Photos are the courtesy of those named here with my genuine appreciation and thanks.
Bruce Able, of Eugene, Oregon, for contacting me and offering copies from the Lauck Spice Cabinet, which he had inherited full of mementos, such as photos, hair samples, objects of interest from the Lauck, Grover and Haworth families.
David S. Raese, of Kent, Washington, for his diligent work as he identified many of the photos shown here. David has a great interest in photography in recognizing the little details that would identify the subject. He sent many copies of photos to me that was once shown by the Crocroran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
John Haworth Cammack of Baltimore, MD, Russell Lauck Hansford, Charleston, W. VA.. Glenn L. Winfrey of Stuttgart, Arkansas, Gerald Lauck, near Boston, Mass. and The Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.
Courtesy of CORCORAN GALLARY OF ART, Washington, D. C.
Courtesy of Russell Lauck Hansford, W. VA.
Photographed reproductions courtesy of David S. Raese, WA.
Old photo of the residence of Simon and Catherine (Starr) Lauck in Winchester, Virgina,.
Genealogy & History of the Simon Lauck family... click here
Simon Lauck was a gunsmith in Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia
Below are examples of Simon's work.
Photos Source: GUNSMITHS OF PEN-MAR-VA 1790-1840, by William S. Bowers pub. 1979
"Virginia Upper Valley School. Signed S. Lauck ca. 1800-1850"
Photo Corcoran Gallery of Art, sent to me by David S. Raese.
Signature of Simon Lauck
Lauck Flint Lock
Simon Lauck Rifle
Monument for Morgan's Riflemen with DAR marker.
Right: Simon Lauck - 2nd from bottom left side. -->
Peter Lauck - 3rd from bottom right side. -->
Simon Lauck (1760-1815) married abt 1782, Catherine Starr/(Soever/Stoehr/Staer?) (1766-1843)
Simon Lauck II (Rev.) 1784-1864
Philip Lauck (M.D.) 1785-1821
Elizabeth Lauck 1787-1865
John Lauck 1790-1826
Jacob Miller Lauck 1794-1875
William Lauck 1796-1826
The Heirlooms below are in the loving care of Bruce Able. He has generously shared these photos with me. These heirlooms are from the Lauck - Grover & Haworth families in Ohio during the years of 1812 to about 1865. Thank you so much Bruce for sharing.
The heirlooms were stored in this spice cabinet, which was made by Rev. Ezra Grover. The items have been kept in a collection and passed from generation to generation over the last 140+ years.
Only pair of glasses identified is the wire pair, lower left. They belonged to Rev. Ezra Grover. (Dr. Philip's father-in-law.)
Beads from the spice cabinet.
Lauck blond hair.
Dr. Philip LAUCK (son of Simon Lauck and Catherine Starr) was born on 17 Sep 1785 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, died on 30 Sep 1821 in Sterling Bottom, Meigs County, Ohio and was buried in Lauck Cemetery, Lauck Farm, Ohio. Philip married Ruth JENKINS, daughter Hannah JENKINS, on 4 Jan 1808 in Frederick County, Virginia.
Isaac Asbury LAUCK 14 Feb 1809 VA
Ezrael Grover LAUCK 24 Sep 1810 -1880 Missouri.
Simon Madison LAUCK Sr. 3 Dec 1812 Ohio,-14 May 1901 Ohio
Elizabeth Boyer LAUCK 11 Aug 1820 Ohio,-1 Aug 1898 Ohio
Some of these heirlooms belong to Rev. Ezra Grover came from Virginia to Ohio with his wife, Hannah, and his son-in-law, Dr. Philip Lauck. See Lauck Family page for more on Rev. Grover and Dr. Philip Lauck.
Dr. Philip Lauck died before photography was invented and the above silhouette is the only image of him. His wife, Ruth, lived much longer and the 3 photos below are the different years of her life.
"These two "carte-de-viste" photos, made circa 1870, are unusual since they are photographic copies of older pictures. Notice both subjects are holding the same book, thus the originals are possibly photographs, ca.1860 Ambrotues as evidenced by the light background (Daguerreotypes are dark). One or both subjects were deceased by 1870. These photos are found side-by-side in the Amsden-Lauck family album. The subjects appear to be about 55 years old. Regrettably, there is no clear resemblance to other family, by either the male or female. Assigning a tentative identity is difficult. If these are copies of drawings/paintings, could they be of Rev. Ezra Grover & Hannah (Jenkins) Grover: (probably!)"
If you have a clue to their identity, PLEASE contact me.