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Guest Book entries from November 5, 2002 to March 31, 2005:

Name: Virginia Decker Loewe
Location: Livermore, Ca
Date: 17 Nov 2002
Time: 13:53:03


I am a great-great grandaughter of Uriah Decker, b 1805 to Jacob Cornellis Decker and Asenath Barden, through through his son, Clark Wilcox Decker. Did I overlook this line among the various Deckers you have listed?

Name: Stuart and Tamara Decker
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Date: 26 Nov 2002
Time: 18:41:59


Name: Sharon Poole Sherrick
Location: LaGrange, Cook County, Illinois
Date: 31 Dec 2002
Time: 20:13:32


I also am a descendant of Samuel I. Decker and Mary Lovina Barber through their oldest child, Harriet Decker, who married Abiram LaVerne Ward. I have enjoyed sharing information with Lonnie Decker and am thrilled to see this wonderful web page. Until my correspondence with Lonnie, his ancestor was always referred to in my notes as "James F. Decker--moved to Michigan". Glad to find out about James's life after his migration from Niagara County NY to Michigan.

Name: Eilene Thompson
Location: Salt lake City Utah
Date: 17 Feb 2003
Time: 08:10:31


Thanks for all the research you have done in adding the facts to many of the family. I am of the line of Jan Gerritsen Decker and I thank you for adding his family's facts along with Jan Broensen's. I have updated all my line, and the additions you have in your registers have helped document the records I have gathered from all over.

Name:  Arnold Decker
Location: midland, usa
Date: 1 Mar 2003


My granddaughter Hilary brought up the Decker journey tonight and we were pleased with the recent updates. We are in San Diego in daughter Carole's condo overlooking Mission Bay and great view of downtown San Diego. Weather has been great!

Name: donna decker
Location: michigan
Date: 14 Jun 2003
Time: 06:50:31


There were births in Kingston & Shawangunk listed here a while ago, and I am wondering if there is a file I can get in to look at them again? This is a great source of information, and I enjoy looking at all the new information you receive

Name: Orville Decker
Location: Marion, Ohio
Date: 27 Jun 2003
Time: 18:18:52


Don't know if I am related or not

Name: Jane Decker Stewart
Location: Elmira, New York
Date: 11 Jul 2003
Time: 12:03:13


This is one of the best websites I have seen on the Decker Family history. There is too much misinformation on the web. This appears to be truly based on facts that are thoroughly researched. The site is easy to use. Thank you.

Name: JUDY
Location: BURGAN
Date: 24 Jul 2003
Time: 22:34:17



Name: Cindy Besser
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Date: 05 Aug 2003
Time: 13:00:52


I have been trying to find my Mothers, Ada Maxine Decker, family back in Luzerne Co., Pa. We have found Thomas J Decker Married to a Sarah Ann Bodfish. They had a son James Benjamin Decker who was born 4 Aug 1838 in Luzerne Co., Pa. Married a Ruth Alice Morgan 22 Feb 1863 in Nodaway County Mo and James Benjamin died in Nodaway Co. and my Deckers have been in Missouri ever since and the line ended when my Grandfather James Woods Decker and his wife Matilda Rebecca (Tillie) Swartz, had all girls. I can't find the connection from James Benjamin Decker to James Woods Decker can anyone help??? The website is wonderful and unbelievable. If I don't fit in with this line the reunion still would be fun.

Name: Bruce Newell MacWILLIAMS
Location: Concord, NH
Date: 05 Aug 2003
Time: 13:28:32


I am a descendant the Decker Families. Great site! alot of information to absorb. Thank you.

Name: Donna (Decker) Holstein
Location: Philadelphia PA area
Date: 04 Sep 2003
Time: 11:30:40


I am daughter of Burton & Shirley Decker. Granddaughter of Harold and Bernice Decker. My brother Burt Jr. wrote the poem on homepage. Thank you so much for including it. Burt was a wonderful, loving person and would be thrilled that it is here. Thanks Lonnie for all your hard work.

Response From Lonnie:

Thank you for the comments.  I just wanted to take the time to point out the fact that Burt's poem was the inspiration for the naming of the site as the Decker Journey.  I thought it was a wonderful poem, and a perfect theme for the website.  I want to thank you and your family for allowing me to use this poem, in remembrance of Burt, and your mother, Shirley.

