Second Generation

2. Peter2 Cook (Adam Koch1)(652) was born in Germany December 25, 1848. Peter died November 22, 1905 in Jonestown, Washington Twp, Warren Co, NJ, at 56 years of age.

He married Elizabeth Weber in Oxford Furnace, Warren Co, NJ, July 9, 1870. Peter and Elizabeth were married by Rev. F. S. Weisz.

Elizabeth was born in Hartman's Cnr, Washington Twp, Warren Co, NJ May 10, 1848. Elizabeth(653) was the daughter of John Weber and Elizabeth unknown. Elizabeth died January 2, 1914 Washington, Warren Co, NJ, at 65 years of age. Peter and Elizabeth lived in Jonestown until about 1880, during which time Adam, John, Mary, Fred, and Cort were born. They then bought and moved to the John Weber Farm at Hartman's Corner. Here Robert, Clara, Charles, Elizabeth, Estelle and Grace were born. In April 1892 they rented and moved to the John Weber brick house in Jonestown which they bought shortly after the death of John Weber. Peter Cook died at this place in 1905.

In 1908 the Brick House was sold and the family moved to a rented house on South Lincoln Ave. In 1909 removed to a rented house on State Street and in 1910 bought and moved to a house at #50 West Johnston Street, all in the Borough of Washington, Warren Co, New Jersey where Mrs Peter Cook died in 1914.

In the summer of 1914, the girls, Mary, Clara, Estelle and Grace, moved to College Hill in Easton Pa, where Clara died November 22, 1914. Shortly after that the three girls move to East Church Street, Washington NJ and in 1916 moved back to #50 West Johnston Street, Washington NJ, where Grace died September 18, 1917. In May 1920 the house at #50 West Johnston Street was sold and the two girls, Mary and Estelle, made their home with Howard and Libbie Fritts, Fillmore Street, Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey

In the 1870 census Belvidere, Hope Twp, Warren Co New Jersey page 892, Peter (age 20) is recorded in a boarding house. He was born in Germany and is a blacksmith. There are other Cook's living around this area but I have nothing that would tie them together. Can not seem to find Peter's mother Elizabeth in the 1870 census.

In the 1880 census Washington Twp, Warren Co New Jersey page , Peter (age 31) is recorded with his wife Lizzie (age 32), Adam (age 9), John (age 7), Mary (age 5), Fredrick (age 3), Cortland (age 1) and mother Elizabeth (age 77). Peter is a laborer in a mill.

In the 1900 census Washington Twp, Warren Co New Jersey page 192, Peter (age 51) is recorded with his wife Elizabeth (age 52), Mary (age 25), Cortland (age 21), Clara (age 19), Charles (age 15), Lizzie (age 13), Stella (age 11), and Grace (age 9). They have been married for 30 years and have had 11 children. Peter is noted as a teamster. He came to this country in 1864 and was naturalized.

Peter Cook and Elizabeth Weber had the following children:

child 3 i. Adam3 Cook(654) was born in Jonestown, Washington Twp, Warren Co, NJ September 10, 1871. Adam died January 3, 1941 in New Jersey, at 69 years of age. In the 1930 census Port Murray, Mansfield, Warren Co New Jersey page 196, Adam (age 58) is recorded as a hired hand of John Thomas (age 68). Adam is recorded as single and never married.

child + 4 ii. John Peter Cook was born March 9, 1873.

child 5 iii. Mary Eliza Cook(655) was born in Jonestown, Washington Twp, Warren Co, NJ November 15, 1874.

child + 6 iv. Frederick Charles Cook was born May 2, 1877.

child 7 v. Cortland Ferdinand Cook(656) was born in Jonestown, Washington Twp, Warren Co, NJ December 26, 1878. He married Rachel Ann Carlock October 14, 1914. Rachel was born in New Jersey January 28, 1877. (Additional notes for Rachel Ann Carlock(657)) In the 1920 census 247 Second Street, Hackensack, Bergen Co, New Jersey page , Cortland (age 41) is recorded with his wife Rachel (age 42). Cortland is a bookkeeper.

In the 1930 census 247 Second Street, Hackensack, Bergen Co, New Jersey page 161, Cortland (age 51) is recorded with his wife Rachel (age 53). Cortland was first married at age 36 and is a bookkeeper.

child + 8 vi. Robert George Cook was born January 26, 1881.

child 9 vii. Clara Cook was born in Hartman's Cnr, Washington Twp, Warren Co, NJ December 21, 1882. Clara died November 22, 1914 at 31 years of age.

child + 10 viii. Charles Bennett Cook was born May 18, 1885.

child 11 ix. Elizabeth Blanche Cook(658) was born in Hartman's Cnr, Washington Twp, Warren Co, NJ March 22, 1887. She married Howard Fritts June 21, 1911. Howard was born December 21, 1884. (See Howard Fritts for the continuation of this line.)

child 12 x. Estelle Cook(659) was born in Hartman's Cnr, Washington Twp, Warren Co, NJ January 2, 1889. Estelle died January 1985 in Oxford, Warren Co, NJ, at 96 years of age. She married Daniel Warren Challender December 10, 1936. Daniel was born February 22, 1886. (Additional notes for Daniel Warren Challender(660)) Daniel died February 7, 1946 at 59 years of age.

child 13 xi. Grace Cook(661) was born in Hartman's Cnr, Washington Twp, Warren Co, NJ January 3, 1892. Grace died September 18, 1917 Washington, Warren Co, NJ, at 25 years of age.

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