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Peter Gander

Male 1740 - 1808  (68 years)

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  • Name Peter Gander 
    Born 1740 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1808 
    Person ID I344  Mouchet-Roberts genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2011 

    Family Barbara Weber 
    Married Abt 1760 
     1. Mary Gander,   b. 21 Sep 1777,   d. 14 Feb 1849, Harrison Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Samuel Gander,   b. 1761,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jacob Gander
     4. Nancy Gander
     5. John Gander
     6. Magdalena Gander
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F9868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The following is from Steve Coulter:

      PETER GANDER, father of our grandmother Mary Gander Muck, was born about 1740
      (or earlier), either in Lancaster Co., PA, or in the Germanic alpine slopes
      of northern Switzerland. The Germanic pronounciation of Gander resulted in
      it often being spelled Gaunder by English county clerks in Shenandoah County,
      Virginia, where Peter died in Jan 1808. His estate details cattle, sheep,
      hogs, farming tools, spinning wheels (both wool & flax), a churn, a blue
      cupboard, a walnut table, bedsteads, & "some old pewter." On 9 June 1788,
      Peter purchased 200 acres in southern Shenandoah Co., VA, for one pound
      sterling. This hilly land lies seven to ten miles west of the town of
      Edinburg on the present Valley Pike (U.S. route 11). On 29 June 1789, Peter
      moved down the Shenandoah Valley to southern Frederick Co., VA, where for
      "five shillings sterling", he purchased 33 acres near Strasburg and along
      Cedar Creek---which marks the boundary between Shenandoah & Frederick
      counties. Much later, this land was the site of the bloody battle of Cedar
      Creek during the Civil War. Peter Gander married, probably about 1760 in
      Lancaster Co., PA, to Barbara Weber/Weaver, dau of Jacob Weber/Weaver & Anna
      Bauman (below). Peter Gander & Barbara Weber had at least 6 children: Samuel
      Gander, b. 1761; Jacob; Nancy; John; Magdalena; & MARY (see above for Mary
      Gander Muck's family)