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Peter Mauck

circa 1734-1771

Tom's Brook
Winchester County, VA

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1. Peter Mauck was born in 1708 in Germany and died in 1771 in Frederick Co., VA at age 63.

Peter is listed as one of the property owners of an area of 4600 acres called the North Mountain Tract in Frederick Co., VA surveyed for Joist Hite 5 Nov 1734 (@1). The ownership of this land was contested by Lord Fairfax, who sued Joist Hite and McKay.

Peter's marriage to Juliana 30 Apr 1739 appears in the records of the Lutheran minister, Reverend John Casper Stoever (@2). The marriage record indicates Opequon was in Orange Co., VA. The Opequon area later became part of Frederick Co.

On 23 Jun 1742 Peter purchased 168 acres on Opequon Creek from Joist Hite (part of Hite's original 5,018 acre patent) (@3). Peter sold this land to Francis Robinson on 5 May 1747 (@3).

Peter appears in the following Northern Neck Land Grants (@4): 03 Aug 1767 when he had surveyed 410 acres on Tom's Brook, 19 Sep 1770 when he was listed as an adjacent property owner.

Peter's Will dated 01 Mar 1771 and proved 07 May 1771 identifies his wife as Leonnah and sons as Frederick, Andrew, Henry, and John (@5). Leonnah was apparently his second wife.

Peter's descendant's through his son John are detailed in the excellent book by William Wolph, "The Descendants of Peter Mauck 1708-1980". Mr. Wolph states that Peter was born in Germany in 1708 and arrived in America 17 Aug 1733 in Philadelphia aboard the ship "Samuel". Peter first married Julianna Rheinhart, daughter of Michael Rheinhart, by Rev. Stoever 30 Apr 1739 at Opequon. On 5 May 1747 in Frederick Co., VA Peter appears in a naturalization record that states he had lived in the colony for more than 7 years.

"The Lutheran Church in Virginia 1717-1962", by William Edward Eisenberg, published in 1967, page 25:

"[Rev.] Klug labored on both east and west sides of the Massanutten and went beyond Strasburg into the Opequon - Cedar Creek Settlement. When on November 5, 1746, John Snapp, John Snapp, Sr., Lawrence Snapp and John Ulrich Bucher, were naturalized by the Frederick County Court, they all testified that they had received the Lord's Supper from Pastor Klug and produced certificates with his signature thereon. The next spring at a May 5th court, John George Dellinger, Phillip Glass (Kleez), Jacob Peck, Augustine Windle [married Ulrich Bucher's daughter, Anna Margaretha], Christopher Windle, Peter Mauk [and others] Phillip Boucher and Michael Boucher all presented similar testimony in order to obtain naturalization. All these had been in the Opequon settlement seven years or more, the children of many of them having been baptized by J. C. Stoever, Jr."

Because of Mr. Wolph's extensive work, this author is not going to repeat his research, and would refer those interested in Peter and his descendants to Mr. Wolph's book, which is available in hard copy and microfilm from the Family History Center Library in Salt Lake City.

Mr. Wolph's work is currently being continued by his niece, Jean Hicks.

@1) McKay Family Genealogy notes VA State Archives Reel 695 p.1756
@2) Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever from 1730-1779
@3) Pioneers of Old Frederick Co., VA by Cecil O'Dell
@4) Northern Neck Land Grants Vol II by Gertrude Gray
@5) Frederick Co., VA Will Book #4 p.87

Peter married Juliana Rheinhart on 30 Apr 1739 in Opequon, Orange Co., VA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. John Mauck was born on 25 Nov 1739 in Opequon, Frederick Co., VA and died in 1816-1821 in Harrison Co., IN at age 77.

+ 3 M    ii. Frederick Mauck .

+ 4 M    iii. Henry Mauck was born about 1754 and died after 1832.

+ 5 M    iv. Andrew Mauck was born about 1762 in Frederick Co., VA.

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2. John Mauck (Peter1) was born on 25 Nov 1739 in Opequon, Frederick Co., VA and died in 1816-1821 in Harrison Co., IN at age 77.