Name: Lance Decker
Location: Turner, Maine
Date: 19 Jan 2004
Time: 15:42:08


Most of my family is from N.J and N.Y.Nice site for info.

Name: Briana Decker
Location: Jennifer Jammers computer
Email: happytahang101@yahoo.com
Date: 31 Jan 2004
Time: 10:24:13


wow dad this is a pretty cool website and is very informational and i think you should update the pictures because i look really bad. that little guy that dances is cool

Name: JOyce BArd
Location: Pocola, Oklahoma
Email: djbard@att.net
Date: 28 Feb 2004
Time: 06:29:41


I didn't look very much but what I saw was pretty good. Didn't find my Decker family there that came from Yates Cnty., New York then went to Kalamazoo, Mich. Joyce Bard

Name: Joanne and Kent Decker
Location: Enumclaw, Washington
Date: 11 Mar 2004
Time: 21:45:19


Lonnie, What a great website. I have more info for you. Will snail mail updates. Joanne

Date: 11 Mar 2004
Time: 22:07:14


Lonnie, What a great website (can't believe I didn't spell check the last comments!) I have more updates on the Walter DECKER line. I will snail mail them to you. Your house looks great. My husband I have done much remodeling over the years--I have great empathy for what you and your family are going through. Good luck and have fun. I really appreciate the time you take with this website and the information you are supplying to all us DECKER's. Thank you, Joanne Decker

Name: Virginia Decker Loewe
Location: Livermore, California
Email: valoewe@aol.com
Date: 17 Mar 2004
Time: 18:12:39


Hi Lonnie, I am only now getting back to your website, and I am even more impressed with the prodigious amount of research that has gone into it. I became interested in my father's people about six or seven years ago, but until I read what you have collected I had no idea just how many Deckers there had been and how their descendants had spread throughout this country. Please give me a clue as to how long it takes to amass this much information. However, I am grateful that you have done this work because, at my age, there is not much time to left to follow up all the leads. (Still your trip to NY in 2002 has inspired me to plan such a trip.)

Name: David L. Decker
Location: Freeburg, IL
Email: daved709@charter.net
Date: 28 Mar 2004
Time: 09:57:23


Decendent of Jan Gerritson Decker... Just browsing. Impressive!

Name: Ruth Elizabeth Decker
Location: Creston, Iowa
Email: beth5820@hotmail.com
Date: 03 May 2004
Time: 12:32:53


Great sight. But was looking for Jan Broers Decker

Name: Kyle Decker
Location: My house
Email: none
Date: 19 May 2004
Time: 10:15:57


hi dad how are you doing today? I'm fine. Just at school looking at your site.

Name: Ruth Elizabeth Decker
Location: Creston, Iowa 5o8o1
Email: beth5820@hotmail.com
Date: 26 May 2004
Time: 14:46:59


I am very excited in your web site.My Great-Great-etc. Grandfather Jan Broersen Decker is my line of Family. I enjoyed this very much. Sincerely Ruth E. Decker

Name: Donna Decker Jones
Location: Dayton, OH
Email: ddotjdot@ameritech.net
Date: 16 Jul 2004
Time: 17:55:42


I love the Decker Journey.. I am looking for the parents of my great grandfather Henry Decker bodrn in PA. in 1833. My grandparents were in vaudeville [Albert Decker and Cora Garrett Decker. My father is Harry Edward Decker their only living child. Please include me in your group. Thank you, Donna

Name: Debbie Montmore nee Decker
Location: Oklahoma city, Oklahoma
Email: nuggles09@cox.net
Date: 09 Aug 2004
Time: 12:38:54


I am descended from Jan Gerritsen Decker,via my father Clyde Decker. His father was Noah Walter Decker-George Sherman Decker-Alexander Washington Decker-John Decker-Moses Decker1-Jan John Decker-Jan Gerritsen Decker-Gerrit Jansen Decker-Jan Gerritsen Decker.Any information on this line of Deckers would be much appreciated. Thanks, Debbie (Decker) Montmore

Name: Ruth Decker
Location: Creston, Iowa
Email: beth5820@mchsi.com
Date: 01 Sep 2004
Time: 16:08:10


Great site. Very informative. Thank You Ruth

Name: Janice Decker Calton
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Email: calton@juno.com
Date: 25 Sep 2004
Time: 16:53:13


It's a great sight. I haven't had time to do much brousing but I will soon. I just found out about it to day through my family news letter. Keep up the great work.

