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The 
Ancestors and Descendants 

OF 

RULEF SCHENCK 



A GENEALOGY OF THE ONONDAGA COUNTY, 

NEW YORK, BRANCH OF THE 

SCHENCK FAMILY 



BY 

BENJAMIN ROBINSON SCHENCK, M. D. 

FROM 

RECORDS AND NOTES 
COMPILED 

BY 

ADRIAN ADELBERT SCHENCK 



DETROIT, MICHIGAN 
1911 



THE NEW YORK 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

496413 

A'-rOft, LENOX AND 
TILDE.N --'MiMDATlONS. 

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The Wilson Printing Company 
Detroit, Michigan 



theSewtork 




ADRIAN ADKl.HKRT SCHENCK 

1842-1909 



THIS BOOK IS PUBLISHED 

IN 
MEMORY OF 

ADRIAN ADELBERT SCHENCK 

WHO DEVOTED MANY OF THE LEISURE HOURS 

OF A BUSY LIFE TO COLLECTING THE 

FACTS HEREIN RECORDED 



PREFACE. 

For many years my beloved father, Adrian Adelbert 
Schenck, cherished the ambition of putting on record the 
genealogy of that branch of the Schenck family which 
originally resided in or near Onondaga County, New 
York. The exigencies of an active business life left him 
but little time for working upon the thousands of details 
of a book of this kind, yet as opportunity offered, he 
corresponded with those from whom information could 
be obtained and carefully recorded names and dates, with 
that wonderful patience which was such a predominant 
trait of his character. One who has not tried to gather 
together facts about which there are no books and no 
authorities, little realizes the difficulties which beset such 
work. Letters are carelessly answered or are entirely 
ignored, records are imperfect as to full names and com- 
plete dates, and the memory often fails at a critical point. 
Unless one has the time to work continuously at such 
a task, it progresses but slowly and it therefore took 
many years for my father to collect the facts here 
recorded. 

After the death of my father, which occurred Feb- 
ruary 25, 1909, I found a large number of letters, 
written records and newspaper clippings, which he had 
gathered and which he had just begun to arrange in 



ScHENCK Genealogy 



chronological order for publication. It has required some 
time to complete the information and put it in form for 
the printer. Mj' thanks are due to a number of cousins 
who have willingly and enthusiastically supplied missing 
names and dates. I am especially indebted to Mr. James 
Shuler Schenck for his energetic aid. Nearly all of the 
latter part of the book has been submitted in manuscript 
form to some member of the various families for inspec- 
tion and correction, and no little trouble has been taken 
to have the records complete and correct. It can hardly 
be hoped, however, that there are no errors; for such 
as may occur, I ask the indulgence of the reader. 

For many of the facts in the early history of the 
family in America, we are greatly indebted to the late 
Rev. Garret C. Schenck of Marlborough, New Jersey, 
v\'ho spent upv/ards of fifty years in the preparation of 
a complete genealogy of the Schenck family. This, how- 
ever, has never been published. In 1883, father spent 
some time in New Jersey, looking up the records of the 
second, third, fourth and fifth generations in America, 
and I know that he was greatly aided by the Rev. Mr. 
Schenck. We owe much also to the records of Lieut. 
A. D. Schenck, U. S. A., whose book. Rev. William 
Schenck, His /Ancestry and Descendants, has supplied me 
with many valuable facts. The connection between the 
Rev. William Schenck and the Ohio branch of the family 
on the one hand and Rulef Schenck and the Onondaga 
branch on the other is recorded on page 60. 

The genealogy in Holland was compiled by Jonkheer 
William Frederic George Louis van der Dussen, Knight 
of the Order of the Oak Crown, Lieutenant Colonel 



Preface 7 

and Commandant in 1873, of the Fortress of Nimeguen. 
He was editor of a genealogical journal at the Hague 
and one of the genealogical authorities of Holland. His 
work, formerly in the possession of Rev. Garret C. 
Schenck, is an immense volume, handsomely bound and 

clasped. /, . . v' '' w- -^i .' . ■ V^'H>''' 

In 1885, .there appeared a twenty-six page pamphlet 
entitled The Blyenbeck and Ajferden Branch of the Fam- 
ily of Schenck van Nydeck. This was reprinted from a 
work, The Family of Schenck van Nydeggen, which was 
published in Cologne, Germany, in i860. From this 
pamphlet I have obtained many of the facts contained 
in the first part of this book. 

In 1876, P. L. Schenck, M. D., of Flatbush, L. I., 
published A Memoir of Johannes Schenck, the progenitor 
of the Bushwick branch of the family. This has been 
of great help in elucidating a number of important points 
in the early American history of the family. There are 
many descendants of Johannes Schenck and their rela- 
tionship to our branch of the family is clearly shown on 
page 60. 

The present book has been prepared primarily to serve 
as a record for those descendants of Rulef Schenck who 
are now living. The arrangement and method of num- 
bering are modifications of those recommended by the 
New England Genealogical Society. It will be readily 
understood, yet a word of explanation on the significance 
of the numbers and the use of Roman numerals may 
not be out of place. The genealogy is in three parts: — 
(i) From the year 1346 to 1650, where the unbroken 
line of descent is traced from Heinrlch Schenck van 



8 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Nydeck to Roelof Martense Schenck, who was the first 
of the name in America; (2) from 1650 to 1776, in 
which section the American ancestry of Rulef Schenck is 
given; (3) from 1776 down to the present day, where 
may be found the descendants of Rulef Schenck in all 
the collateral branches. In section one (Part II.) the 
name of each individual mentioned is preceded by an 
Arabic numeral followed by a capital A. This is the 
key number. The Roman numeral preceding a name sig- 
nifies the individual's place among the brothers and sisters 
of the immediate family, i. e., whether first, second, fifth 
or sixth, etc., child. The Roman numeral following the 
name signifies the generation. To avoid confusion the 
generations in Part III. date back to Roelof Martense 
Schenck, that is, they refer only to the generations in 
America. Roelof Martense represented the ninth gen- 
eration from Heinrich. In some of the families among 
the descendants there are now children of the eleventh 
generation in America. They can therefore trace their 
ancestry back through twenty generations, or approxi- 
mately five hundred years. In section two of Part II., 
from Roelof to Rulef, covering five generations, the key 
number before the name of each individual is followed 
by a lower case a, thus 12a. In Part III., the key 
number stands alone. Whenever an individual is men- 
tioned the name is followed by the key number, thus 
avoiding the possibility of any confusion on account of 
similarity in names. Each individual who has married 
is carried forward into the next generation, a reference 
being given to the page. By the use of the key numbers, 
it is very easy to trace back a line of descent. 



Preface 9 

This book is published and distributed as a memorial 
to Adrian Adelbert Schenck, who died February 25, 1909. 
He believed, as did the children of Israel, that each 
generation should leave to posterity its own record and 
that these records should be carefully preserved. It 
was his expectation and hope that when his book should 
appear, it would be carefully preserved for the children 
and the children's children of all who received a copy. 
Care has, therefore, been taken to select a paper which 
will endure and an ink which will not fade. 

The editorial work has not been done so well as would 
have been the case had he who first planned the book 
been graciously spared to have completed it, yet it is his 
spirit which permeates it and the credit for whatever of 
merit it possesses belongs to him. 

B. R. S. 
Detroit, Mich., June i, 191 1. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Part I 

Pace 

Coat of Arms - - - - 13 

Derivation of the Name - - - 14 

Holland History _ _ _ _ 17 

Early American History - - - 27 

Part II 

The Holland Ancestry of Rulef Schenck - 55 

The American Ancestry of Rulef Schenck - 61 

Part III 

The Descendants of Rulef Schenck - - 65 

Seventh Generation in America - - 66 

Eighth Generation in America - - 80 

Ninth Generation in America - - 100 

Tenth Generation in America - 126 

Index ------ 133 



PART I. 

COAT OF ARiMS. 

Seipmacher is the authority quoted by A. D. Schenck 
for the arms and crest of the van Nydeck branch of the 
family. In the language of heraldry the description is 
as follows : — 

Arms — Sable, a lion rampant, or., langued et arme. 
Gu and az. 

Crest — Out of a coronet, or., a demi-lion rampant, or., 
langued et arme. Gu and az. 

In explanation it may be said that it was the custom 
among the knights of the middle ages to display their 
armorial ensigns, or arms, upon their shields and banners, 
and their crest, or cognizance, also worn by their fol- 
lowers, upon their helmets. When not engaged in battle, 
a coat of light material was worn over the steel armor 
and on this was worked, in colors, the arms and crest. 
This is the origin of the term coat-of-arms, a translation 
of the French, cotte d'armes. 

A "coat-of-arms," as we use the term to-day, consists 
of two parts: — (i) The arms, displayed usually on a 
shield or banner, and above this, (2) the crest, usually 
resting on a crown in the case of a sovereign family or 
on a coronet, in the case of families of lower rank. 



14 ScHENCK Genealogy 

By referring to the colored frontispiece, the description 
of the arms and crest, as given above, will be under- 
stood. 

On the sable (black) banner is a lion rampant 
(charging). This is painted in gold (or). The lion's 
tongue is protruding (langued) and he shows his talons 
(arme). The tongue is red (gu.) and the talons blue 
(az.) 

The crest represents a demi-lion or half lion, similar 
to the lion of the arms, charging out of a coronet. 



DERIVATION OF THE NAME. 

The family names of all the countries of Europe ^e 
derived from one of five sources, and it Is possible to 
trace every surname to one or another of these five 
divisions, which are : — 

1. Baptismal or personal names, such as Thompson, 
Williamson or Richardson. As Bardsley says, it Is easy 
to see how they came Into existence, for nothing could 
be more natural than that children should often pass in 
the community as the son of Thomas, or the son of 
William, or the son of Richard. In some particular 
generation the sobriquet became permanent and passed 
on to future generations as an hereditary surname. 

2. Local surnames, such as Lane, Styles, or Wood 
have survived from such designations as John of the 
Lane, William atte Style, or John atte Wood. There 
are many instances of this source in every language. 



Derivation of Name 15 



3. Official surnames have been bequeathed to us by 
the dignitaries of mediaeval times. Examples are Mayor, 
Baron and Bishop. 

4. Surnames of occupation are very numerous, as a 
moment's thought will readily convince one. 

5. Sobriquet or nicknames form a large class. Applied 
originally to individuals on account, perhaps, of certain 
personal characteristics they at some period became hered- 
itary and survive today. 

In attempting to classify a given name in any one of 
these divisions, however, it must not be forgotten that 
many names, especially in America, are not what they 
seem, but are in some instances corruptions and in other 
cases translations. 

The name Schenck undoubtedly belongs to the third 
class, that of official surnames. The name signifies cup 
bearer and is derived from the same root as the German 
verb schenken, meaning "to pour out." Lieutenant A. 
D. Schenck in his Rev. William Schenck, His Ancestry 
and Descendants, explains the origin of the word. 

The oldest term designating the office of cup-bearer, 
is Skinker, of Sanskrit origin. A more recent origin is 
possible, however, as it may be connected with either of 
the Anglo Saxon words scaene, a cup, or scanca, a shank. 
The first of these derivations is easily understood, the 
second requires an explanation. It has been supposed that 
the shank bone of an ox was used as a spout for a 
leathern wine bag. This use of a bone is said to be the 
origin of the cups of the butlers of England, the little 
knobs on the covers representing the shank-bone spouts 
of ancient times. 



16 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Whatever may be the origin of the word, it is common 
in several European languages, thus in Icelandic, skenka, 
in Danish, skencke, in Dutch and German, schenkj and 
in French, eschanson. 

Several of our ancestors are referred to as Pincerna. 
This is the Latin translation of the same word. Thus 
the first of the Van Nydeck branch of the family is 
referred to as Christianus Pincerna. He was cup bearer 
to the Count van Julich, whose residence was the famous 
castle of Nydeggen. There are records of Julich in 
which he speaks of PiA/c^rnrt' woi-Z^r (our cup bearer). All 
legal documents of this time (1225) are in Latin and this 
form of the name, Pincerna, appears in them. In "low" 
Latin, the name became buticularius, bucellarius, busel- 
t larius, and similar words, all denoting the "leather bag 
man." From these is derived the French bouteiller, and 
the English butler. 

Cup bearers were probably employed long before his- 
tory takes notice of them. We know that among the 
ancient Kings of Media the cup bearer held the first 
rank in the royal household. He had charge of the 
household arrangements and was the King's chief attend- 
ant when at home, guarding him from interruptions 
when engaged, and acting, in fact, as master of cere- 
monies. Both in ancient and mediaeval times, it was 
one of the duties of this officer to taste the wine before 
it was served. This was done by pouring some into 
the palm of the hand and was to guard against the 
possibility of poisoning the master. The office was always 
held by a noble and in feudal times became hereditary. 



Holland History 17 

Thus it was that many noble families, in the middle 
ages, bore the name of Schenck. There are sixty-eight 
families of the name mentioned in the Kueschke Deutches 
Adch-Lexicon. 



HOLLAND HISTORY. 

The Holland ancestry of Rulef Schenck may be traced 
in an unbroken line to the year 1346. At this time the 
head of the family was the Knight Heinrich Schenck 
van Nydeck, Lord of Afferden and Walbeck, from whom 
the line of descent, as given later (Part H.), has been 
recorded by van der Dussen, formerly one of the most 
noted genealogical authorities in Holland, who searched 
long and patiently to complete the work. While there 
are breaks in the record previous to 1346, we are fortun- 
ate in possessing not a little information concerning the 
family as early as the year 878. 

Before relating these facts, however, it may be of 
interest to briefly sketch, in outline, the history of the 
Netherlands and attempt to form some conception of 
the character of its people. 

The Netherlands, or nether lands, was the name given 
to the countries situated in the small triangle between 
the France and Germany of today and the sea, the ter- 
ritory which is now about equally divided between the 
modern countries of Holland and Belgium. It was a 
country traversed by overflowing rivers, harassed by the 
sea and devoid of beauty. Of its earliest inhabitants wc 
know little, for history records nothing previous to the 



18 ScHENCK Genealogy 

epoch of Julius Caesar. The wars waged by the con- 
queror, rescued from obh'vion the Celtic and German 
tribes, whom he found in this hollow land, or Holland, 
and Tacitus, the Roman historian, has minutely described 
their characteristics. Motley, whose Rise of the Dutch 
Republic, The United Netherlands and John of Barne- 
veld will long remain the authorities on early Holland 
history, thus translates and embellishes the more prosaic 
paragraphs of the Latin: — 

"Physically the two races resembled each other. Both 
were of vast stature and the gigantic Gaul derided the 
Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies. Both were fair, 
with fierce blue eyes, and clear blonde complexions. Their 
hands and feet were small. The especial mark of high 
rank was the brightness of the eye, and long hair was 
considered beautiful. They were races remarkable for 
personal dignity, which early became corrupted into 
excessive pride, and for a boundless spirit of individual 
enterprise. With these traits, they united a simplicity 
and truthfulness, which was always observed by stran- 
gers. They were notoriously reckless of their own lives 
and cruel to enemies ; fond of the chase and of adventure, 
especially on the sea, preferring whatever involved peril 
and hardships ; greedy for booty and given to the pleasures 
of the table and to gaming." 

The government of the tribes differed somewhat, yet 
with all of them, it was essentially republican. Clanship 
was a predominant feature. The Gauls were an agri- 
cultural people, while the Germans were more given to 
war and carnage. The Gauls were priest ridden and 
their Druids were a predominant class. The German 



Holland History 19 

tribes, however, held to a simpler faith, believing iri a 
single, supreme, almighty God. 

P'irst conquered by Caesar, these truculent tribes, 
despite many revolts, several unsuccessful confederacies 
and numerous rebellions, remained subject to Roman rule 
for about five centuries. With the decline of the Empire, 
the Netherlands were "successively or simultaneously 
trampled by Franks, Vandals, Alani, Suevi, Saxons, 
Fresians and Sclavonians, as the great march of Germany 
to universal empire went majestically forward." 

The Frank dominion succeeded the Roman and the 
history of the Franks became the history of the Nether-, 
lands. Against this dominion struggled through several 
centuries, the Fresians, who held the northern part of 
the territory, until finally conquered by Charlemagne 
in 785. That great emperor, however, was succeedeo 
by unworthy and incapable men who had not the sense 
to comprehend, far less to develop, the plans of their 
ancestor. Charles ihe Simple was the last of the Franks 
to govern Lotharingia, in which was comprised most of 
the Netherlands and Freisland, and the sovereignty, in 
925, passed to Henry the Fowler. Thus, the Nether- 
lands passed out of France into Germany, remaining still 
provinces of a loose, disjointed empire. At this period 
the various petty earldoms, dukedoms, etc., became 
hereditary. Sovereign counts became numerous and 
autocratic, and the force of arms became dominant. 

"Five centuries of isolation succeeded. In the Neth- 
erlands, as throughout Europe, a thousand obscure and 
slender rills were slowly preparing the great stream of 



20 ScHENCK Genealogy ^ 

universal culture. Five dismal centuries of feudalism, 
during which period there is little talk of human right, 
little obedience to divine reason. Rights there vi^ere 
none; onl}' forces." 

Out of the chaos of these dark ages gradually evolved 
a people, three million strong, whom Motley in his 
enthusiasm, calls "the most industrious, the most pros- 
perous and perhaps the most intelligent under the sun." 
The Hollanders of the sixteenth century were unequalled 
as agriculturists, as merchants, as mariners, and as artis- 
ans. Their natural industry was untiring; their pros- 
perity unexampled ; their love of liberty indomitable ; 
their pugnacity proverbial. "Within the little circle 
which inclosed the seventeen provinces were two hundred 
and eight walled cities, many of them the most stately 
in Christendom, one hundred and fifty chartered towns, 
sixty-three hundred villages with their watch towers and 
steeples, besides numerous other more insignificant ham- 
lets; the whole guarded by a belt of sixty fortresses of 
surpassing strength." 

