ABRAHAM LAUCK
Abraham Lauck was believed to be the youngest brother to Peter and Simon Lauck of Winchester, Virginia but little proof has been offered or found.  He was born 11 Feb 1767 Page Co., VA and died 10 Jan 1835.  He is buried at the Lutheran Cemetery, Winchester, Frederick Co., VA
I do not have much information on Abraham Lauck but I offer here notes, emails, mailing lists and stray information that might help a further researcher.  This information is NOT proven by me so please do your own sourcing.  Notes are in no special order.


First Generation

1. Abraham LAUCK, son of Peter (?) LAUCK, was born 11 Feb 1767 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, died 10 Jan 1835 in Virginia at age 67, and was buried in Lutheran Cemetery, Winchester, Frederick Co., VA.  Abraham married Anna Maria SPERRY 21 Dec 1794 in Winchester, Frederick 
County, Virginia. Anna was born in 1775 and died 4 May 1858 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:
+ 2 F i. Catherine LAUCK. Catherine married Wade HAMPTON. 
3 M ii. Peter LAUCK was born in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Luray Virginia. 
+ 4 F iii. Emily Caroline LAUCK. Emily married John P. BENTLEY 9 Apr 1839 in Frederick Co., Virginia. 

Second Generation (Children)

2. Catherine LAUCK. Catherine married Wade HAMPTON. 
4. Emily Caroline LAUCK. Emily married John P. BENTLEY 9 Apr 1839 in Frederick Co., Virginia. 

Lived 2 doors apart with Peter Prinz & Michal 
Cos(or p)enhauer between them.
1810 Census Winchester, Frederick Co., VA
Males 0-10=to 16=to 26=to 45=45 over
Females 0-10=to 16=to 26=to 45=45 over
Abraham Lauck 1-1-0-1-0-3-0-0-1-0-0
Simon Lauck 1-2-3-1-1-0-0-0-0-1-1

Abstracts of Wills Inventories and Administration Accounts of Frederick County, Virginia 1743-1800 
With Cemetery Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, and Other Data
By J. Estelle Stewart King 
Published 1961 © Second Printing 1980 ©
(Not just sure who the wife of Abraham is? Dates don't match Anna Maria SPERRY.)
"Cemetery Inscriptions:
Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia
Lauck, Abraham 1767-1835
Lauck, Maryann, wife of above, died 1858, aged 83 years.
Copied from the old Lutheran Cemetery that is included in Winchester Cemetery. "

Catherine E. Sperry's death notice is in the Alexandria Gazette and Virginia Advertiser 12-21-1855. It reads, "In Winchester on the 6th inst. in her 86th year, Mrs. Catherine E Sperry, relict of the late Jacob Sperry and sister of the late Peter Lauck. Her husband and brother were both members of the celebrated "Dutch Mess" who marched from Winchester to Quebec in 1775, under the command of Capt. (afterwards General) Dan'l Morgan." 

Brother Simon also marched, but not sure about Abraham. I think he would have been to young. Abraham married Anna Maria Sperry, sister to Jacob Sperry. They were married by Christian Striet who also was part of the "Dutch Mess" Another article in same paper, 8-23-1855 is about Daniel Morgan and a paragraph talks about Peter Lauck as his rifleman and sharpshooter.
http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.lauck/128.1.1/mb.ashx
Re: Peter son of Abraham LAUCK - Page Co. (Luray) VA

Thank you for sharing what you have, Beth. Your website is fabulous, by the by. I poured over it looking for anything about Abraham and ended up spending a lot of time just reading all of the great information about Peter and Simon. Maybe one day someone will find the link that definitively proves that Abraham was brother to Simon and Peter.

One thing about Abraham's son Peter - I don't think he died in Luray. He married Sarah Louisa Carter on 28 April 1845. They are indeed in Page Co. (Luray) in 1850 with 3 children and what must be Sarah's mother. Based on what I found at the VSLA, I was able to trace him to LaPorte Co., Indiana in 1860. It looks like Sarah's brother, John G. Carter, and her mother, Catherine Carter, made the journey as well. Peter does not appear with his family in 1870 (Jasper Co., Indiana) so he could have died by then.

