The Updegraffs (Op den Graeff) can be traced back to 1585 in Krefeld, Germany.  A wealth of information on this family can be found on the internet including their involvement with the establishment of the Mennonite Church and fleeing religious persecution. The Op den Graeffs were one of the original 13 families to establish Philadelphia.


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4 Responses

  1. Les

    Hi, I am looking for descendants of the Germantown OpDenGraeff family for DNA testing. In particular looking for descendants of Isaac (1678-1745) Updegraff’s son,Jacob line.

    Would appreciate any information you may have.
    Thanks, Les

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