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Johann Peter Shrout

Male 1733 - 1804  (71 years)


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  • Name Peter Shrout 
    Title Johann 
    Prefix Johann 
    Born 18 Aug 1733  Schwarzenacker, Saarland Bezirk, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The Shrout name in Germany is said to be spelled SCHRODT, Johann Peter Shrout was said to be from near the city of Darmstadt, Germany Larry Phalin phalintl@aol.com We believe the SHROAT/SROAT families are descendants of one PETER SHROT, who landed in Philadelphia from Wiesbaden, Germany, on the ship 'Neptune' on September 30, 1754.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1754  Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 30 Sep 1754  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Peter Shrout emigrated in 1754 from Schwarzenzcker, Germany. This is near the east southeastern border of Saarland. He is listed in the Church Archives there as Hanss Peter Schott and a leaving on ship #222 in 1754 per 'Palatine Immigrant', V9, #3, Winter/Summer, 1985, Saarland Emigrants - their source was from the Manumission Protocols, duchy of Zwiebrucken, Bol. 2, 1750-1771 from the Church Archives of Zwiebruecken.

      http://tommcknight.com/genealogy/d0000/g0000044.html#75

      Peter SROTE

      Note:[75]
      3 Sep 1769 - 8 Sep 1842

      RELIGION: UNKNOWN
      BIRTH: 3 Sep 1769
      DEATH: 8 Sep 1842, Floyd's Fork, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA [74]
      BURIAL: Floyd'sForkBr.Gr, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
      Family 1 : Catherine LEATHERMAN
      MARRIAGE: 9 Nov 1795, , Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
      +Peter SHROTE Jr.
      Jacob SHROTE
      John SHROTE
      Michael SHROTE
      Elizabeth SHROTE
      Sarah M. SHROTE
      INDEX

      Note: [75] "It is possible - but not proven that this Peter Srote was the son of the Peter Shrot who landed at Philadelphia, PA, from Wiesbaden, Germany, on the ship, "Neptune", on 30 Sep 1754. Also, this elder Peter Shrot may have been the same Peter Shrot who was on the List of Virginia Taxpayers in 1782, 1784, and 1787 as living in Hampshire County, VA - now Hardy County, West Virginia. The Peter Srote, who married Catherine Leatherman, travelled down the Ohio River from Virginia to Kentucky on a flatboat before 1795 and landed near Louisville on a flatboat before 1795 and landed near Louisville. Louisville then consisted of only eight log cabins; and he travelled twelve miles East to Floyd's Fork of the Salt River. Here he took up a tract of timberland and built a log cabin. Floyd's Fork is the present site of Fisherville. Research reveals that in 1794 in Jefferson County, KY, there was a Peter Scrod, who was over 21 years of age, and who had a horse but no land. On 4 Jul 1796, a Peter Shrote was listed in Floyd's Fork. Analysis of these dates and included information support the conclusion that Peter Schrod and Peter Shrote werer the same person and that the information is consistent.

      The Floyd's Fork Burying Ground is located just west of Fisherville, KY. To reach the cemetary, go West from the Post Office about 11/4 miles, turn left on Road 1531 (which is just before you reach Pope Lick Road), go up the hill, and it is on the right side about 1/2 mile up after crossing the stream, Floyd's Fork.

      Peter Srote's will is recorded in Jefferson County Will Book 3, page 307, entry No. 245. It was probated 3 Oct 1842. Peter Shrote raised flax and cotten and raised sheep. His wife spun and wove and made all the clothes for teh family. She was a woman of uncommon energy and force of character, endowed with good nerves and a courageous spirit. She was an expert in the use of the rifle. The Shroats were German Baptists from Pennsylvania."

      Manuscript: "The Shroat/Sroat Genealogy", 5 pp. compiled by Donald and Ena Sroat; [Copy in my computer files under Shrout]
      "The History of the Ohio Falls (sp?) Cities adn Their Countied", Vol. II (describing the Fisherville Precinct); Jefferson County Marriage Book", Book 1, p22; Jefferson County Will Book 3, p.307, Entry No. 245; Gravestones of Peter and Catherine Srote in Floyd's Fork Burying Ground, Fisherville, KY.

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    Baptism 3 May 1757  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Goodfather? St. Michaels Lutheran Church 
    Baptism 22 Apr 1764  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    St. Michaels Lutheran Church 
    • Role: Father
    Baptism 22 Apr 1764  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Address:
    St. Michaels Lutheran Church 
    • Role: Father
    Baptism 22 Apr 1764  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    St. Michaels Lutheran Church 
    • Role: Father
    Census 1782  Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1784  Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Tax Records 1789  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Court 1790  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Need to search 4 possible films at FHC for the court records they are shown in RWELLS thumb drive
    Court 9 Aug 1790  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Property 15 Jun 1796  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Patterson Creek 
    • Purchased Peter had bought a 253 acre plantation from John Hershey and his wife's Mary on June 15, 1796 for sixty pounds.

