Summaries for the Mauck, Mauk, Mock Families of the Shenandoah Valley

The families below may or may not have been related to one another. Documented proof has yet to be found.

(dates indicated are the time period the eldest ancestor was in Northern Virginia)

Introducing
The Elders
of the
Valley


Peter Mauck

circa 1734-1771

Tom's Brook
Winchester County, VA

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The first record of Peter in Virginia was in a survey of 4600 aces called the North Mountain Tract on 5 Nov 1734, for Joist Hite. This land was in what later would become Frederick Co., VA. Peter's marriage to Julianna Rheinhart 30 Apr 1739 appears in the marriage records of the Reverend John Casper Stoever as having occurred in Opequon, Orange Co., VA. This area later also became part of Frederick Co. Peter was the first person to be naturalized in Frederick Co., VA.

Peter eventually settled near Tom's Brook, VA. Peter and Julianna had four sons: Frederick, Andrew, Henry, and John. After Peter's death in 1771, Andrew and Henry moved to Sullivan Co., TN, John moved to Harrison Co., IN and Frederick moved to Southwestern VA.

The descendant's of Peter's son John are well documented in the excellent book by Mr. William Wolph, The Descendant's of Peter Mauck. I have some data on this family, but because of Mr. Wolph's work and the availability of his book, I have not done in depth research on Peter's descendants. If you have questions on this line, the best place for information on Peter's descendant's is the Mock Family Historian Home Page.


Rudolph Mauck and Mildred

circa 1736-1750

Luray
Shenandoah County, VA
Page County, VA

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The first record of Rudolph in Virginia appears in the records of the Lutheran Minister John Casper Stoever when Stoever baptized Rudolph's daughter Elizabeth at Opequon 02 May 1736. Opequon later became part of Frederick Co., VA. Rudolph was born before 1714, and appears in the records of Lancaster Co., PA in 1730. Rudolph purchased 400 acres on Mill Run in Augusta Co., VA 17 Jan 1749. This area later became Frederick Co., then Dunmore Co. in 1772, was renamed Shenandoah in 1778, and was included in Page Co. when it was formed in December 1831. It was part of Orange Co., prior to the formation of Augusta Co.

Rudolph died in 1750. His son Rudolph Mauck Jr. eventually moved to Rockingham Co., VA before 1782, then to Bourbon Co., KY about 1787 and changed the spelling of their surname to Mock. Rudolph Jr. owned land on Mill Run in what later became Page Co., VA, adjacent Daniel Mauck. Daniel is believed to have been a son of Rudolph and lived at Hamburg, where he died in 1803. Some of his descendants moved on to Gallia Co., OH and others remain in the Shenandoah Valley to this day. Daniel's descendants retained the surname spelling of Mauck, with one exception, whose descendants currently spell their surname as Mouck. Living adjacent Daniel Mauck was Henry Mauck, who is also believed to have been a son of Rudolph Mauck Sr. Henry died intestate in 1787 in what would later become Page Co. His probate identified 5 daughters but no sons.


Mathias Mauck and Barbary

circa 1755-1792

Culpepper County, VA
Upson County, GA

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Mathias appears in land records of Frederick Co., VA in 1764 along with Daniel Mauck. It is believed he was possibly another undocumented son of Rudolph Mauck Sr. Mathias was born before 1752. By 1772 Mathias appears in deeds where he owned land along the Robinson River at Quaker Run in Culpeper Co., VA, near where Daniel Mauck also purchased land in Culpeper Co. about the same time. Mathias and his wife Barbary moved to Wilkes Co., GA 1790-1792, where Mathias died about 1805 or 1806. Mathias's son, Mathias Mauk Jr., moved on to Upson Co., GA by 1830, where he died in 1870. Other suspected children of Mathias include Samuel Mauk of Sumter Co., GA, Randolph Mock of Mercer and Boyle Co., KY, Elizabeth who married George Glore and settled in Wilkes Co., GA then moved on to Cobb Co., GA, and Rachel Mauk who appears to have died without marrying before 1811. With the exception of Randolph, it appears the descendants of Mathias retained the surname spelling of Mauk.


Frederick Mauk and Mary Magdalene (Motlena)

circa 1763-1779

west of Berryville
Frederick County, VA

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The first record of Frederick and Motlena was when they purchased land in 1763 in Frederick Co., VA. This land is located along Opequon Creek several miles northwest of Berryville, on the border of current day Frederick Co. and Clarke Co. Frederick was born before 1733, possibly before coming to America, and died in 1779 in Frederick Co., VA. His will identified his children as Frederick, Mathias, Michael and Barbara.

Frederick Jr. died in Frederick Co., VA about 1785 and left one daughter, who moved on to Clark Co., KY with her husband. Mathias died in Frederick Co., VA in 1802 and his descendant's moved on to the area of Muskingum Co., OH. Michael died in 1830 and his descendants also moved on to the area of Muskingum Co., OH, and Hampshire Co., in what would later become WV. Descendant's of this family appears to have retained the surname spelling of Mauk.


George Mock and Sophia Muller

circa 1775-1808

near Middletown
Frederick County, VA

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George and Sophia moved to the area of Middletown, Frederick Co., VA about 1775 and died there about 1808. He was born before 1743, before his arrival in America. George came to VA from Lancaster Co., PA. George's father is believed to have been Henry Mauck, who arrived in America at Philadelphia in 1749 aboard the ship Ann.