Name: Nancy Elliott Tueller
Location: Provo, Utah
Email: ntueller@cal.berkeley.edu
Date: 25 Sep 2004
Time: 19:50:47


This was very exciting. I spent too much time reading and printing out stuff. I found much more of the family line past the fifth generation, which I personally didn't have and I don't think my mother does either. My mother is LaRue Haynie Elliott, daughter of Gertrude Mortensen Haynie, who was a daughter of Sarah Vilate Decker Mortensen and Lars Mortensen. Lars was also married to Cornelia, the 1/2 sister to Sarah Vilate. I plan to spend more time later on your website. You've done a great job.

Name: Douglas W. Decker
Location: Gallup, New Mexico
Email: deckerbunch@peoplepc.com
Date: 05 Oct 2004
Time: 08:00:56


I recieved a family letter and just got to read it and check out your web site. I am a great great great grandson of Zachariah Bruyn Decker. I am interested in knowing my ansestry further back from Z.B. Decker. I will continue to use your web site.

Name: Bridget
Location: Bay City
Email: bridgett026@sbcglobal.net
Date: 17 Nov 2004
Time: 21:23:16


Hey Lonnie thanks for the pics, they will make beautiful background photos on my computer. :) Bridget

Email: billambos@aol.com
Date: 23 Dec 2004
Time: 10:43:10


Great website. Very helpful. Would like to met with you to discuss Deckers. My mother was a Decker from SW Indiana. I am having trouble identifying John Decker who married Barbara Sillard,1807, Knox county.He was my 3rd great grandfather. He was supposedly a descendant of Knox county Deckers.You have done a lot of great work. Thank You.

Name: Kyle Decker
Location: School
Date: 22 Mar 2005
Time: 08:59:16


Thanks for the updates the room is looks really good. You need to put some pictures of your trip on the web site so I can see them.

NOTE FROM DAD:  OK Kyle, I moved everything to a bigger server... now I gotta get everything working, then I can put up my pictures.

Name: Jim Decker
Location: Bucks County , PA
Email: jdecker166@comcast.net
Date: 29 Mar 2005
Time: 18:51:18


Do you know of any relatives in the phila area

Revised: 18 Jan 2010 16:43:35 -0800 .



The following messages are from the original guestbook posted at GuestPage.com.  These guest book entries are previous to November 5, 2002.