      Peter Shrout living on Patterson Creek at this time, was a neighbor of John Bradford shown in the 1782 and 1784 Census. John Bradford was a Revolutionary War Vet. who married Peter's daughter Hanna or Johanna at least in 1782 and 1784.

      In Peter's will in 1804 a 253 land site is described as his plantation which he left to his grandson, George Shrout Jr. Peter and Ann Shrout lived on Patterson Creek north of Petersberg, near Williamsport and Medley which is now in Grant Co. West Virginia. It is believed that the Shrouts lived off Patterson Creek road which is also rt. 42, you come to Hy #5. When leaving Petersburg going north on rt.#42, you come to hy#5 about 4 miles out of town. Taking rt #5 you pass Old Arthur and turn left (west) before reaching Lahmansville on 3/4. It is expected the Shrout property is about 1 and 1/2 miles down this road just before deadending into rt #3. The Shrouts would be on the north side of the road near the middle fork of Patterson Creek, the Bradfords would be on the south side adjoining the south fork of Patterson Creek, and Job Walton would just south of the Bradfords on Lunie Creek.

      A quick study on the naming of counties in Virginia. The first settlers that come into the Patterson Creek area were in Frederick Co., VA. It stayed Frederick Co from 1730 until 1753. At that time it was changed to Hampshire Co., VA. Later in 1785 it became Hardy Co., VA. until 1863. In 1863, part of Virginia was cut off from the state to become the state of West Virginia. In 1866 the last change was made. Patterson Creek area is now in Grant Co., West Virginia.
    Tax Records 1799  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Will 24 Jul 1804  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Court 28 Jul 1804  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Charge 
    • The Superior Court records of Hardy Co. show:
      'At a Court called and held for the County of Hardy on Saturday the 28th of July 1804 for the examination of Peter Shrout charged with the murder of Ann Shrout.

      The Prisoner aforesaid was led to the Bar in the custody of the keeper of the jail of this County and the warrant of his commitment being read it was demanded of him whether he was guilty of the murder or not guilty said he is no wise guilty thereof whereupon sundry witness were sworn it is the opinion of the Court that the prisoner is guilty of the murder that he go on trial for the same on the first day of the next District Court held at this place, thereupon he is remained in jail.

      Peter Shrout plead guilty. Jury: Bean, John Foley Jr., John Cornell,Andrew Harvey, Wm. Fry, Jacob Hauss, Leonard Huffman, Jacob Huffman, Alex Simpson, Jacob Fisher, Arjalon Price, Solomon Vause. Prisoner guilty of murder of the first degree.'

      Chrisman, Pattie H.,' Gamble-Montgomery, History and Genealogy and Connected Families', 1979, p. 251.

      "While serving as Justice of the Peace, General Joseph Neville had arrainged before his court at Moorefield the first murder case to occur in this part of Hardy County (which was then Hampshire County). A man by the name of Shrout..... was charged with the crime of killing his wife, which deed he committed by ramming a broom stick down her throat. Shrout was executed at Moorefield according to the method of executing a criminal at that time, which provided that the accused should sit upon his coffin, borne by about six men to the place of execution, usually a tree with an appropriate limb. The prisoner was allowed to carry a small stick to drip as a signal when he felt that he was ready to take the step into that bourn from whence no traveler e'er returns. It is said that Shrout, instead of dropping the stick, threw it defiantly into the air." (107)

      The murder and subsequent hanging is graphically detailed and can be found in the Hardy County, WVA Library in Moorefield [Found in FHL Catalog]

      [do not know what the rest means yet 14 Dec 2017]
      Benjamin Bean 1 14 John Welton per order 12 September 1804 John Foley Jr 1 9 Himself 23 February 1805 John Cornwell 1 8 John Welton per order 12 September 1804 Andrew Harvey 1 27 Same William Fry 1 5 Same 13 September 1804 Jacob Haruep 1 3 Ms Ceraign per order 23 August 1806 Leonard Huffman 1 15 John Welton per order 12 September 1804 Jacob Huffman 1 15 Same Alexander Simpson 1 12 Same Sheriff________ John Welton 1 2 Himself 28 November 1804 ______________________Witnesses for Commonwealth __________________________ Nicholas Michael 1 18 John Welton per order 13 September 1803 Casper Hite 1 22 Same David Dye 1 22 John S. Sehon per order 10 December 1804 James Marquis 1 17 John Welton per order 13 September 1804 Margaret Hite 1 22 John Welton per order 13 September 1804 Mary Michael 1 18 Same Catherine Dye 1 22 John S. Selon per order 10 December 1804 Rebecca Marquis 1 17 John Welton per order 13 September 1804 ________________________________________________