Such, very briefly, is the history of the Netherlands — 
a mere outline serving to show inadequately the char- 
acteristics of the people among whom were our ancestors. 
The reader who is interested, will find a lengthy and 
most picturesque account in the historical works of Mot- 
ley, to which reference has been made and from which 
I have freely quoted. 

The first information which we have of the Schenck 
family concerns Colve de Witte, Baron van Toutenburg, 
who was killed in the battle of Clodius against the Dane 



Holland History 21 



in 878. The records of the successors to this title and 
barony are imperfect, but, according to A. D. Schenck, 
sufficient have escaped destruction in the wars of the 
middle and succeeding ages, to establish the fact that 
the same family held possession down to, and even much 
later than, the year 1234 when one of the cadets became 
the first of the family of Schenck van Nydeck. 

Following Colve de Witte, there is a record of: — 

Hermanus Schenck, Baron van Toutenburg. Then: — 

Willem, who perished at the first tournament held in 
Germany, at Magdeburg in 939. He was followed by 

Hermanus H,, in turn succeeded by 

Willaim, who is recorded as taking part in the seventh 
tournament, held at Halle, by the Emperor Henricus 
n., in 1042. The next record concerns 

Reynier Schenck, Baron van Toutenburg, who had 
three sons, Theodorus, Christianus and Albertus. 

Theodorus Schenck, the eldest son, became the next 
Baron van Toutenburg. There was a succession of Barons 
in this family, through seventeen generations, down to 
Joost, or George, who in 1521 was Governor of Fries- 
land, Groningen and Overyssel. His son, Fredericus, 
the last Archbishop of Utrecht, noted for his learning 
and many literary productions, died August 25, 1 580. 
This branch of the family became extinct in the twentieth 
generation, when an only son, Jacob, died when a child. 

The second son of Reynier, Christianus Schenck. 
became attached to the retinue of Count van Julich, whose 
residence was the famous castle of Nydeggcn. He v\as 



22 ScHENCK Genealogy 



called Christianus Pincerna and his name is to be found 
as witness to various documents of Julich between 1225 
and 1246. He held the important office of cup bearer 
to the Count. It may be said, in explanation, that the 
cup bearer of these times was the head of the household, 
the protector and confidant of his chief and the master 
of ceremonies at the court. Christianus was apparently 
held in high esteem by the Count, who in a document 
of 1234 affectionately mentions him as Pincerna noster 
(our cup bearer). On September lO, 12 50, he was 
appointed, together Avith IMarschall van Kelser and Renad 
van Druse, a court of justice to settle a dispute between 
the Count and Conrad van Hochsteden, Archbishop of 
Cologne. In some of the documents he is spoken of as 
Christianus Pincerna de Nidke, the Dutch form of which 
is Christianus Schenck van Nydeck. His coat of arms, 
as given by Seipmacher, forms the frontispiece of this 
book. Christianus had one son, 

Wilhelmus, whose name appears in 1275 and 1287 
as witness, and in 1275 as a court of justice in a dispute 
between the monastery at Kerpen and the Lord of the 
castle. On April i, 1279, he and his four sons sold to 
the church syndicate of Cologne all their estates in Geyen, 
namely, "one manses cultivated land, the decram of every- 
thing raised thereon and their rights and privileges of 
patrons of the church of Geyen." Wilhelmus' wife died 
in 1271 and was buried in the New Cloister, Graeven- 
dael, near Goch. In her memory Wilhelmus presented 
to the convent an annual revenue ; the document, bearing 
the date of March 13, 1271, tied with rod silk threads 



Holland History 23 



and sealed with green wax, being now in the archives 
at the Hague. Wilhelmus had seven children, four of 
whom were living as late as 1301. 

There are then no records of the family until 1346 
when Heinrich Schenck van Nydeck (lA)* is mentioned. 
He was a grandson of Wilhelmus, but there is no infor- 
mation as to which of the latter 's sons was Heinrich's 
father. In the year 1359, the lords, knights and yeomen 
of the counties of Geldern and Cleve concluded a treaty, 
in which Heinrich was assessed "four men and horses, 
completely equipped and armed." On January 13, 1379, 
he offered to the Duke of Cleve, the privileges of his 
castle of Afferdcn, He sold, July 12, 1389, to Eibriclit 
van Eyll, son of Evert, the court of Munster, afterwards 
called Munster Mannshof, situated in the county of 
Geldern. 

Heinrich Schenck van Nydeck was Lord of Affeiden, 
a small village in the province of Geldern, and was also 
Feoffer of Wachtendonk. He married Aleid van Rayde 
who inherited the castle of Walbeck, thus bringing that 
estate into the Schenck family. One-half of all the 
revenues of Walbeck were transferred, in 1 381, to the 
Duke of Geldern, Wilhelm van Julich, in return for 
which the Duke was to protect and defend the village 
and parish as if his own. Heinrich had two sons, 
Wynand and Heinrich (3A), and one daughter, Lis- 
beth. The latter became a nun at Gravcndael. She 
provided annually for the Convent of Gaesdonk, "thirty- 



•NoTE. — The numbers following the names correspond to those 
used in Part II, and serve to identify the individuals. 



24 ScHENCK Genealogy 

three pairs of shoes, upon the condition that they be 
given every year on St. Martin's, by the prior and the 
convent, to the poor, namely: eleven pairs to poor males, 
eleven pairs to poor females, and eleven pairs to poor 
boys and girls to age of fifteen years." For this she 
gave to the convent for a number of years, seventy golden 
guilders. 

There is no record as to the date of Heinrich's death, 
but we know that the family estates were divided 
December 31, 1403. The elder son, Wynand, received 
Afferden, while the younger son, Heinrich, was given 
some revenues, the court Ten Broke in Kampen and an 
estate at Ottersum. Walbeck and other property not 
mentioned in the division, the parents designated should 
go, after their death, to the sons. Wynand, however, 
renounced his equity and gave to Heinrich his share "of 
the house Walbeck with its outhouses, orchards and 
gardens, just as it stands and is situated within its ditches 
and limits." Wynand purchased Blyenbeck in 1 405. He 
married Aleid van Bellinghoven and they had one son, 
who died young. The titles and estates, therefore, went 
to the younger brother Heinrich (3A) who thus became 
Lord of Afferden, Walbeck and Blyenbeck, Feoffer of 
Wachtendonk and Bailiff of Geldern. There is a record 
of his marriage and of his death, which occurred Decem- 
ber 8, 1452. He and his wife, were, as especial benefac- 
tors of the convent of Gaesdonk, declared entitled to all 
the good offices on the part of the convent and promise 
was given them that holy mass was to be read daily for 
all time and eternity, for the benefit of their souls. 



Holland History 25 

On the death of Heinrich, in 1 452, the estates went 
to the eldest of Heinrich's three children, Diederich (5A), 
who became possessed of very considerable property in 
addition to his inheritance. As heir of the Knight Goesen 
Stek, he received the house Cradenborch and appurte- 
nances and all of his estate with their complete rights and 
privileges. Like his father and aunt Lisbeth, he became 
a benefactor of the convent of Gaesdonk, giving on June 
I, 1443, an estate, Hazengest, in Baerls, the revenues of 
which were to be used for the benefit of the convent. 
Of his eleven children, two became monks and three 
nuns. He died in 1487 and August 7th of that year 
the estate was divided, Derick (iiA), the fourth son, 
receiving some of the less important property. However, 
on the death of his brothers, he inherited their share and 
became Lord of Afferden and Blyenbeck. He had two 
morganatic wives, Catherine Rutgen and Gertgen Brug- 
ers, and later married Albeit Custers, of Arssen. 

For the next seventy years there waged a contest for 
the estate of Derick. Derick's eldest brother, Winand 
(8A), had a daughter, Adelheid by name, who married 
for her second husband, Diderick van der Lippe, Lord 
of Betgenhausen. He was a trusty retainer of the Duke 
Carl van Egmont, and no sooner had he secured the 
hand of the widow than he began his designs against the 
estate of the family. In this he was aided by one Godart 
Haes, who was a follower of the Archbishop of Cologne, 
and who had married Catherine, Lady van Huls, a daugh- 
ter of Petronella Schenck van Nydeck (13A), a sister 
of Derick. These two men, supported by their influential 
and powerful superiors, caused an immense amount of 



26 ScHENCK Genealogy 

trouble for the Schenck family. They based their claim 
on the allegation that Derick's marriage to Albeit Custers 
was illegal on account of a relationship in the third 
degr«^e between Albeit and Gertgen Brugers. 

1 he dispute was carried to the Pope at Rome and was 
before the courts of the Netherlands for many years. 
Rome rendered its final decision in 1546, against the 
children of Derick, while the civil courts had issued 
decrees in their favor. The matter was carried to the 
Emperor Charles V., who declared the lawsuit at Cologne 
and its sentence void, and ordered the children of Derick 
to comply with the sentence passed at Rome and desist 
disputing possession of the estates. This decision was 
"given in our imperial capital, Spain, the 21st of October 
in the year of our Lord, 1549." 

However, from 1559 until the death of Martin 
Schenck van Nydeck (29A), in 1589, during which 
years the war between Spain and the Netherlands tore 
t'ne country into shreds, there was constant fighting 
between the forces of Martin and those of van der Lippe 
for possession of Blyenbeck. These knights were first 
on the one side and then on the other, Martin for the 
most part fighting against Spain and Catholicism, for the 
sake of the Netherlands and protestantism. 

Many interesting events in the life of Martin arc 
related by Motley in his The United Netherlands and 
in the pamphlet The Blyenbeck and Afferden Branch of 
the Family of Schenck van Nydeck, an excerpt from the 
Family of Schenck van Nydeg^en, published in Cologne 
in i860. At the time of Martin's death, Blyenbeck was 



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in the hands of the Spanish, and after much trouble Cas- 
par van der Lippe, a son of Diderick van der Lippe, 
received an order from the Prince of Parma that the 
Spanish garrison should leave Blj'enbeclc and restore it 
to Caspar. A daughter of Caspar became heiress to the 
estate and by her marriage with Christoffle Schenck van 
Nydeck, Lord van Hillenrath, carried the ancient estates 
to that branch of the family. 

During these troublesome times Peter Schenck van 
Nydeck (30A), was a follower of his more famous 
brother, Martin. Peter's son, Martin (35A), is said to 
have emigrated with his children to America, but no 
trace of him has been found in this country. It is likely 
that the misfortunes and reverses which overtook the 
family caused them to seek anew their fortunes in the 
land of promise — the Nieu Netherlands. 



EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY. 

The immigrant ancestor of Rulef Schenck was Roelof 
Martense Schenck, who was born at Amersfoort, Hol- 
land, in 1619. Misfortunes had overtaken the family 
during the almost constant wars which occurred during 
the sixteenth century in the Netherlands and in addition 
the Emperor Charles V. had, after seventy jears, ren- 
dered a decision which was adverse to Roelof's grand- 
father, Peter (30A)*, thus depriving this branch of the 
family of the title to the ancestral estates. Roelof's grand- 



•NoTE — The numbers following the names are the same as appear 
in Part II. and serve to identify the individuals. 



28 ScHENCK Genealogy 

uncle, Sir Martin Schenck van Nydeck, was heir to the 
castle of Blyenbeck, but the title was contested by his 
cousin, Caspar van der Lippe, and Martin was besieged 
in his castle. After a long campaign, Martin was ousted. 
His brother Peter, a gallant soldier, who had supported 
Sir Martin, lost favor with the authorities and was 
deprived of the greater part of his possessions. Thus it 
was that Peter's son, with his children, sought to renew 
his fortune by coming to the Nieu Netherlands. 

It is probable that Roelof with his brother, Jan, and 
sister, Anetje, sailed in the ship "de Valckner," arriving 
in New Amsterdam, June 28, 1650. That they arrived 
p> some time during 1650 is certain, as will be shown later. 
In this ship came also Jacob van Couwenhoven, who 
with Adrian van der Donck and Jan Eversten Bout, had 
made a contract with the West India Company, dated 
at Amsterdam, March 19, 1650, to take "to the Nieu 
Netherlands, before ist June, prox., 200 passengers, lOO 
to be farmers, and farm servants, and lOO such as the 
Amsterdam Chamber usually send over." 

Roelof lived for a few years in Breuklyn and in 1660 
married Neeltje Geretsen van Couwenhoven, a niece of 
Jacob van Couwenhoven. He then settled at Amersfoort 
(later Klatlands), Long Island, where he resided until 
his death in 1704, and where he is buried. 

In the early colonial records of the New Netherlands, 
Roelof's name first appears in connection with a grant of 
land at Amersfoort, consisting of twenty-three morgans, 
or about forty-six acres. This grant is dated January 
29, 1 66 1. In 1664, he was one of the magistrates of the 



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five towns on Nassau Island (Long Island) who joined 
in a protest against the outrages of the English. The 
Director-General called a meeting of delegates at Mid- 
wout, February 26, 1664, and they then made accusa- 
tions against the English Captain Scott and voted a 
remonstrance. It was in this year that the English took 
over the government of New Amsterdam and the so-called 
Knickerbocker rule ceased. 

The English required new patents to be taken out and 
the following patent for the town of Amersfoort was 
issued by Governor Richard NicoU: — 

Richard Nicholl, Esq., Gov., &c., &c.: Whereas, there is a 
certain town within this Government situate and being in the 
West Riding of Yorkshire upon Long Island, commonly called or 
known by ye name of Amersfoort, als. Flattlands, which said 
town is now in ye tenure or occupation of several freeholders 
and inhabitants who have heretofore been seated there by author- 
ity, and likewise made lawful purchasers of ye granted part of 
ye lands thereunto belonging, have also improved the greater 
part thereof, and settled a competent number of families there- 
upon; Now for a confirmation unto ye Freeholders and inhabit- 
ants of the premises, Knoiu ye, that by virtue of ye Commission 
and Authority unto me given by His Royal Highness, I have 
given, ratified, confirm and grant unto Elbert Elbertse (Stoothoff), 
Gerrit Loockemans, Roelof Martense (Schenck), Pieter Claes 
(Wyckoff), Wellem Gerrits (van Couwenhoven), Tho. Hille- 
brants, Stephen Coerten (van Voorhees), and Coert Stephens 
(van Voorhees), as Patentees for and on behalf of themselves 
and their associates, ye Freeholders and inhabitants of ye said 
town, their heirs, successors and assigns. All ye tract together 
with ye several parcels, &c. 

Mathias, Secretary. 

(Signed) Richard Nicholl. (L. S.) 

Fort James, 4th October, 1667, etc. 



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Governor Cleve appointed Roelof Schenck one of the 
Schepens for Flatlands, August i8, 1673, and October 
25th of the same year, he was chosen a lieutenant of 
militia. He was a deputy to the council held at the city 
hall in New Amsterdam, March 26, 1674. 

In volume II. of the Documentary History of New 
York, a valuation of property shows that Roelof Schenck 

possessed 2 polls, 4 horses, i do. of years old, 10 

cows, 2 do. of 2 years old, 4 do. of i year old, 3 hogs: — 
Total 152 pounds, 14 shillings. Also 52 morgans of 
valley land, 104 pounds. Total 256 pounds, 14 shillings. 

He was next to the wealthiest man in town and sixth 
or seventh on Long Island in point of possessions. In 
1698 he had four slaves. 

The inhabitants of the New Netherlands were required 
to take the oath of allegiance to the English king and 
these documents show whether the individual was a native 
or an immigrant. If the latter, the length of residence 
in the New Netherlands was given. Roelof took this 
oath of allegiance in 1687 ^"^ it 's stated that he and his 
brother, Jan, had been "thirty-seven years in the coun- 
try," thus confirming the date of arrival as 1650. 

There are documents showing that Roelof was com- 
missioned a justice of Kings County in 1689 ^nd a Cap- 
tain of Horse in 1690. 

Roelof was three times married. His first wife, by 
whom he had six children, Martin, Annetje, Jonica, 
Marike, Jan and Gerret Roelofse, died in 1673. Two 
years later, he married Anetje Pieterse WyckoflF, by whom 
he had four children, Margaretta, Neeltje, Mayke and 



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Sara. The date of the death of the second wife is 
unknown. In 1688, however, Roelof married Catrina 
Crigers, widow of Christopher Hoogland. This mar- 
riage contract is of interest. A translation of the original 
Dutch document is as follows: — 

Today, date underwritten, Mr. Roelof Martensen Schenck, 
widower of the late Anneke Pieters, on the one side, and Mrs. 
Catherine Creugiers, widow of the late Christopher Hoogland 
on the other side, declared that they had agreed between them- 
selves to the honor of God, to enter into matrimony; but before 
the solemnization thereof, they had convened that the same 
should be confirmed in following manner, to wit: That the afore- 
said bridegroom shall bring for the maintenance of himself and 
his future wife such property as by the blessing of God he has 
become possessed of; nothing excepted; but he shall not acquire 
any ownership in the estate and property of the aforesaid future 
bride nor in those which she shall obtain hereafter; and that the 
future bride shall bring nothing into the wedded state for the 
maintenance of the couple, but out of the estate and property 
of her future husband she and her son Hermanus Hoogland, 
shall be supported and maintained in board and clothing as is 
decent and proper. It is further conditioned and stipulated 
that her property, moveable and immoveable, present and future, 
nothing excepted, shall not be held in commonalty with the estate 
and property of the aforesaid bridegroom, but that she shall 
keep and administer her estate separately, either personally or 
by others, and dispose of it as she shall think fit without the 
future bridegroom having or claiming any guardianship, order, 
or administration over her estate against her will or pleasure, 
but that all this property with its increments and gains shall 
remain her own forever and subject to testamentary disposition ; 
and after her decease to her children and their lawful descend- 
ants. 