Guestbook Entry #26
Visitor Name:  AMIT
Visitor's Info:  Male, 43
HomePage url:  A Moment In Time
You Are From:   , USA
Your Comments: Although not a "Decker", your site is great and filled with valueable info. Thanks for sharing
Guestbook Entry #25
Visitor Name:  Charles O'Neil
Visitor's Info:  Male, 60
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Torrance,  
Your Comments: Grandson of Fred Decker - Oklahoma
Guestbook Entry #24
Visitor Name:  Sarah E. Shaffer
Visitor's Info:  Female, 60
HomePage url:  none
You Are From:  Amsterdam`, U>S>A
Your Comments:
Guestbook Entry #23
Visitor Name:  Donna Jean Decker Jones
Visitor's Info:  Female, 75
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Dayton, USA
Your Comments: I am looking for my ggrandfather Henry Isaac Decker who married Althina Bigelow in Auglaize county, Ohio Feb 1, 1857. I really like your Decker site
Guestbook Entry #22
Visitor Name:  Sport
Visitor's Info:  Male, 23
HomePage url:  Xx($)xX
You Are From:  Twin Cities, USA
Your Comments: You Have A Very Kewl Site! Come visit my site, Sometime. ~Laterz
Guestbook Entry #21
Visitor Name:  Edwin O. Decker
Visitor's Info:  Male, 71
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Springfield, USA
Your Comments:  
Guestbook Entry #20
Visitor Name:  Matthew Decker
Visitor's Info:  Male, 21
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  alma, usa
Your Comments: good web site
Guestbook Entry #19
Visitor Name:  Mary Ellen Decker-Bonker
Visitor's Info:  Female, 40
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Branchville, NJ, U.S.A.
Your Comments: Wonderful way to spend a weekend looking at this site. I am the daughter of George Decker, Son of George Decker Sr, Son of Harvy Decker, son of James Decker. I am still on the look out for my line and how I connect to the Decker line. This line of Decker's are in Sussex County New Jersey, We never went to far .... Mary Ellen
Guestbook Entry #18
Visitor Name:  Barbara (Decker) Taylor
Visitor's Info:  Female, a bit more than 60
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Running Springs, Cal, USA
Your Comments: Thank you for such an interesting web site-I am sure I will be using it quite often.
Guestbook Entry #17
Visitor Name:  Coni (Decker) Young
Visitor's Info:  Female, 31
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Bartlesville, USA
Your Comments: I am part of the same line, but there is a split somewhere. My family went on into Missourri and then down into Oklahoma.
Guestbook Entry #16
Visitor Name:  CJ
Visitor's Info:  Female, 45
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  WI, USA
Your Comments: Wonderful homepage. Thank you for sharing. I feel as though I have travelled with you. Decendent of Clarissa Decker - Peter Decker - Abraham Decker - Laurens Decker - Jan Decker - Jacob Jans Decker - Jan Broersen Decker.
Guestbook Entry #15
Visitor Name:  Sandy Ingraham
Visitor's Info:  Female, 26
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Midland, USA
Your Comments: I am a grandaughter of Burton C Decker. This is a great website!
Guestbook Entry #14
Visitor Name:  Spijder
Visitor's Info:  Female, 30
HomePage url:  Spijder's Weavings
You Are From:   , US
Your Comments: Through the web spun of countless sites
Spijder meandered aimless, pausing here
in appreciation of the unique delights
and penned this poem to make it clear
Guestbook Entry #13
Visitor Name:  Spijder
Visitor's Info:  Female,  
HomePage url:  Spijder's Weavings
You Are From:   ,  
Your Comments: Lovely site, had a wonderful time surfing through
Guestbook Entry #12
Visitor Name:  Drew
Visitor's Info:  GENR,  
HomePage url:   
You Are From:   ,  
Your Comments: love the site! I link to sites that have new information, edutainment, infotainment - whatever just sites that make me think differently. Please visit http://www.ChangingLINKS.com suggest your link.[click here]
Guestbook Entry #9
Visitor Name:  Ann M. Stewart
Visitor's Info:  Female, 44
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Bryan, UA
Your Comments: Great Website
Guestbook Entry #8
Visitor Name:  Sally Jean (Decker) Shaffer
Visitor's Info:  Female, 51
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Sanford,  
Your Comments: I was so surprised to find a picture of my father (Burton C. Decker) when he was young in the descendants of Harold that looks exactly like my grandson (Cody Steven Kindy) I hope to bring him to the next reuion so you can see for yourself. We own Lakeside market in Sanford and see your brother Chris everyday. Good job!!! Sally
Guestbook Entry #7
Visitor Name:  Nancy (Decker) Sutherland
Visitor's Info:  Female, 50
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Plymouth, MI, USA
Your Comments: Thanks for such an interesting website!
Guestbook Entry #6
Visitor Name:  Emily Church
Visitor's Info:  Female, 13
HomePage url:   
You Are From:  Midland, U.S.A
Your Comments: I loved the group pictures! lol But I think there should be some individual pictures of the family.
Guestbook Entry #5
Visitor Name:  PolishGem
Visitor's Info:  Female,  
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Bay City,  
Your Comments: Just surfin on through.. :)
Guestbook Entry #4
Visitor Name:  Pam
Visitor's Info:  Female, 29!
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Coleman, U.S.A.
Your Comments: GREAT JOB! LOVE IT.
Guestbook Entry #3
Visitor Name:  Susan Decker Caudill
Visitor's Info:  Female, 47
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  San Diego, CA, USA
Your Comments: I'm Gerald's older daughter.
Guestbook Entry #2
Visitor Name:  Janet Barth
Visitor's Info:  Female, 45
HomePage url:  
You Are From:  Evart, USA
Your Comments: What a great idea to do this site! I'm sure it will be treasured by many family memebers. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Guestbook Entry #1
Visitor Name:  Lonnie Decker
Visitor's Info:  Male,  
HomePage url:  Decker's Journey
You Are From:  Midland, MI
Your Comments: Welcome, browse around. Hope you find it interesting. Feel free to sign in.


January 29, 2009