      1804 August, Benjamin Bean was a member of the jury in Hardy County’s case against Johann Peter Shrout for the murder of his wife, Anna Clara Feuerbach Shrout. She died 24 Jul 1804 in Union Township, Hardy County, VA. “The Superior Court records of Hardy Co. show: ‘At a Court called and held for the County of Hardy on Saturday the 28th of July 1804 for the examination of Peter Shrout charged with the murder of Ann Shrout. The Prisoner aforesaid was led to the Bar in the custody of the keeper of the jail of this County and the warrant of his commitment being read it was demanded of him whether he was guilty of the murder or not guilty, said he is no wise guilty thereof, whereupon sundry witness were sworn, it is the opinion of the Court that the prisoner is guilty of the murder that he go on trial for the same on the first day of the next District Court held at this place, thereupon he is remained in jail. Peter Shrout plead guilty. Jury: Ben Bean, John Foley Jr., John Cornell, Andrew Harvey, Wm. Fry, Jacob Hauss, Leonard Huffman, Jacob Huffman, Alex Simpson, Jacob Fisher, Arjalon Price, Solomon Vause. Prisoner guilty of murder of the first degree.’ See Chrisman, Pattie H., Gamble-Montgomery, History and Genealogy and Connected Families, 1979, p. 251. The murder and subsequent hanging is graphically detailed and can be of Death pressed against him and that Execution of said deed be made done by the Sheriff of Hardy on the 12th of October next between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.”

      General Joseph Neville as Justice of the Peace, already referred to, had arraigned before his count at Moorefield, the first murder case to occur in this part of Hardy County. A man by the name of Shrout who lived near the Geisert place on the Morgantown road about one mile east of the 'Mountain' was charged with the crime of killing his wife, which deed he committed by ramming a broom stick down her throat. A man by the name of Bowman, who then lived on the Parker Brothers farm near Mount Storm on the Morgantown road acted as constable.
    Court 10 Sep 1804  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sentance 
    • Hardy County , Virginia, Superior Court Records, Monday 10th, September 1804: Peter Shrout again led to the Bar. Sentence of Death pressed against him and that Execution of said deed be made one by the Sheriff of Haedy on the 12th of October next between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.

      'GAMBLE -MONTGOMERY, History and Geneology and Connected Families', p251, compiled by Pattie H. Chrisman, 1979 At the Hardy County Library, Moorefield W.Va.

      ' While serving as Justice of the Piece, General Joseph Neville had arranged before his court at Moorefield the first murder case to occur in this part of Hardy Co. (which was then Hampshire Co.). A man by the name of Shrout .......... was charged with the crime of killing his wife, which deed he committed by choking her with a broom stick handle. Shrout was executed at Moorefield according to the method of executing a criminal at that time, which provided the accused should sit upon his coffin,borne by about 6 men to the place of execution, usually a tree with an appropiate limb. The prisoner was allowed to signal when he felt that he was ready to take the step into that bourn from whence no traveler e'er returns. It is said that Shrout , instead of dropping the stick, threw it defiantly into the air.' (107)
    Court 12 Oct 1804  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Execution 
    • Peter Shrout again led to the bar. Sentence of Death pressed against him and that Execution of said deed be made done by the Sheriff of Hardy on the 12 th. of October next between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.
    Name Peter Schrod 
    Name Peter Schrot 
    Died 12 Oct 1804  Morefield, Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Superior court records, Hardy County, Virginia, Monday, 10 Sep 1804. -17- I now live I give to my two sons Jethro and George Neville, jointly, - To my son Joseph, I give Two hundred Acres known by the name of the Wykoff's place to him and his wife's life time, after which to descend to his son Melton Neville, Alis Lewis - and as Mr. James Machir and myself has two Tracts of Land containing Seven hundred odd acres, lying on both sides of Stony river now in law and as I have never made a conveyance of the one-half to Mr. Machir should we recover or hold the said Two Tracts of land, I give the half thereof to the said James Machir or his heirs, the balance of the said land together with the lands I own in Randolph County, to be sold together, with my personal property and after my Debts is paid to be equally divided among my children except my daughter Amealy to whom I have given four valuable slaves in lieu of all other part of my Estate else paying regards to the division thereof to what I already have already advance to my Children accounts whereof I have lodged with one of my Executors. It is my will that my Grandson Melton Neville shall receive the one half of the amount coming to my son Joseph as he has no other child. Further as I have sold Two Tracts of land lying in the County of Randolph should those persons pay up the amount of the purchase money that my Executors make a conveyance thereof agreeable to contract it is also desire that all contracts entered by me in my life time should be punctual fulfilled by my Executors of whom I appoint my friends Mr. Edward Williams, Mr. Samuel McMechen, and my son Jethro Neville, my Executors. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord One Thousand and Eight Hundred and Seventeen. Jos. Neville (L.S.) 'Signed, sealed and acknowledged to be his last will and Testament by him made renouncing all former Wills in presence of us September the 4th, 1817.

