Wyker Family Record
From an old bible in the possession of descendants of George Wyker of Bucks County, Pa., who settled in Vineland in 1890.
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This Bible was bought the second of February one thousand eight hundred and fifteen (1815), by George Wyker. Price $8.50.
About the first day of March, 1843, a large comet appeared in the southwest and continued visible for about 30 days, it was one of the larger class of comets. -George Wyker.
Embellished with twenty-five engravings.
Printed and Published by M. Carey,
No. 121 Christian Street.
George Wyker was married to Mary George, the ninth day of April, A. D. 1799, to Mary George, daughter of Jacob George of Tinicum.
William F. Wyker was married the 11th day of December, 1842, aged 25 years and 4 months and 26 days, to Hanna Snyder.
Conrad Wyker was married the 15th day of March, 1857, aged 50 years and 6 months and 8 days, to Mary Catherine Hillpot.
Abraham Wyker Junior was married to Freany Fulmer, the 30th day of March, 1834, in the 29th year of his age.
Mary Ann Wyker was married the 9th day of October, 1839, to Frederick Hillpot in the 26th year of her age.
Births. Nicholas Wyker was born in Germany the 24th day of June, 1731. Susanna Wyker was born the 22d day of May, A. D. 1736, in Bucks County.
Jacob George was born the 10th of October, A. Domini 1750, in Bucks County.
Eve George, wife of Jacob George, was born the 2d day of December, 1750, in Germany on the river Necker.
George Wyker was born the 5th day of November, 1766, in Tinicum Township, Bucks County.
Mary Wyker, my wife, was born the 19th day of May, 1777. Was the daughter of Jacob George of Tinicum Township.
George Wyker's children were born, viz.:
Anne Wyker was born the second day of April, 1800.
Susanna Wyker was born the first day of June, 1801.
Samuel Wyker was born the sixth of August, 1803.
Abraham Wyker was born the 26th of September, 1805.
Conrad Killian Wyker was born the 7th of September, 1807.
Elizabeth Wyker was born the sixth day of September, 1809.
Maria Anne Wyker was born the 7th day of September, 1813.
William F. Wyker was born the 15th day of July, 1819.
My father, Nicholas Wyker, died the 21st of May, 1808, aged 76 years, 10 months and 27 days.
My brother, Anthony Wyker, died April the 12th, 1812, aged 52 years.
My mother, Susannah Wyker, died the eleventh day of December,:822, aged 86 years, 6 months and 19 days.
My wife, Mary Wyker, died the 8th day of April, 1843, aged 65 rears, 10 months and 19 days.
George Wyker died the first day of April, 1850, aged 83 years, 4 months and 26 days.
Abraham Wyker died the 24th day of September, 1866, aged 60 rears, 11 months and 24 days.
Conrad Killian Wyker died the 26th day of May, 1876, aged years, 8 months and 19 days.
Anne Wyker died the 13th of July, 1877, aged 77 years, 3 months md 11 days.
Susanna Wyker died the 19th day of September, 1878, aged 77 r ears 3 months and 18 days. Died of palsy.
Anne Wyker died the 19th day of July, 1877, aged 77 years, 3 lonths and 11 days.
Conrad Wyker died the 26th of May, 1876, aged 68 years, 8 lonths, 19 days.
Mary C. Wyker died the 14th day of August, 1898, aged 42 years md 6 months.
Elizabeth Wyker died the 4th of February, 1888, aged 77 years, 4 months, 27 days.
Samuel Wyker died in May, 1893, in the nineteenth year of his ige.
My father-in-law, Jacob George, died the 19 day of August, 1815, aged 64 years, 10 months, 11 days.
Margaret George, daughter of the above Jacob George and wife of Isaac Weaver, died May the 11th, 1801, exactly 21 years of age
Was married one year and died in child bed. The child was still-born.
Eve George, widow and wife of Jacob George, died the 8th day of September, 1829, aged 79 years, 9 months and 6 days. RECORDED FLOODS OF THE RIVER DELAWARE SINCE THE COUNTRY WAS SETTLED BY WHITE INHABITANTS.
On the 4th day of June, 1734, was the greatest flood on the Delaware River since the country was settled (even to this day, 1846), for it covered all the Banks from one to five feet deep, and the people had to flee to the hills for safety.
On the 23d of May, 1736, occurred another flood within about one foot as high as the one mentioned above, which caused the first settlers to sell out and buy other lands from the river. My grandfather, Henry D. Killian, saw both these floods.
On the 8th day of May, 1781, a very high flood in the river, it ran nearly all over Marshall's Island, and they caught shad on Marshall's grain field -this fresh 1 seen myself. -G. W.
On the 16th and 17th of March, 1784, was the greatest ice fresh ever known in the Delaware, and there has been none since, none at this day, 1846, which did so much damage to the shores.
On the 7th of October, 1786, happened what was called the pumpkin fresh, it being the highest flood since 1734 and 1736. -G. Wyker.
I have also accounts of many other freshets on the Delaware which I have recorded, but the flood that happened on the 8th and 9th of January, 1841, exceeds them all except those of 1734 and 1736 in height of water by 3 or 4 feet. -G. Wyker.
On the 15th day of March, 1846, quite a high flood in the river, but not by 2 or 3 feet as high as that of 1841.
The above I have written on the 8th of April, 1846. -George Wyker, being now in my 80th year.
On Friday and Saturday, the 8th and 9th of January, 1841, Delaware (river) was higher than it had been for 107 years before, for in 1734 it covered all what is now called Erwinna flats or low land from one to 5 feet deep, and the inhabitants had to flee to the hills, but the last fresh was not by three feet as high, so that the families could stay in their houses, but this fresh carried away 4 bridges on the Delaware and 5 on the Lehigh besides doing a great deal of damage to property of every description, and^on the Lehigh it carried away several houses with all their furniture and several lives were lost. -George Wyker.
On last page of Family Record of the Bible.
Now in the possession of Mrs. Laura Wyker Heaton, Vineland, N. J.