Subject to the above written conditions, an inventory shall be 
taken of the property of the future bride and signed by both 
and attached hereto; which inventory the future man and wife 



32 ScHENCK Genealogy 

desire to be so binding and inviolable as if the same was herein 
mentioned and inserted. It is further stipulated and conditioned 
that if the bridegroom should first die the aforesaid future bride 
shall throughout her life, whether she remains single or marries 
again, remain in full possession and usufruct of his bowery 
bought from the widow and heirs of Govert Lockermans with 
the house, orchard, negroes, one half of the horses and cattle 
found there; provided that out of the revenue thereof she shall 
keep it in good condition without being held responsible and 
accountable in any manner for misfortunes; provided further: 
that she shall maintain and support, educate and have instructed 
in reading and writing, and taught a trade to which thej' are 
adapted, the minor children now then living who shall then 
live, and the child or children which they together may beget, 
and after the death of the said bride all the property, viz: 
Bowery, said house, farm, orchard, negroes, horses and cattle 
shall be subject to the disposition and order of the aforesaid 
bridegroom; but in case the future bride should die before her 
aforesaid bridegroom she shall have no right to claim anything 
beyond her clothing of silk, woolen and linen and her jewels 
which she has used and owned during her lifetime, out of the 
estate and property of the aforesaid bridegroom, than a decent 
burial. It is further expressly conditioned and stipulated, that 
on account of any debts and obligations contracted before the 
date of proposed marriage by either of the parties hereto, the 
other one shall not be dunned, molested or called upon, much less 
shall they be legally collected, as all community of property and 
debts between the parties aforesaid is hereby expressly excluded 
and disclaimed. 

This Contract of Marriage has been agreed upon and con- 
cluded under the above conditions; and the bridegroom binds 
himself, his executors, administrators, heirs and descendants that 
it shall have full effect under the aforesaid stipulations and 
conditions, and to make it still more binding, the aforesaid bride 
has chosen for her assistant and Trustee in this matter her son 
Derick Iloogland with his heirs and descendants to receive the 
above for the behoof of the said bride and her heirs and foi 



i 



American His tory 33 

the behoof of nobody else; and, furthermore, the said bridegroom 
binds himself and promises for himself and for his executors, 
administrators and heirs and descendants to give, satisfy and 
allow to enjoy, the said Derick Hoogland as chosen Trustee of 
the aforesaid bride, or his heirs and descendants, all which has 
hereinbefore been convened and agreed for and to the behoof 
of the aforesaid bride or her heirs and for the behoof of nobody 
else, anything heretofore done or agreed upon to the contrary 
notwithstanding, either in law or outside of law thereto apper- 
taining. This done, agreed and concluded at New York and for 
its further confirmation, it is signed and sealed by them the 9th 
of November, 1688. 

Catryntyna Crigers. (Seal) 
RoELOF Martensen. (Seal) 

Attested : Willem Bogardus, 
Notary Public. 
Witnesses : 
Nicholas Gerret. 
Cornelius Dircksen. 

Roelof Martense Schenck died, either in 1704 or 1705. 
The records of the late Garret C. Schenck give the date 
as 1705, while Lieut. A. D. Schenck, in his Rez\ JVilliafn 
Schenck, His Ancestry and DescendantSj from which inost 
of the foregoing facts are taken, states that the date was 

1704. At all events, his will was probated August 3, 

1705, and may be found in the New York Surrogate's 
OfHce, liber 7, pp. 209. It is as follows: — 

In the name of God Amen, — ye fourth day of September in 
ye third year of ye reign of our Sovereign Lady Annie now of 
England &c.. Queen, and in ye year of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred and four, — I, Roelof Schenck, of Flatlands, in 
Kings County, on Nassau Island, in the Colony of New York — 
being of good and perfect memory — praised be Almighty God, 
therefore doe make this, my last Will and Testament in manner 
and form following — that is to say: 



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First, recommending my soul unto Almighty God who gave 
it, and my body to ye earth to be buried in such decent and 
C'hristianlike manner and in such place as by my Executor, here- 
after named, shall be thought fitt and convenient — hoping for a 
^.iorious resurrection at the last day. 

Item — I gi\e, grant, devise, and bequeath unto my loving 
wife Catharine Schenck, for and during her natural life, all my 
farm or tenement at Flatlands aforesaid, now in my possession 
and whereon I now live with ye House, Garden, Barne, orchard, 
and premises thereunto belonging. To have, hold, occupy, and 
enjoy for her use only, without impeachment of waste — for and 
during her natural life — and all according to a contract and 
agreement made between my said wife Catharine and myself 
before marriage, bearing date ye ninth day of November, 1688, 
reference being thereunto had, may at large appear. Provided, 
always, that if my said wife Catharine happens to re-marry 
after my decease, then my gift, grant, devise and bequeath afore- 
said, to be null and voyd to all intents and purposes. 

Item — I give, grant, devise, and bequeath unto my loving son 
Martin Schenck, his heyres and assigns, forever, after the de- 
cease or re-marriage of my said wife Catharine, all my Houses, 
Lands, Tenements, orchards. Gardens, meadows, and heredita- 
ments in Possession, Reversion, or Remainder, Either within the 
Town and Libertyes of Flatlands aforesaid, or elsewhere. To 
Have and To Hold all ye said Houses and lands as afore exprest 
unto the said Martin Schenck, his heirs and assigns forever, upon 
this condition, he paying the legacies hereafter mentioned unto 
my children hereafter named, within six years after possession 
taken by him— the said Martin— of my houses and lands afore- 
said. That is to say— to my daughter Jonica, sixty-four pounds 
and ten shillings in money— to my daughter Mayke— sixty-four 
pounds and ten shillings in money— to my son John, sixty-four 
pounds and ten shillings in money— to my son Garrett sixty-four 
pounds and ten shillings in money— to my daughter Margrieta 
sixty-four pounds and ten shillings in money— to my daughter 
Neltie sixty-four pounds and ten shillings in money— to my 
daughter Mayke sixty-four pounds and ten shillings in money— 



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to my daughter Sara sixty-four pounds and ten shillings in 
money — and to ye two children of my daughter Anneke deceased, 
by name Roeloft and Albert, each ten pounds in money — and 
farther it is my -will that said legacys be paid to ye legatees 
aforesaid within six years time as aforementioned and that those 
of the legatees that are in most need or want shall be first 
payed, always provided that if my son Martin refuses, denyes 
or delays to pay ye legacys above mentioned — then my houses 
and lands above exprest to be equally divided among my chil- 
dren aforementioned and sold to the highest bidder. 

Item — I give, grant, devise, and bequeath unto my loving 
children by name Martin, Jonica, Marike, John, Garrett, Mar- 
grieta, Neltie, Mayke, and Sarah, their executors and assigns 
forever after ye decease or remaryage of my said wife Catharine, 
all and singular my goods and Chattels, rights and credits, 
whatsoever or whensoever the same are, or shall become due in 
equal proportion be divided between them, that is to say, the 
one-half immediately after my decease and the other half after 
my wife's decease or remaryage as aforesaid, and that there be 
an Inventory taken of all my goods and Chattels soon after my 
decease by my Executors hereafter named. That my children 
or creditors may not be defrauded, and that my said wife 
Catharine shall give in bond and security to deliver or cause 
to be delivered upon her remaryage or death to my children 
above named what goods and chattels she shall enjoy as ye 
one-half part thereof, death of living creatures and wearing out 
of goods only excepted; and farther, it is my will that my 
daughter Sarah aforesaid, before any division of ye moveables 
have a good outsetting equal as ray other children have had, and 
then to share equally with the rest, and that my son Martin, 
for his birthright as Eldest son, shall have my negro boy Anthony, 
my said wife only to have ye profit or use of ye one-half of ye 
labor or service of said boy during her life time or remaryage. 

I do hereby make, appoint, and ordain my loving son, Martin 
Schenck, whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and 
Testament to see it performed according to ye true intent and 
meaning thereof. In witness whereof, I, the said Roelof Schenck, 



36 ScHENCK Genealogy 



have hereunto set my hand and seal ye day and year first above 
written. 

(Signed) Roelof Schenck, [L. S.] 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us: 

COERT StEVENSE. 

Garret Stoothoff. 
Henry Filkin. 

The next in our line of descent is the fifth child and 
second son of Roelof (la), namely Jan Schenck (6a). 
Born at Flatlands, L. I., in 1670, he married Sara 
Willemse van Couwenhoven in 1692. Subsequently, 
Jan's sisters, Margaretta and Neeltje, married brothers 
of Sara. In 1698, Jan removed to a tract of land in 
Pleasant Valley, near Holmdel, Nevi^ Jersey. This tract, 
consisting of 500 acres, had been purchased from John 
Brovk^n, a merchant of Middletown, N. Y., in 1696, by 
Cornelius van Couwenhoven (w^ho later married Jan's 
sister, Margaretta), Coert van Voorhees and Peter 
Wyckoff. The two latter sold out their equity to Garret 
and Jan and the tract was divided into three farms,* 
those of Garret (7a) and Jan Schenck and their future 
brother-in-law, Cornelius van Couwenhoven. At the 
corner where these three farms met was dedicated a plot, 
containing about one-half acre of land, for a family bury- 



•NoTE. — These farms were visited by Adrian A. Schenck in 1883. 
I find amons: his notes the following: — "In August, 1883, I visited the 
house in which Jan and Sara lived. Only a part, the sitting room and 
adjoining bedroom, remains. The door jams were hewn from pine 
logs, and dressed down with a plane, no saw having been used. The 
bedroom door was in one piece, hewn from a log, and on the inside 
was painted the coat of arms of the van Couwenhoven family, still 
quite distinct. In the burying ground were some 20 graves, marked 
either Schenck or Couwenhoven."— B. R. S. 



Ameri can History 37 

ing ground. It was afterwards also used by other fami- 
lies. 

From Garret Schenck has descended a very large 
branch of the family, including a number of illustrious 
men, among them the Rev. William Schenck; General 
William C. Schenck, who was prominent in the war of 
i8i2, and who first surveyed and founded Port Lawrence, 
now Toledo, Ohio; Col. William Rogers Schenck; 
Admiral James Findlay Schenck; General Robert C 
Schenck, Minister to Brazil, Congressman from Ohio. 
Minister to England; Lieutenant Woodhull S. Schenck, 
U. S. N. ; and Lieutenant Alexander D. Schenck, U. S. A. 

But little can be learned concerning the life of Jan 
and Sara. For over fifty years they lived on their New 
Jersey farm, bringing up a family of four sons and six 
daughters. 

The first of these sons was Roelof (12a), born at Flat- 
lands, L. L, in 1692, and at the age of six years going, 
with the family, from Long Island to New Jersey. He 
lived on the farm of his father and was apparently a 
well known man in the community. The only informa- 
tion we have concerning him is to be found in a small 
volume, published in 1905, edited by The Rev. A. I. 
Martine of Marlborough, N. J., and entitled Bi-Cen- 
tennial Celebration of the Reformed Church of the 
Navasink and Its Two Branches {i6gg-i8gg) . A major- 
ity of the settlers of the present Monmouth County, New 
Jersey, came from Long Island, and these families, with 
a few others, constituted the congregation to which the 
Long Island pastors ministered. Stated preaching was 



38 ScHENCK Genealogy 

begun in 1699, various ministers coming from Long 
Island, but finding their duties exceedingly burdensome 
"because of the distance they were compelled to travel, 
and the danger of crossing the great bay in small boats." 
This continued for ten years vi^hen the Reformed Church 
of Freehold and Middletown (the Congregation of the 
Navasink) was organized. The Consistory was com- 
posed of Peter van Deventer and John Wyckofif, elders, 
and Jacob van Dorn and Garret Schenck, deacons. In 
1714, the parsonage, consisting of a house and a tract 
of "one hundred acres of good arable land, as good as 
any in Freehold, on which a family may subsist com- 
fortably," was conveyed by Jacobus Romain, to John 
Schenck and Cornelius Couwenhoven of Middletown, 
and Peter Tyson of Freehold, in trust for the use of the 
congregation. It was located "five quarters of an hour's 
distance from the church." The first edifice — probably 
used both as a school and a church — termed by the Dutch, 
"Gabat House," or prayer house, was located near by, on 
Hendrickson's Hill. The first pastor was Rev. Guil- 
laume Bertholf, the second. Rev. Joseph Morgan, 
who served until 1731, when the Rev. Gerardus Haeg- 
hoort was called from Holland. The next year it was 
decided to erect a new edifice. The congregation, how- 
ever, was so evenly divided on the question of where the 
new church should be located that they agreed that it 
should be built on the site to which the first load of stone 
for building purposes was carted. It was late in the 
afternoon when the meeting adjourned, but "Mr. Roelof 
Schenck (12a), more frequently called "Black Roelof," 
immediately went home, hitched up his team, gathered 



American History 39 

the stones and carted them to the lot on which the build- 
ing now stands," That settled the matter. 

The edifice which was then built was in use over ninety 
years and was taken down in 1826 to make room for 
the present church, the Old Brick Church of Marlbor- 
ough. 

For many years there were no pews in the original 
church. The congregation sat on benches, the men 
around the wall, the women in the center. Some used 
double chairSj^ such as were generally used in wagons in 
those days. Some of the families would ride to church 
sitting on these chairs, and then, taking them out of their 
wagons, would carry them into the church for use during 
service. A great many would go on horseback ; one horse 
generally carried a man and his wife, and very frequently 
a baby also. Carriages were unknown and farm wagons 
without springs were thought to be comfortable. There 
was no means of heating the church, for stoves were not 
in existence. Private houses were made warm by the use 
of large fireplaces, but churches were built without chim- 
neys. The women brought with them small foot-stoves, 
which kept their feet warm, while good homespun cloth 
in ample folds protected their persons. 

Roelof Schenck (12a) was frequently called "Black 
Roelof" to distinguish him from a cousin of the same 
name. He was of a swarthy complexion, was large, 
muscular and very strong. The following anecdote is 
told of him. According to the tradition, a professional 
prize fighter having heard of Roelof's strength, sought 
to obtain a match and prove his superiority. He paid 



40 ScHENCK Genealogy 

him a visit and encountered Roelof as the latter was 
returning from the fields with the plow on his shoulder. 
Engaging in conversation, Roelof placed the plow on 
the ground ; becoming deeply interested as the talk con- 
tinued, he grasped the handle of the plow in one hand, 
and holding it at arm's length like a cane, used it to point 
out the various places of interest. The prize fighter looked 
on in utter amazement, then suddenly remembered that 
he wished to see another man by the name of Schenck, 
and started out to find him. 

Roelof (i2a) died January 19, 1766, and was buried 
in the old burying ground at Pleasant Valley. In August, 
1883, the stone was still standing and a sassafras tree, 
more than five inches in diameter, was growing from the 
center of the grave. On the stone appeared the follow- 
ing: — 

"Here Lies Interred the Body of Roelof Schenck, 
Son of John, who Departed this Life the Nineteenth of 
January in the \'ear of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty-six, aged Seventy-three Years, Ten 
Months and Twenty-eight Days." 

By the side of this stone was another giving the record 
of the death of his wife, Geesie. 

We have little information concerning John Schenck 
(24a), the third child and first son of Roelof (12a), 
beyond the facts of his birth, marriage and death. Born 
January 22, 1720, he married when twenty-one years of 
age, Jacamyntie van Couwenhoven, who was some two 
years his senior. They had two sons and one daughter. 



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The first son, Rulief, married Sarah Lippert, had three 
sons, and about 1800 removed to Ohio, locating near 
Cincinnati. John Schenck (24a) died June 27, 1749. 
His gravestone bears the following inscription: — 

"Here Lies the Bodj' of John Schenck, who Departed 
this Life, June 27, Anno Domini, 1749, Aged Twenty- 
nine Years, Two Months and Five Days." 

This would make his birthday April 22, 1720, and 
not January 22, as given in the records. 

Cornelius Schenck (28a), the second son of John (24a) , 
was born September ig, 1744, and for some years lived 
on a farm in Pleasant V^alley, Monmouth County, New 
Jersey. For some reason he left this farm and removed 
to a farm near Charleston, Montgomery County, New 
\ ork, a few miles south of the present city of Fonda. 
The date of the removal is uncertain, but it was appar- 
ently subsequent to 1776, as all of his children were 
born in New Jersey, Rulef, the youngest, being born 
in that year. The probable cause of the removal was the 
barrenness of the New Jersey land, which before the 
discovery of marl, was most unproductive. Two amus- 
ing anecdotes are told in connection with Cornelius and 
his Jersey farm. Soon after he had located there, two 
of his relatives rode over on horseback to see him. In 
those days all the farm buildings were erected in the 
center of the farm, without regard to the highv/ay, and 
the buildings were surrounded by a door yard. After 
riding across the fields and coming into the yard, the 
two visitors dismounted and one of them throwing his 
bridle over his arm, began walking about as though look- 



42 ScHENCK Genealogy 

ing for something, at the same time apparently crying. 
When asked what the trouble was, he replied — "It is 
really too bad, too bad; Cornelius is heie on a farm so 
poor that it won't raise a mullin stalk to tie one's horse 
to." 

About the time Cornelius was leaving for New York 
State, the same relative, lamenting the sad condition of 
affairs, remarked, "too bad, too bad, Cornelius continues 
in such bad luck; he has left a farm too poor to produce 
a mullin stalk and gone into New York State where the 
stones are so thick there isn't room for a mullin stalk 
to grow." Whether the latter statement was descrip- 
tive of the new location, or only a fancy of the wag, is 
not known. 

Cornelius Schenck (28a) and his wife, Margaret Tay- 
lor, had six children. The first son, John, removed to 
Cayuga County, brought up a family of fourteen children 
and died at Springport, June 8, 1 850. The youngest 
son was Rulef, all of whose descendants we propose to 
trace in a subsequent chapter. Cornelius died January 
14, 1790. 