      David Cosner David Gilmer' General Joseph Neville as Justice of the Peace, already referred to, had arraigned before his count at Moorefield, the first murder case to occur in this part of Hardy County. A man by the name of Shrout who lived near the Geisert place on the Morgantown road about one mile east of the 'Mountain' was charged with the crime of killing his wife, which deed he committed by ramming a broom stick down her throat. A man by the name of Bowman, who then lived on the Parker Brothers farm near Mount Storm on the Morgantown road acted as constable. Shrout was executed at Moorefield according to the method of executing a criminal at that time, which provided that the accused should sit upon his coffin, borne by about six men to the place of execution, usually a tree with an appropriate limb. The prisoner was allowed to carry a small stick to drop as a signal, when he felt that he was ready to take the step into that bourn from whence no traveler e'er returns to tell of tiding on yonder shore.
    Buried 12 Oct 1804  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Probate 12 Dec 1804  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peter Shrout's will was probated on Dec. 12, 1804. Peters heirs were his son; George Shrout, 3 daughters; Peggy Shrout; Hannah Bradford; and Mary Richardson. In addition a grandson George Shrout. Basically he left his wife's wearing apparel to his daughter Peggy. The 253 acre plantation to his grandson George Shrout, although George the son could live there for the rest of his life. The remainder of the property was sold and the proceeds were divided between the 4 children.
    Probate 12 Dec 1804  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Will Book #1, page 293 Peter Srout his goods Wooden vessel $1.50 sundry iron tools 1.67 one pare flat irons .84 two iron wedges .67 two cags .84three wooden 1.00 some old iron 1.50 one set tea ware .50 one havers & one bell .67 five basons, 11 plates, 3 dishes, 6 spoons 8.00 five tee cups, and candeluoals 1.00 one frieing pan & ahackeland times 2.00 Teaware & coffe mill & bottles 2.00 five bottles & tumbler 1.00 knives & forks & one book 1.58 castings 5.00 one log chain, 14 harrow teeth, plow irons 6.00 two calves one horse one mare one beg kettle three yds. lining and one bag sugar tee kettle one pare of gears on table, 2 sifters, one bason, 2 plates, 1 axe one setthe & wichel George Stingley, Gerog Shall,Joseph George
    Probate 12 Dec 1804  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • HARDY COUNTY, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS The Estate of Peter Srout, Deceased, In Account with Geo Srout, Executor 12 Dec 1804 lbs To cash, paid Mays Sehon for drawing will 6 To ditto, paid John OReay for coffin 18 To a debt, paid W.Inskeep per receipt 2 15 Paid Isaac Hite for mother's coffin 14 Ditto, to Geo Neville for defending Srout 4 10 Clerks notes taken up .... $4.90 1 9 2 PiadNicholas Michael per receipt 2 Paid James W. David per ditto 4 6 Paid Col. Vincent Williams for brandy 13 6 Paid James Marquis per receipt 4 10.5 Paid George Nicholas for digging grave 6 PaidHays per receipt his account 2 2 Paid William Stingley for writting 12 Paid Geo. Stingley for crying sale 11 6 Paid Adam Bowmn per receipt 8 6 Paid Geo Shell per ditto 2 6 Paid James Tucker 6Paid David Dey proven account 7 Paid W. Craigen Hays account 15 10 Paid Electius Hays account 12 Paid taxes to John Welton 4 8 Paid William Cunningham taxes 11 9 Paid Jos. Bradford 14 Paid theclerk for examing office 2 Bedding 2 horses & 2 couiz Heoggs 3 6 Expenses found when he lay in prison 1 0 6 _________________ lbs 24 1 3 Compensation for attending this business as Executor of Peter Srout 6 .0 .0 6 0 0 __________________ 30 1 3
    Probate 27 Dec 1804  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • December 27, 1804 The landue list of the property of Peter Shrout, George Shrout Administrator Table & Sundry Articles one pepper mill and bottles one set - pewter two Cheers Sugar 1 matock and Coopers ware 1 bag and candle woals, Book, & Brush 1 oven and cooper ware 1 chairie and sundries 1 saddle and half bushel, Iron wedges, tea, glas ware 1 bucket and old iron 1 set of knives and forks and pewter 1 1 hackle and pewter 1 1 set pewter 1 pot 1 set tools and pewter, a bottle & a cott 21 1 pot, 4 yds lining, tilewarre & gears 8 1 log chain, harow teeth, flat irons, 1 chees,1 cag, 1 pan, 1 reasor 9 1 cow, 1 pot 1 1 set plow iron, 1 pot 1 tools & bottle, ladles & forks, 1 cag, 1 pan 1 2 clevises and hamers & 9 head of hogs 8 1 mare & 1 cake of sugar 8 1 bed and furniture 4 ____ $ 71 __________________________________________________________ HARDY COUNTY, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS
    Probate 13 Feb 1805  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At a county held for Hardy County the 13th. day of February this Inventory & appraisement of the estate of Peter Shrout was this day returned and ordered to be recorded Teste E. Williams____________________
    Probate 2 Jan 1807  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • above account compared with the voucher and exmined by us Jan. 2, 1807 Vincent Williams Sepra Credit James Scott By the amount of property disposed of as will more fully appear by sale returned to court. in dollars $239.75 2/3 equal to lbs 71.18.6 € In a court held for Hardy County the 14 th. day of January 1807 this account report of the settlement of George Shrouts Executorship of the estate of Peter Shrout, Deceased, was this day returned and is ordered to be recorded. Teste E. Williams, Clerk
    Probate 14 Jan 1807  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In a court held for Hardy County the 14 th. day of January 1807 this account report of the settlement of George Shrouts Executorship of the estate of Peter Shrout, Deceased, was this day returnedd and is ordered to be recorded.
    Reference Number S2272 
    FamilySearch ID LKKM-J28 
    Universal ID 092CA33C5279438BB2D7779AC3C9B433BAE5 
    Person ID I2266  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2018 

