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Ryker Name Study

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Surnames/tags: RYKER RIKER
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc



To add your Riker / Ryker profile to the study, please ADD one or more of these categories to your RYKER ancestors, descendants, siblings, and cousins.
You can add one of the categories directly or you can add the One Name Study template (which will add the category automatically) like this:
{{One Name Study | name = Ryker| category = Johnson County, Indiana, Ryker Name Study}}
{{One Name Study | name = Ryker| category = Indiana, Ryker Name Study}}
{{One Name Study | name = Ryker}}
which will look like this

To add a second category, you will need to add the category manually like this:

... [[Category:Ryker Name Study]]
If you know the state and county, ... [[Category:<county name>, <state name>, Ryker Name Study]]
If you know only the state, ... [[Category:<state name>, Ryker Name Study]]
If you know only the country, ... [[Category:<country name>, Ryker Name Study]]


The Ryker-Riker Historical Society, Inc.

Pre America
New Amsterdam
The Move Westward


Abraham Van Lent, aka Ryck, aka Rycken, aka de Rycken

Movement West



Arkansas Category:Arkansas, Ryker Name Study
California Category:California, Ryker Name Study
Delaware Category:Delaware, Ryker Name Study
Florida Category:Florida, Ryker Name Study
Idaho Category:Idaho, Ryker Name Study
Illinois Category:Illinois, Ryker Name Study
Indiana Category:Indiana, Ryker Name Study
Iowa Category:Iowa, Ryker Name Study
Kansas Category:Kansas, Ryker Name Study
Kentucky Category:Kentucky, Ryker Name Study
Louisiana Category:Louisiana, Ryker Name Study
Michigan Category:Michigan, Ryker Name Study
Minnesota Category:Minnesota, Ryker Name Study
Mississippi Category:Mississippi, Ryker Name Study
Missouri Category:Missouri, Ryker Name Study
New Jersey Category:New Jersey, Riker Name Study Category:New Jersey, Ryker Name Study
New York Category:New York, Riker Name Study Category:New York, Ryker Name Study
Oregon Category:Oregon, Ryker Name Study
Tennessee Category:Tennessee, Ryker Name Study
Texas Category:Texas, Ryker Name Study
Washington Category:Washington, Ryker Name Study
Wisconsin Category:Wisconsin, Ryker Name Study



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Member Working On As Of
Rick Ryker John William Ryker (1840 - 1899), and Abraham Ryker (1804 - 1884), and Abraham Smock Ryker (1804 - 1884) 2017-07-23
Michael Bissell-Benefiel Michael Bissell-Benefiel, including Ryker and Riker origins 2017-07-22

Research Notes

Brick Walls



Burial / Gravestone Records


Land Grant Records



Index to Wills n/o Ryker arranged by date, State & County

  • Example Unknown Ryker, 31 Dec 2999, Johnson County, Indiana (url link if available)

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Hello! I just found wikitree. I have a lot of info on ancestry (some of which could be in incorrect.) My line through Jared Ryker son of Gerardus Jr was missing. I do have an auto-biography of George Miller Ryker (1873 Aurora, MO-1964 Yakima, WA.)

I also note that there is not a westward movement page for Washington...the are a few there.

Hope to learn lots from all of you! I am not currently an ancestry subscriber, what's the easiest way to transfer sources?

posted by K Ryker
edited by K Ryker
Welcome to WikiTree, cousin!

I have been working on another part of my tree(s) and have not been giving the Ryker profiles as much attention. I had intended to return and start adding more of Gerardus Jr's children and grandchildren. Thank you for adding your branch.

Add what you can. Source everything you can. Mark what still needs sources. Maybe some day we can get it all in here with proper sources. There is so much to do.


posted by Richard Ryker