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Jacob Flook

Male 1702 - Bef 1777  (< 74 years)


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  • Name Jacob Flook 
    Alternate birth 2 Mar 1698  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 5 Jun 1702  Schafhausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 21 Feb 1777  [3
    Alternate death 21 Feb 1777  Middletown, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I31253  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2020 

    Family Barbara,   d. Aft 21 Jan 1797 
    Children 
    +1. Anna Margaret Flook,   b. 2 Dec 1753, Middletown, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1815, Middletown, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also spelled Pflug, Fluck, Flucke, Fleck, Flooke, Flug, Fluke, Fluckin, Flukein.

      He arrived in America no later than 1752, when a warrant for fifty acres was issued to Jacob Flook of Frederick County. He became a naturalized citizen in 1760. He may have been the Jacob Flug who arrived in Philadelphia on 13 Aug 1750 on the Edinburgh out of Rotterdam.

      His origins and life are the subject of a large number of baseless claims online and elsewhere. His parents are said to have been Johannes Jacobus Flook (Pflug), b. 1673, and Anna Margaretha (Nickelin) Erkuche. He is said to have been born in Germany on 2 Mar 1698, or in Schafhausen, Baden-Württemberg on 5 Jul 1702. He is also said to have served in the French and Indian War in Capt. Peter Bainbridge's company, mustered at Frederick County, Maryland. To the best of our knowledge, none of these assertions have any merit whatsover.

      Roy H. Wampler's roundup of what is actually known about Jacob Flook, in The Derr Family 1750-1986 (citation details below), chaper 32, seems to us pretty thorough. Not yet seen by us is what Wampler describes as a "comprehensive, well-documented" piece about Jacob Flook: Patricia Aberlard Anderson, "Jacob Fluck of Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland, and His Flook and Fluke Descendants." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 72:163, Sep 1984.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5014] Find a Grave page for Anna Margreth "Margaret" Flook.

    2. [S5015] Find a Grave page for Johannes Jacobus "Jacob" Flook.

    3. [S5077] The Derr Family 1750-1986, with Allied Families of Baker, Flook, Hoover, Koogle, Long, Metzger, Smith, Templing, Toms, Yaste, and Youtsey by Roy H. Wampler. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987.