    Father Shrout,   d. Deceased 
    Family ID F1293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Clara Feuerbach,   b. Abt 1739, Rhineland-Pfaiz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1804, Union Township, Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1760  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Address:
    St. Michaels Lutheran Church 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Shrout, [chr],   b. 30 Jun 1760, Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 15 Aug 1831, Fleming County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)
     2. Regina Shrout, [chr][will],   b. 17 May 1762, Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Highland Township, Muskingum County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. George Conrad Shrout, [chr][will],   b. 17 Feb 1764, Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Sep 1826, Morefield, Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 62 years)
     4. Peter Shrout,   b. Abt 1768, Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 1804, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     5. Gasper Shrout,   b. Abt 1770, Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1812, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     6. Peggy Shrout, [will],   b. Bef 1782, Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     7. Mary Shrout, [will],   b. Abt 1782, Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F1128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1733 - Schwarzenacker, Saarland Bezirk, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Must look at Peter Shrote in Jefferson County KY close to Floyd Fork

      Index Card for Shrote, Peter Whitaker's Battalion Ky mounted Volunteers

      http://tommcknight.com/family/shroat/Shrote,Peter/Shrote,Peter-MilitaryRecords-1794.htm

      1800 Tax record for Peter Shrote Jefferson Co, KY

      Dunkard Church

      Children's Baptism Peter has vanished for four years and shows up again on the church records of St Michael-Zion Lutheran church.

      Another question arises when the date of birth of the first child, Samuel, is noted and the date of their marriage. Anna would have been about six months pregnant at the time of marriage. Was this a deeply religious family or is there an answer that might be explained knowing the customs of the era. Peter and Anna could have been married by a traveling minister. This was a time that travel was difficult and costly for the not so rich. The traveling ministers/Justice of the Peace of the day were the only religion that was accessible to the people of the back woods. It is possible that Peter and Anna were married by such a Justice of the Peace and when Anna became pregnant, Peter and Anna felt that they had to be married in the church.

      The economic hardships and the difficulty of travel of the era might explain why the first three children were baptized at one time.

      The Church records for St. Michaels and Zion Lutheran Church, Philadelphia can be found as follows:Translated to English from the German

      Baptisms : 1762 - 1769 FHL Film# 0940904
      Marriages: 1777 - 1821 FHL Film# 0940905
      Burials: 1771 - 1834 '
      Marriages: 1745 - 1764 Book 974.811 K2rm
      Christenings 1745 -1755 '
      Church Records 1753 - 1775 FHL Film# 0021711
      Baptisms 1745 - 1784 FHL Film# 0387891 - 0387894

  • Sources 
    1. [S52] ZZ: Personal: E-mail Messages, RootsWebb I'm looking for information on John Hiram Shrout's siblings.

    2. [S1239] PA: Pennsulvania 1754 Census, (Date posted to database 30 Jan 2018).
      Name: J. Peter Schrot State: PA County: Philadelphia County Township: Philidelphia Year: 1754 Database: PA Early Census Index

      [There is also a Johan Michael Schrott same year; Name: Johan Michael Schrott State: PA County: Philadelphia County Township: Philidelphia Year: 1754 Database: PA Early Census Index]

    3. [S1238] Book: A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousnad Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvan9a from 1727 to 1776.
      page 332
      218) Sept. 30, 1754. Ship Neptune, Ware, Captain from Rotterdam, last from Cowes. Inhabitants from Darmstadt and Zweibrücken, four Roman Catholics.

