To all Fluck/Fluke researchers,
These last few years researching my family and the descendants of Johannes Pflug/Flug/Fluck in Bucks Co., PA, Bedford Co., PA, and points west have yielded numerous questions regarding "other's" with the same surname. Granted, as time progressed additional Fluck's and Fluke's entered the U.S.; however, it's the early occurance of the name that has me baffled. I am going to post one such instance on the Bucks Co. Query Forum and a couple on the Bedford Co. Query Forum.
If anyone has any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, or anything related on these individual(s), please either post the info or email me. I am firmly convinced that other Fluck's were in Pennsylvania at the same time or before Johannes.
Here a baffler:
From Pennsylvania Archieves, 5th Series, Vol. 1. pg. 1: Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the Province of Pennsylvania.
Provincial Officers and Soldiers: After a listing of officers the following is stated:
The companies commanded by Captain Trent, Shannon, Deimer and Perry, were recruited under authority of a proclamation issued by Governor George Thomas, dated June 9, 1746, reciting the King's order of the ninth of April, to raise four hundred men within the Province of Pennsylvania, to be employed in concert with the regular forces in the immediate reduction of Canada. The companies went into winter quarters at Albany, NY, 1746-1747, and were finally discharged October 31, 1747, "the late intended expedition against Canada having been by his Majesty laid aside for the present.
Listed among the soldiers was: John Jacob Fluke, 46yo, born in Germany, occupation tailor.
Who was John Jacob Fluke? Being from Germany and the fact that the military records were English composed, it is a good possibility that the name was Johannes Jacob Flug/Fluck. I've seen some references that say that this is Johannes of Bucks Co., husband of Anna Mary Dui. But Johannes was a farmer, not a tailor and there is no evidence he was a tailor. In 1746, Johannes had been in Bucks Co. for two years, probably indentured. It is true that there was a space in children from 1745 to 1750, but this tells me nothing. Also, the Johannes Jacob who went to Maryland entered Phila. in 1750.
Does anyone know of this early soldier? Was this Johannes, husband of Anna Mary Dui?