It will be noted that Rulef represents the sixth gen- 
eration in America and the fourteenth of the generations 
whose unbroken records we possess. In some of the 
descendant families of Rulef there are now children of 
the eleventh generation in America and the nineteenth 
from Heinrich Schenck van Nydeck. 

Little is known of the boyhood of Rulef, and we have 
no record as to when he came to Charleston. In 1802 



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1776-18S2 




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he married Elsie Baird,* and the first six of their eleven 
children were born in Montgomery County. In 1814. 
when 38 years of age, he made a journey westward and 
purchased a tract of land in Lysander Township, Onon- 
daga County. In April, 181 5, he removed to this prop- 
erty, then in the midst of the wilderness. When cleared, 
it proved to be productive and Rulef became a successful 
and prosperous farmer. He reared a family of eleven 
children and helped all of them, more or less, to a start 
in life. He resided on this farm until his death, which 
occurred April 15. 1852. 

Rulef Schenck and his wife Elsie (Baird) Schenck are 
buried at the cemetery in Plainville. 

A brief sketch of the early history of Onondaga County 
and a few of its villages in Lysander Township may not 
be out of place at this point. 

Originally, all that part of New York State situated 
west of Schoharie County comprised Montgomery County. 
In 1789, the territory west of a north and south line run- 
ning through Seneca Lake was set ofi and called Ontario 



*NoTE. — We have but meager information concerning Elsie Bairrl 
and her family. The family first appeared in Monmouth County, New 
Jersey, about 1680. The first of the name was named John. Tradi- 
tion relates that he introduced a new method of courtship. John 
chanced one day to meet in the woods Mary Hall, whom he after- 
wards married. As both were bashful, they halted at some distance 
from one another under a tree. It was love at first sight, and in a 
short time John, who was a Quaker, broke the painful silence, by 
saying, "If thou wilt marry me, say yea; if thou wilt not, say nay." 
Mary said "yea" and proved a noble wife and mother. 

It is presumed that Elsie Baird's family removed from New Jersey 
to Montgomery County, New York, between 1780 and 1800, but I 
have no information concerning the date. The Baird family in the 
vicinity of Fonda and Gloversville is a large one, and reunions are held 
annually, usually at Sacandaga Park. 



44 ScHENCK Genealogy 

County. In 1791, Herkimer County was formed from 
the western part of Montgomery and comprised the por- 
tion of Herkimer lying west of Whitestown, and east of 
Seneca Lake. In 1794, the original Onondaga County 
was formed by the present counties of Cortland, Cayuga, 
Onondaga and Seneca with parts of Wayne, Oswego, 
Thompkins and Schuyler, and it was not until 1 81 6 that 
Onondaga County assumed its present size. 

Baldwinsville was founded in the spring of 1807, when 
Dr. James C. Baldwin built a dam and erected a mill 
there. The settlement was first called Columbia, but in 
1817, in which year the post office was established, the 
name of Baldwin's Bridge was given to the village. The 
present name was, however, preferred by the residents, 
and it later became recognized by the post office depart- 
ment. The town was very prosperous until 1819, when 
the opening of the Erie Canal diverted much of the com- 
merce which previously had passed through the Seneca 
River, and for a time the village's growth was retarded. 

The village was incorporated June 3, 1848. 

The first newspaper in this part of the country was 
started by Samuel B. West in 1844, under the name of 
the Baldiuinsville Republican. Two years later it became 
the property of C. M. Hosmer, who changed the name to 
the Onondaga Gazette. In 1878 it became, and has since 
remained, the Baldiuinsville Gazette. Its files contain a 
wealth of local matter of interest to the historian. 

Plainville, located in the western part of the Town- 
ship of Lysander, was originally called Wilson's Corners, 
from the fact that William Wilson located there in 1 806. 



Ameri can History 45 

Other early settlers were A. B. Scofield, Ellas Scofield, 
David Carroll, and Peter Voorhees, grandfather of James 
L. Voorhees of Baldwinsville. Abram Daily, Marvin 
Adams, Rulef Schenck and John Bratt located nearby in 
1815 and 18 16. When the post office was opened in 
1 82 1, the inhabitants suggested the name Farmersville, 
but there was another office in the state by this name and 
the department designated the place Plainville. Mr. 
Stoddard, Simon Town, John Buck, B. B. Schenck and 
Lyman Norton were the early postmasters. The mail 
was received and dispatched weekly and came through 
the Camillas office. 

The first school house was erected in 1819 and Amos 
Adams was the first teacher. The Christian Church was 
organized in 1820; the edifice, built in 1831, was burned 
in April, 1852, and replaced by the present structure in 
1854. For thirty-nine years, until 1876, the people looked 
to Dr. B. B. Schenck for medical service. 

Lysander was settled in 181 1, being first called Vickery's 
Corners, from several families of that name who located 
there. In 181 7, Chauncey Betts established there a gen- 
eral store, built a small distillery and erected a potash 
factory. It then became known as Bett's Corners, until 
the establishment of a post office a few years later. Among 
the early settlers of this section were W. P. Bump, 
Richard Smith, Grover Buel, Abram van Doren and 
Alfred Smith. 

No better description of the pioneer days of Lysander 
and of the people who lived there can be given than that 
which was read by Dr. B. B. Schenck at a family gath- 



46 ScHENCK Genealogy 

ering in 1 88 1. On October 13th. of that year a reunion 
v/as held at the residence of John Schenck, in Plainville, 
attended by four brothers and four sisters of the eleven 
children of Rulef Schenck. After dinner, Benjamin Baird 
Schenck rerd the following: — 

The present gathering is at the end of a long series of years 
and with some of us it furnishes an opportunity for a retro- 
spect of nearly two-thirds of a century. 

The review with me, as respects our immediate family, opens 
with the vision of a train of five wagons, loaded with house- 
hold effects, moving westward. One wagon carried the head of 
the family with the children, six in number, and his niece, our 
cousin. We were journeying from a region occupied for several 
years to the far off West, and though then very young in years, 
I have a memory of the moving procession made very solemn 
by the spoken farewells of parting friends, and particularly of a 
father and mother with children and grand children. 

The tardy movements of the vehicles along the muddy roads 
of a March season, (the frost but lately going out of the ground 
making places almost mirey) made probable a slow and tedious 
journey. 

The season of the year, March 8, 1815, was the time for 
expected rough and disagreeable weather. The distance to be 
traveled, 120 miles, which was duly made in nine days, is now 
made in nine hours. 

Starting from a locality in Montgomery County, some six or 
seven miles south of the Mohawk River, town of Charleston, 
we came that day to its very banks. Then we drove westward 
to the fabled region of fever, ague and Indians, in the far off 
Onondaga County. This was before the days of steam and 
electricity, those annihilators of space and time. 

The new locality, but a mile or so from this very spot, fur- 
nished a hospitable domicil, a log house, for us to occupy. That 
spot had been secured by purchase in advance of our coming, 
so that the tenure of the place was not doubtful; indeed, it 



American History 47 

furnished permanently the place of residence for both our parents 
for the balance of their worthy lives — the one for 37 years, and 
the other for 42 years — and is still the residence of Rulef, the 
youngest born, but how changed ! 

Then the unappropriated wilds furnished pasturage of leeks 
and leaves for the stock and the ample range in territory, with 
the adventurous inclination to wander therein, made necessary 
the clanging cow-bell ; hours of search and hunt were often nec- 
essary, and miles of travel gone over to return them to the fold. 

Myself, at first too young for this particular pursuit, it was 
duly performed by the older ones, often by him who now fur- 
nishes the invitation to this family gathering. The extent of 
wilderness being nearly the whole domain, rendered this peregri- 
nation extremely lonesome and tiresome. The heavy growth 
of stinging nettles, now nearly obsolete, were frightful impedi- 
ments to the often, if not always, barefooted boy. The hooting 
owl and buzzing partridge suddenly breaking the gloomy silence 
of the dense forest, would thrill the hunter with emotions such 
as fright gives to broken contemplations. 

The people, or neighbors as we say, were those living any 
distance off, either in the town or out of it. Neighborhood was 
not the exact word, an individual dweller not making a neigh- 
borhood. Joseph Howe, of whom our father purchased, had 
just left the premises, but I could name a David Carrol, a 
land holder, who would have been a farmer if he had given 
his time to working the soil instead of fishing and hunting; 
also a Simon Town and a William Wilson, whose son William, 
one year after, viz., April 14, 181 6, took to him for wife, our 
esteemed cousin, Polly Shepard. She fell a victim to the inci- 
dents and frailties of life and left him and us in 1826; and of 
the same neighbor Wilson, his son Alfred took, December 22, 
1820, one of our sisters, Sally, from our household, for his life 
companion. That association and companionship continued for 
some 35 years, when he was called by death to leave behind her, 
who so long had kindly ministered to his every want. Aged 
now, and widowed over 27 years, she is with us today, the eldest 
of the group. 



48 ScHENCK Genealogy 

I could name an Abram Dailey, who was soon followed by 
a John Bratt, whose son Peter, in due course of time, March 
1827, came into the family for a place and relation, and worth- 
ily he sustained that relation for 46 years, when death severed 
him from us. A year or so later, our sister Margaret, his con- 
sort, yielded to disease and followed him, January 31, 1875. 

I also readily recognize a Peter Voorhees, whose family in 
later times was prominent in all these parts, and whose grand- 
son, James L., by marriage with Eleanor, our niece, the daughter 
of our present host, gave him a relationship to our family. 
Eleanor in a few short years of aggravated suffering, sank into 
her quiet grave. James L. changed his widowed state in a 
couple of years, by marriage to Sarah C, our niece, youngest 
daughter of sister Margare.t and Peter JBratt. 

West of us, across the Great Bear Swamp, came the muffled 
sounds of ox drivers, log rollers and ax men — of a Sanborn, a 
Critchet, a Van Blaricom, a Hulet, a Bartlett, a Wright, and 
later a Marselus, a Carncross, a Van Horn, a Simmons, a Rel- 
yea, a Morrill and others, a succession to the present time. The 
whoop of the lost cow hunter in the late evenings, was replied 
to by other whoops, or by pounding with a beetle or an ax on a 
hollow log lying at the wood pile. Again I turn my eye south- 
ward and I spy an Elijah Snow, with his little whisky distillery 
on the bank near where now lives B. F. Davis. I see a 
Stoddard just north, and recognize in him the first Post Master 
for our present post office, viz. Plainville. As a post office 
is the most public institution of any in the country, the frequency 
of the mails is the best announcer of such a recognition. This 
received a weekly mail bag, carried on horse back, and put up 
at Camillus, coming through Canal, (now Memphis) and ter- 
minating at Lysander and return, all on Saturday of each week. 

I see at a glance right here the succession of Post Masters 
for this office. Next to Stoddard, William Wilson, Simon Town, 
John Buck, B. B. Schenck, Lyman Norton, and B. B. Schenck, 
the present incumbent. Before Simon Town was Post Master, 
we received our mail at Lysander and I presume there was not 




JOHN SCHKNCK 

1S04-1SS4 



American History 49 

a subscriber to a regular newspaper in the whole delivery of 
this office for the first ten years. Post riders or others might 
obtain patrons for papers and deliver them to such patrons with- 
out such papers entering the mails. When a small boy, I was 
gratified by our parents to receive the Weeds port Sentinel in my 
own name, through Herman Pangburn, for a bushel of corn for 
the paper six months. 

A little to the westward of this Stoddard, I see a Daniel 
Dutcher, a Major Sayles, a Costen, a Whitman and several 
others. I could not very well forget a Richard Sullivan, a 
military musician, an officer of the town, and father of daugh- 
ters enough for four wives, for three of our fraternity. Two of 
these, Perlina and Parna, the eldest of his family, in succession 
became the wives of him who is the centre of this gathering, 
the one, from October 13, 1831, for nearly twenty years, the 
other, for the brief period of three years. 

By a third marriage, in the autumn of 1858, with Mrs. Julia 
Parsels Hall, he was comforted for nearly twenty-two years, or 
until April 19, 1880. Her death left him alone for the third 
time. [He just now tells me that this is fifty years from his 
first marriage, October 13, 1831.] 

Our neighbor Sullivan could not be forgotten, though death 
took him from us more than twelve years ago. The strong link 
that binds my memory to him is she, of his worthy daughters 
Harriet, who has been my prized and loved companion and wife 
for more than forty-two years, and who by the blessing of God 
is with me today, the partner of my declining years. 

Nor do I fail to remember him, when I review the past, and 
see in the pathway of a brother, James L., whose union with 
the daughter of another neighbor, was dissolved by that ruthless 
monster. Death. His widowed heart was comforted by the 
youngest of his daughters, N. Maria, with whom he has jour- 
neyed on in wedded life for more than thirty years, and both 
are with us here today. 

Not far out of the direction of the last named neighbor, I 
see an Abram Emerick, who out of a large family of children, 



50 ScHENCK Genealogy 

furnished, in his youngest child, Emerancy, a fit and worthy 
consort for our youngest brother Rulef, latest born of our par- 
ents, and who today, although far beyond the meridian of life, 
and after a union of more than thirty-one years is here to indi- 
cate the "rear line" in age, of this, one of the pioneer families 
of the town. 

Again in looking for neighbors, I see a John P. Schuyler, 
with a model number of children for a new country, viz. — 
fourteen. A Miles Upson, a Garner Smith, a Job Loomis, a 
Ben Stevens, a Sam Perry, and a James L. Fenner. The last 
named neighbor furnished two worthy sons for husbands for two 
of our sisters. F. W., the elder of the two, took from our already 
lessened throng of family inmates, our lively sister Eleanor S., 
the eldest born of our parents in this, our new home. Their 
marriage relations began in 1834 and continued in pleasant har- 
mony till 1876, a period of forty-two years. How long and yet 
how short ! Her widowed heart felt keenly the loss of her genial 
partner and valued husband. Wearied of the lonesomeness of 
her so greatly changed situation, and being found by a worthy 
citizen, Perry H. Hinsdell, of another town (Salina), in this 
county, whose home had been invaded by the death of a beloved 
wife, they changed both of their situations, by vowing to each 
other and receiving the rites matrimonial. They are here present 
today to affiliate in this commemoration of family friendship 
and allegiance. 

Russel B., the other son, and the younger of the two — as 
neighbors' sons sometimes will, if well behaved — found a wel- 
come reception to the abode of our parents, where was yet re- 
maining in single life, our blithe and youngest sister, Hannah. 
With lover's art and brimful worth of character and sense, no 
wonder of his conquest there. Who would not yield to such 
attack? He took, as it were, the nest-egg. The household was 
robbed, so to speak, yet the robber, if he were one, was greeted 
with the favor of a true friend, yea a family relative. A few 
brief years, say half-a-dozen, and a feeling of Western advan- 
tages operated to change of residence, and October, 1S44, found 
them severing the social surroundings, by removing from the 



American History 51 

state, the only instance in all this large family of taking up 
abode outside the state, and but one other outside the county. A 
fair grade of prosperity attended them. Several times have they 
in the long thirty-seven years of Michigan life, returned to visit 
and enliven us. Once he came with the dead body of our Rush 
(who died at his home in Michigan), that it might be safely 
guarded on its passage home, so that it might have its long and 
last rest in the cemetery of his native town. 

Now they come to make us a long and may be a final visit, 
to view again their native soil, to enter the cemeteries of their 
former home and read from the tomb-stones the well remem- 
bered names of former acquaintances, friends and kin — a gloomy 
pleasantry. But they are here, and right welcome are they too, 
,to all that we can do for their entertainment and enjoyment. 
Although the final farewells must come, the present is full of 
genuine pleasure on account of their presence. 

I name here, for we cannot forget that other sister, one of 
the party from the East, the record of whose birth says: — 
"Catharine Schenck, born February ii, 1806," and though an- 
other record says she "died June 21, 1859," yet we all remember 
her well, and her many years of terrible suffering though not 
all spent in our presence, affix in our memory indelibly, that 
one of our number in the lingering thrall of disease, had re- 
teived the unbroken care of a kind mother while she lived, and 
when her home was broken up by the death of our parents, 
another kind sister assumed the task of care and was to her all 
that a sister could be. 

I go again in search of neighbors of that early period, or a 
little later. 

Turning my eyes northwest it meets a Daniel Servoss, a Suel 
Holton, a Frederick I. Tator, whose youngest daughter Ann L. 
was for a brief period the wife of our brother, James L. referred 
to in another part of this review. Then a Josiah Smith, a 
Dennis Kennedy, a Northrop Preston, a Theophilus Beebe, a 
Samuel Star, a Richard Smith, a William VanDorn, an Aaron 
F. Vedder, one of whose sons, James S., became the son-in-law 



52 ScHENCK Genealogy 

of our host, and with his family now resides in Washington, 
Kansas. Then a Stuffle Forncrook, a Cornelius Hubbard, a 
Chauncey Betts, a Cornelius Mount. 

These, or most of them have little to do with our history, 
only to point to them and name them as early residents. 

Later on and a little east of some of these, I discern a Gar- 
ret Vanderveer, and I am reminded that our brother, William 
B., found and married, January i8, 1843, in the family of this 
neighbor, a wife, a prize invaluable to him, and accepted, be- 
loved and cherished by us. They journeyed prosperously and 
happily together for some ten years. His record reads: "W. B. 
Schenck, born in Lysander November 5, 1819, died in Lysander, 
March 17, 1853, aged 33 years." Over twenty-seven years have 
rolled by since the separation, yet the widow has continued and 
remained in perfect fraternity, presenting and receiving the 
kindly reciprocities of the entire relationship. Thanks for her 
willing presence today, for without it, would be a vacuum that 
she alone can fill, for she only can represent our deceased 
brother. 

Among farmer neighbors and contemporaries, we have found 
sons-in-laws and daughters-in-law for all but one. About 1830 
or '31 came Solomon B. Spaulding, a tradesman of the order 
of Crispin, and presented inducements acceptable to our sister 
Eliza, the youngest of Montgomery birth. 