      page 333
      J. Peter Schrot
      Joh Michael Schrot

      J. Peter Schrot 1754 Pennsylvania
      J. Peter Schrot 1754 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      J. Peter Shrot 1754 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    4. [S1225] Book: Book - New, Title: Pennsylvania German Pioneers, (Date posted to database 30 Jan 2018).
      Title: Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Ralph Beaver Strassburger, LLD, Publisher: Pennsylvania German Society, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1934, Repository: Archive.org (see WorldCat), Chapter number: Volume 1, 1727-1775, Page Number(s): 625, Person(s) of Interest: J. Peter (X) Shrot,

    5. [S1225] Book: Book - New, (Date posted to database 19 Jan 2018).
      Title: Record Of St. Michaelis And Zion, Repository: Findmypast (see WorldCat), Page Number(s): 330, Person(s) of Interest: Peter Reeb - Johan Peter Schrot, (Date posted to database 19 January 2018)

      Reeb - Peter s Johannes Reeb & w. Cathrina b. April 10, 1756 bap. May 3, 1757 sp[sponsar] Johan Peter Schrot - Ursula Harssin

      [Who is Ursula Harssin? and is this our Peter Shrout?]

    6. [S1225] Book: Book - New, Title: Historical Society Of Pennsylvania, Births & Baptisms Transcriptions, Author: St. Michael And Zion Lutheran Church, Repository: Findmypast (see WorldCat), Person(s) of Interest: Samuel Schrot, (Date posted to database 13 December 2017); (Digital Image: Shrout, Baptisms.jpg).
      [As transcribed at Findmypast]
      page: 20, year: 1764, entry: 55
      First name(s) Samuel Last name Schrot Year 1764 Birth year 1764 Birth date 30 Jun 1764 Baptism year 1765 Baptism date 22 Apr 1765 Father's first name(s) Johann Peter Father's last name Schrot Mother's first name(s) Anna Clara Mother's last name Schrot Diocese Philadelphia State Pennsylvania Country United States Institution St. Michael and Zion Lutheran Church Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania Register Baptism Date range 1771-1784 Record set Historical Society Of Pennsylvania, Births & Baptisms Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers) Subcategory Parish Baptisms Collections from Americas, United States

      Sponsors [Godparents] were Conrad and Catherine Petzler

      [I think there are some errors in the transcription for this person. In looking at the actual document I think the following would be a better transcription.

      page: 20, year: 1764, entry: 55

      Parents: Johann Peter Schrod and Anna Clara

      Child: Samuel geboren [born] den [the] 30 tag [day] Juni [June] 4th jahre [years] alt [old] getauft [baptized] den [the] 22 tag [day] April

      Sponsor/Godparent: Conrad Petzler and Catharina (?)

      Samuel's birth year could be 1759 or 1760 depending on if the parents rounded his age. His birth day is just 2 months away]

    7. [S1225] Book: Book - New, Title: Historical Society Of Pennsylvania, Births & Baptisms Transcriptions, Author: St. Michael And Zion Lutheran Church, Repository: Findmypast (see WorldCat), Page Number(s): Line # 56, Person(s) of Interest: Johanna Bergina Schrot, (Date posted to database 13 December 2017); (Digital Image: Shrout, Baptisms.jpg).
      First name(s) Johanna Bergina Last name Schrot Year 1762 Birth year 1762 Birth date 11 May 1762 Baptism year 1764 Baptism date 22 Apr 1764 Father's first name(s) Johann Peter Father's last name Schrot Mother's first name(s) Anna Clara Mother's last name Schrot Diocese Philadelphia State Pennsylvania Country United States Institution St. Michael and Zion Lutheran Church Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania Register Baptism Date range 1771-1784 Record set Historical Society Of Pennsylvania, Births & Baptisms Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers) Subcategory Parish Baptisms Collections from Americas, United States

      Her sponsors were Johan Georg and Regina Harold.

      [The transcription list her name as Johanna Bergina. I think this should be Johanna Rergina.]

    8. [S1223] PA: Pennsylvania, Births & Baptisms Transcription, (Date posted to database 1 Jan 2018).
      Name: Johanna Regina Schrot Gender: Female Event Type: Christening Event Date: 22 Apr 1764 Event Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Birth Date: 11 May 1762 Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Father's Name: Johann Peter Schrot Mother's Name: Anna Clara

    9. [S1225] Book: Book - New, Title: Historical Society Of Pennsylvania, Births & Baptisms Transcriptions, Author: St. Michael And Zion Lutheran Church, Repository: Findmypast (see WorldCat), Page Number(s): Line # 58, Person(s) of Interest: George Conrad Schrot, (Date posted to database 13 December 2017); (Digital Image: Shrout, Baptisms.jpg).
      First name(s) George Conrad Last name Schrot Year 1764 Birth year 1764 Birth date 17 Feb 1764 Baptism year 1764 Baptism date 22 Apr 1764 Father's first name(s) Johann Peter Father's last name Schrot Mother's first name(s) Anna Clara Mother's last name Schrot Diocese Philadelphia State Pennsylvania Country United States Institution St. Michael and Zion Lutheran Church Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania Register Baptism Date range 1771-1784 Record set Historical Society Of Pennsylvania, Births & Baptisms Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers) Subcategory Parish Baptisms Collections from Americas, United States

