Johann Frederick Ault (1743 - 1814)

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Birthplace: Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Somerset Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
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1. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 5th Series Vol. 4 pg. 699. "1788-83 Private Rangers on the Frontier."

2. Nellie Wallace Reeser, Valentin Alt, His Children and Grandchildren (1949), pg. 21-34.

"Frederick Ault was born November 7, 1743 as noted above on page 1. On November 28, 1759 the orphans court of York County, Pennsylvania, recorded the following action: "Came into court Frederick Alt a minor  Orphan son of Valentine Alt late of York township  Yeoman deceased aged eighteen years this fall and chose Andreas Schank of York township  Yeoman guardian over his person and estate during his minority of who the court approves." [York county Orphans Court records Book A pg. 129]. His inheritance from his father's estate has been noted above [York county Pa. Orphans court records Book A pg. 247-8]   

Vital records for four of Frederick's children are the following: Johann Friedric Friedrich b. 1/30/1764 parents Friedrich and Eva (Heins) Alt witnesses Jacob Alt and Elizabeth Margaretha his wife [Register of Friedensaal (Shuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York county pg. 2] ;

  • Anna Catharina b. 8/19/1766 bap. 8/7/1766 Parents Friedrich and Eva (Heins) Alt witnesses Peter Hau and wife Catherine [Register of Friedensaal (Shuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York county pg. 3];
  • Andreas b. 4/2/1769 bap. 5/14/1769 parents Fridrich Alt and Eva witnesses Andreas Lau (of Michael) Elisabeth Amelot [Register of St. Paul's (Wolf's) Reformed Church, West Manchester township York County. Collections of the Historical Society of York county pg. 5];
  • Johannes b. 12/28/1772 bap. 2/7/1773 parents Friedrich Alt and Eva witnesses Valentin Alt Margaretha Buch. [Register of St. Paul's (Wolf's) Reformed Church, West Manchester township York County. Collections of the Historical Society of York county pg. 7 ].

Fredrick Alt served with George Eichelberger, on September 5, 1767, as appraiser of the personal estate of "Mathias Nehs late of Manchester Township Farmer deceased". On the appraisal sheets Frederick made his "mark", F.A. in bold and distinctive print [York county Pa. Administrative files of the Probate court for 1767]. The same "mark" appears as Frederick's signature in the Washington county, Pennsylvania, Probate papers pertaining to his brother Conrad's estate [Washington county, Pa. Probate case A No. 7 1789 voucher No. 5].

The orginal tax records of Washington county, Pennsylvania carry Fredrick's name beginning with 1784, the first year this county had such lists, through 1814-15. The first records the name Olt. Such assessment rolls as are given in detail are as follows: 1796 Ault, Frederick Land Prop 130 Val 52; ditto cleared prop 40 Val 6; 1 shingled house 26 by 20 Prop 1 val 3; 1 barn thached prop 1 val 2; 1 oyle mill prop 1 val 15; 1 saw mill prop 1 val 20; 4 horses prop 4 val. 20; Cows prop 3 val 6. 1804-5 Ault Frederick Land; 1 grist mill, 1 saw mill, horses, cows. 1811-12 Ault, Frederick, Sr. land 180a; 1 grist mill, 1 saw mill, 2 horses; 2 cows, 1 dog. . 1814-15 Frederick Ault Sr. deceased sold to Thomas Gordon. On June 9, 1814 Frederick Ault and Eve, wid wife deeded to Michael Ault 6 acres 150 perches plus 6 per cent more or less, in Somerset township, Washington county, part of the land patented by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Frederick Ault, May 25, 1789. In this deed Frederick printed his "mark", his characteristic F A, while Eve made a cross for hers [Washington county Pa. deeds book 1 Y pg. 615-6.

