Peter Hildebrand settled along Big River in present day JeffersonCounty, Missouri, about 1783. One year later he was murdered by Indians as he was hunting. It is believed that Peter came to Missouri from Monongahela County, Pennsylvania, by way of Ohio, where he helped General George Rogers Clark construct Fort Jefferson on the Ohio River, & in lieu of payment, received a land grant in Missouri from the U.S. Government. It is rumored in various publications that Peter & John Hildebrand are the sons of 1 Jacob Hildebrand of Pennsylvania, & his father, Peter Hildebrand of Hanover, Germany. This family was supposedly living in exile in the Netherlands for a number of years before coming to America. . It is stated that Peter Hildebrand brought his wife & 3 children, 1 of whom was named Jacob, to New Amsterdam in 1690 & resided there several years before moving to northern Pennsylvania where Peter died. Because of a lack of early records & many errors in the traditional story as handed down, this speculation can not be proven. Bibliography from Barbara Spray
Father: John H. HILDEBRAND b: 1733 in Monongahela, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
Mother: Margaret GARLOCK b: 1736 in Monongahela, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage 1 Maria GARLOCK b: 1750 in Monongahela, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
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