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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company; Elwood Roberts, Editor.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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THE MAUCK FAMILY. Mrs. Addie Mauck Slenker, of New Berlin, Pennsylvania, the senior member of the family writes (1896): “The Mauck family came from Germany I have always understood, and there were only a few of the name, and those are not living here and I doubt if they have any information as to their ancestry.”

Conrad Mauck lived in Berks county, Pennsylvania, and departed this life September 3, 1823. He married Catherine Zohler, who was born February 5, 1765. She was the daughter of Christian and Margaretta Zohler, and was born in Hanover township, Montgomery county. Pennsylvania, and died March 2, 1829. They had two sons: Aaron, mentioned at length below; and John Henry. The last named was born May 25, 1810, and died June 29, 1859. He married Eliza Henkle, and they left issue as follows: Addie, who married James Slenker; Emma, who is unmarried; and Ella, who died unmarried.

Aaron Mauck was born January 29, 1814, at New Berlin, Pennsylvania. He became a practicing physician at Pottstown, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, from whence he removed with his family to Laurel, in the state of Delaware, where he resided up to the time of his demise. Dr. Mauck married February 14, 1838, Eliza Longnecker, whose family were residents of Middletown, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, her parents being Henry and Elizabeth (Kendig) Longnecker. To Dr. and Mrs. Mauck were born the following named children: Clarence, Edwin, who married, but had no children; and Alice, who became the wife of Thomas Hodson, an attorney of Baltimore, Maryland, who was for some time a member of the senate of that state. Alice (Mauck) Hodson died either in the year 1879 or 1880. Dr. Mauck died either in 1858 or 1859, at the age of more than three-score years and his wife, Elizabeth (Longnecker) Mauck, died either in the year 1900 or 1901, in Baltimore, Maryland, aged eighty-seven years.

Clarence Mauck, eldest son of Dr. Aaron and Elizabeth Mauck, was born in 1839, in Indiana, while his parents were sojourning in that state. His preparatory education was acquired in various sections of the country in which his parents resided for the time being. He was a student at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant, March 27, 1861, and joined the First Regiment United States Cavalry, under the command of his maternal uncle, Colonel Henry Longnecker. His services began at Fort Columbus, New York; from May 10 to June, 1861, he was at Carlisle Barracks, in Pennsylvania; he joined his regiment on July 19, 1861, and served therewith at Fort Wise, Colorado, until November, 1861, and at Fort Leavenworth Kansas, until February, 1862. He was in the field in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia, to October 13, 1864, when he was wounded in action at Rome, Georgia, and was on sick leave on surgeon’s certificate of disability to November 26, 1864; on recruiting service to November, 1865; with regiment in Texas to September 1, 1867; on leave to November 1, 1867; conducting recruits to and with regiment in Texas (on expedition operating against Indiana in Texas) to April 23, 1870; on leave to August 16, 1870; with regiment at Fort Concho, Texas, to May 11, 1871; at Fort Richardson, Texas, to July 8, 1871; in the field on expedition against Indians in Indian Territory and Texas, to November 18, 1871; at Fort Richardson, Texas, to June 14, 1872; in the field, operating against Indians, to September 30, 1872; at Fort Richardson, Texas, to March 4, 1873; at Fort Clark, Texas, to April 30, 1873; on scout in field, in Texas and Mexico after marauding Indians, to August 30, 1873; at Fort Clark, Texas, to February 21, 1875; at Fort Sill, Indian Territory, to August 26, 1875; on leave to January 27, 1876; with regiment at Fort Reno, Indian Territory, to April 18, 1876; at Fort Elliott, Texas, to July 30, 1876; at Camp Robinson, Nebraska, to November 1, 1876; on Powder River expedition to January 5, 1877; with regiment at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, to May 26, 1877; at Fort Elliott, Texas, to September 20, 1878; in pursuit of and in operations against Cheyenne Indians to November 27, 1878; at Fort Elliott, Texas, to April 16, 1879; on sick leave and on surgeon’s certificate of disability to April 23, 1880; commanding post of Fort Stanton, New Mexico, May 25, to August 31, 1880; sick at post September 20, 1880; on sick leave and on certificate of surgeon as to disability until his death at San Antonio, Texas, January 25, 1881. Lieutenant Mauck became known in the service as a courageous and faithful soldier, and during the nearly twenty years of his service made an admirable record. The following is an abstract from the same as it appears in the office of the War Department at Washington:

“Clarence Mauck was appointed second lieutenant of First Cavalry March 27, 1861. He was promoted to first lieutenant May 9, 1861; captain Fourth Cavalry, November 5, 1863; major Ninth Cavalry, March 20, 1879. He was brevetted captain December 31, 1862, for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Stone Run, Tennessee; and major on October 11, 1864, for gallant and meritorious services during the Atlanta campaign.”

Major Clarence Mauck was married at Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, November 26, 1867, to Helen Wood, who was born December 25, 1841, being the eldest child of John and Elizabeth (Wells) Wood, both of Conshohocken. Their children were: Clara W., born at Austin, Texas, died at the age of five months; Herbert Sherman, born April 9, 1871, at Fort Concho, Texas, married Anita C. Franco, of Guayaquil, Ecuador, and has one son, Frederico Franco Mauck; Victor, mentioned hereinafter; and Mabel, born January 19, 1875.

Victor Mauck, third child of Clarence and Helen (Wood) Mauck, was born at Fort Clark, Texas, December 6, 1874.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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