He was duly installed, by universal consent, a member of 
the family, by matrimonial rites, July 14, 1832. His and her 
struggles in life's controversies were severe, and many of them 
of doubtful issue. Industry was their habit and hard labor was 
their fortune, honesty, integrity and hospitality their character- 
istics. Companionable and well informed, his position in society 
was well maintained. Many helps and encouragements from 
him have I received and I know not the time he was not my 
friend, my fast friend. Nor did I ever enter their door that I 
did not recognize a hearty welcome from them both, and I 
know not that any of us can say otherwise. She seemed the 
nearest to me in age, and though two years my junior her 
precocity made her almost my equal in the frequent and long 
searches in the dense and distant forests for the straying cow. 




F.LIZA SCHENCK SPAULDINCJ 

1811-1895 



American History 53 

Our memories both run back to that almost dangerous avoca- 
tion, when we were scarcely more than ten years of age, mere 
"Babes in the Woods," ever the sister, ever the friend. The 
words here written may possibly be seen by other eyes, in the 
coming future, but they will not give the full impression felt 
then and now by us, so much does each live his own live. How 
very much would memory suggest, but I forbear. I am always 
glad to meet you but doubly glad to meet you here today. 

Some six years ago a few of us met here to celebrate the 
seventj'-first anniversary of the birth of our host. Then was 
Solomon with you. You have both been here since, several times 
perhaps, he in his state of morbid health, and long, almost a 
wreck. Today he is not here and the reason as stated I copy 
"Fulton, N. Y., June 13, 1881. Dear Uncle: — Father died at 8 
o'clock Saturday night, June ii. His funeral will be at lo 
o'clock, Wednesday, at the house. Will be buried at Plainville. 
Please notify friends." — Mary Phelps. 

Widowed at seventy years when almost the period had 
arrived for your Golden Wedding, only a year or so. Having 
now reached your three-score years and ten, the allotment to 
man so often repeated, bare your bereavement, as you have 
borne all your vicissitudes of life, with fortitude and heroism. 

A few statistics and I am done. The years of human life 
lived by the eleven children of our family sum up 685 years 
and 8 months. Average age, 62 3-11 years. Of the eleven, 
eight remain, three are gone ! The sum of the ages of the three 
is 154 years. The average of their age is 51 1-3 years. The 
sum of the years of the eight remaining is 531 years and 8 
months. Average age is 66 years 5 months. The eldest is 78 
years 8 months. The youngest is 54 years minus ten days. Yet 
there has been bereavement and mourning in this family. Hear 
the necrologic list: 

Wives four, sisters two, husbands four, brothers one, equals 
eleven. Children and nieces ten, children and nephews seven, 
equals seventeen. Making twenty-eight of those occasions. Add 
our parents and we have thirty. 



54 ScHENCK Genealogy 

We might appropriately say with the pious poet Watis: 

"Save us O! Lord, aloud we pray, 
Nor let our sun go down at noon. 
Thy years are one eternal day, 
And must Thy children die so soon?" 

Our sisters given in marriage to our neighbors' sons, and our 
brothers taking wives from similar sources of neighbors' daugh- 
ters, somewhat like the Banian tree that has given as many 
stems and stalks to the family tree. The boughs and branches 
of these stems or stalks are in a manner covering or shading 
the territory of and about the original homestead. Their fruits 
have appeared as the consecutive years have passed. The whole 
number born to a name is forty-seven, seventeen of whom have 
gone from oflf the stage of life, while thirty remain; the latter 
comparatively sound and healthy as any similar number taken 
from any family record of the country. 

BENJAMIN. 



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PART II. 

THE HOLLAND ANCESTORS OF RULEF 
SCHENCK. 

The ancestry of Roelof Martense Schenck, the first of 
the family in America, and from whom Rulef Schenck 
is traced in a following chapter, has been worked out, 
without a break, to the year 1346. The records of one or 
perhaps two generations are here missing, but thanks 
to the researches of van der Dussen, considerable infor- 
mation is at hand concerning the family as far back as 
939, a brief outline of which has already been given. 

It is our purpose here to trace the unbroken line of 
descent from 1346 to 1650, in the latter of which years 
Roelof Martense Schenck with his brother, Jan, and 
sister, Anetje, came to America. 

In 1346, the head of the family was: — 

lA. Heinrich Schenck van Nydeck, I., Knight, Lord 

of Afferden and Walbeck and Feoffer of Wachtendonk. 

He married Aleid van Rayde, heiress of Walbeck. 

They had three children: — 

2A. I. Wynand, married Aleid van Bellinghoven, 
heiress of Walbrick. They had one son who 
died young, and the title and estates on Wyn- 
and's death, went to his brother, Heinrich (3A). 



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3A. II. Heinrich, see below. 

4A. III. Lisbeth, a nun at Graevendael. Lisbeth died 

September 29, 1443. 

3A. Heinrich Schenck van Nydeck, II., son of Hein- 
rich (lA) and Aleid van Rayde, Knight, Lord of Affer- 
den, Walbeck and Blyenbeck (the latter purchased by 
Wynand in 1 405), Feoffer of Wachtendonk, married 
Alheid van Goen van Kaldenbrock, daughter of Allard, 
Lord van Kaldenbrock and Anna Monfoort. Heinrich 
died December 8, 1452. 

They had three children: — 

V 5A. I. Diederich. See below. 

6A. II. Johann, Lord of Walbeck, Mayor of Mlddlelaer, 
1491, married Inugard van Schonan. His son, 
Arnold, married Isabella van Oest, heiress of 
Hillenrath, and thus became the head of that 
branch of the family. Johann died May 24, 
1491. 
7A. III. Alheit, married Engelbert van Brempt, Mayor 
of Straden. 

'^- 5A. Diederich Schenck van Nydeck, III., son of Hein- 
rich (3A) and Alheid van Goen van Kaldenbrock, Lord 
of Afferden and Blyenbeck, Walbeck, and Arrsen, mar- 
ried Adelheit van Buren, daughter of Johann van Buren 
and Aleid van Arendahl. He died in August, 1487. 
They had eleven children : — 

Winand, Lord of Arssen. 

Johann, Lord of Blyenbeck and Afferden. 

Roelmann, Lord of Walbeck. 

Derick. See below. 

Heinrich, Lord of Horst. 

Petronella, married Frederich van Huls. 

Otto, monk at Leigburg. 



8A. 


I. 


9A. 


II. 


loA. 


III. 


iiA. 


IV. 


12A. 


V. 


13A. 


VI. 


14A. 


VII. 



Holland Ancestr y 57 

isA. VIII. Thomas, monk at Corneli Munster, 

i6A. IX. Alheid, nun at GrafenthaL 

17A, X, Anna, nun at Grafenthal. 

18A. XI. Lisbeth, nun in Gelden. 

V 1 1 A. Derick Schenck van Nydeck, IV., son of Died- 
erich (5A) and Adelhcit van Buren, in the division of 
his father's property received an estate in the Province 
of Geldern, the estates of Nyfterich, Myllingen and 
Loet and the court Ter Neirssan, near Hurst. About 
15 15, after the death of his brothers, he became Lord 
of Blyenbeck and Afferden. He married Alheit Custcrs 
of Arssen, 

They had nine children : — 

Otto, died before 1485. 

Derick, born about 1485. See below. 

Peter, became Bailiff of Gibberfort. 

Heinrich, born about 1490. 

Johann, born about 1495. 

Winand, became a priest. 
25A. VII. Adelhcid. ' 

26A. VIII* Maria. 
27A. IX. Margaretha. 

^ ,2oA. Derick Schenck van Nydeck, V., son of Derick 
(iiA) and Alheit Custers, was born about 1485. He 
hVed at Goch and was Lord of Afferden and Blyenbeck. 
He married Maria van Galen, 

They had one child : — 

28 A. I. Dederick, born about 1507. 

28A. Dederick Schenck van Nydeck, VL, son of 
Derick (20A) and Maria van Galen, was born about 
1507. He was Lord of Afferden and Blyenbeck. He 
lived at Goch and married Anna van Berlaer. 



I9A. 


I. 


20A. 


II. 


2lA. 


III. 


22A. 


IV. 


23A. 


V. 


24A. 


VI. 



"* 3oA. 


II. 


jiA. 


III. 


32A. 


IV. 


33A. 


V. 


30A. 


Pet 



58 ScHENCK Genealogy 

They had five children: — 

39A. I. Martin, born at Goch, 1543, Knight. General 
in the Netherlands army, killed in a night at- 
tack upon the City of Nimeguen, August 11, 
1589. 

Peter, born 1547. See below. 
Johann, Colonel in the Spanish service. 
Maria Margaretha. 
Maria Magdelina. 

Peter Schenck vim Nydeck, VII., son of Deder- 
ick (28A) and Anna van Berlaer, was born at Goch in 
1547. He served with gieat distinction in the almost 
constant wars of his time, attaining the rank of General 
in the service of the Netherlands. He married at Does- 
burg, May 17, 1580, Johanna van Scherpenzeel. 

They had two children: — 
34A. I. Wilhelmina. 
35A. II. Martin, born August 7, 1584. 

— 35A. Martin Schenck van Nydeck, VIIL, son of 
Peter (30A) and Johanna van Scherpenzeel, was born 
at Doesburg, August 7, 1584. There is no record of 
his marriage. 

He had three children: — 
36A. I. Roelof Martense, IX., born 1619. See American 

Ancestors of Rulef Schenck, p. 6x. 
37A. II. Jan, born at Amcrsfoort; married at Flatlands, 

Long Island, Jannetje Stephens van Voorhees. 
38A. III. Anetje, married at Flatlands, L. I., July 29, 
^ 1659, to Adrian Reyersz. 

In 1650, these three children came to America. It is 
thought, but not absolutely proven, that they embarked 
from Holland on the ship "de Valckener," Wilheim 
Thomasscn, Captain, sailing some time in March and 



Holland Ancestry 59 

landing in New Amsterdam June twenty-eighth. No 
record of the father, Martin, has been found in this coun- 
try, but it is probable that he came with the family and 
being well advanced in years, may have died shortly after 
their arrival. 

From Roelof and Jan, who had large families, there 
are many descendants now scattered throughout the 
United States. In addition to these families, there are 
also the descendants of Johannes Schenck, who at the 
age of 27 years, came with his wife, Maria Magdalena 
de Haes, to America in 1683. He resided for a time at 
New Amsterdam, Esopus (now Kingston) and Flat- 
bush, and finally located permanently at Bushwick, Long 
Island. 

The relationship between the descendants of Roelof 
and Jan on the one hand and those of Johannes on the 
other, may be accurately traced, as each family goes back 
to Derick Schenck van Nydeck and Alheit Custers. They 
had nine children, the second of whom was Derick and 
the third Peter. From Derick descended in the fourth 
generation Roelof and Jan; from Peter descended, also 
in the fourth generation, Johannes. The following dia- 
gram shows the relation of these two families. 

There is no other family by the name for any long 
period in this country except one. In 1740, Michael 
Schenck emigrated from the Palatinate of the Rhine 
and located near Lancaster, Pa., and his descendants are 
fairly numerous in Pennsylvania, Virginia and North 
Carolina. They are of German and not Dutch extrac- 
tion. 



60 



ScHENCK Genealogy 



Roelof Martense Schenck (la) — Neeltje Geretsen van Couwen- 
hoven. 



Jan (6a) 
Roelojf (12a) 
John (24a) 
Cornelius (28a) 



Gerret Roelof se (7a) 

Koert 

i 
Rev. William Schenck 



Rulef Schenck (36a) 
Diagram showing the relationship between Rulef Schenck 
and Rev. William Schenck, from the latter of whom is descended 
the Ohio branch of the family. 

Heinrich (lA) 1346 

Heinrich (3A) 

Diederich (5A) 

Derick (iiA) — Alheit Custers 



Derick (20A) 
Dederick (28A) 
Peter (30A) 
Martin (3sA) 



Peter (21A) 
Martin (b. 1510) 
Theodore 
Martin (b. 1633) 



Roelof Jan Johannes 

Flatlands, L. I., 1650 Bushwich, L. I., 1483 

Diagram showing the relationship of the Flatlands and 
Bushwick branches of the Schenck family. 



American Ancestry 61 

THE AMERICAN ANCESTORS OF RULEF 
SCHENCK. 

I a. Roelof Martense Schenck, I., was born at Amers- 
foort, Holland, in 1619, and in 1650 came to New Ams- 
terdam, settling at Flatlands, Long Island. In 1660, 
he married Neeltje Geretsen van Couwenhoven, daughter 
of Garret Wolphertson van Couwenhoven. She was born 
at Flatlands and baptized September 20, 1641. 

They had six children: — 

za. I. Martin, born at Flatlands, L. I., June 23, 1661; 

married June 20, 1686, Susanna Abrahamse 
Brinkerhoff; married, second, April 11, 1693, 
Elizabeth Minnen van Voorhees; married, third, 
Janetye van Voorhees. Martin was left the 
homestead farm and resided there until his 
death. May 2, 1721. 

3a. II. Anetje was born at Flatlands, L. I., about 1663 
I 1 , . ;.'-: ,^ and June 10, 1681, married Jan Alberte Ter- 
hune. She died about 1685. 

4a. III. Jonica was born at Flatlands, L. I., about 1665 
and June 7, 1684, married Peter Neefus. 

5a. IV. Marike was born at Flatlands, L. I., February 
14, 1667, and February 15, 1687, married Isaac 
Hegeman. 

6a. V. Jan, born March i, 1670. See p. 62. 

7a. VI. Gerret Roelofse was born at Flatlands, L. I., 
October 27, 1671, and 1693 married Neeltje 
Coerton van Voorhees, baptized December 5, 
1680. He died at Pleasant Valley, Monmouth 
County, N. J., September 5, 1745. From Gerret 
Roelofse descended the Rev. William Schenck 
and the Ohio branch of the family. 

PW "Addifions 
■nd CorrecJjons" 
fiU af Desk. 



62 ScHENCK Genealogy " 

Neeltje Geretsen (van Coliwenhoven) Schenck died 
in 1673 and in 1675 Roelof Martense Schenck (la) mar- 
ried Anetje Pieterse Wyckoff. 

They had four children: — 

8a. VII. Margaretta was born at Flatlands, L. I., Jan- 
uary 16, i£6S,' and September 8, 1700, married 
Cornelius Willemse van Couwenhoven. She 
died at Middletown, N. J., December 16, 1751. 
9a. VIII. Neeltje was born at Flatlands, L. I., January 3, 
1681, and about 1701 married Albert Willemse 
van Couwenhoven. She died at West Pleasant 
Valley, Monmouth County, N. J., July 7, 1751. 

10a. IX. Mayke was born 'ht Flatlands, L. I., January 27, 
1684, and March 5, 1704, married Jan Lucase 
van Voorhees. She died at Flatlands, November 
25, 1736. 

iia. X. Sara was born at Flatlands, L. I., baptized De- 
cember 18, 1685, and November 12, 1705, mar- 
ried Jacob Willemse van Couwenhoven. She 
died at Middletown, N. J., December 1, 1744. 

Anetje Pieterse (WyckoflE) Schenck died and November 
9, 1688, Roelof (la) married Catryntyna Crigers. Roelof 
(la) died in 1704. His will was probated August 3, 
1705- 

6a. Jan Schenck, II., son of Roelof Martense (la) 
and Neeltje Geretsen (van Couwenhoven) Schenck, was 
born at Flatlands, L. I., N. Y., March, 1670, and mar- 
ried Sara Willemse van Couwenhoven. She was born at 
Flatlands, L. I., December 27, 1674. 

They had ten children. 
12a. I. Roelof, born February 21, 1692. See p. 63. 

13 a. II. Peter. 

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American Ancestry 63 

14a. III. John, baptized in 1722. 

15a. IV. Ann. 

16a. V. Allchy. 

17a. VI. Maria. 

1 8a. VII. Sarah. --^ 

19a. VIII. Nellie. 

3oa. IX. Leah. 

31 a. X. Jane. 

Jan Schenck (6a) died at Pleasant Valley, Monmouth 
County, N. J., January 30, 1753. Sara Willemse (van 
Couwenhoven) Schenck died January 31, 1761. 

12a. Roelof Schenck, III., son of Jan (6a) and Sara 
Willemse (van Couwenhoven) Schenck, was born at Flat- 
lands, Long Island, N. Y., February 21, 1692, and in 
1 7 16 married Geesie Hendrickson. She was born in 
October, 1696. 

They had five children : 

22a. I. Sarah was baptized in 1717 and married Joseph 

van Mater. 

23a. II. Catherine was baptized in 1718 and married 
de Hart of Long Island. 

24a. III. John, born January 22, 1720. See below. 

25a. IV. Eleanor was baptized in 1725 and married Gar- 
ret Conover. 

26a. V. Hendrick was born in 1731 ; married Katherine 
Holmes; died August 21,. 1766. 

Roelof Schenck (12a) died January 19, 1766. Geesie 
(Hendrickson) Schenck died September 20, 1747. They 
are buried at Pleasant Valley, N. J. 

24a. John Schenck, IV., son of Roelof (12a) and 
Geesie (Hendrickson) Schenck, was born at Pleasant 
Valley, January 22, 1720, and November 26, 1741. ^^^' 



64 ScHE NCK Genealogy 

ried Jacamyntie van Couwenhoven. She was born October 
4, 1717- 

They had four children : 

27a. I. Rulief was born July 21, 1742, and married 

Sarah Lippert. They had three sons, Rulief 
(VI), Daniel and Moses. About 1800 the fam- 
ily removed to Ohio, locating near Cincinnati. 
28a. II. Cornelius, born September 19, 17+4. See below. 
29a. III. Gasha was born September 14, 1748. Married 
Aaron van Dorn. 

John Schenclc (24a) died June 27, 1749- 

28a. Cornelius Schenck, V., son of John (24a) and 
Jacamyntie (van Couwenhoven) Schenck, was born 
September 19, 1744, and July 3, 1765, married Margaret 
(Taylor), the widow of James Hankenson. She was 
born in New Jersey, in November, 1742. 