George's children are identified by his will as: Christopher, who died without children about 1809; George, who moved on to Montgomery Co., VA for several years, then died in Harrison Co., IN in 1837; Daniel, who moved on to Fairfield Co., OH, where he died by 1830; Catherina who married Jeremiah Eberly and whose descendants remain in the Shenandoah Valley to this day, Susannah who married Philip Setzer and settled in Warren Co., VA, dying before 1850; Christina who married Jacob Harmon and moved to Montgomery Co., VA where she died in 1839. Of interest is the descendants of Daniel and George Jr. retained the surname spelling of Muck.


Gottlieb/Gudlip/Godlove Mock and Anna Zieglar

circa 1794-1815

near Stony Creek
Shenandoah County, VA

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Gottlieb's marriage to Anna Zieglar is the first record found of him. They married in Reamstown, PA 22 Nov 1778. The marriage record identified Gottlieb's father as Gottlieb, and Anna's father as Conrad Zieglar. Gottlieb is found in records in PA until 1790. He first appears in Virginia in the personal property tax lists of Shenandoah Co. in 1794, and continues appearing in the tax lists yearly through 1800. After 1800 it is not known what happened to Gottlieb or Anna. This family's genealogy has been one of the most challenging, as it has been compiled from scraps of information from dozens of different sources. It is believed that this family lived near Columbia Furnace in Shenandoah Co.

Gottlieb and Anna's children appear frequently in the records of the Shenandoah Valley. These children included: George Mauck who married Elizabeth Mourer 10 Dec 1803, Elizabeth Mauk who married Joel Berry 16 Aug 1800, Nancy Mauk who married Elijah Berry 8 Jun 1806, John Mock who married Elizabeth Helsley 28 Apr 1812, and Margaret Mauck who married Jacob Hutchenson 10 Jun 1822. All of these marriages occurred in Shenandoah Co., VA. Several of these families have descendants that are in the Shenandoah Valley to this day, in the area of Edinburg and Front Royal.


David Mock and Mary Butler

circa 1802-1842

Prince William County, VA
Page County, VA

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The first record of David and Mary was when they were married in Fauquier Co., VA in 1795. They lived in Prince William Co. until about 1802, when they moved to part of Shenandoah Co. that would later become Page Co. David's parents are not known, but because of numerous close ties to the sons of the above Daniel Mauck, it is believed he may possibly have descended from the above Mathias Mauk. David was born in 1772 and died in Page Co. in 1842.

David's children have also been difficult to identify, but are believed to have been: John Mauck, who moved to Greene Co., VA where he died in 1868, his children moving on to Champaign Co., OH; William, who died in Doniphan Co., KS in 1867; Mary who married John Bixler and died in Page Co. in 1853 and whose children moved on to Rockingham Co.; Sarah who married Isaac Huffman and died in Page Co. in 1887; and Morgan and Joseph Mauck, whose descendant's live in Page Co. to this day. This families descendants appear to have retained the spelling of their surname as Mauck.


Robert Mauck and Rebecca Watson

circa 1808-1880

near Linden
Warren County, VA

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Robert was born in VA about 1808 and first appears when he married Rebecca Watson in Warren Co. in 1838. Robert may be the son of the above George Mauck and Elizabeth Mourer, and appears in the personal property tax lists adjacent and near George. In 1850 he was several homes away from George, in Warren Co. Robert died after 1880. Some of Robert and Rebecca's descendants live in the Warren Co. area to this day.


George Mauck and Polly Turner

circa 1814-1860

Brock's Gap
Rockingham County, VA

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The first record of George was when he married Polly Turner in Rockingham Co., VA in 1814. He was born in VA about 1779. George lived in the area of Brock's Gap, Rockingham Co. and died shortly after 1860. He is believed to have been the son of a John Mauck/Mack and to have arrived in Rockingham Co. from Loudoun Co. between 1800-1814.

All of George's children have not been identified. His son Joseph lived in Rockingham Co. into the 20th century. Another son, James lived there through 1880.


Joseph Mauck and Mary Conner, then Ann Jackson

circa 1822-1879

near Linden
Warren County, VA
Fauquier County, VA

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Joseph was born in VA about 1822 and first appears when he married Mary Conner in Warren Co. in 1842. He is very likely another son of George Mauck and Elizabeth Mourer, and a brother of the above Robert Mauck. Joseph lived in and around Linden until the 1860's. He remarried to Ann Jackson during the Civil War, and moved to Fairfax Co., VA by 1870. Joseph died about 1879 and some of his descendants live in Fairfax Co. to this day.


Marcus Mauck and Delilah Fry

circa 1825-1906

Columbia Furnace
Shenandoah County, VA

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Marcus Mauck was born between 1821 and 1833. He married Delilah Fry in Shenandoah Co. in 1851. Marcus moved around the Shenandoah area a lot, appearing in Frederick Co. in 1850, Warren Co. about 1858, then in Shenandoah Co. in 1860. He settled eventually at Columbia Furnace, Shenandoah Co. Marcus's parents are not known, but it is suspected he may have descended from the above John Mauck and Elizabeth Helsley. Marcus died in 1906 at Stony Creek.


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