Capt Johann Peter Hedrick

Capt Johann Peter Hedrick

Birth
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 24 Jan 1798 (aged 65)
Burial Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 15843230 View Source

Full name Johann Peter Hedrick II, husband of Anna Margaretha Hoerchalradt. Son of Johann Peter Heydrich & Anna Otilla, who came to America from Ulmet, Pfalz, Germany, on the ship Robert & Alice, arriving at the port of Philadelphia Sept. 11 1738, and located in East Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co, PA. He is brother to Adam Hedrick of the Pilgrim United Church community of Davidson Co.
Capt. Peter Hedrick married Margaret Hoerchelradt and migrated to what is now Davidson Co. about 1755. He staked out claim to 1465 acres of land along a stream ever since called "Four Mile Branch". Peter and his family were among the founders of the Beck's Reformed Church, where he is buried. He was a patriotic officer in the Revolutionary War. In his absence on military duty, British and Tories threatened his family, burned his buildings, killed all the animals they could not take, and carried away his property. When he was informed of this disaster, he was given leave to come home and move his family temporarily to safety in VA. Two of his patriot neighbors were killed during Torie raids at their homes, Valentine Leonard & Woolrich Fritz. Following the war, he had to rebuild, and occupied his holdings until his death.
Their 6 children were: Peter Jr., Francis, Jacob, George, Adam, and Casper (another account leaves out Casper and adds Elizabeth)?
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William Headrick and Capt. Peter Hedrick were brothers.
(submitted by Tracy Headrick Fowler)


Inscription

Came to America from Palatinate Germany 1738. Located in NC 1755-60. Took up 1465 acres of land on "Four Mile Branch". A patriotic officer in the Rev. War. Tories burned his buildings & stole his property.

Gravesite Details

One of the founders of Becks Reformed Church. A community leader, a man of end?, and a friend of man.


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