Son of Peter Aurand and Elizabeth Klingerman. Brother of Christina Aurand, Mary Catherine Aurand, Catherine Aurand, Henry K Aurand, Caroline Aurand and Magdalena Aurand.
Peter was killed at a trading post known as the "Montezuma Tent" in Tuolumne County, California. His partner Solomon Miller escaped the attack with stab wounds. It has been reported that Peter K Aurand was buried where he fell in the town of Montezuma, Caliornia.