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Peter LAUCKS (1720-1749) m. Anna Barbara KIRSCHNER (1727-1765)
s/o Johann Abraham LAUCKS (1690-1772) and Anna C BECKER (1695-1772)
d/o Johann Georg KIRSCHNER (1685-1746) and Anna Catharina FISCHER (1698-1768)
p/o Elizabeth Catherine LAUCKS (1727-1809)

Abraham Lauck arrived in 1710 in New York. He moved to Berks County, PA about 1723. He was said to be the brother of (I.) Jacob. Descendants fought in the Revolutionary War. Hunter's List 2-1; 4-1; name spelled Lauck. In Simmendinger's list of 1717, Abraham Lauck, wife and children are in East Camp, NY. Descendants of this line have been to Wallau, Germany (southwest of Frankfurt) and researched this family back several generations to Abraham's great grandfather, Conrad Lauck, born ca. 1589. Conrad was the son of Stefan, in Igstadt, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia. Since this Lauck family and its spelling go back to the 16th century in Germany, they in all probability would not be descendants of French Huguenots. The Edict of Nantes was revoked in 1685. It may well be that the Lauck name was derived from St. Luke. In some lists, the name was erroneously spelled Laux, and in some Berks County records the name was signed Louck. Loucks and Laucks spellings have also been found. Nonetheless, the Lauck spelling is preferred by almost every descendant in this line. The author thinks these early New York (E.), (F.) and (I) Lauck families and the Laux families on Hunter's Lists and Simmendinger's list are not connected. Peter (Laux) Loux arrived in 1748 in Pennsylvania. He settled in Bucks County, PA. He was a brother of (U.) Friedrich. He and some of his sons served in the Revolutionary War. He arrived in Philadelphia on September 16, 1748 aboard the ship Patience. He was indentured to his future father-in-law Johannes Haines/Hennz. He took the oath on the same day. The ship records list his birth date, as did Peter's family Bible. When descendants went to Germany to find their European roots, they found his baptismal record in the Runkel, Weyer, Munster area of Hesse-Nassau (west of Frankfurt). He was baptized April 19, 1726, the son of Johan Jost, Jr. and Anna Maria. He recorded the births of his children in his family Bible. There are also family records in the Tohickon Union Church. Some of his children married into Mennonite families in Bucks County and many descendants remain active in that denomination. In some records, Peter's surname is spelled Loucks. That may be why descendants of Peter, Jr., who moved to Westmoreland, PA around 1800, all use the Loucks spelling. The sons who remained in Bucks County used the Loux spelling. The author thinks that there could be a connection between (T.) Peter Loux and his brother (U.) Friedrich Laux with the (X.) Henry
Laucks/Loucks family of Windsor Township, York County, PA.

16 Oct 1720 Peter LAUCKS born at Womelsdorf, Berks, Pennsylvania [
1914 Laucks Family Association Program (n. pub. 1914) pg 11, pg 42; The Historical Society of York County, 250 East Market Street, York, York, PA] [SAR 72220 lists Peter as born 1711 and parents as Philip Laux and Magdalena Laux (doc)]

1723 Peter LAUCKS listed as residing in Heidelberg, Berks, PA and had moved from Schoharie, NY [
1914 Laucks Family Association Program (, 1914) pg 42; The Historical Society of York County, 250 East Market Street, York, York, PA]

26 Jan 1727 Anna Barbara KIRSCHNER born at Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany [baptized on 26 January 1727 at Langenselbold Reformed Kirche, Hesse, Germany; sp Johannes Fischer's wife] [Germany, Select Births and Baptisms FHL#1190527 lists Anna Magdalena KIRSCHNER as baptized 18 Dec 1727 at Eberstadt, Hessen, Germany and parents as Johannes and Anna Catharina KIRSCHNER] [her sister Elizabeth KIRSCHNER was baptised 25 Mar 1725 at the Evangelical Church in Langenselbold (15 miles east of Frankfort); she married Jonathan HAGER in 1740; she was 15 yrs old and he was 26]

20 Aug 1727 dau Elizabeth Catherine LAUCKS born at Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 20 Jul 1809 at Womelsdorf, Berks, Pennsylvania; married John Casper HAIN in 1746 (SOMETHING WRONG WITH DATES)

