Peter Gift Junior of Kutztown and Maxatawny, Pennsylvania.

Peter Gift Jr. was the eldest son of Peter Gift senior who immigrated from Germany in about 1750. He came to this new land to settle in Lynn Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) Pennsylvania. He was a trained clockmaker and was soon joined by his two brothers John Adam and Nicholas Gift. Peter Jr. was born in February of 1780 in Lynn Township. He married Miss Elizabeth Moyer who was born in September of 1783 in Maeungie township now Lehigh County. They had several children. Peter Jr is thought to have been trained as a clockmaker by his father. In 1806, Peter Jr moved from Lowhill Township to Kutztown, Berks Co. Peter carried on an extensive business. His clocks are highly prized. Family records claim that the town clock located in the tower of the court house in Reading PA was constructed by Peter Jr and was still in excellent running order in 1908. During the years spanning 1806 through 1816, he is listed as working in Maxatawny Township. Peter moved back to Kutztown because he was taxed there in 1817.

Peter Gift Jr. Clockmaker working in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. An inlaid mahogany case tall clock of superb design most likely made by the Reading cabinetmakers Daniel Rhein and or his apprentice or journeyman Henry Quast. 219111

This handsome 19th century Federal mahogany tall case clock is nicely proportioned. Similar clocks, in terms of their distinctive case presentation… read more