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ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

aldenob (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jan 2006 1:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lauck Heiskell Cunningham Booton
I am curator of textiles at the DAR Museum in Washington DC. We own a quilt made by Amelia Heiskell Lauck, wife of Peter Lauck, of Winchester VA, made for her daughter Rebecca Lauck Cunningham. She made other quilts for other children, have located 2-maybe 3 and hoping to write article, do exhibit on Amelia's quilts. Wd like to know of any descendants with fam history, pictures, other artifacts from Amelia & Peter or their children, possibly reunite people and quilts! Please contact with any info, or just your name/address. Thanks, Alden O'Brien, aobrien@dar.org

Re: ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

Marilyn K Vaughn (View posts)
Posted: 11 May 2006 2:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lauck Heiskell
My husband's great great grandmother is Emily Marie Lauck. Emily is Peter and Amelia's grand-daughter by their son Samuel H. Lauck. There is still family in Woodstock VA through the Walton family. They may have more information than I do. I do have some family tree reach that would have some of thier descendant's. I would love to see pictures of the Quilt and what ever else you might get.

Re: ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

Beth (View posts)
Posted: 13 May 2006 8:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LAUCK DRYER STARR GROVER JENKINS
Hi Marilyn,

My mother was a LAUCK through Peter's brother, Simon LAUCK and Catherine STARR by their son, Dr. Philip LAUCK that went to Ohio. I would be very interested in your lineage from Samuel Heiskell LAUCK to yourself. I have very little on Samuel.

1285. Samuel Heiskell Lauck, born 10 Dec 1790, Virginia. He married 13 Mar 1816, Frederick Co. Va. to Milly Lindsey.

I also have a sort lineage on the HEISKELL/HYSKELL family if you are interested.

I published a book, 1991, on the LAUCK family.
I would like to hear from you.
Beth Humphrey GlassByBeth@aol.com
www.Beth-website.net for Lauck info.

Re: ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

Marilyn K Vaughn (View posts)
Posted: 14 May 2006 7:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Beth, I am trying to figure out how to send a file, but in the mean time. Samuel H. Lauck's Daughter, Emily Marie Lauck married Moses Walton IV. Moses is one of the Byberry Waltons. Lots of their information is on a website called www.byberrywaltons.com.
I would love any information you have on the Lauck or Heiskell family. Hope to hear from you again. Marilyn

Re: ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

Beth (View posts)
Posted: 14 May 2006 8:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DRYER LAUCK PAYNE SCOTT HEISKELL / HYSKELL
Hi Marilyn,

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.

Attachments can be added to these messages if you are having a problem sending by your email.

Thanks for the website, will check it now.
Hope some of this will help.
Check my website at www.Beth-website.net
Beth

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 HEISKELL

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 HYSKELL

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."

Re: ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

Jerrilynn Eby (View posts)
Posted: 2 Oct 2006 5:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lauck
I am looking for information on William Jett Lauck (born 1879). I am a historian in Stafford County, Virginia who works primarily with land tracts, mills, and industries. One of my current research projects involves an island in the Rappahannock River known as Lauck's Island. Over the last 300 or so years, it has gone by a number of names, but most folks today refer to it as "Lauck's."

William J. Lauck purchased the island in 1916 and sold it three years later--he operated a farm there. A very large stone commercial grist mill was built on the island around 1803 and operated until 1824 when it burned. Around 1888 Charles E. Hunter of Fredericksburg purchased the island, renovated the old stone mill, and converted it to an elegant home. Today, only the stone walls remain and I suspect the flood of 1942 was to blame.

I am looking at the history of the island from the time it was patented in the late 1600s until the present time. I've been able to find information on all the island's owners with the exception of William J. Lauck. I posted a query on Genforum and another researcher told me that William's parents were William Blackford Lauck and Emma Ellen Spangler. I know that he worked for a time as a labor statistician in Washington and farmed on the island. I would very much like to know where he came from and where he went after leaving the island. Anything you could share would be very much appreciated.

Sincerely,
Jerrilynn Eby

Re: ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

N_Wirt (View posts)
Posted: 12 Feb 2007 1:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
In a recent magazine.. "Antiques"...it features some art work. One of the portraits is of a Mrs. Peter Lauck of Va...painting was done around 1800. Just thought someone might me interested.

Re: ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

BDH1938 (View posts)
Posted: 12 Feb 2007 7:04PM GMT
Classification: Query

Thanks for the headsup. I also have Mrs. and Peter Lauck's photo on my website:

www.Beth-website.net/LauckPhoto.html

Beth

Re: ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

BDH1938 (View posts)
Posted: 12 Feb 2007 7:04PM GMT
Classification: Query

Thanks for the headsup. I also have Mrs. and Peter Lauck's photo on my website:

www.Beth-website.net/LauckPhoto.html

Beth

Re: ISO descendants of Peter Lauck and Amelia Heiskell Lauck VA

beefeater132 (View posts)
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 4:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a William Jett Lauck in my family history data base, who m. Eleanor Moore Dunlap on 10/1/1908. They had a son named William Jett Lauck, Jr. I have William's father as Joseph Lauck. Joseph's father was Joseph Manley Lauck, b.3/8/1799; d.c4/1829. Joseph Manley was the son of Peter Lauck & Amelia Heiskell of Winchester, VA.
Phil
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