Friday, July 25, 2014

Aumack in New York, Michigan and Canada


Aumack Family Line

Our Aumacks (my husband’s maternal line) begins in Montgomery County, NY, Berrien County, Michigan and Saskatchewan, Canada and their link to the New Jersey Aumacks and ultimately back to Theunis Janse Van Amach (Amak) who was born in Denmark, the son of Dutch settlers in 1650.

The information about Theunis Janse Van Amach (Amak) and his arrival in the North America was primarily supplied by Trevor Kirkpatrick and Brad Aumick who have been researching the Aumack family.

Theunis Van Amack came to North America in 1673. He married Jannetje Brouwer in 1677 and was the progenitor of this line, of which the NAME VARIATIONS are many. These include: Aumack, Aumick, Omick, Amak, and Aumock among others. Theunis and Jannetje had 9 children. Theunis married a second time to Belitje Jacobs (Quick) Cozyn.

Our line of descent: (the brief version)

1. Theunis Janse Van Amach (Amak) b. 1650 in Denmark d. 1720 Flatlands, Kings Co., NJ m. Jannetje Brouwer, b. ca. 1655 Amsterdam.

2. Jan (John) Theunise Van Amak b.1691 ; d. bef. 4/21/1721 in Monmouth Co., NJ m. Marika (Mary) Johnson of Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ

3. Andreas (Andrew) Amak b. abt. 1718 in Monmouth Co, NJ.; d. in Hunterdon Co., NJ m. Teuntje Van Boskerck/Boskirk.

4. Abraham Amack bapt. 1757 in Hunterdon Co., NJ.; d. in Montgomery Co., NY m. Sophia (Suffiah) McCarn

5. Andrew Aumack – b. Montgomery Co., NY; d. Montgomery Co., NY m. Hannah Pool

6. Jacob Aumack b. 1821 in Montgomery Co., NY; d. 1921 Berrien Co., MI m. Harriet Lewis d. 1894. MI

7. Smythe (Smith) Aumack b. 1852 d. 1931 Berrien Co., MI m. Jane Clawson b. 1856 d. 1933 MI.

8. John Henry Aumack b. 1878 in MI d. 1945 in Sask., Canada m. Verna Moss b. 1892 Nebraska d. 1959 SK

The links to the longer version can be also be found at the bottom of this page.

Migrations of the family

Theunis Van Amach moved from Denmark to North America.

His grandson, Andreas (Andrew) Amak moved from Monmouth Co, NJ to Hunterdon Co., NJ

Abraham Aumack and his brothers Thomas and William moved to Montgomery Co., NY from Hunterdon Co., NJ after the Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

Abraham’s grandson Jacob Aumack who was born in Montgomery Co., NY married Harriet Lewis in 1844 and moved to Pipestone Township, Berrien County, Michigan in 1849. The information linking the Jacob Aumack in Michigan with the Montgomery Co., NY Aumacks was found by Tom Aumack and confirmed by another Aumack researcher, Betty. This information also matches what we found in “The Twentieth Century History of Berrien County, Michigan”, 1906. Tom and Joan are researching Jacob Aumack in Michigan and Montgomery Co., NY. Betty is researching William Aumack, brother of Jacob Aumack, in Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania; in Montgomery Co., NY. and Aumacks in general in Hunterdon/Somerset/Monmouth counties, NJ.

Jacob’s grandson John Aumack and his wife Verna came to Saskatchewan, Canada in 1917 to homestead. More below.

The Canadian Connection

We are the Canadian branch of the Aumacks. This is my husband Reg’s line. His grandfather John Henry Aumack (b. 1878 d.1945), his wife Verna (Moss), their daughter, and Verna’s mother Minnie (Hartsell) Moss, made their way to a snowy and cold arrival in North Battleford, Saskatchewan in January of 1917. They had come to take up a homestead in the Meeting Lake district. Their second child, another daughter was born soon after and in April they completed their journey to their homestead. (“Fond Recollections of Rabbit Lake, Meeting Lake and Mullingar.” 1976).

Their land curved along Meeting Lake with a nice stretch of sandy beach and within a few years John and Verna established the Meeting Lake Resort which included rental cabins and a refreshment booth run by Minnie Moss, Verna’s mother. The John Aumack descendants are living mainly in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.

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