Always glad to get the LAUCK name out 'there', so I have added just a small portion of the info I have because this email will not take it all. Lauck is 89 pages in my book.
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Source: LAUCK-DRYER-PAYNE-SCOTT, GOING HOME. by Elizabeth Dryer Humphrey (me) published 1991. Since all my research was before the "Internet" there must be corrections and more info on the LAUCK families. I would welcome any additions or corrections for this family.
"Very little is known of the origin of the Lauck family of Winchester, Virginia other than Peter, the eldest of the three brothers which are Simon and Abraham, was born in Pennsylvania in 1753 and was resident of Winchester when he enlisted in Col. Stephen's Company in Dunmore's War in 1774. [SINCE MY ORIGNIAL RESEARCH, WILLIAM b. abt 1750 HAS BEEN ADDED AS A 4th BROTHER.]
We later find Peter and Simon leaving Winchester July 14, 1775 with Daniel Morgan's Company on their famous march to Cambridge, Mass. to join General Washington's forces. They called themselves "The Dutch Mess", though not all 96 were of Dutch parentage. From Boston they made the illfated march to Quebec. When Peter returned he celebrated this event of January 1, 1776, every year at his Red Lion Tavern in Winchester.
Peter Lauck was married to Amelia Heiskell October 27, 1779. They had eleven Children. The following is taken from the family records of Mrs. Emily Lauck Booten, Luray, Virginia:
1. Ann Maria Lauck born 11/9/1780
2. Jocob Lauck born 2/22/1783
3. John Heiskell Lauck born 8/15/1785
4. Rebecca Lauck born 4/20/1787
5. A still born son 8/22/1789
6. Samuel Heiskell Lauck born 12/10/1790
7. Isaac Streit Lauck born 8/6/1793
8. Morgan Adolphus Lauck born 7/7/1796
9. Joseph Manly Lauck born 3/8/1799
10. Amelia Susan Lauck born 3/30/1802
11. William Cunningham Lauck born 3/24/1805
Above fm William Bowers book; VIRGINIA GUNSMITHS OF FREDERICK, BERKELEY, SHENANDOAH, AND HAMPSHIRE COUNTIES, LAUCK FAMILY OF GUNSMITHS.
Peter Lauck was an important figure in the town. He owned considerable property and kept the Red Lion Tavern, one of the best in town. He ran afoul of the law on August 25, 1801 and paid fines of $5.18 for retailing spirituous liquors without a license.
He made his will on March, 12, 1838 benefitting his wife and children. Isaac and William were executors. He died in 1839 and was buried in the Old Lutheran Cemetery with military honors.
An appraisement of Peter's estate, made July 5, 1840, totaled about $12,000.00, considerable for those times. His inventory shows no tools that he followed a trade, evidently tavern keeping was his occupation. His wife Emily died in 1842."
I will post the Heiskell / Hyskell info here, and hope all the info gets in.
HEISKELL / HYSKELL FAMILY HISTORY
"Amelia Emily Heiskell, daughter of Christopher and Eve Heiskell, born 1758 in Winchester, Virginia. She married 27 Oct 1779 to Peter Lauck. (Refer to beginning of Chapter for Peter)
On the 28 Aug 1750, three brothers, Michael, Christopher and Benjamin, landed as immigrants at Philadelphia. They had sailed from Rotterdam, Holland, on the ship Phoenix. Though they were Germans in ancestry, Christopher and quite likely the other two were born in and raised in Holland. Michael was killed by Indians, (in a corn field between 1756-1758.), Christopher became the head of the Heiskell branch, and Benjamin, the head of the Hyskell branch. Upon landing, an oath of allegiance to Pennsylvania was signed by each of the brothers, filed at Harrisburg.
Their father, Benjamin, had migrated to Virginia in 1737. Born in Germany, he took refuge at Amsterdam, Holland, in the course of a European war and raised a family there.
The first known appearance of the surname was on the passenger list of the Phoenix, filed at Harrisburg, with the spelling of Huyskill. Since the brothers all signed their names on landing with a different spelling, the names on the passenger list were doubtless entered there by an official.
Christopher, third son, was born "about 1727" at Amsterdam, Holland. After arriving at Philadelphia in 1750, Christopher proceeded westward without delay to the very frontier, as it existed in those times. His new place of residence was Winchester, (then called Frederick Town), Va. Trailing along the trail, as a maps show of 1755, known as the "The Great Wagon Road to Philadelphia." Christopher arrived in Winchester soon after the Valley was opened to settlers. He married and had a son born by 1752. He purchased a "lot" through a deed given by Lord Fairfax. In 1764, Christopher's name was placed on a corner stone of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winchester as a founder of the same. His name was written in the minutes of church council as "Christoph Heuschel" A reference to the deed in the following words occurred in genealogical material in 1930 by Mrs. Austin: "Deed from the heirs of Christopher Hieskell, viz. Frederick Hieskell and Catherine, his wife, of Shenandoah County - Adam and Margaret, his wife, of Romney - Peter and Susannah, his wife, of Staunton - Godlove Heiskell, as son - daughter, Milly Lauck and Peter Lauck, all of whom were Christopher Heiskell's only heirs, in which deed they conveyed their property." From the date of Godlove as 8 Oct 1807, Christopher date of death must have been this date.
Benjamin, the youngest, was born in March of 1729. The year alone is indicated in the inscription on his tombstone at Warrior's Mark, Pa. where the date of his death is given as May, 1811, age 82. His surname above is the spelling used by himself and almost all of his descendants.
Note: The information above, Heiskell, Hyskell family was found in the LDS library in Salt Lake City, Utah."