History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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GULICK FAMILY

GULICK FAMILY.  Joachim GULICK, or, as he signed his name, "Jochem GUYLLYCK," the pioneer ancestor of the GULICK family of Hilltown, Bucks county, emigrated from the Netherlands in 1653, and settled in Gravesend, Long Island, removing later to Staten Island. He married Jacomyntje VAN PELT, daughter of Teunis Janse Lanen VAN PELT, who emigrated from Liege, Belgium, in 1663, with wife Grietje Jana and six children and settled at New Utrecht, Long Island, from whence his grandson, Joseph Van Pelt, mirgrated to Staten Island and later to Byberry, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, and has numerous descendants in Bucks county. Jochem GULICK was an ensign at Gravesend in 1689, and about 1691 purchased land on Staten Island, and is said to have removed later to New Jersey, through of this there is no proof. Jochem and Jacomyntje (VAN PELT) GULICK were the parents of four sons: Hendrick: Samuel, born 1685; Joachim, born 1687; and Peter, born 1689. Of these, Joachim and Hendrick located on Three-Mile-Run, Somerset county, New Jersey, in 1717, and left numerous descendants. Hendrick GULICK, eldest son of Joachim, the founder, married Cantje Dirckse AMERMAN, who was baptized on Long Island, April 2, 1677. He located in Somerset county, New Jersey, where he died in 1757, leaving eleven children: Joachim, Derrick, Jacomyntje, Samuel, Alshe, Catrin, Mary, Grrebrantje, Hendrick, Peter and Antje or Anna.

Hendrick (or Henry, as he later signed himself), son of Hendrick and Cantje (AMERMAN) GULICK, settled in Alexandria township, Hunterdon county, New Jersey, near the present site of Milford, where he died in April, 1798, leaving nine children, Samuel, Nicholas, Charity Hoagland, Minnor, Catharine Buckalew, Mary Duckworth, Ranshea Allen, Abraham and Rachel. His wife, Mary WILLIAMSON, whom he married September 26, 1754, survived him.

Samuel GULICK, eldest son of Henry and Mary (WILLIAMSON) GULICK, settled in Northampton county, where he married and reared a family.

Jonathan GULICK, son of Samuel born in Northampton county, Pennsylvania, in 1795, removed to Towamencin township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, in 1818, where he followed farming until 1837, when he removed to Hilltown, Bucks county, where he located on a small farm adjudged to him in right of his wife as part of the real estate of her father, Obed AARON, and later purchased other land adjoining. He died in Hilltown in 1873, at the age of seventy-seven years. He married Urey AARON, daughter of Obed AARON, and granddaughter of Moses and Elizabeth (JAMES) AARON, the former a native of Wales, settled in New Britain about 1795, and died there in 1765. Thomas JAMES, the father of Elizabeth AARON, was also a native of Wales, and came with his father, John JAMES, from Pembrokeshire in 1712. Obed AARON was born in 1761 and died in 1837. The children of Jonathan and Urey (AARON) GULICK were Merari, Harriet, Sybylla and Urey, all of whom are deceased.

Merari GULICK, only son of Jonathan and Urey, was born on his fatherís farm in Towamencin township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, in 1819, and removed with his parents to Hilltown in 1837. In 1843 he purchased a farm in Hilltown of 117 acres, which he conducted during the active years of his life. He was an active and prominent farmer of that section, and followed the Philadelphia markets for some thirty years. He married, in 1841, Christina SWARTZ, who was born in New Britain township in 1819, and died in Hilltown in 1888. She was a daughter of Christian SWARTZ, a prominent farmer of New Britain township, of German ancestry. He married Margaret Funk, daughter of Rev. John and Elizabeth (LEWIS) FUNK of Line Lexington, the former a son of Martin Funk, who came from Germany in 1737 and settled in Hatfield, Montgomery county, and the latter a native of Wales and a daughter of Henry Lewis of New Britain. John FUNK was the founder of a branch of the Mennonites knows as Funkites. He is said to have preached at Germantown while residing in Hilltown, making the journey back and forth on horseback. Christian and Margaret FUNK SWARTZ were the parents of eight children: John, died young; Andrew F.: Elizabeth, wife of John Rosenberger; Margaret, wife of Enos GEHMAN; Christina, wife of Marari GULICK; Lydia, wife of John HECKLER; Amelia, wife of John HUNSBERGER; and Mary, wife of Samuel ROSENBERGER.

The children of Merari and Christina (SWARTZ) GULICK were: Mary, wife of William D. YOCUM, a farmer of Hilltown; Urey, wife of Joseph B. ALLABAUGH, also a farmer in Hilltown; Jonathan, of Hilltown; Obed AARON, a grocer in Philadelphia; Merari, who died at the age of two years; Samuel S., of South Perkasie; Christopher S., of Blooming Glen; and John S., born February 17, 1861, died September 28, 1878.

Test taken from page 288-289 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed July 2001 by Joan Lollis of IN. as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project,

Published December 2001 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at


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