general information)
Story by a dinner guest at teh Dehart farmstead in Brooklyn
and a picture of the place
descendants of Elias Simon who married Catherine
Lane, including descendants of his son Simon Sr.
descendants of Cornelius who settled in Berks Co
and married Maria Catherine (except the descendants of his son John)
descendants of John Dehart who married Mary Horner
my great-great grandfather John B. Dehart and his
Greiner line (forthcoming)
Weidner line (forthcoming)
Horner line (forthcoming)
My Burkharts (and my efforts to pin them down)
Go to main page for my father's genealogy
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