On August 10 of the same year, Eve Ault, with her mark, signed a document as follows: "I Eve Ault widow and relict of Frederick Ault deceased do by these presents renounce my right of administering on the estate of the said deceased and request that th letters may be granted to Henry McDonough Esquire and Aaron Kerr. Given under my hand on the 10th day of August 1814. Test Isaac Kerr [Washington County Pa. Probate Case A  No. 2 1817]. A bill for muslin for the funeral of Frederick is dated July 6, 1814 [Washington County Pa. Probate Court Case A 2 1817 Voucher No. 2]. It is seen, then, that Frederick's death occured between June 9 and July 6, 1814.  Inventory of Frederick Ault's Personal Property [Washington County Pa. '

Probate Case A No. 2 1817] Appraisment of the goods and chattles rights and Credits of Frederick Ault of Summerset township Washington County State of Pennsylvania deceased taken this 20th day of August 1814 by Peter Yohe and George McIlvain 2 grindstones 2.12 1/2, 3 flower caskes.75, 2 ditto 37 1/2, 1 meat tub .25, 3 sider barels .90, 4 ditto 1.20, 2 ditto .60, 1 churnn 2 fat tubs .37, 2 tar casks .12 1/2, 1 ditto .10, 1 half bushell 1.00 1 washing tubb .30, 3 old buckets .30, 3 ditto 1.00, 5 old bea gums .12 1/2, 2 pair horse geers 6.00, 1 pair ditto .75 total 16.28 1/2 (end of pg. 1) 1 pair of Brigebands 2.25, 2 old blind bridles .37 1/2, 1 cittle 1.00, 1 dutch oven .50, 1 ditto and small pt 1.00, 1 ditto 1.00, 22 earthen pots .90, 12 small earthen dishes .40, 4 large ditto .20, 4 boles 12 1/2, 1 lot of gass (glass?) .37 1/2, 2 pitchers 1 mug .40, 1 dish 3 puter basens 4.00, 2 small baseon 3 spoons .66, 1 lot of tin whare .70, 3 puter plates 1.25,, 5 ditto 2.80, 5 ditto 2.80, 5 ditto 2.8, 26 puter spoons 2.80, 1 lot of ladles 1.82, Sausage funnel and forke .20, 1 lot of tin cups and other things 1.10 , 26 - 49 1/2 (end of p. 2) 6 whit plates .60, 1 lantern .37 1.2, 1 lot of teas cups and bole .75, 6 tea spoons .12, 1 coffe mill 1.00, 1 lot of Bottles and glasses .62 1.2, 1 smothing iron and lamp .75, saddle bags and strap .25, 1 saddle and bridle 1.00, 1 woman sadle and bridle 7.00, 1 spinning wheel 1.00, 1 big wheel 1.00, 1 real .50, 1 pair of wool cards and rolling pin .12 1/2, 6 knifes and forks .75, 1 small box and gunpowder .50, 3 rasors and hone 1.00, 2 small bores .37 1/2, spanish brownn .12 1/2, 1 bille (bible?) 2.25, 1 lot of old books .37, 1 watch 9.00 29.46 1/2 (?) (end of p. 3) 1 lot of whiles .25, 1 looking glass 1.00, 1 old woden clock 1.50, 1 chest 1.00, 1 bedstead and bedding 20.00, 1 ditto 12.50, 1 ditto 9.50, 5 chears 1.50, 2 table cloath and towl 1.25, 1 do tray and bole .25, 1 box with dry apple .50, dry apples by the bushel 1.12 1/2, 1 square and cumpas 1.75, 1 lot of augers 1.50, 1 lot turning chissels so forth 1.50, 1 lot of chissels 3.50, plow and grove plains 1.50, 2 plains and square .75, turning tools .75, 5 plains and square 3.00, spoon moles and