Decker Family History

The Decker Family came from Germany to the Sheboygan County area.

Background Picture are items that were found in the chinking of the Decker log house (Harvey Goeke Farm, Greenwood, WI) when it was dismantled to be moved in the 1990's. These are believed to have belonged to Heinrich Decker who served in the Civil War and built the log house when he and his family moved to Clark County, WI

The family of Herman Adolph Heinrich (Henry) Decker and Justine Sophie Wilhimine Schwarze

The Decker Family also came from Germany and settled in the Sheboygan area. In 1862, there were Draft Riots, protesting the practice of rich men paying someone else to serve their term. See Ozaukee County Draft Riots. A Henry Decker is listed as one of the men arrested in connection with the riot that occured on November 10, 1862. It is not known if this is the same Henry Decker from my family or not. Heinrich (Henry) Decker enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War. After his discharge, he married Justine Louise Wilhimine Schwarze. They then moved to Clark County and settled in the Greenwood, Wisconsin area. In the 1920's some of the Decker descendents moved west and settled in Montana, Wyoming and other western states. Go to Decker PDF for complete linage.

The following Family Histories were complied by Allan Wessel Madison, WI

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Decker Family Web Pages

Family of Hans Heinrich Decker and Anna Marie Brandt

  • John Heinrich Decker 27 Dec 1826 to 9 Jul 1903
  • Johann Frederick Adolph Decker (1826-Unknown)
  • Frederick Decker 1827? to 8 May 1889
  • Heinrich Decker 18 Apr 1835 to 6 Aug 1913

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Sheboygan County Links

Germans Began Settlement of Town of Herman  Sheboygan Press Article from April 1927. Family Names included: Beckfield, Prigge, Meyer, Nordholz, Oetling, Howard, Mueller, Arpke, Humke, Buecker, Domeier, Luhmann, Marten, Reineking, Seibold, plus many more.

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