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Peter C Loucks
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Birth: 1755
Death: Jan. 29, 1831
Schoharie County
New York, USA

Birth: ABT 1756 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., New York

Note: Probably born here.
Death: 29 JAN 1831 in Sharon, Schoharie County, New York.
Note: Headstone, in his 76th year.
Burial: Loucks Family Cemetery, Peter Loucks Farm, Sharon, NY

Occupation: Sharon Hill Inn

HOME: 1765 Settled In Sharon. 1810 Built House, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY

from the Edwin Merton McBrier book Genealogy of the Loucks Family.

H.R.-26 ?(McBrier Note: PETER LOUCKS, son of Philip Loucks, was the founder of that branch of the family that settled in Pennsylvania. See article--?From Schoharie to Tulpehocken, Pa.? by Rev. Michael Loucks, D.D., Part V. This Peter should not be confused with the several other Peters in this genealogy. See H.R.-33.)?

H.R.-27 The Loucks Family from ?History of Schoharie County? by Roscoe. Page 209--(Town of Middleburgh).
?Cornelius settled in Sharon, and the other brothers in this town. (Middleburgh.)

H.R.-29 ?Sharon Hill. (?History of Schoharie County? by Roscoe, Pg. 243.) ?Soon after the building of the Burgh Hotel, Peter Loucks built an inn upon the hill which was for many years managed by his son Andrew P. ... Upon the corner to the west Mr. Loucks built the present house about the year 1810, and established another son, William P., in the mercantile trade.?

?SHARON HILL, Chapter 15, (?History of Schoharie County? by William Roscoe)
Soon after the building of the Bergh Hotel, Peter Loucks built an "inn" upon the hill, which was for many years managed by his son, Andrew P. It subsequently came in the possession of one Beauman, and after that of Henry Shutts, who repaired it in 1837. William Thrall and George Dimmick followed each other during the palmy days of the stage line, and it was under Major Thrall the stand was favored as the "stage house" where horses were exchanged, meals taken, and a "round" or two of "flip." During Dimmick's stay, the four-horse stage line was withdrawn, and since then the house has exchanged owners maNY times, Henry McNeill occupying it for several years. Upon the corner to the west, Mr. Loucks built the present house about the year 1810, and established another son, William P., in the mercantile trade, and he proved successful. In 1839, Henry Shutts, of Cobleskill, built the present store occupied by John Malony, and engaged in trade with Abram A. Kneiskern, of Carlisle, and continued the same until 1844, when Robert Brown succeeded them, and remained til within a few years of the present date. The post office was established in 1810.? (Full Texts).

?CARLISLE, Schoharie County, NY - Carlisle was formed from Cobleskill and Sharon Mar. 31, 1807. The first settlement was made in 1760 by Andrew Loucks Conrad Engel, Philip Hooker, Peter Youngs, John Brown. Adam H. Kniskern in 1788, Peter Kniskern 1786, Severenus Brown 1788, Peter Hilsinger 1791, Benjamin Johnson 1790, Thomas Kenyon 1790, Barrant Vroman 1790, Solomon Youngs 1795, Abram Brown 1785, Charles Grovner 1796, Adam Lawyer 1783 Philip Hemstreet, Stephen Monk 1795, Robert Lawton 1793, John Youngs 1795, John F. Lord 1797, Jacob Kniskern 1798, Thankfull Burne 1797, James Sweetman 1800, John C. McNeil 1795, John Diefendorf 1800, Jacob Diefendorf 1800, George Diefendorf 1800, Adam Lawton 1800, George Grovner 1800, Peter Loucks 1800, David L. Snyder, Philip Kniskern 1801, John Joost Patrie 1800, David Engel 1805, Peter Gordon 1805, Hiram Grovner 1805, Chauncey Grovner 1805, Jacob Hilsinger 1801, Benjamin Youngs 1801, Richard Youngs 1802, Henry J. Ottman 1809, Cornelius Spring 1811, Mary Sweetman 1800. John B. Roscoe 1805, James Roscoe 1805, Philip Karker 1800, Mathew Cass 1801, Goodrick Primer 1800, John Larkin 1800, Peter Becker 1800, Joseph Becker 1800, Conrad Richtmyer 1800, Henry Richtmyer 1800, James B. Russell 1805, Evenezer Gordon 1803, Adrian Bradt 1805, Eli Snyder 1810, John H. Patrie 1804, David Ulman 1805, Abram A. Kniskern 1809, Adam Cromwell 1808, David Seeley 1808, John Woodworth 1808, Henry Slingerland 1810. Joseph Conklyn 1808, Robert Gordon 1814, Henry W. Larkin 1811, Josiah Guffen 1819, Andrew Guffin 1809, John Hyney 1807, Ira Dewey, John Carle, Merritt Washburn 1810, Jessie Roberts 1811, Risell Huntington 1808 William Ferris 1810, Cornelius Marshall Lyman Howes, John J. Loucks, John Pramer 1809, William Case 1812, Jacob Moak 1815.?