They had six children: 

Eleanor was born July 11, 1766. 
Gasha was born September 18, 1767. 
John was born in New Jersey, April 7, 1770. 
He married Mary Quackenbush. They had 
fourteen children. He died January 8, 1850, at 
Springport, Cayuga County, N. Y. 
Mary was born March 29, 1772. 
Margaret was born April 21, 1774. 
Rulef, born August 4, 1776. See p. 65. 

Cornelius Schenck (28a) died in January, 1790- 



30a. 


I. 


3". 


II. 


32a. 


III. 



33a. 


IV. 


34a. 


V. 


35a- 


VI. 



PART III. 

THE DESCENDANTS OF RULEF SCHENCK 

1. Rulef Schenck, VI. was born in Freehold, Mon- 
mouth Co., New Jersey, August 4, 1776. In 1802, he 
married Elsie Baird, daughter of William and Caroline 
Baird. She was born in Millstone, Somerset Co., N. J., 
March 8, 1785. 

They had twelve children: 

2 I. Sally, born February 2, 1803. See p. 66. 
3 II. John, born June 12, 1804. See p. 67. 
4 III. Catherine was born February ii, 1806, at Charles- 
ton, Montgomery County, New York. In 1815 
she removed with the family to Onondaga County 
and lived on the Homestead in Lysander until the 
death of her parents. After the death of her 
mother in 1857, she resided with her sister Eliza 
in Plainville, Onondaga County, N. Y., where 
she died June 21, 1859. Catherine never married. 
5 IV. Margaret, born August 26, 1807. See p. 70. 

6 V. Benjamin Baird, born July 20, 1809. See p. 70. 
7 VI. Eliza, born Aoril 13, i8ii. See p. 74. 
8 VII. Son, unnamed, born June 17, 1813; died July 4, 

1813. 
9 VIII. Eleanor, born April 30, 1815. See p. 74. 

10 IX. Hannah V , born August 13, 1817. See p. 76. 

II X. William Baird, born November 5, 1819. See p. 78. 
12 XI. James L., born May 25, 1823. See p. 79. 
13 XII. Rulef, born October 23, 1827. See p. 80. 



66 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Rulef Schenck ( i ) died at the Homestead, near Plain- 
ville, N. Y., April 15, 1852. Elsie died at the same place 
five years later, November 3, 1857. 

There were born of these parents twelve children, of 
whom one died in infancy and one at the age of 33 years. 
Of the other ten, Sally, Eliza, Eleanor and Hannah lived 
to be 80 or more years of age. The average age of the 
eleven children who lived to adult life, was 70 years, 1 
month and 15 days. 

SEVENTH GENERATION IN AMERICA. 

2. Sally Schenck, VII., daughter of Rulef (i) and 
Elsie (Baird) Schenck, was born at Charleston, Mont- 
gomery County, N. Y., February 2, 1803, and December 
22, 1830, married Alfred Wilson,* son of William and 
Mary Wilson. He was born in Vermont, April 29, 1798. 

They had nine children: 

14 I. Austin Wycoff, born October 18, 1821. See p. 80. 

15 II. Charlotte M., born February 25, 1824. See p. 81. 

16 III. Dennis Kennedy, born August 23, 1825. See p. 81. 

17 IV. Jane Ann, born July 23, 1827. See p. 81. 

i8 V. Orinda M., was born November 17, 1830. She re- 
mained single and died at Plainville, N. Y., Feb- 
ruary 20, 1851. 

19 VI. Louisa A., born March 27, 1834. See p. 82. 



•Note on the Wilson Family. — William Wilson, the father of 
Alfred Wilson, was a preacher in the Christian Church. In 1806 
he and his family removed from Vermont to the wilderness of Cen- 
tral New York. He located in Lysander Township and the little 
•ettlement which grew in the vicinity of his residence became known 
as Wilson's Corners. In 1821 a post office was established and the 
name was changed to Plainville. 




SAJ.L^' SCHENCK WILSON 

1803-18S3 



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Seventh Generation 67 

20 VII. James Alfred was born November 12, 1837. He 
remained on the homestead of his father and be- 
fore attaining his majority came into possession of 
the farm by purchase, but owing to failing health, 
he relinquished the property and sought to regain 
his strength by a trip to Florida. He died at Jack- 
sonville, Florida, January 8, 1858. James never 
married. 
21 VIII. William H. was born June 15, 1840, and died Feb- 
8, 1841. 
22 IX. Francis A. was born June 28, 1842, and died May 
28, 1845. 

Alfred and Sally lived on the Wilson Farm in the 
Township of Lysander, Onondaga County, N. Y., until 
Alfred's death, which occurred February 4, 1854. Sally 
continued to reside there until April, 1868, when she 
removed to Meridian, Cayuga County, N. Y., where she 
made her home with her daughter, Charlotte, until July, 
1882. She then removed to the home of her daughter, 
Jane Ann, dying there December 15, 1883. 

3. John Schenck, VII., son of Rulef (i) and Elsie 
(Baird) Schenck, was born at Charleston, Montgomery 
County, N. Y., June 12, 1804, and October 13, 1830, 
married Perlina, daughter of Richard and Nancy Sullivan. 
(See pp. 68, 70 and 79.) She was born December 
19, 1810. 

They had seven children: 

23 I. Elsie was born August 3, 1831, and died April 24, 
1832. 
24 II. Parna Eleanora, born September 2, 1833. See p. 
82. 
25 III. Harriet Livona, born September 12, 1836. See p. 
83. 



68 ScHENCK Genealogy 

26 IV. James Harvey was born July 11, 1840, and died 

February 5, 1843. 
27 V. John Sullivan, born March i, 1844. See p. 83. 
28 VI. Nancy Theresa was born December 1, 1846, and 

died May 19, 1851. 

29 VII. Perlina Adele, born May 5, 1851. See p. 84. 

Perlina (Sullivan) Schenck died June 6, 1851. John 
Schenck (3) married, July 21, 1852, Mrs. Parna Gorham, 
widow of Freeman Gorham, daughter of Richard* and 
Nancy Sullivan, and sister of his first wife. 

They had one child : 

30 I. Benjamin Freeman, born January 11, 1854. See p. 84. 
Parna (Sullivan) Schenck died January 27, 1857. On 

September 7, 1858, John again married, taking for his 
third wife, Mrs. Julia Hall, who resided at Conquest, 
Cayuga County, N. Y. They had no children. Julia 
(Hall) Schenck died at Plainville, N. Y., April 19, 1880. 
John Schenck (3) died at Plainville, N. Y., May 3, 
1884, and was buried in the village cemetery. 

The following obituary, published at the time of John 
Schenck's death, gives a vivid picture of the man and 
his sterling character: 

The community of Plainville has just been called to experi- 
ence a common sorrow in the demise of Deacon John Schenck, 
who departed this life on Saturday last, after a week's illness. 
All the ministrations of the affectionate son and daughter-in-law, 
and of the skillful and worthy physician, were unavailing to 
restore health; and so we bow in sorrow to the inscrutable way 
and will of Providence. 



•Note. — Richard Sullivan was a son of John and Sybal Sullivan 
and was born May 13, 1792. He was married August 19, 1809, to 
Naacy Faulkner, at Green, Chenango County, N. Y. Nancy (Faulk- 
ner) Sullivan was born October 11, 1790, and died February 14, 1850. 



Seventh Generation 69 

For sixty-nine years, John Schenck has been a worthy and 
respected citizen of the town of Lysander. Many important 
trusts were committed to his care, and his integrity remains un- 
questioned. In every question relating to the public good, he 
was actively and deeply interested. Ke was a modest man, and 
yet was fearless for and in the right. Keen perception, honest 
judgment, strong convictions, with moral courage, were among 
his characteristics as a parent, a citizen, and a man. He en- 
couraged and assisted the young, helped the unfortunate, min- 
istered to the poor, and sympathized with the sorrowing. 

In 1842 he publicly professed loyalty to God, united with 
the Christian Church at Plainville, and remained an honured 
and respected member until called to "join the choir invisible." 

Forty years of Christian service revealed the true character 
of the man. His faithfulness, self-sacrifice, and devotion to 
religion are well-known. He was a contented burden-bearer, 
counting it ?». pleasure to not only live but work for his God 
and Savior. Here he will be sadly missed, for his seat is empty. 
In social life, his presence was an inspiration and a welcome 
addition to every circle of society. His counsel was wise, his 
influence great, his life, as a whole, exemplary. He was every- 
body's friend, and was familiarly called "Uncle John" by all. 
The young were attracted in love and confidence toward him, 
and the aged respected him, worthily. Truly, our loss is great 
in his death; but we confidently believe that that which is our 
affliction, works out for him a far more exceeding weight of 
glory. The united, sincere sorrow of the Church and society 
can only be healed by the grace of a kind Providence. 

Funeral services were held at his late residence and also 
at the Church in Plainville, Tuesday. The large gathering of 
relatives and friends bore witness to the sincere sorrow of all. 
Rev. W. J. Grimes, of Memphis, a life-long friend of the de- 
ceased, was present, and in obedience to the personal request of 
the deceased, conducted the funeral services, assisted by Rev. E. E. 
Colburn, pastor of the Church. The Good Templars presented 
a beautiful floral pillow, as a slight mark of appreciation to 
the memory of one who was a true and interested member of 
their order. 



70 SCHENCK GeNFALOGY 

Thus all that was mortal of our father, brother, friend, was 
laid in the house appointed for all living, to await God's call 
to life and love in eternity. The family of the deceased have 
the sympathy of all in their bereavement. E. E. C. 

5. Margaret Schenck, VII., daughter of Rulef (l) 
and Elsie (Baird) Schenck, was born at Charleston, 
Montgomery County, N. Y., August 26, 1807, and April 
II, 1827, married Peter Bratt, son of John and Rebecca 
Bratt. He was born July 21, 1802. 

They had five children: 

31 I. Eliza Ann was born April lo, 1828, and died Feb- 
ruary 2, 1842. 
32 II. John, born December 17, 1831. See p. 85. 

33 III. Elsie, born September 19, 1833. See p. 85. 

34 IV. Sarah Catherine, born July 12, 1838. See p. 86. 
35 V. Peter Schenck, born February 7, 1846. Gee p. 86. 

Peter Bratt died at Plainville, N. Y., April 14, 1874. 
Margaret (Schenck) Bratt (5) died at Plainville, Jan- 
uary 31, 1875. 

6. Benjamin Baird Schenck, VII., son of Rulef (1) 
and Elsie (Baird) Schenck, was born at Charleston, 
Montgomery County, N. Y., July 20, 1809, and June 
21, 1838 married Harriet, daughter of Richard and 
Nancy Sullivan. (See pp. 67, 68 and 79). She was 

born near Cross Lake, in the Town of Lysander, On- 
ondaga County, N. Y., January 10, 1817. 

They had three children : 

36 I. Benjamin Rush was born at Plainville, June 12, 
1839. At the age of four years he was able to read 
and manifested a remarkable interest in nature and 
scientific facts. At the age of ten his father, who 




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Sev^enth Generation 71 

was then postmaster, found him capable of doing 
the routine work of the office and divided the in- 
come with him. By his fourteenth year, Benjamin 
had accumulated a library, extensive for that per- 
iod. Although he had but meager advantages in 
the way of education, he obtained a teacher's cer- 
tificate at sixteen years of age and taught school 
in Van Buren. The following summer he attended 
the Monroe Collegiate Institute at Elbridge, N. Y., 
where he became the intimate friend of Professor 
Wilson. In 1856-57, he taught at Lysander, and 
the next year returned to the Institute at Elbridge. 
The winter of 1857 2"^ 1858 he spent teaching a 
select school, held in the hall above the store of 
his father in Plainville. 

Benjamin Rush, or Rush as he was called, then 
attended the Academy at Homer. In '59 and '60 
he taught at Truxton, Cortland County, but he had 
to relinquish the school on account of failing health. 

In the spring of 1861 he visited relatives in 
Michigan and Illinois and obtained a position to 
teach at Berrien, Michigan. In a letter sent to his 
home, he stated that "it was just the situation he 
had so earnestly longed for," but added that it 
seemed to him that he would never teach the school. 
While waiting for the term to open, he remained 
with his aunt, Hannah Schenck Fenner, at Plain- 
well. On the 3rd. of September he was taken ill 
and died September 14, 1862. He was interred at 
Plainville, N. Y. 

Benjamin Rush Schenck possessed in a remark- 
able degree that intellectual superiority which over- 
comes surrounding obstacles, and which local seclu- 
sion cannot withhold from general appreciation. 
37 II. Adrian Adelbert, born March 26, 1842. See p. 87. 
38 III. Henrietta Maria, born November lo, 1843. See p. 
91. 



72 ScHENCK Genfalogy 

Benjamin Baird Schenck (6) died at Memphis, N. 
Y., March 22, 1883. Harriet (Sullivan) Schenck died 
at Merriphis, February 2, 1899. They are buried in the 
cemetery at Plainville. 

Benjamin Baird Schenck, M. D., was the fifth child and the 
second son of Rulef and Elsie Baird Schenck. When a lad of 
six years, he removed with the family from Montgomery County 
to Onondaga County and his early years were spent on the farm 
which his father took up in Lysander Township. As he grew 
to manhood, it became evident that physically he was not strong 
enough for the strenuous life of the farm, and at the age of 
twenty-three he entered the private school of T. W. A.llis, in 
Skaneateles, where he remained eighteen months, except iCr a 
short interval during which he was engaged in teaching district 
school. In 1834 he attended one term at the Homer Academy, and 
the following spring began the study of medicine under Dr. Joseph 
H. Skinner, of Plainville. In the winter of 1835 and 1836, he 
attended lectures at the medical college at Fairfield, N. Y., and 
his final course was pursued at the Geneva Medical College, 
from which he received a diploma to practice February lo, 1835. 
Soon after this he began practice in Plainville. 

Not being satisfied with the science of regular medicine, as 
taught and practiced at that time, Doctor Schenck took up the 
subject of homeopathy and after several years of investigation 
adopted it as his mode of practice. 

In 1844 he united with the Christian Church of Plainville 
and two years subsequent^', June, 1846, at the Christian Con- 
ference in Dundee, he was admitted a member of that body and 
given the credentials of "an ordained minister of the Gospel of 
Jesus Christ." He was a close student of the Bible and spent 
much of his time, not taken up with the activities of practice, 
in searching the Scriptures. Four years after his ordination, a 
conference of the Christian Church declared him "out of har- 
mony with the church on account of his literal interpretation 
of the Bible." He continued, however, for several years to 
preach the doctrines he had imbued from his study of the Scrip- 




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Seventh Generation 73 

tures. In 1862 he commenced the study of Greek and read 
most of the Bible in that language. 

In 1853 he took his brother-in-law, Doctor Sullivan, who for 
three years had been his student, into partnership with him and 
two 3'ears later withdrew from practice to enter into mercantile 
business. He opened a general store in Piainville. The panic of 
1857 and the Civil War seriously embarrassed him and he re- 
sumed practice. He was postmaster from 1849 to 1853, was re- 
appointed in 1863 and held the office until he retired from busi- 
ness life. He held a lieutenant's commission in the State Militia 
for four years and a captain's for seven years. He continued 
to practice medicine until 1876, when he removed to Memphis, 
N. Y., to make his home with his daughter, Henrietta. While 
residing there his professional services were frequently sought, 
especially in consultation. He died at Memphis, March 22, 1883. 

Dr. Benjamin Baird Schenck was untiring in his energy and 
industry. He was possessed of a genial disposition which won 
him many friends and was ever ready to help those in sorrow 
or in distress. 

The following tribute to his memory was adopted by the 
Central New York Medical Society at a meeting held on Sep- 
tember 20, 1883: 

"Benjamin Baird Schenck, M. D., was among the earliest 
converts from the Old School to Homeopathy in the County of 
Onondaga, and was always faithful to its law in his treatment 
of the sick. He was an organic member of this society and 
almost always present at, and active in its meetings. He passed 
away from us on the 22nd. of March, 1883. In his death, we 
as a society, feel that we have lost one of our best. 

"A man true in all the relations of life; skillful, modest, and 
sympathetic as a physician; patriotic and public-spirited as a 
citizen; and noble, just and true as a man; a Christian gentle- 
man. 

"As a society, we extend our sympathies to his family and 
friends in their loss. 

Wm. a. Hawley, 
A. J. Brewster, 
Wm. M. Gwynn, 

Committee." 



74 ScHENCK Genfalogy 

7. Eliza Schenck, VII., daughter of Rulef (i) and 
Elsie (Baird) Schenck, was born in Charleston, Mont- 
gomery County, N. Y., April 13, 181 1, and July 14, 
1832, married Solomon B. Spaulding, son of Solomon 
and Mary Spaulding. He was born at Boston, Mass., 
January 27, 1808. 

They had four children : 

39 I. Burns, born March 25, 1833. See p. 91. 
40 II. Mary C, born October 30, 1837. See p. 92. 
41 III. Annie Laura, born April 28, 1843. See p. 92. 
42 IV. Dealia, born February 2, i85o. See p. 92. 

Solomon B. Spaulding died at Fulton, Oswego County, 
N. Y., June 11, 1881 and was buried at Plainville, N. Y. 
Eliza (Schenck) Spaulding (7) died at the home of her 
daughter, Mary C. Phelps, Fulton, N. Y., on February 
27> 1895. The funeral was held at Fulton and burial 
took place at Plainville. 

9. Eleanor Schenck, VII., daughter of Rulef (i) and 
Elsie (Baird) Schenck, was born in the Township of 
Lysander, Onondaga County, N. Y., April 30, 181 5, and 
June 26, 1834, she married Frederick W. Fenner,* son 



*NoTE ON THE Fenner Family. — The History of the Fenner Family, 
compiled by Lucinda T. Fenner, of Plainwell, Mich., and published 
in 1908, gives in a very interesting manner the early history of this 
family. 