John is identified as Johannes Maag, son of Peter Maag, by his birth record. The sponsor was Abraham Weissmann (@1).

John is identified as a son of Peter Mauck in his father's Frederick Co., VA Will dated 01 Mar 1771 and proven 07 May 1771 (@2).

John appears in the following Northern Neck Land Grants (@3): 14 Jan 1763 as an adjacent property owner of Phillip Glass who lived on the North River of the Shenandoah; 04 Jun 1767 as an adjacent property owner to Michael Summers who lived on Tom's Brook, 19 Oct 1768 as an adjacent property owner to Conrod Slotzer of Tom's Brook on the Old Waggon road, 04 Sep 1769 when he had 100 acres on Ton's Brook surveyed, 09 Oct 1770 as an adjacent property owner to Stephen Beck who lived on the North River of the Shenandoah,

John's second marriage, to Christena Wiseman Painter, appears in the marriage records of Shenandoah Co., VA.

John appears in the personal property tax lists of Shenandoah Co., VA yearly from 1782 thru 1799. Leonnah appears in the personal property tax lists of Shenandoah Co., VA in 1795. The lists started in 1782 and were kept yearly thru 1850 (minus 1808).

John's Will in Harrison Co., IN (@4) dated 26 Oct 1816 and proved 08 Nov 1821 identifies his wife as Christina and children Barbara Grable wife of Benjamin Garble, Jonathan, Peter, Frederick, and son-in-law John Pitman. John lived in what is today Mauksport, IN, which was named after him.

Christena Wiseman's headstone provided her death date and approximate age at her time of death.

Peter's descendant's through his son John are detailed in the excellent book by William Wolph, "The Descendants of Peter Mauck 1708-1980". Because of Mr. Wolph's extensive work, this author is not going to repeat his research, and would refer those interested in Peter and his descendants to Mr. Wolph's book, which is available in hard copy and microfilm from the Family History Center Library in Salt Lake City.

@1) Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever from 1730-1779
@2) Frederick Co., VA Will Book #4 p.87
@3) Northern Neck Land Grants Vol II by Gertrude Gray
@4) Harrison Co., IN Probate records

John married Ann Delilah Zumwalt.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 6 F    i. Barbara Mauck .

+ 7 M    ii. Jonathan Mauck .

+ 8 M    iii. John Mauck Jr. was born before 1765 and died before Oct 1816.

+ 9 M    iv. Peter Mauck was born in 1765-1784.

+ 10 F    v. Catharine Mauck .

+ 11 M    vi. Frederick Mauck was born on 31 May 1781, died on 13 Sep 1856 at age 75, and was buried in Old Mount Zion Cemetery, Mauckport, Harrison Co., IN.

John next married Christena Wiseman Painter on 28 Jul 1806 in Shenandoah Co., VA. Christena was born about 1750, died in Nov 1836 about age 86, and was buried in Old Mount Zion Cemetery, Mauckport, Harrison Co., IN.

3. Frederick Mauck (Peter1).

Frederick is identified as a son of Peter Mauck in his father's Frederick Co., VA Will dated 01 Mar 1771 and proven 07 May 1771 (@1). Frederick appears in the personal property tax lists of Wythe Co., VA 1795, 1796, 1798, 1799 and 1800, and the tax lists of Montgomery Co., VA in 1806. Frederick is in the 1810 census of Giles Co., VA.

Frederick is also identified as a son of Peter Mauck in a Shenandoah Co. deed (@2) where his brother Andrew sold land he had inherited from his father Peter. This deed states that Frederick had sold his 100 acre share of the land he inherited from his father Peter to Martin Black.

@1) Frederick Co., VA Will Book #4 p.87
@2) Shenandoah Co., VA Deed Book E p.55

Frederick married Margaret.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 12 M    i. Peter Mauck was born on 14 Apr 1781 in TN and died on 13 Feb 1859 in Scott Co., VA at age 77.

4. Henry Mauck (Peter1) was born about 1754 and died after 1832.

Henry is identified as a son of Peter Mauck in his father's Frederick Co., VA Will dated 01 Mar 1771 and proven 07 May 1771 (@1).