And the search goes on . . . !
Deborah Parker
From: Toni
Subject: Lauck 
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 0:07:34 +0000
Catherine E. Sperry's death notice is in the Alexandria Gazette and Virginia Advertiser 12-21-1855. It reads, "In Winchester on the 6th inst. in her 86th year, Mrs. Catherine E Sperry, relict of the late Jacob Sperry and sister of the late Peter Lauck. Her husband and brother were both members of the celebrated "Dutch Mess" who marched from Winchester to Quebec in 1775, under the command of Capt. (afterwards General) Dan'l Morgan." 

Abraham married Anna Maria Sperry, sister to Jacob Sperry. They were married by Christian Striet who also was part of the "Dutch Mess" Another article in same paper, 8-23-1855 is about Daniel Morgan and a paragraph talks about Peter Lauck as his rifleman and sharpshooter. 
Abstracts of Wills Inventories and Administration Accounts of Frederick County, Virginia 1743-1800 
With Cemetery Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, and Other Data
By J. Estelle Stewart King 
Published 1961 © Second Printing 1980 ©

"Cemetery Inscriptions:
Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia
Lauck, Abraham 1767-1835
Lauck, Maryann, wife of above, died 1858, aged 83 years.
Copied from the old Lutheran Cemetery that is included in Winchester Cemetery. "
SOME WORTHY LIVES by Garland R. Quarles 
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Winchester, Virginia  published 1988

ABRAHAM    LAUCK
(1767-1835 
Abraham Lauck, the youngest of the three Lauck brothers, was born in 1767. On July 5, 1791, he purchased from Robert Rutherford the stone house still standing at 217 S. Loudoun Street. (F.D.B. Superior Court 2, p. 76).
Abraham Lauck was a hatter by trade and conducted his business on this site. He was an active member of the Lutheran Church, being named in the records of the Church as a participant in the church activities in 1812, 1824, 1828, and 1830.
Abraham's wife was Mary Miller or Mary Sperry and the family historian lists the following children:
   
       Catherine Lauck who married Wade Hampton 
Peter Lauck who lived in Luray
       Caroline Lauck who married____ Bentiey, editor of the Winchester Times
     
Abraham Lauck died in 10 Jan 1835 and was buried in the Lutheran Church Cemetery. 
Source: Lauck Family Manuscript - Historical Archives
The person that started my Lauck family was my mother,  LELIA DELL LAUCK born Sep 29 Sep 1901. She married my father JESSE ELBERT DRYER on her birthday 29 Sep 1921 in Barton Co., Missouri,  at the home of her parents, Henry Newton LAUCK and Camley Elizabeth SCOTT.
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Birth:  Feb. 12, 1767
Death:  Jan. 10, 1835
 He was the youngest of the three Lauck brothers that came to Winchester. He was a Hatter by trade running his business the Robert Rutherford house he purchased in 1791, which still stands today. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. He married Anna Maria Sperry, they had three children according to the family historian, their eldest daughter Catherine married Wade Hampton. Aged 67 years, 10 months and 27 days.  Burial: German Lutheran Church Cemetery Winchester, Winchester City Virginia, USA 
Created by: stars&bars 
Record added: Dec 30, 2007  
Find A Grave Memorial# 23650849 
WINCHESTER FREDERICK COUNTY
Historical Society
JOURNAL
VOLUME XVIII 
2006
Printed by Buckley's Printing, Inc.
946 Baker Lane Winchester, VA 22603

The Lauck Brothers
Peter, Simon, and Abraham
of Winchester, Virginia

Charles H. A. Cochran *

Abraham Lauck

Little is known about Abraham, youngest of the three brothers, born February 11, 1767.  (The author has not seen any material, which originated with Abraham's descendants.) Abraham saw no military service, being too young for the Revolution and too old for the War of 1812. He seems to have led an uneventful life, being a hatter by trade. In 1811 there was a hat factory in Winchester by the name of Lauck & Coyle - it is assumed the partners were Abraham Lauck and Michael and/or John Coyle. Abraham was active in the Lutheran Church, serving as Trustee, Elder, Warden, and Treasurer during the years 1809 to about 1834. In 1813 he was also one of the committee of Elders of the "German Lutheran Congregation of Winchester" which recommended that future proceedings be recorded in the English language rather than German. 