Captain Arthur Fenner, the ancestor of Frederick W. and Russell 
B. Fenner, was born in England in 1C22. He arrived at Providence, 
R. I., February 27, 1649, and until his death in 1703 lived about four 
miles from that city. His second son, Thomas, had eleven children, 
the sixth, Joseph, having been born in 1693. The latter had six 
children, the youngest of whom, born in 1737, was Asahel, who had 
two sons, James L. and Joseph. 

James L. Fenner was born in Rhode Island in 1777. In 1801 he 
married Betsey Perry, a relative of Commodore Perry, the naval hero 
of the war of 1812. The spring following their marriage they moved 
to New York State, settling temporarily in the vicinity of Manlius, 
Onondaga County. In 1804 they located at Pompey, where James 
erected the first saw mill and was a partner in the first grist mills. 
During the residence in Pompey six children were born, the fourth 
being Frederick W., and the fifth, Russell B. Fenner. These brothers 




ELEANOR SCHENCK FENNER 

1815-1899 

FREDERICK W. FENNER 

1811-1876 



I THE Nl^wyopv' 



Seventh Generation 75 

of James L. and Betsey (Perry) Fenner. He was born 
September 9, 181 1, at Pompey, Onondaga County, N. Y. 

They had six children: 

43 I. Frederick Byron was born February 7, 1835, and 
died May 30, 1836. 
44 II. James Rulef, born August 12, 1836. See p. 93. 

45 III. Avis Melissa, born in Lysander, N. Y., June 6, 1839. 

46 IV. Sarah Ellen, born September 3, 1841. See p. 93. 
47 V. Frederick William, born June 11, 1847. See p. 94. 

48 VI. Franklin Eddy was born in Lysander, April 15, 
1853, 3nd died April lo, 1857. 

Frederick W. Fenner died near Jacksonville, N. Y., 
February 24, 1876. Eleanor (Schenck) Fenner (9) 
married December 12, 1878, Perry Hazard Hinsdell, of 
the Township of Salina, Onondaga County, N, Y. ; he 
was born April 21, 1820, and died at Syracuse, N. Y., 
March 12, 1907. 

Eleanor (Schenck Fenner) Hinsdell (9), died Decem- 
ber 31, 1899, ^nd was buried beside her first husband at 
Jacksonville, N. Y. An obituary notice pubished at the 
time of her death is as follows : 



were of the sixth generation in America. 

In 1818 the family removed to Lysander, Onondaga County, N. Y., 
where James L. died January 16, 1851. Three of the sons, Darius 
P., Russell B., and Luther, removed to Michigan, the former in 1840, 
the two latter in 1844. 

Frederick W. Fenner, the fourth son of James L. and Betsey 
Perry Fenner, removed from Pompey to Lysander, with the others 
of the family, when six years of age. It has been scid of him: He 
was an earnest advocate of reform and a prominent temperance worker, 
alive to all educational progress. His opportunities for attending 
school were limited, but being a great reader and thinker, he kept 
pace with the times, although he was a busy, hardworking farmer. 
He taught school when eighteen years of age with success, and also 
taught several terms after he was married. He was the first town 
superintendent of schools appointed by the governor. Whatever office 
he held, he was conscientious in administering for the public good 
and not for self-interest or gain. He was a friend to the needy. He 
was a fluent speaker and his impromptu speeches would do credit to 
those who have the present opportunities. History of the Fenner 
Family. 



76 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Eleanor Schenck Fenner Hinsdell entered into rest December 
31, 1899. 

In the passing of "Annt Ellen" from this life, disappears the 
last of the generation, and the last of the household of one of 
the pioneers of Lysander Township. 

In March, 1815, Rulef Schenck and his wife Elsie Baird 
Schenck, with their six children left Charleston, Montgomery 
County, N. Y., and journeyed in a wagon train to Lysander, 
Onondaga County, N. Y., to take up their abode in a log house 
which had been built for them in the wilderness. 

Soon after their arrival Eleanor was born and grew to 
womanhood on the farm, doing her share of the household duties 
as she grew into them, which in those days were very arduous, 
as all the cloth for the garments worn by the family had to be 
spun and woven in the home. As she grew to womanhood she 
developed traits of character thgt were a blessing to all with 
whom she came in contact in after life — "in her mouth was the 
law of kindness," and she always had in mind the comfort and 
happiness of others. 

In June, 1834, at the age of nineteen, she married Frederick 
W. Fenner, of the town of Pompey and their married life was 
one of continued harmony for forty-two years, when her husband 
passed away. They had six children, two of whom died in in- 
fancy. 

She was again united in marriage December 12, 1878, to 
Perry H. Hinsdell, of North Syracuse. While young her educa- 
tional advantages were limited, yet she was always well in- 
formed on the leading questions of her day, and her society was 
sought after by many friends and greatly enjoyed. 

If to have been a loving and dutiful wife, an affectionate 
mother, a hospitable, charitable, and generous neighbor, and to 
have lived a consistent Christian all the years of her life, may 
it not be worthily said of her — "Well done, good and faithful 
servant, enter now into the joy of thy Lord." 

10. Hannah V. Schenck, VII., daughter of Rulef (i) 
and Elsie (Baird) Schenck, was born in the Township of 
Lysander, Onondaga County, N. Y., August 13, 181 7, 




HANNAH SC'HKN( K FKNNKR 

1817-189.S 



50 


II. 


51 


III. 


52 


IV. 


53 


1 V. 



Seventh Generation 11 

and September 28, 1837, married Russell B. Fenner, son 
of James L. and Betsey (Perry) Fenner and brother of 
Frederick W. Fenner. (See p. 74). He was born at 
Pompey, N. Y., February 9, 1814. 

They had five children: — 

49 I. Byron Russell, born March 4, 1839. See p. 95 . 
Eliza Eleanor, born April i, 1842. See p. 95. 
William Perry, born December 22, 1844. See p. 
96. 

Rulef James, born September 17, 1850. See p. 96. 
Franklin Monroe, born October 11, 1854. See p. 97. 

Russell B. and Hannah (Schenck) Fenner (lo) re- 
moved from Onondaga County to Martin, Allegan 
County, Michigan, in 1844. He died March 27, 1896, 
and Hannah (Schenck) Fenner (10), April 25, 1898. 

Russell B. Fenner grew up to manhood in Lysander Township, 
N. Y. Seven years after his marriage to Hannah Schenck they re- 
moved to Michigan, arriving in Martin, Allegan County, October 10, 
1844. The History of the Fenner Family says of them: The ap- 
pearance of the country was anything but inviting to the young 
couple who had left parents, brothers, sisters, and the friends of their 
youth in a well-settled neighborhood, to seek a home in the unbroken 
wilderness. He at once began cutting logs with which to build a 
house, succeeding so well that they were able to live in it that winter. 
He spent the winter in chopping off the timber for the purpose of 
clearing his farm. 

There were many Indians in the country at that time, and they 
often came for him to take his dog and go with them to catch the 
deer which they had wounded. The squaws sometimes came to the 
house with their baskets, trading them with Mrs. Fenner for salt pork, 
flour, or such eatables as she had. The Indians often wanted to stay 
all night, and frequently they were allowed to roll up in their blankets 
and sleep beside the kitchen fire. 

Three sons were added to the family after their removal to Mich- 
igan : Perry, James and Franklin. The earliest recollections of these 
boys are those of an almost unbroken wilderness, dotted here and 
there with small clearings upon which were built log houses and 
barns. In many cases the clearings were enclosed with brush fences, 
ms was also the heavily timbered land, which was a range for all the 



78 ScHENCK Genealogy 



stock of the neighborhood as well as deer and other wild animals 
in plenty. Some of the finest farms and farm buildings in the state 
are now upon that land. 

To the older boys of the family fell the task of hunting the cows 
in the woods. To boys of today that would be a hard task, but they 
rather enjoyed it, especially when they found a sleek deer with the 
cows, as they often did. It was one of their chief means of excite- 
ment. 

At this time very few of the roads were on section lines, as they 
now are, but ran angling through the woods, around big trees and 
swampy places. 

After living in Martin nine years, Mr. Fenner moved to North 
Gunplain. There he bought eighty acres of land and built a com- 
modious farmhouse and barns upon it. He was a man who was gifted 
in many respects. He had a keen insight into human nature which 
enabled him to make many friends. His farm and stock showed 
thrift and good management. Besides his interest in agricultural 
pursuits he was deeply interested in medical science, which he studied 
with much success, many times curing or helping sick people whom 
the doctors had given up. He was always active in promoting the 
intellectual advancement of the young. When meetings were held in 
the schoolhouse near his home, he and his wife contributed largely to 
their success, aiding in the singing and by their kindly, friendly man- 
ners encouraging others to help. 

Genial and social in his nature, he always delighted to welcome 
a large circle of relatives and friends to his pleasant home. It was 
a delightful custom for many years before his death to have the 
children, grandchildren, and other relatives gather there on his birth- 
day. Those occasions will long be remembered by the participants. 
On September 28, 1887, he and his wife celebrated the fiftieth anni- 
versary of their marriage with a golden wedding. Relatives came from 
the East and West to add their gifts and join with their children, 
children's children, and other relatives, in making the day a memor- 
able one to all who were present, as well as to the honored couple 
who had walked side by side for fifty years. 

A few years before his death he bought a pleasant place in the 
village of Plainwell, still retaining his farm. For a few years after 
this he still retained mental and physical vigor remarkable for one of 
his years, but gradually his health failed, and he died March 27, 
1896, survived by his wife and five chidren. 

II. William Baird Schenck, VII., son of Rulef (i) 
and Elsie (Baird) Schenck, was born in the Township of 
Lysander, Onondaga County, N. Y,, November 5, 18 19, 
and January 12, 1843, married Catherine M. Vanderveer, 




CATHKRINK VANDKRVEKR SCHF.NCK 

1822-1903 

\MI.I.IAM HAIRI) SCHKNCK 

1S19-185S 




JAMKS I,. SCHKNCK 

]S23-lSSr, 






TtLf* 



r:M FOOMD* 



Seventh Generation 79 

daughter of Garret and Ann Vanderveer. She was born 
at Florida, Montgomery County, N. Y., December 31, 
1822. 

They had three children: 

54 I. Hulbert Luke, born December 6, 1843. See p. 97. 
55 II. Irwin Vanderveer, born November 2, 1846. See p. 
98. 
56 III. James Shuler, born August 19, 1851. See p. 98. 

William Baird Schenck (li) died in Lysander Town- 
ship, March 17, 1853. Catherine (Vanderveer) Schenck 
died on the "William Baird Farm," March 3, 1903. 

12. James L. Schenck, VII., son of Rulef (i) and 

Elsie (Baird) Schenck, was born in the Township of 

Lysander, Onondaga County, N. Y., May 25, 1823, and 

September 15, 1847, married Ann Tator, daughter of 

Frederick I. and Polly Tator. (See note on page 81). 

She was born in the Township of Lysander. They had 

no children. Ann (Tator) Schenck died February 18, 

1848. On December 31, 1850, James L. married Nancy 

Maria Sullivan, daughter of Richard and Nancy Sullivan. 

(See pages 67 and 68). She was born September 27, 

1823. 

They had two children : 

57 I. James Warren was born at Plainville, N. Y., May 
12, 1854, and died at the home of his parents on 
Geddes Street, Syracuse, N. Y., November 24, 1883. 
He never married. 
58 II. Leiia Maria, born November 8, 1856. See p. 98. 

James L. Schenck (12) died at his home, 204 Grape 
Street, Syracuse, N. Y.," January 16, 1886. Nancy 
(Sullivan) Schenck died at Syracuse, July i, 1906. They 
are both buried at Plainville. 



80 ScHENCK Genealogy 

13. Rulef Schenck, VII., son of Rulef (i) and Elsie 
(Baird) Schenck was born in Lysander Township, Onon- 
daga County, N. Y., October 23, 1827, and February 27, 
1850, married Emerancy Jane Emerick, daughter of 
Abraham and Hannah Emerick. She was born in Ly- 
sander Township, August 6, 1831. 

They had three children: 

59 I. Alice Maladine, born at the Homestead, Lysander 
Township, June 12, 1851. Address, Piainville, 
N. Y. 
60 II. Effie Isadore, born February 12, 1854. See p. 99. 
61 III. William Baird, born July 21, 1859. See p. 99. 

In 1883, Rulef Schenck (13) removed to the residence 
of his brother, Dr. Benjamin Baird Schenck (6) in 
Plainville and resided there until his death, June 28, 
1888. Emerancy (Emerick) Schenck died at the same 
place October 20, 1905. Both are buried in the ceme- 
tery at Plainville. 

EIGHTH GENERATION IN AMERICA. 

14. Austin WycoiiE Wilson, VIII., son of Alfred and 
Sally (Schenck) Wilson (2) was born in Lysander, N. 
Y., October 18, 1821, and February 2, 1843, married 
Mary Ann Verity, daughter of James G. and Eunice 
Verity. She was born April 2, 1823. 

They had one child: 

62 I. Mervin James, born May 5, 1850. See p. 100. 

Mary (Verity) Wilson died June 28, 1851, and Jan- 
uary 13, 1853, Austin W. Wilson (14) married Mrs. 
Eunice Snow, They had no children. Austin died at 
Plainville, N. Y., April 3, 1858. Eunice (Snow) Wilson 
died March 10, 1889. 




RULEF SCHKNCK 

1827-lSS.S 



Eighth Generation 81 

15. Charlotte M. Wilson, VIII. , daughter of Alfred 
and Sally (Schenck) Wilson (2), was born February 25, 

1824, and February 6, 1842, married Jehial E. Tator, 
son of Frederick I. and Polly Tator. (See note below). 
He was born at Lysander, N. Y., November 14, 1820, 
and died November 30, 1884. Charlotte M. (Wilson) 
Tator married June 28, 1892, Samuel Wells. He diea 
September 20, 1895, and Charlotte M. (Wilson, Tator) 
Wells married December 21, 1898, Benjamin Coats. 
Charlotte died at Meridian, Cayuga County, N. Y., May 
I, 1907. Benjamin Coats died September 12, 1910. 

16. Dennis Kennedy Wilson, VIII., son of Alfred 
and Sally (Schenck) Wilson (2), was born August 23, 

1825, and October 29, 1846, married Lydia Amanda 
Tator, daughter of Frederick I. and Polly Tator. (See 
note below). She was born October 19, 1826. 

They had one child : 

63 I. Orinda More, born November 23, 1850. See p. 100. 

Lydia Amanda (Tator) Wilson died February i, 1854, 
and March 4, 1857, Dennis Kennedy Wilson (16) mar- 
ried Louisa B. Irish. They had no children. Dennis 
died July 5, 1865 and Louisa married in 1867, John 
Hunt. She died in November, 1868. 

17. Jane Ann Wilson, VIII., daughter of Alfred and 
Sally (Schenck) Wilson (2), was born July 23, 1827, 
and February 5, 1847, married James M. Tator* son of 



*NoTE. — It will be noticed that the first wife of James L. Schenck 
(12), the first husband of Charlotte M. Wilson (15), the wife of Dennis 
Kennedy Wilson (16) and the husband of Jane Ann Wilson (17) 
were brothers and sisters. 



82 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Frederick I. and Polly Tator. He was born at Lysan- 
der, N. Y., December i6, 1824. 

They had two children: 

64 I. Anna Hubble, born September 7, 1849. See p. loi. 

65 II. Willard Jehial was born May 8, 1857, and died 

January 18, 1870. 

James M. Tator died November 28, 1901. Jane Ann 

(Wilson) Tator (17). Address, R. F. D., Memphis, 

N. Y. 

19. Louisa A. Wilson, VIII., daughter of Alfred and 
Sally (Schenck) Wilson (2), was born March 27, 1834, 
and August 24, 1853, married Samuel W. Bates, son of 
James and Deborah Bates. They had no children. 

Louisa A. (Wilson) Bates (19) died December 28, 
1854. 

24. Parna Eleanora Schenck, VIII., daughter of John 
(3) and Perlina (Sullivan) Schenck, was born September 
2, 1833, and February i, 1854, married James Leslie 
Voorhees, son of James L. and Martha Voorhees. He 
was born at Whig Hill, near Plainville, N. Y., December 
1, 1831. 

They had four children: 

66 I. Martha Northrop was born October 3, 1854, and 
died November 19, 1871. 
67 II. John Schenck, born August 11, 1856. See p. loi. 

68 III. James Hubbell was born December 23, i86o, and 

died January 13, 1861. 

69 IV. Henry Peter, born December i, i86i. See p. 101. 

Parna (Schenck) Voorhees (24) died June 17, 1865. 
James Leslie Voorhees married April 10, 1867, Sarah 
Catherine Bratt (34). See p. 86. 



Eighth Generation 83 

25. Harriet Livona Schenck, VIII., daughter of John 
(3) and Perlina (Sullivan) Schenck, was born September 
12, 1836, and October 2, 1853, rnarried James S. Vedder, 
son of Aaron F. and Nancy Vedder. He was born at 
Lysander, N. Y., July 23, 1828. Soon after their mar- 
riage, they removed to Carrollton, Greene County, 111., 
where they remained until 1872. They then removed to 
Washington, Kansas. 

They had four children: 

70 I. Inez Ann, born July 25, 1854. See p. loi. 

71 II. Harriet Elnora, born December i, 1856. See p. 102. 

72 III. Lyman Norton, born November 27, 1858. See p. 

103. 

73 IV. Jennie Leslie was born at Carrollton, 111., December 

9, 1862, and died at Washington, Kan., October 
18, 1873. 

James S. Vedder was successively Register of Deeds, 
Tax Collector, Clerk of Courts and Sheriff of Greene 
County, 111., and was for three terms Mayor of Washing- 
ton, Kansas, as well as Postmaster, a position which he 
held at the time of his death, November 12, 1888. Har- 
riet Livona (Schenck) Vedder: Address, Ventura, Cal. 

