Tuesday, February 15, 2011

David Aunkst 1822-1898

Dan's 3rd Great Grandfather, Maternal Line

David Aunkst
Birth  December 14, 1822 in Pennsylvania
Death 11 May 1898 in Pennsylvania
married in 1848
Esther McKean
Birth 10 June 1826 in PA
Death 25 Sep 1915 in PA

Hampton Brady Aunkst 1849 – 1915 m. Esther Catherine Bower
Wilson Albert Aunkst 1851 – 1915 M. Ida J. Sterner
Daniel Emera Aunkst 1855 – 1917 Died Single
William Horace Aunkst 1858 – 1925 m. Annie B. Hell
Perry Oswald Aunkst 1860 – 1875 Died age 15
Mary Margaret Aunkst 1862 – 1926 m. Moses Swartz
Joseph Edman Aunkst 1865 – 1939 Nora Utzman
David Moody Aunkst 1867 – 1946  m. Rachel Hartzell

The Angst Family by Straub Baker Aunkst

December 14, 1822 - Born
In Delaware Twp., Northumberland Co., PA., Dec. 14, 1822 , the 8th child of Daniel & Mary (Zweyer) Aunkst

1826 - Esther McKean Was born
June 10 1826
the daughter of John & Mary (Hart) McKean
Her maiden name is given on the death certificates of her children Wilson & Hampton & Mary Margaret (Aunkst) Swartz , as well as on her own death certificate, where her parents are named.

(No proof - but I'd hazard a guess that the H. in Esther's middle name is her mothers maiden name, Hart)

September 21 1848 - Married Esther McKean
 in the house of the bride by Rev. David Hull, Presbyterian Pastor

1855 - Son Daniel Emera Aunkst is born
I'm a little confused by Daniel, because there was more than one in the area.  The death certificate I found, that does match the dates on his tombstone, lists his mother as Hettie Straub? But correctly names his father as David Aunkst.  

Daniel appears to have fallen to his death in 1917, if this is the correct death certificate.  He never married.

His will lists his siblings and a variety of other relatives.

1862-1865 Military Service
David Aunkst served in Civil War, enlisted Oct. 1862; hon. discharge July 1,1865; served under Capt. James B. Rooney, Co. B., 172 Reg. Ea. Vol.

Aunkst  David     48    abt 1822     Male      White      Pennsylvania
Aunkst  Esther    48    abt 1822   Female  White       Pennsylvania
Aunkst  Hampton 20   abt 1850   Male       White       Pennsylvania
Aunkst  Wilson     19   abt 1851   Male       White       Pennsylvania
Aunkst  John        17    abt 1853   Male       White       Pennsylvania
Aunkst  Daniel     15    abt 1855   Male       White       Pennsylvania
Aunkst  Horace   13    abt 1857   Male       White        Pennsylvania
Aunkst  Perry       11    abt 1859   Male       White        Pennsylvania
Aunkst  Margaret  7     abt 1863   Female   White       Pennsylvania
Aunkst  Joseph    5      abt 1865   Male       White        Pennsylvania
Aunkst  David       3     abt 1867   Male        White       Pennsylvania

Name: David Aunkot
Home in 1880:Turbot, Northumberland,Pennsylvania
Estimated birth year:abt 1822
Relation to Head of Household:Self (Head)
Spouse's name:Easter Aunkot
Father's birthplace:Pennsylvania
Mother's birthplace:Pennsylvania
Marital Status:Married

David Aunkot  58
Easter Aunkot  54
Hampton B. Aunkot  31
Wilson A. Aunkot  29 
Daniel E. Aunkot  25  
Margarett Aunkot  17  at School
Joseph E. Aunkot  15  at School
David M. Aunkot  13    at School
Rheta Rogers  12 (I think it says granddaughter in the relationship column?)  At School

1890 Veterans Register

1898 - Death

He is buried in the St John Lutheran Church Cemetery, which adjoined his farm.

1900 Census
Name: Esther Arnst
Home in 1900: Delaware, Northumberland,Pennsylvania
Age: 74
Birth Date: May 1826
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Mother-in-Law
Moses Swartz 34
Maggie Swartz 37
Isaac Trackermiller 44
Esther Arnst 74

Isaac Truckenmiller, Born Feb 2 1856 Died August 21 1939 was the son of Solomon Schwartz Truckenmiller 1820 – 1896 & Eliza Piles Straub.  http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2012/01/solomon-f-truckenmiller-1785-1857.html
He married with he was almost 50 years old, to Mary J. Gearhart
Isaac was Dan's first cousin 4x removed, on his paternal ( Truckenmiller) side.

1910 Census

Name: Ester Aunkst

Age in 1910: 83

Estimated birth year: 1827

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-Law

Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania

Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania

Home in 1910: Delaware, Northumberland,Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female

Mose Swartz 45

Maggie May Swartz 47

Ester Aunkst 83

Charles Grover 17

1915 - Esther Died



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