    10. [S1217] VA: Virginia, Compiled Census, (Date posted to database 8 Nov 2017).
      Page: 25, Column: 2
      Name: Peter Shrote State: VA County: Hampshire County Township: 08 00 Year: 1782 Record Type: Continental Census Page: 25 Database: VA Early Census Index

      [This shows Peter Shrote with 8 white persons and 0 black persons in his household?] [Next to John Bradford]

      [I have linked the 6 children and his wife who I think would be living with Peter at the time. One daughter, Regina is already married.]

      [Peter Shrout lived on Patterson Creek in Hampshire County, and was a neighbor to John Bradford, who was a Revolutionary War Veteran]

    11. [S1217] VA: Virginia, Compiled Census, (Date posted to database 14 Nov 2017).
      Page: 70, Column: 2
      Shrote, Peter; 7,1,0
      Seven in household

      [Living next door to John Bradford]

    12. [S1250] VA: Hardy County, 1789 Tax Records, (Date posted to database 19 Jan 2018).
      Srout, Peter sen, County: Hardy, Tax List: 1789 Personal B, Page 9

    13. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 10 Nov 2017).
      Hardy Co. Court Records in 1790, on p210, Peter Shrout has some sort of Debt case, either for or against him.

      On p397 Peter Shrout is on record for paying Casper and Rebecca Shrout as witnesses against William Tucker.

    14. [S1256] VA: Hardy County, Court Records, Digital Image Title: County Court Record Book, County Clerk, Repository: FamilySearch, ID Number: FHL Film # 007616765, Image Number(s): 71 - 71, Person(s) of Interest: Shrout, (Date posted to database 02 February 2018).
      9 Aug 1790 - Image 68 Sparks vs Shrout continued
      11 Sep 1790 - Image 70 Sparks vs Shrout continued
      12 Oct 1790 - Image 70 Sparks vs Shrout continued
      9 Nov 1790 - Image 71 Sparks vs Shrout Judgment

      [No indication as to what the judgment was or who the Shrout person was]

    15. [S1222] VA: Hardy County, 1799 Tax Records, (Date posted to database 9 Nov 2017).
      Shrout, Peter, County: Hardy, 1799PersonalB, page: 06

    16. [S1221] WV: West Virginia Wills, Volume 1, 1786-1811, Chapter number: Wills, Page Number(s): 290-291, Iamge: 144-145, Person(s) of Interest: Peter Shrout, (Date posted to database 09 November 2017).
      The following is a transcription of the Will of Peter Shrout, late of Hardy County, Virginia which was written 24 July, 1804. It was transcribed by Ione B. Supplee.

      In the Name of God Amen I Peter Shrout of the county of Hardy State of Virginia being in a weak State of Health but sound Mind and Memory at this time do make this my last will & Testament in manner following to wit that is to say first and principally I recommend my soul to Almighty God who gave it, my body to the Earth to be interred at the discretion of my Exec's herafter named. Secondly I give and bequeath to my daughter Peggy all the waring apparrel of which her Mother Ann Shrout died possessed.
      Item I direct that my Exec's do immediately or as soon as possible after my decease make Sale of all my household furniture except a Tea Kittle and divide the money arising therefrom equally between my four children to wit George Shrout, Hannah Bradford, Peggy Shrout and Mary Richardson.
      Item I give and bequeath to my grandson -- George Shrout son of George Shrout the plantation whereon I now live containing two hundred fifty three acres more or less but that my said son George Shrout, Father to the said George Shrout to whom the land is devised shall have the use of the said plantation for and during the Natural life of him my said son George Shrout.
      Item It is my will that my Exec's do make sale of the following Stock to wit one Horse Foal Mare one Cow and Calf and one Yearling Steer and three head of hogs as soon as it convenient after my decease and divide the money therefrom equally between my aforesaid -- Children George Shrout, Hannah Bradford, Peggy Shrout & Mary Richardson to them and their heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my said Son George Shrout all the Grain now growing on the said Plantation after my decease.
      Item I Nominate and appoint my said son George Shrout Executor of this my last will & Testament hereby ratifying & confirming this only as and for my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 24th day of July 1804.

      Peter (X) Shrout (his mark)

      Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared as for the last will & Testament of the said Peter Shrout in the presence of
      The words except a Tea Kettle' & the words after my decease. underlined before Signing & Sealing.