Henry is listed as 19 years old in June 1772, when he received Holy Communion in Woodstock, VA. This record appears in the church records of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Henry served in the Revoltionary War, enlisting in 1774 in Augusta Co., VA (@2). His pension states he served against the Indians, moved to Sullivan Co., TN ("area earler in NC"), and later hired subs to take his place. Henry applied for his pension in Sullivan Co., TN in 1832 at the age of 78. Because he served less than 6 months, his pension was rejected.

@1) Frederick Co., VA Will Book #4 p.87
@2) VA/WV Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records, Vol 3 by Patrick Wardell

5. Andrew Mauck (Peter1) was born about 1762 in Frederick Co., VA.

Andrew is identified as a son of Peter Mauck in his father's Frederick Co., VA Will dated 01 Mar 1771 and proven 07 May 1771 (@1).

Andrew appears in the personal property tax lists of Shenandoah Co., VA in 1782 and 1783. The lists started in 1782 and were kept yearly thru 1850 (minus 1808).

Andrew and his wife Elisabeth sold Andrew's share of 410 acres Andrew had inherited from his father Peter, who received this land 3 Aug 1767 (@2).

Andrew served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting in 1779 in Shenandoah Co., VA (@3). In 1832 he received a pension, and was living in Sullivan Co., TN. The pension record states he was 71 years old in 1832, born in 1762 Shenandoah Co., VA. Shenandoah Co. was formed from Dunmore Co., formerly Frederick Co., VA, his birth place in this record is listed as Frederick Co., VA.

@1) Frederick Co., VA Will Book #4 p.87
@2) Shenandoah Co., VA Deed Book #E p.55
@3) VA/WV Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records, Vol 3 by Patrick Wardell

Andrew married Elisabeth.

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6. Barbara Mauck (John2, Peter1).

Barbara is identified as a daughter of John Mauck and wife of Benjamin Grable by John's Harrison Co., IN Will which was dated 26 Oct 1816 and proven 08 Nov 1821 (@1).

@1) Harrison Co., IN Probate records

Barbara married Christian Crabill.

7. Jonathan Mauck (John2, Peter1).

Jonathan is identified as a son of John Mauck by John's Harrison Co., IN Will which was dated 26 Oct 1816 and proven 08 Nov 1821 (@1).

Jonathan appears in the personal property tax lists of Shenandoah Co., VA from 1794 thru 1807. The lists started in 1782 and were kept yearly thru 1850 (minus 1808).

@1) Harrison Co., IN Probate records

8. John Mauck Jr. (John2, Peter1) was born before 1765 and died before Oct 1816.

John Jr. is identified as a son of John Mauck by John's Harrison Co., IN Will which was dated 26 Oct 1816 and proven 08 Nov 1821 (@1). When the Will was written it stated John Jr. was dec'd.

John Jr. appears in the personal property tax lists of Shenandoah Co., VA from 1787 thru 1811. The lists started in 1782 and were kept yearly thru 1850 (minus 1808). John appears in the 1810 census of Shenandoah Co. as 45+ yrs old.

9. Peter Mauck (John2, Peter1) was born in 1765-1784.

Peter is identified as a son of John Mauck by John's Harrison Co., IN Will which was dated 26 Oct 1816 and proven 08 Nov 1821 (@1).

Peter appears in the personal property tax lists of Shenandoah Co., VA from 1800 thru 1817. The lists started in 1782 and were kept yearly thru 1850 (minus 1808). He also appears in the 1810 census of Shenandoah Co. 26-45 yrs old with 5 boys under 10, 1 female 26-45, and 1 girl under 10.

@1) Harrison Co., IN Probate records

10. Catharine Mauck (John2, Peter1).

Catharine is identified as a daughter of John Mauck and wife of Benjamin Grable by John's Harrison Co., IN Will which was dated 26 Oct 1816 and proven 08 Nov 1821 (@1).

Catharine married William Crabill.