17 Aug 1731 Kirschner family immigrated on ship
Samuel [Anna Barbara Kirschner witnessed the immigration of Joahnn Görg Kirschner and Anna Fischer on 17 August 1731 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, US; on board the Samuel from Rotterdam via Cowes, with Ann, Mertin, Elisabeth, and Barbary. His name could also be spelled George Crisner] [Immigration listed as 1731: Kirschner, Joh Jorg; Wife Anna Fischer; Child Anna Barbara; Child Johannes; Child Joh. Martin; Child Anna Elisabeth; BURGERT, ANNETTE K. Eighteenth Century Emigrants from Langenselbold in Hesse to America. Myerstown, PA: AKB Publications, 1997. 192p. p.80] [Hager Family]

1738 Peter LAUCKS and Anna Barbara listed as immigrating to Philadelphia; Wife Anna Barbara; Child Georg Theobald; Child Catharina; Child Johann Jacob; Child; BURGERT, ANNETTE KUNSELMAN.
Die fruehen Siedler von Host Church, Berks County, Pennsylvanien, und ihre Herkunft aus Hochstadt, Pfalz. In Pfaelzische-Rheinische Familienkunde: Pfaelzische Familien- und Wappenkunde, vol. 9:1 (Apr. 1978), pp. 45-52; vol. 9:2 (Aug. 1978), pp. 89-99; vol. 9:3 (Dec. 1978), pp. 161-180. (Mitteilungen, 1978, 1-3.) p.163]

1738 Pater LAUCKS listed as receiving a deed at Berks, PA; purchased a land grant of 150 acres from William Penn. [
1914 Laucks Family Association Program (, 1914) pg 42-43; The Historical Society of York County, 250 East Market Street, York, York, PA]

1739 John George REITENAUER immigrated on ship
Robert & Alice

28 Jun 1743 Peter LAUCKS and Anna Barbara KIRSCHNER married at Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania; at St. John's Reformed Church, Berks, PA; By Rev. Caspar Stoever. [Caspar Stover, Caspar Stover's Records (; The Historical Society of York County] [Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records for Conewago, Adams, PA at Dutch Reformed Church Records/John Casper Stoever Ministerial Records (doc)]

1743 son Dewald LAUCKS born

1744 son John George LAUCKS born at Tulpehocken Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania; served in Rev War; died Oct 1807 at Berks, PA; married Anna Catherine KAISER in 1760 [Peter Laucks was born on 1 July 1776.1 He was the son of George Laucks and Anna Catherine Kaiser.1 Marriage*: Peter Laucks married Susanna Lorah before 1800.2 Census*: Peter Laucks and Susanna Lorah appeared on the census of 1800 at Tulpehocken, Berks, PA; Laucks, Peter 26-44, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 female < 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44.3 Deed*: Peter Laucks was given a deed on 5 December 1804 at Berks, PA, US; Purchased land originally owned by grandfather Philip from this father George.2 Census*: He appeared on the census of 1810 at Bern, Berks, PA, US, ; Laucks, Peter 26-44, 2 males<10, 2 males 10-15, 2 females < 10, 1 female 26-44.4 Residence*: He resided before 1850 at Berks, PA, US; Was a wealthy land owner in Berks Co.2 Death*: He died on 11 January 1850 at Berks, PA, US, at age 73]

1746 Anna Barbara KIRSCHNER married (2) John George REITENAUER at Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania (had 5 children)

11 Jan 1749 Peter LAUCKS died at Womelsdorf, Berks, Pennsylvania

8 Apr 1751 Peter LAUCKS listed as sponsor at baptism for George BRESSEE at Blue Mountain Church - Upper Tulpehocken Township, Berks, PA

1 Nov 1756 John George REITENAUER died at Frederick, VA

16 Apr 1765 Anna Barbara KIRSCHNER died at Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland

11 Sep 1766 Peter LAUCKS listed married to Anna SCHULTZ at Stone Arabia Church, Stone Arabia, NY???

30 Nov 1770 Peter LAUCKS listed married to Ann Marta ETS at Stone Arabia Church, Stone Arabia, NY???