ladles 1.50, 3 saws 4.00, cross cut saw 3.00 (end of p. 4) 2 drawing knives .75, broad ax foot adze 2.50, 4 axes 3.00, sledge and fro 1.75, 1 frying pan 1.00, stilyardss pickax 2.50, hammer pincheers old files .75, Brass and steell 2.25, screws .75, 21 lb. of old iron 1.26, box with old gimlets .25, 1 lot of old sturrups .25, 8 pains of glass .60, 1 box of cut nails .60, quanity of hammer nails .60, 35 bb of nail rods 3.70, 2 clavises .75, 1 sharp shears 2 lamps .50, 1 lof of old iron .75, 1 basket of old iron .37 1/2, 1 lof of old ditto .25, 1 box of old ditto .12 1/2, gun barel and augers 2.50, 27.76 (end of p. 5) 1 hackel 1.25, pine staves .25, 21 sifters 1.25, 1 box of hemp .25, 1 paren Morhean (?) and packsadle .75, 2 brooms .12 1/2, cabage knife 1.25, 1 lod trawf .o6, 1 gun and poutch 2.00, 1 bag and brand .37 1/2, 2 bags 2.00, 1 trawf .50, 12 bushels of wheat 7.50, 2 coffe pots 1.00, 3 large baskets .62 1/2, 4 bread baskets .25, 1 pot chain .25, dresser and cobert 3.00, dresser 1.00, boriet (?) .25, table 2. 25, 4 dozen of flax yarn 1.00 26.18 1/2 (End of p. 6) 7 bb of flax .98, 2 1.2 yards of white linsey 1/75, 2 1/2 yards ditto 1.00, 1 1/2 yards of cotten .90, 2 yards of cloath .50, 2 baskets .25, windmill 6.00, cutting box and knife .75, 360 feet of oak boards 1.80, 82 dozen of oats 14.76,, 2 cow chains .75, the third of 6 acres of corn 8.00, 4 large hogs 7.50, 10 small ditto 6.00, old wagon 15,00, 1 plow 3.00, 2 log chains 4.50, 1 pair of double trees .37 1/2, 1 swingle tree .10, 3 shovels 1.00, 2 dung forks one hook 1.25, 76.16 1/2 (end of pg. 7) 3 pitch forks 1.10, 3 hoes 1.12 1.2, 1 cornharrow 1. 12 1.2, 2 old sithes .37 1/2, dhaving horse and turning bench .25, 1 pair of bellowses 9.00, anvile 17.00, vice and bickhorn (?) 5.00, hammer and tongs 2.50, small quanity of cornn .46, one old box .06, 7 gees 1.75, 3 bee hibe 3.75, 3 oile millstones 6.00, 2 hay stacks 8,00, black horse 60.00, bay mare 55.00, bay colt 18.00, old black mare 2.00, 1 black cow 12.00, 1 brown cow 12.00, 216.39 1/2 (end of p. 8) 1 red and white cow 12.00, 1 black and white heffer 6.00, 1 claf 3.00, 1 conkshell .25, 19 1/2 bushels of rye 8.77 1/2, whearing apparell 6.00, winnegar cag .12 1/2, 1 half bushel .50, 1 pocket book .06, 1 tin bucket .75, salt box .12 1/2, 1 wiske barel and cock .80, 1 halter chain .37 1/2, 1 pair of wol cards .25, 1 old waterin pot .12 1/2, 1 bottle .30, 1 quart .12 1/2, 1 bea s cap .50, 5 1/4 bb of talla .75, hogs lard .35 , 41.60 Sum total $503.43 Vendue $833.50 1/2 (end of pg. 9) From vouchers in the probate files we get the following list of heirs [Washington county Pa. Probate case A No. 2 pg. 1817] Eve, the widow voucher No. 6; Mary (Mrs. Frederick Ault) voucher No. 17 (her husband signed the recipt for "...part of my wife Mary Ault's share".); Frederick (a different one) Voucher No. 18.; Eve (Mrs. Johannes Ault Voucher No. 19; Michael Ault voucher No. 20; Andrew Ault Voucher No. 21.

