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George Peter "Peter" Ouzts, I
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1757
Heidelberg
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Mar. 25, 1829
Edgefield County
South Carolina, USA

George Peter Ouzts is the only son of Anna Catharina (Eva) GILBERT and Johann Dietrich Utz (now Ouzts) of Hoffenheim Germany.

George Peter Utz, age 8, and Elizabetha Catharina Jacobina (Maria) Utsin, age 4, landed at Charles Town (now Charleston), SC on Oct 15, 1766 aboard the ship Belfast Packet from Belfast, England. Their mother died enroute to America and was buried at sea. Dietrich had arrived at Charles Town in the ship Britannia from Rotterdam, Holland, on Oct 5, 1766.

Dietrich married Dorothea SAMBLIN, also an emigrant on the same ship, on November 25, 1766 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Charleston, SC. They had five children in Charleston, Newberry and Edgefield Districts.

George Peter Ouzts married Elizabeth HARLING, also born in Germany, in 1787 in Edgefield District, SC. They had fifteen children: John Calvin, David, Henry, Margaret (died young), Jacob I (died young), Elizabeth, Martin Luther, George, Peter II, Jacob II, twins Abram and Aaron, Isaac, James Daniel, and Benjamin. The thirteen children who survived to adulthood are the Patriarchs and Matriarch of the thirteen Ouzts Family Lines.

Family history is that Peter Ouzts served his new country in the American Revolution and carried a British shot to his grave. His name however, does not appear on the muster rolls of any unit. He has been given a Daughters of the American Revolution No. 506826.

At the time of his death in 1829, Peter had amassed 1,251 acres (2 sections or square miles) of land and 11 Negro slaves(5 male - Classa, April, Charles, William and John, and 6 female, Tessey, Milly, Susan, Caroline, Beckey, the sixth name unknown). The value of his estate was assessed at $8,991.18.

At the death of Peter's wife, Elizabeth in 1847, as directed by Peter, the sums of $50 each were paid to Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church and to Sleepy Creek Methodist Church (now McKendree Methodist Church) to dig water wells.

H. C. Ouzts, OFA

 
 
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 Parents:
  Johann Dietrich Utz / Ouzts (1726 - 1802)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Harling Ouzts (1770 - 1847)*
 
 Children:
  John Calvin Ouzts (1788 - 1840)*
  David Ouzts (1790 - 1858)*
  Henry Ouzts (1791 - 1873)*
  Margaret Ouzts (1793 - ____)*
  Jacob Ouzts (1795 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell (1797 - 1870)*
  Martin Luther Ouzts (1799 - 1882)*
  George Ouzts (1801 - 1880)*
  Peter Ouzts (1803 - 1844)*
  Jacob Ouzts (1805 - 1884)*
  Abram Ouzts (1807 - 1850)*
  Aaron Ouzts (1807 - 1889)*
  Isaac Curtis Ouzts (1809 - 1889)*
  James Daniel Ouzts (1811 - 1881)*
  Benjamin James Ouzts (1813 - 1894)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Peter Ouzts (1757 - 1829)
  William Michael Ouzts (1772 - 1847)*
  Jacob Carter Ouzts (1774 - 1866)*
  Jacob Martin Ouzts (1776 - 1844)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ouzts Newer Ground Cemetery
Meeting Street
Edgefield County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Valerie C
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61435911
George Peter Peter Ouzts, I
Added by: Valerie C
 
 
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- Lanie
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
In loving memory to my 5x great grandfather.
- Lisa Ouztes
 Added: Sep. 26, 2013
My 5th great grandfather.
- Robb Ouzts
 Added: May. 21, 2012
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