On November 9, 1826 Abraham and his wife transferred the property where they lived to Godfrey Miller as trustee against payment of a debt of $350 that Abraham owed John Miller. It is assumed Abraham paid the debt and title to the property reverted to him. In his will Abraham appointed "my friend and relation" John Miller as his executor. The two men were brothers-in-law, having married Sperry sisters. 

Abraham lived, in Winchester at 217 South Loudoun Street, across the street and about a half block south from Peter and one block north of Simon. The house still stands today (Dr. Quarles refers to it as the Rutherford House.) Abraham married Mary Ann (German: Anna Maria) Sperry (born 1775), the ceremony being performed by Christian Streit, the Lutheran minister. Although more than thirteen years younger than Peter, Abraham died on January 10, 1835, five years before his older brother. He was 67 years of age, 10 months
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and 27 days. Mary Ann died in 1858 at the age of 83 years. Both are buried in the old Lutheran portion of Mount Hebron Cemetery.

 The children of Abraham and Mary Ann Sperry Lauck were:

 1.  PETER - married Sarah Figg April 2, 1822 - lived in Luray-was constable and deputy sheriff there during 1830s - one source states Peter kept a hotel in Luray - same source states he married (second wife) Miss Gatewood of Page, "went West and died" - 1850 census gives Peter's age as 50, second wife's name as Sarah L., her age 26 - their children (1850): Charles H., (age) 4; Mary S. (age) 3; Gatewood C., (age) 1.

 2. CATHERINE E. - married Wade W. Hampton - were living in Luray in 1850 - census for same year lists his occupation as cabinet maker - his age given as 38, Catherine's 42 - in 1860 they were living in Winchester where Hampton was listed as an inn keeper - children in 1860: Mary C., 21; William H., 19, clerk in a store; Joseph T, 18, a printer; Sarah V.

 3.  EMILY CAROLINE - married John P. Bentley April 9, 1839 by Lewis Eichelberger, Lutheran minister - Bentley was editor of the Winchester Times - the family subsequently moved to Washington city (D.C.)

 4.  MARY ANN - married Dr. Francis WG. Thomas December 5, 1832 by Lewis Eichelberger, Lutheran minister - no other information.

 5. SARAH - married Charles H. Flinn - lived in Luray where Flinn was deputy sheriff and sheriff for a number of years - an item in Winchester city records - states that on April 15, 1845 Peter Lauck of Page County sold to Charles H. Flinn of the same county all his (Peter's) portion, rights, etc. of his father's (Abraham) estate for $500 - Sarah was apparently deceased by 1850. Russell gives the names of Abraham's five children as Peter, Catherine, Caroline, Mary Ann, and Sarah. In his will Abraham names the children as Peter, "the children of my daughter Margaret", Catherine, and Caroline. Since one other source refers to Margaret Lauck as being the wife of Charles Flinn, it is assumed her name was Sarah Margaret.

 Abraham's wife, Mary Ann, died May 4, 1858. Her will lists her heirs as daughter Emily Caroline Bentley of Washington City, daughter Catherine E. Hampton, and nephew Dr. Lewis A. Miller. The estate account (R. E. Byrd, Administrator) was not recorded until January 30, 1897, at which time the estate seems to have consisted of 15 shares of the Winchester & Potomac Railroad.  Annie E. Bentley, daughter of Emily Caroline, advised her mother had died February 10, 1895, and in addition to herself the other heirs were George A. Bentley, Mary V. Bentley, Charles P.K. Bentley, and Kate B. Bentley, all of Washington, D.C.
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