The relationship of the daughters, Mary and Eve, and of the sons, Frederick (signer of voucher No. 18), Michael and Andrew, is found in two deeds in Washington county, Pennsylvania. According to the first, Frederick Ault of Somerset township, Washington county, was appointed attorney for Andrew Ault and Elizabeth, his wife, of Jefferson county, Ohio, and for John Ault and his wife, Eve, of Belmont county, Ohio. Their letters of attorney say, in part: "...we the said Andrew Ault and Eve Ault being the lawful son and daughter of the said Frederick Ault deceased (the said Eve now being intermarried to the above named John Ault of Belmont aforesaid). This document was signed December 22, 1814 [Washington county Pa. deeds Book 1 Y pg. 616-7]. Acting upon the directions in the letter of attorney, that is, to sell the land in Somerset township left by deceased Frederick, the heirs signed the deed of transfer on April 1, 1815 [Washington county Pa. deeds Book 1 Y pg. 616-7] Besides the son and daughter named above, signers included sons, Frederick and Michael, and daughter Mary, all of Somerset township. Frederick's acting administrator, Aaron Kerr, was discharged by the court as having completed settlement of the estate, the last Monday of December, 1817 [Washington County, Pa. Orphans Court Records Book B 179-1816 pg. 22].

Revolutionary War records of Frederick Alt (Ault) include the following: 1778-1783 Private Rangers on the Frontier Pennsylvania Archives 5th Series Vol. 4 pg. 699 3rd series Vol. 22 pg. 207; May 1, 1783 Lieutenant Fifth battalion Pennsylvania Archives 6th series Vol. 2 pg. 199; March 19, 1782 Second class Fifth battalion Capt. Robert Ramsay's Co. Washington co. Militia Pennsylvania Archives 6th series Vol. 2 pg. 174. Post-Revolution military service includes the following: January 6, 1785, Samuel Morgan made assignment of his military wages to John Elliott, wages earned on tour of duty for Frederick Alt - at Wheeling Fort [ Post Revolution Papers Pennsylvania State Library Harrisburg Vol. 12 pg. 18].

This Frederick may have been the son of Frederick and Eva (Hains) Alt, the younger man having reached the age of twenty-one the preceding January 30. Eve, widow of Frederick, was living at least until August 18, 1817, when she signed a voucher No. 16 receipt in full for her share of her husband's estate [Washington county Pa. Probate case A No. 2 1817]..

No further records concerning her have appeared in my research. Descendants of Frederick and Eve spread fanwise westward from Washington county, Pennsylvania, in the familiar pattern of migration in the United States in the nineteenth century. A large number of them are now living in Belmont county, Ohio."

3. Nellie Wallace Reeser, Chartered Records of the Valentin Alt Family In America, A (1963, West Lafayette, Indiana Handwritten/Typed Family Group Sheets 2876 pgs. bound in 4 vols), pg. 3, 267, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington DC 20540-4570, CS71.A465.1963. Microfilmed 1984 L. C. Photoduplication Services Washington D.C. 2 reels. Copies in Indiana State Ligrary Genealogy Division www.statelib.lib.in.us; Phone: 317-232-3675; Fax: 317-232-3728 140 North Senate Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2296 and Latter Day Saints Family History Library 50 East North Temple Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3400 Phone: 801-538-2978; FAX: 801-240-1448; Library Photduplications Services Phone: 202-707-5640 quoted mein Nov. 2001 as follows after a $25.00 deposit above that for 1500 exposures @ 50 cents for neagative $750, 2 reels postive $96., processing and retrieval fee $12 for grand total of $858.

4. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 3rd series Vol. 23 pg. 207. "1778-83, Private, Rangers on the Frontier."

5. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 6th series Vol 2 pg. 199. "May 1, 1783, Lieut. 5th battalion."

6. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 6th series Vol. 2 pg. 73. "March 19, 1782, Second Class, 5th battalion Capt. Robert Ramsey's Co. Washington co. Militia."

7. Keith A. Dull, Early German Settlers of York County Pennsylvania (1997), pg. 288.

"Johan Friederic b. on Nov. 11 1743 bapt. at New Hanover Lutheran Church in Montgomery co. Pa. on Feb. 5 1744 and spn by Johan Friedrick Stempel and wife. He m. Eve Heins. They had the following children (Recorded at FRI)...."

8. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, F733_01V1 Tree #0032, 16 Oct 1998, The Learning Company, Inc., Broderbund Blue Banne Division, 1700 Progress Dr., P.O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Ia. 52233-0100, www.Genealogy.com.

"Johann Frederick Alt born 1743 died 1815 married 1) Rebecca ??? married 2) Eva Heins; Children are: John Frederick Alt. Jr. ; Michael Alt; Andrew Alt; Eva Alt."
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Johann Ault's Timeline

1743
November 7, 1743
Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
1744
February 5, 1744
New Hanover Church, , Montgomery, Pennsylvannia
February 5, 1744
New Hanover Luth, New Hanover Twp, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
1764
January 30, 1764
Age 20
1769
April 2, 1769
Age 25
West Manchester Township,York Co.,Pennsylvania
1777
1777
Age 33
1782
March 4, 1782
Age 38
Pennsylvania, United States
1814
July 6, 1814
Age 70
Somerset Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
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