Translations of nine letters written to George Dute the immigrant are included here as sources, along with images of a couple of them in the old Suetterlin script. Other evidence presented here are some e-mails from researcher Stephen Westfall in Hesse; the Heussner record; a letter from researcher Walter Sprankel in Hesse; and four pages from the Casper Dute family Bible from Elizabeth Dute Cody.
George Dute the immigrant came to Lorain County in 1834. His son Casper Dute married Mary Heidenreich and they had 15 children. My descent from Casper is: August Anton Dute; Ruth Estella Dute; Robert Lynn Griswold; and me, Fred Griswold.
The Old Ancestral Homeland
Illustrious Dutes, Past and Present
Letter from Catherine Elisabeth Dute Dellefield to George Dute, 3/18/1846 Image
Letter from Martin Dute to George Dute, 4/4/1846 Image
Letter from George Brandau to George Dute, 12/15/1846
Letter from J. P. Ulm to George Dute, 8/24/1851
Letter from H. Longbrecht to George Dute, 1/13/1854
Letter from A. Dute, 3/9/1856
Letter from A. Dute, 3/10/1856
Letter from Anton Dute, 4/5/1860
The Elver Heussner Record
E-mail from Stephen Westfall, 4/13/2000 (Heinrich Dute etc.)
E-mail from Stephen Westfall, 4/19/2000 (Miscellaneous Dutes)
E-mail from Stephen Westfall, 6/22/2000 (Heinrich Doellefeld and family)
E-mail from Stephen Westfall, 7/5/2000 (Gleim)
Letter from Walter Sprankel
Casper Dute family Bible (children)
Casper Dute family Bible (parents and grandparents)
Record of Dute family's arrival in New York, from ship's manifest
Records of arrival in New York of Catherine Elizabeth Dute Doellefeld and 3 of her sons, from ship's manifests
Picture of the whole Dute clan, taken in 1910
14 sons and daughters of Casper and Mary Dute, 1881
The earliest Dutes
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The family of Casper Gleim Dute b. 1875
Click here for a partial Dute family history from Valerie Gerstenberger.
Click here for a slightly modified text file Ray Dute sent me containing info about some miscellaneous Dutes. My comments are in bold.
Click here to see your ancestor's signature.
Click here for some speculations on the origins of the Dute name etc., from Marcel Dute of Holland, and from Bob Mueller.
Click here for some obituaries of the Casper and Mary clan, collected by Karen Krugman. Comments and corrections by Valerie Gerstenberger are in bold. For more obits for the Dellefields and other related families, see Sue Strick's Lorain County site below.
Mike Monroe's Eschtruth site
Sue Strick's Lorain County site
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My Griswold site
My Walling/Marshall/Edgerton site