11. Frederick Mauck (John2, Peter1) was born on 31 May 1781, died on 13 Sep 1856 at age 75, and was buried in Old Mount Zion Cemetery, Mauckport, Harrison Co., IN.

Frederick is identified as a son of John Mauck by John's Harrison Co., IN Will which was dated 26 Oct 1816 and proven 08 Nov 1821 (@1).

Frederick appears in the personal property tax lists of Shenandoah Co., VA from 1803 thru 1818. The lists started in 1782 and were kept yearly thru 1850 (minus 1808). Frederick appears in the 1810 census of Shenandoah Co., VA 26-45 yrs old with 2 males 10-16, 1 female 16-26, and 1 female under 10.

Frederick's birth and death dates were obtained from his headstone and a monument in Mauckport, IN, dedicated to Frederick as the namesake of the towns name.

@1) Harrison Co., IN Probate records

12. Peter Mauck (Frederick3, Peter1) was born on 14 Apr 1781 in TN and died on 13 Feb 1859 in Scott Co., VA at age 77.

Peter appears alongside his father in the personal property tax lists of Montgomery Co., VA in 1806 and the 1810 census of Giles Co., VA.

Peter's parents, Frederick and Margaret, are identified in his Carter Co., VA death record, which also provided his birth and death dates.

Peter's marriage to Eleanor appears in the marriage records of Scott Co., VA. Peter is listed in the 1820 census of Lee Co., VA.

Peter and Eleanor appear in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY, which provided her birth data.

Peter married Eleanor Sparks on 18 Jun 1818 in Scott Co., VA. Eleanor was born about 1792 in NC.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 13 M    i. Joseph Mauck was born about 1816 in VA.

+ 14 M    ii. Peter C. Mauck was born about 1820 in VA.

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13. Joseph Mauck (Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1816 in VA.

Joseph and his wife appear near his parents, Peter and Eleanor, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided their birth data.

Joseph married Sarah. Sarah was born about 1822 in NC.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 15 M    i. Samuel Mauck was born about 1842 in KY.

+ 16 M    ii. Peter Mauck was born about 1846 in KY.

+ 17 M    iii. William Mauck was born about 1847 in KY.

+ 18 F    iv. Mary F. Mauck was born about 1849 in KY.

14. Peter C. Mauck (Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1820 in VA.

Peter appears near his parents, Peter and Eleanor, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided their birth data.

Peter married Mary. Mary was born about 1819 in KY.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 19 F    i. Mary Mauck was born about 1840 in KY.

+ 20 F    ii. Amanda Mauck was born about 1845 in KY.

+ 21 M    iii. John Mauck was born about 1846 in KY.

+ 22 M    iv. Peter Mauck was born about 1847 in KY.

+ 23 M    v. Robert Mauck was born about 1849 in KY.

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15. Samuel Mauck (Joseph13, Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1842 in KY.

Samuel appears with his parents, Joseph and Sarah, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided his birth data.

16. Peter Mauck (Joseph13, Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1846 in KY.

Peter appears with his parents, Joseph and Sarah, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided his birth data.

17. William Mauck (Joseph13, Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1847 in KY.

William appears with his parents, Joseph and Sarah, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided his birth data.

18. Mary F. Mauck (Joseph13, Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1849 in KY.

Mary appears with her parents, Joseph and Sarah, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided her birth data.

19. Mary Mauck (Peter C.14, Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1840 in KY.

Mary appears with her parents, Peter and Mary, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided her birth data.

20. Amanda Mauck (Peter C.14, Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1845 in KY.

Amanda appears with her parents, Peter and Mary, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided her birth data.

21. John Mauck (Peter C.14, Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1846 in KY.

John appears with his parents, Peter and Mary, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided his birth data.

22. Peter Mauck (Peter C.14, Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1847 in KY.

Peter appears with his parents, Peter and Mary, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided his birth data.

23. Robert Mauck (Peter C.14, Peter12, Frederick3, Peter1) was born about 1849 in KY.

Robert appears with his parents, Peter and Mary, in the 1850 census of Carter Co., KY. The census provided his birth data.



16 Aug 2020