      John J. Shorr, George Sly, Robert Cocklain ([The surname is not definite, I.B.S.) Edmund Waggoner

      At a Court held for Hardy County the 12th day of December 1804. This last will and test Testament of Peter Shrout deceased was this day offered for proof by George Shrout the Executor. Ther?? waved and was proved by the oaths of George Ely and Edmund Waggoner two of the witnesses thereis unto is ordered to be recorded and the witnesses theres and is ordered to be recorded on the witness of the said Executor certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate therof in ?? force he having taken the oaths of ?? Executors together with James Scott his Security ex?? unto and acknowledged as how ?? the Penalty of five hundred dollars ??
      Ed Williams Court

      [This microfilm is shown to be in Hardy County Courthouse, County Clerks Office State of West Virginia. West Virginia became a state following the Wheeling Conventions of 1861, after the American Civil War had begun. Delegates from some Unionist counties of northwestern Virginia decided to break away from Virginia, although they included many secessionist counties in the new state. West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863]

    17. [S537] AA: To Do (RD), (Date posted to database 9 Nov 2017).
      Need to go to FHL to read

    18. [S537] AA: To Do (RD), (Date posted to database 2 Jan 2018).
      1804 August, Benjamin Bean was a member of the jury in Hardy County’s case against Johann Peter Shrout for the murder of his wife, Anna Clara Feuerbach Shrout. She died 24 Jul 1804 in Union
      Township, Hardy County, VA.
      “The Superior Court records of Hardy Co. show: ‘At a Court called and held for the County of Hardy on
      Saturday the 28th of July 1804 for the examination of Peter Shrout charged with the murder of Ann Shrout. The Prisoner aforesaid was led to the Bar in the custody of the keeper of the jail of this County and the warrant of his commitment being read it was demanded of him whether he was guilty of the murder or not guilty, said he is no wise guilty thereof, whereupon sundry witness were sworn, it is the opinion of the Court that the prisoner is guilty of the murder that he go on trial for the same on the first day of the next District Court held at this place, thereupon he is remained in jail. Peter Shrout plead guilty. Jury: Ben Bean, John Foley Jr., John Cornell, Andrew Harvey, Wm. Fry, Jacob Hauss, Leonard Huffman, Jacob Huffman, Alex Simpson, Jacob Fisher, Arjalon Price, Solomon Vause. Prisoner guilty of murder of the first degree.’ See Chrisman, Pattie H., Gamble-Montgomery, History and Genealogy and Connected Families, 1979, p. 251. The murder and subsequent hanging is graphically detailed and can be found in the Hardy County, WV, Library in Moorefield. ‘Hardy County, Virginia, Superior Court Records, Monday 10th, September 1804: Peter Shrout again led to the Bar. Sentence of Death pressed against him and that Execution of said deed be made done by the Sheriff of Hardy on the 12th of October next between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.” (From Ancestors of Jeffery Thomas Shrout, posted at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/h/r/Jeff-Shrout-IN/BOOK-0001/0002-0018.html)

    19. [S502] USA: Find A Grave, (Date posted to database 15 Jan 2018).
      Johan Peter Shrout BIRTH 18 Aug 1733 Saarland, Germany DEATH 12 Oct 1804 Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Unknown MEMORIAL ID 117600458

      Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 January 2018), memorial page for Johan Peter Shrout (18 Aug 1733–12 Oct 1804), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117600458, ; Maintained by Heritage (contributor 47588001) Unknown.

      [This was from Find a Grave but there is no gravestone. And the Burial is marked Unknown. This leaves me the feeling that it was just created by someone with no knowledge if it is correct or not.]

    20. [S1254] VA: Virginia, Records, (Date posted to database 31 Jan 2018).
      At a court held for Hardy County the 12th. day of December 1804, This last Will and Testament of Peter Shrout was on this day offered for proof by George Shrout the Executor as was named and was proved by the oaths of George sly and Edward Waggener two of the Witnesses and is ordered to be __________ and at the motion of the said Executor certificate is given for obtaining aprobate thereof in due form to having cottos of our Executors & together with James Scott his _________ his entered into and acknowledged as court in the ______________hundred dollors condition as law directs. Teste E. Williams Cp

    21. [S1220] Book: Pennsylvania, Marriage Records of St. Michael's and Zion Church, (Date posted to database 9 Nov 2017); (Digital Image: Shrout, Peter and Anna Marriage.jpg).
      FHL Film # 1312257, Vol. 1 Marriages 1748-1764, Image: 75

      Saint Michael's-Zion Lutheran Church Philadelphia County Peter and Anna were married by license with witnesses Johan Muler, Peter Muller, Ludwig Nonnenmacher and J.M. Walter

      Name: Anna Feuersbach Marriage Date: 28 Mar 1760 Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Spouse's Name: Peter Schraut


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