?SHARON - The Town of Sharon was formed Apr. 6, 1795 from Schoharie, part of Carlisle was taken off in 1807. Seward was taken off in 1840.
The early settlers were Linas Pynneo, Peter Sommers, Nickolas Sommers, Peter Loucks 1765, Andrew Loucks 1765, Peter McDougal 1730, Christyan Myndert 1760, Daniel McDougal 1775, Abram Mereness 1780, Conrad Fritche 1781, Lambert Sternburgh 1780. John Vanderwerken 1784, Calvin Pike 1785, Calvin Rich 1781, Robert Eldredge 1795, William Davenport 1765, Luther Kling 1758, Martynes Vrooman 1780, William Beeckman 1780, John Rice 1796, Adam J. Hiller 1735, John Mereness 1756, Marcus Brown 1772, George Kling 1778, William Kniskern 1777, Edward Eldredge 1795, Elijah Parsons 1796, Elisha Parsons 1800, George Best 1793, Severenus Cook 1791, Christopher Moyer 1796, Jolm Ressugue 1795, Elehue Eldredge 1792, Ebenezer Rowley 1794, Jacob Vrooman 1796, Alburtus Vrooman 1788, John Grantier 1780, Luther Taylor 1794. Christyan Anthony 1795, Cornelius Colliers 1791, John F. Hiller 1798, Samuel Grantier 1794, John Van Valkenburgh 1793, Richard Gilbert 1791, John Bellinger 1790, John Hynay 1790, John Beakley 1785, Mathew Ottman 1781, John Hutt 1785, Heseakiah Adams 1785, Peter Engel 1798, Mathias Engel 1798, Jacob Engel 1798. William Ottman 1782, Cornelius VanAlstyne 1795, Elisha S. Wales 1795, Adam Dockstater 1795, Joseph Alexander 1795, John Adam Kilts 1790, John Joost Bellinger 1791, Myron Culver 1794, Barnabus Eldredge 1792, Michel Collins 1785, Peter Fredrick 1792. John Empie 1795, Peter Ball 1813, William Ball 1813, Kost Van Schaick 1800, John Sharp 1804, John Mereness 1780, Peter A. Hilton 1800, George F. Fox 1805, Isaack Gardner 1807, Peter Becker 1805, Joshua Ward 1789, Jacob Empie 1800, Joseph Van Schaick 1800, John J. Johnson 1800, Henry Leaman 1802, Silas Smith 1805, Daniel Moyer 1800, John Malick 1790.?
Excerpt from the Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical & Family Memoirs:
?(III) Peter, son of William Loucks and his first wife, settled with his brother Andrew in Sharon, Schoharie county, New York, about 1765. Peter was a farmer and an energetic business man. The Sharon historian says, "he had clearer views upon political matters than his brother Andrew, especially during the 'struggle for liberty.'" This would indicate that Peter was a Patriot and Andrew a Tory. Peter erected a house in 1802 from timber that had been prepared to build a church, but a controversy arose that ended in the church being built at Lawyersville. The lumber was then sold at auction and purchased by Peter Loucks. This house yet stands. Children of Peter Loucks:

1. William,
2. John H.,
3. Hollis,
4. Daniel,
5. Andrew P.,
6. Mary, married Peter Brown,
7. Sarah, married Joseph W. Van Schaick.?
Excerpt from Roscoe, William. History of Schoharie.
?These families came to this neighborhood about the year 1765. There were two brothers, Peter and Andrew, the former settling upon the place now occupied by Daniel Loucks, and the latter upon the farm, of late called Slingerland's. A few years previous, 1760, an uncle of those two, Cornelius, settled upon the farm belonging to Harrison Kromer, now in Seward. Peter was a more energetic business man than Andrew, and had clearer views upon political matters, especially during the "struggle for liberty." In 1799 the High Dutch Reformed Church of Rhinebeck concluded to build a house of worship of their own, upon lands purchased for that purpose, and they cut and hewed the timber -- (white oak and heavy enough for a temple) -- ready for framing, when a controversy arose and the work stopped. The year following, the church was built at Lawyersville. The timber was sold at auction and purchased by Peter Loucks, who erected the present residence of Daniel Loucks with it in 1802. Peter and Andrew were own brothers (see Middleburgh). Peter's children were William, John, Hallis, Daniel, Andrew P., Mrs. Peter Brown and Mrs. Joseph W. Van Schaick.?
The Loucks Family Cemetery, on Peter Loucks? Farm, Sharon, Schoharie County, NY also has several other burials as shown below:

* SLINGERLAND J.T., son of H. and M. Slingerland
died Sept. 1, 1848 age 11 mo. 20 da.

* SLINGERLAND Teneyck, son of H. and M. Slingerland
died Sept. 28, 1816 age 2 yrs.

died May 13, 1803 age 30 yrs 9 mo. 16 da.

died May 13, 1808
* (Transcriber?s note): The year of death of one of these children is most likely incorrect. However, the material is presented here as found in the original manuscript.?

Married: 1) Maria HARRIS b: ABT 1753
Married: AFT FEB 1796

Daniel LOUCKS b: 9 JAN 1789 in Manheim, Montgomery County, NY

Married: 2) Dinah VAN NEST b: ABT 1754

Cornelius Henery LOUCKS b: 27 AUG 1802 in Sharon?, Schoharie County, New York.

Married: 3) Margaret KERKER
Married: AFT 1817

William P. LOUCKS b: 21 JUL 1821 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY
Andrew P. LOUCKS b: 14 OCT 1827

Family links: 
  Mary Harris Loucks (1753 - 1796)
  Margaret Kerker Loucks (1763 - 1847)
  William P Loucks (1821 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
Loucks Family Cemetery
Schoharie County
New York, USA
Created by: Zoe Tom
Record added: Sep 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59166798

Was born 1755. My Dearest Third Great Grandfather. Someday soon we will be together in Paradise and we can sit down for a good visit. Rest In Heavenly Peace.I Love You. Your Granddaughter.
- Anna Pinkerton Richards
 Added: Nov. 18, 2011

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