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Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA-L] Biedekapp Hill
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 06:43:08 EDT
Oh, my, yes, indeed!
Biedekapp Hill is in lower Rock Valley, in an area known as the Basket. If
you find Long Eddy, go south on 97, turn left up the Klondike, then its a few
miles up the creek and a right hand turn. How is it you are interested in
Biedekapp Hill? My great-grandmother was Amelia Biedekapp, daughter of John
and Katherine Klaus Biedekapp.
In a publication called the Basket Letters, A History of that Mountainous
Region of the Upper Delaware that was once known only as the South Woods and
the wilds of the Basket, Leslie LaValley writes in Chapter 49, "Biedekapp
'If you look at a U.S. Geological Survey map of the Basket area,
you will see just north of the Red School House and lying between the east
and west branches of the brook, a fairly rugged mountain formation shaped
like a horseshoe and forming an upland valley facing the Delaware River, two
miles to the south. this quiet mountain valley, sheltered by high ridges on
either side, has as long as any person now living can remember, been known as
The chapter goes on with historical notes, anecdotes of families, followed by
two chapters on Biedekapps. There were many of them, beginning in America
with Adam Biedekapp, who left the Ober-Lais region, near Darmstadt, Germany
I have not studied the Biedekapp family as much as the family my
great-grandmother married into, which was the Milk family.
Hope this helps,