27. John Sullivan Schenck, VIII., son of John (3) 
and Perlina (Sullivan) Schenck, was born at Plainville, 
N. Y., March i, 1844, and January 3, 1865, married 
Jane Leslie Tomlinson, daughter of John H. and Harriet 
Tomlinson, and niece of James Leslie Voorhees. (See p. 
82). She was born at Plainville, N. Y., January 5, 
1845. They had no children. Jane (Tomlinson) Schenck 
died November 12, 1865, and March i, 1866, John mar- 
ried Adaline Day, daughter of Hezekiah and Eliza Ann 
Day. (See p. 94.) She was born at Little Utica, 
N. Y., May 13, 1845. 



84 ScHENCK Genealogy 

They had one child: 

74 I. Floyd Sullivan, born September 21, 1874. Sec p. 

103. 

Adalinc (Day) Schenck died near Plainville, N. Y., 
November 25, 1908, and June 12, 1910, John Sullivan 
Schenck (27), married Mrs. Sarah C. Winchel, daughter 
of Richard and Frances (Cogswell) Smith. She was 
born at Lysander, N. Y., September 23, 1833. John 
Sullivan Schenck (27) : Address, Lysander, N. Y. 

29. Pcrlina Adele Schenck, VIII., daughter of John 
(3) and Pcrlina (Sullivan) Schenck, was born May 5, 
1851, and January 25, 1874, married at Washington, 
Kansas, Charles Smith, son of Stevens and Sophia C. 
Smith. He was born at Gorham, Cumberland County, 
Me., August 29, 1845. 

They had five children : 

75 I. Charles Fred, born December 12, 1874. See p. 104. 
76 II. Nellie Leslie, born January 27, 1876. See p. 104. 

77 III. Joseph Lowe, born November 23, 1877. See p. 105. 

78 IV. Harry James, born September 30, 1883. See p. 105. 
79 V. Harriet Marie, born May i6, 1885. See p. 105. 

Pcrlina Adele (Schenck) Smith: Address, Washington, 
Kansas. 

30. Benjamin Freeman Schenck, VIII., son of John 
(3) and Parna (Sullivan, Gorham) Schenck, was born 
at Plainville, N. Y., January 11, 1854, and December 
31, 1874, married Ella Eliza Chittenden, daughter of 
Samuel Mallory and Julia Eliza (Parish) Chittenden. 
She was born at Baldwinsville, N. Y., December 24, 
1854. 



Eighth Generation 85 

They had three children: — 

80 I. Julia was born at Plainville, N. Y., January 1, 
1877, and died January 14, 1877. 
81 II. Lisle John, born June 10, 1879. See p. 106. 
82 III. Elsie May, born May 7, 1881. See p. 106. 

Benjamin Freeman Schenck (30) died at Plainville, 
March 13, 1906. Ella Eliza (Chittenden) Schenck: 
Address, Plainville, N. Y. 

32. John Bratt, VIII., son of Peter and Margaret 
(Schenck) Bratt (5), was born December 17, 1831, and 
iViarch 7, 1854, married Matilda Wilson, daughter of 
William and Hannah Wilson (William Wilson was a 
brother of Alfred Wilson, husband of Sally (Schenck) 
Wilson (2)). Matilda (Wilson) Bratt was born at 
Plainville, N. Y., June 13, 1832. 

They had seven children: — 

83 I. Frank Leslie, born November i, 1857. See p. 106. 
84 II. Charles Willis, born May 31, 1859. See p. 107. 
85 III. Ella May, born September 21, 1862. See p. 107. 
86 IV. Anna Isabell, born August 9, 1864. See p. 108. 
87 V. Alice Merriman, born September 11, 1866. See 
p. ro8. 
88 VI. Ernest Wilson, born December 26, i860. See p. 109. 
89 VII. Sarah Elsie, born November 12, 1872. See p. 109. 
John Bratt (32) died at Baldwinsville, N. Y., April 
II, 1902. Matilda (Wilson) Bratt died at Baldwins- 
ville, N. Y., November 26, 1898. They are both buried 
in the cemetery at Plainville, N. Y. 

33. Elsie Bratt, VIII. , daughter of Peter and Mar- 
garet (Schenck) Bratt (5), was born September 19, 1833, 
and January 16, 1851, married Chauncey Hubbard, son 
of Elijah and Eliza Hubbard. He was born in Albany 
County, N. Y., November 19, 1826. 



86 ScHENCK Genealogy 

They had one child : — 

90 I. Ella Lillian, born December 31, 1854. See p. 109. 
Elsie (Bratt) Hubbard (33) died at Plainville, N. Y., 

September 12, 1879. Chauncey Hubbard died at the 
same place, July 4, 1906. 

34. Sarah Catherine Bratt*, VHI., daughter of Peter 
and Margaret (Schenck) Bratt (5), was born July 12, 
1838, and April 10, 1867, married James Leslie Voorhees. 
(See p. 82). 

They had six children : — 

91 I. Leslie Eleanora, born January 12, 1870. 

92 IL Sophia, born October ii, 1872. Graduated at Well- 
esley College in 1895, 3"^ received the degree of 
M. A. at the University of Michigan in 1910. 

93 in. James Leslie was born June i, 1874, and died 

March 8, 1875. 

94 IV. Margaret was born July 5, 1877, and died February 

13, 1889. 
95 V. Martha, born November 3, 1878. Graduated from 

Wellesley College in 1903. 
96 VI. James Leslie, 3rd, born September 8, 1880. Address, 
Reno, Nev. 
Sarah Catherine (Bratt) Voorhees (34) died at Bald- 
winsville, N. Y., June i, 1905. James Leslie Voorhees: 
Address, Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

35. Peter Schenck Bratt, VIIL, son of Peter and 
Margaret (Schenck) Bratt (5), was born February 7, 
1846, and March 15, 1869, married Marta Nettie Car- 
penter, daughter of George and Ruth Carpenter. She 
was born in the Township of Granby, Oswego County, 
N. Y., June 3, 1848. 



•Sarah Catherine retained the original spelling of her name, i. e., 
Bradt. While this is undoubtedly correct, it is here given Bratt, in 
order to retain uniformity. 



Eight h Generation 87 

They had seven children: — 

97 I. Herbert Eugene, born February 13, 1870. See p. 
no. 
98 II. LeRoy, born July 23, 1872. See p. no. 
99 III. Arthur, born February 28, 1874. See p. in. 
100 IV. William Peter, born December 17, 18S2. See p. in. 

loi V. Harry, born August 26, 1884. See p. in. 
102 VI. Raymond, born August 24, 1888. See p. 112. 
103 VII. Ruth, born September 14, 1891. Address, 251 Fitch 
St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Peter Schenck Bratt (35) died January 13, 1904. 
Marta Nettie (Carpenter) Bratt died at Jordan, N. Y., 
May 3, 1906. They are buried in the Plainville ceme- 
tery. 

37. Adrian Adelbert Schenck, VIII., son of Benjamin 
Baird (6) and Harriet (Sullivan) Schenck, was born 
at Plainville, N. Y., March 26, 1842, and married Octo- 
ber 23, 1866, Harriet Parthenia Robinson, daughter of 
Horatio N. Robinson, A. M., LL. D., and Emma R. 
(Tyler) Robinson. She was born at Cincinnati, O., 
September 29, 1845. 

They had three children: — 

104 I. Elsie, born at Syracuse, N. Y., September 26, 1867. 
105 II. Benjamin Robinson, born August 19, 1872. See p. 
112. 
106 III. Frederick Tyler was born at Syracuse, N. Y., March 

21, 1878, and died March 25, 1878. 
Adrian Adelbert Schenck (37) died at Syracuse, N. Y., 
February 25, 1 909, and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery 
in Syracuse. 

Adrian Adelbert Schenck was born in Plainville, N. Y., 
March 26, 1842. His education was obtained at the Monroe 
Collegiate Institute, at Elbridge, N. Y., which at that time was 



ScHENCK Genealogy 



an academy of very considerable reputation. After leaving 
Elbridge he went to Syracuse in 1864, entering the office of the 
Provost Marshal, where he remained until obtaining a position 
in 1865, in the canal office. 

The next ten years were devoted to work in the offices of the 
Internal Revenue Service and County Clerk of Onondaga County. 
From 1876 to i88o he held the important position of clerk of the 
courts. In 1880 he returned to the Revenue Service, being Dep- 
uty Collector of Internal Revenue for the Twenty-fifth District. 
This position he held until the election of Cleveland to the 
Presidency in 1887, when he resigned. During the sessions of 
the New York Legislature of 1888 and 1889, he was clerk of 
the Committee on Cities of the Senate, spending four days each 
week in Albany. During these years he was prominent in poli- 
tics in the Republican party, in whose tenets he was an uncom- 
promising believer throughout his whole life. 

On October 6, 1888, he was instrumental in the organization 
of the Engelberg Huller Company, becoming its first secretary 
and general manager, a position which he held continuously 
until his death, a period of over twenty-three years. The suc- 
cess which attended this organization was largely due to his 
efforts and he was rewarded by seeing it grow into one of the 
most stable and prosperous of the manufacturing industries of 
Syracuse. 

After the marriage of Mr. Schenck and Harriet P. Robinson, 
a daughter of Horatio N. Robinson, LL. D., in 1866, they resided 
on Montgomery Street until May, 1869, when they removed to a 
residence which they built at No. 8 Holland Street. In 1894 a 
second home was built at 615 Park Avenue. 

Mr. Schenck was a member of the Central City Lodge No. 
305, F. and A. M., of the Royal Arcanum and many other or- 
ganizations. He was much interested in manufacturing and 
industrial questions and in 1907 and 1908 was the vice-president 
for the State of New York of the National Association of Manu- 
facturers, the Board of Directors of which passed the following 
resolution: 



Eighth Generation 89 

At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the 
National Association of Manufacturers, held at Niagara 
Falls, New York, on July i6th, 1909, the following min- 
ute was unanimously adopted and spread upon the rec- 
ords: 

Resolved: That in the death of our honored Vice- 
President for the State of New York, Mr. Adrian A. 
Schenck, the association sustains a severe and deplorable 
loss. 

The elevation of Mr. Schenck to the Vice-Presidency 
having taken place at the instance of the delegates of his 
State at the annual convention of 1907 and his re-election 
following, gave abundant evidence of his popularity with 
his fellow members. The performance of his official 
duties during his term of office was such as to win for 
him the approval and admiration of his fellow members 
of the Board of Directors. 

As a man of excellent judgment and unblemished 
character in his private and business affairs, he won the 
sincere affection and regard of all whose pleasure it was 
to know him. 

We shall cherish his memory and the recollection of 
his virtues and the inspiration of his example will remain 
as a stimulus to others in the pursuit of lofty ideals and 
worthy achievements. 

And wc extend to his sorrowing family this token of 
our high regard for him whose loss to them, to us and 
to mankind at large is felt with deep affliction. 

J. KiRBY, Jr., Pres't. 
Geo. T. Bondinot, Sec'y. 

Committee: 

LuDwiG Dessen, 
C. C. Hanch, 
Ends Paullin. 

During May, 1908, Mr. Schenck's health failed, but he was 
able to attend to his business affairs until the day of his death, 
the 25th. day of February, 1909. 



90 ScHENCK Genealogy 

The gentleness of his character, combined with his high 
ideals, lifted him above the petty trials of every-day life, seeming 
to cause him to radiate good cheer, helpfulness and optimism 
wherever he went. To him no one ever appealed for help in 
vain. He lived for others and died mourned by a host of 
sincere friends. The esteem in which he was held by his inti- 
mate business associates is attested in the following: 

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Engel- 
berg Huller Company, held Monday, March ist, at their 
office in Fayette Street, the following preamble and reso- 
lutions relative to the death of their late Secretary and 
Treasurer, Mr. A. A. Schenck, were presented and ap- 
proved : 

Whereas, For the fourth time during the history of 
this Company, we are called upon to mourn and record 
the death of a Director ; and, in the death of our co- 
worker, Secretary, Treasurer, and friend, we have lost 
the greatest of them all ; for while others had different 
interests, Mr. Schenck gave twenty of the best years of 
his life, with undivided devotion to the welfare of this 
organization. During all this time he worked for its 
interests and battled for its success. We alone know of 
its success and that no one has done more to achieve it, 
and we alone can measure our loss. As time has gone 
on we have learned to respect and love him and as time 
goes on we shall miss him more. Our loss and sorrow 
can only be exceeded by that of his family. Therefore, 
as an evidence of our appreciation and respect be it 

Resolved, That his chair as Director remain unfilled; 
that a copy of this tribute be engraved, signed by the 
Board and presented to his family, and these proceedings 
recorded in the books of this Company and its purport be 
published in the daily papers. 
J. R. Montague John E. Sweet 

J. P. Crowell C. p. Remore 

C. E. Hutchinson W. C. Life 

F, P. Fell 



Eighth Generation 91 

38. Henrietta Maria Schenck, VIII., daughter of 
Benjamin Baird (6) and Harriet (Sullivan) Schenck, 
was born at Plainville, N. Y., November 10, 1843, and 
March 20, 1864, married John Vedder Norton, son of 
Lyman and Ann Norton, and grandson of Aaron F. and 
Nancy Vedder. (See p. 83.) He was born November 
7, 1840. 

They had three children: — 

107 I. Georgianna Belle, born at Plainville, N. Y., Oc- 
tober i6, 1864. Address, 3719 W. 32nd. Ave., 
Denver, Colo. 
108 II. Harriet Maria was born at Plainville, N. Y., June 
20, i866, and died at Memphis, N. Y., August i8, 
1877. 
109 III. Ann was born at Plainville, N. Y., January 13, 
1869, and died at the same place, May 6, 1876. 

John Vedder Norton died at Rio Janeiro, Brazil, Feb- 
ruary II, 1879, and January 31, 1883, Henrietta 
(Schenck) Norton (38) married Daniel James Fitzger- 
ald, son of John and Nancy Fitzgerald. He was born 
at Syracuse, N. Y., June 27, 1834, and died at Denver, 
Colo., December 26, 1904, 

Henrietta (Schenck, Norton) Fitzgerald: Address, 
3719 W. 32nd. Ave., Denver, Colo. 

39. Burns Spaulding, VIII., son of Solomon B. and 
Eliza (Schenck) Spaulding (7), was born at Plainville, 
N. Y., March 25, 1833, and October 26, 1856, married 
Caroline A. Phelps, daughter of H. Nelson and Mary 

Phelps. (See p. 92.) She was born in Sullivan Town- 
ship, Madison County, N. Y., October 18, 1835. 



92 ScHENCK Genealogy 

They had two children: — 

no I. Inez Eudora, born November 22, 1857. See p. 112. 

iiz II. Irving Burns was born at Rochester, N. Y., May 4, 

1869, and died there October 14, 1869. 

Burns Spaulding (39) died at Kankakee, 111., April 24, 

1893. Caroline A. (Phelps) Spaulding died at Chicago, 

III., May 2, 1907. 

40. Mary C. Spaulding, VIII., daughter of Solomon 
B. and Eliza (Schenck) Spaulding (7), was born at 
Plainville, N, Y., October 30, 1837, and February 2, 
i860, married Major Fitts Phelps, son of H. Nelson and 
Mary Phelps. (See p. 91.) He was born at Chitte- 
nango, Madison County, N. Y., March 15, 1834. 

They had two children: — 

112 I. Louis Spaulding, born May 27, 1862. See p. 113. 

113 II. Homer Jay, born September 5, 1866. See p. 113. 

Mary (Spaulding) Phelps (40) died June 21, 1906. 

Major F. Phelps died at Fulton, N. Y., June 20, 1907. 

41. Annie Laura Spaulding, VIII., daughter of Solo- 
mon B. and Eliza (Schenck) Spaulding (7), was born 
at Plainville, N. Y., April 28, 1843, and December 17, 
1863, married J. Edward Perkins, son of Erastus B. and 
Sarah Perkins. He was born at Syracuse, N. Y., March 
13) 1834. They have no children. 

Annie Laura (Spaulding) Perkins (41): Address, 
Kirkville, N. Y. 

42. Dealia Spaulding, VIII., daughter of Solomon B. 
and Eliza (Schenck) Spaulding (7), was born at Plain- 
ville, N. Y., February 2, 1850, and October 15, 1874. 
married L. Austin Chapman, son of Austin and Adelia 
Chapman. He was born at South Granby, Oswego 
County, N. Y., February 18, 1853- 



Eighth Generation 93 

They had three children: 

114 I. Irwin B. was born at South Granby, N. Y., March 

4, 1879, and died June 16, 1879. 
115 II. Earl Burns, born June 12, 1880. See p. 114. 
116 III. Hazel Eliza, born February 6, 1889. See p. 114. 

Dealia (Spaulding) Chapman (42) died at Fulton, 
N. Y., June 28, 1890. L. Austin Chapman: Address, 
Fulton, N. Y. 

44. James Rulef Fenner, VIII., son of Frederick W. 
and Eleanor (Schenck) Fenner (9) was born in Lysander 
Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., August 12, 1836, 
and March 27, 1859, married Ellen A. Savage, daughter 
of Seth and Emily Savage. She was born at Cazenovia, 
N. Y.. July 8, 1839. 

They had two children : — 

117 I. James Emory, born June 4, 1862. See p. 115. 
118 II. Florence Ellen, born February 18, 1877. See p. 115. 

Ellen A. (Savage) Fenner died at Delphi, N. Y., Feb- 
ruary 13, 1897, and January 19, 1898, James Rulef (44) 
married Mrs. Addie E. Barber, born at Fabius, Onon- 
daga County, N, Y., November 28, 1843. 

Addie E. (Barber) Fenner died May 3, 1899, and Feb- 
ruary 20, 1900, James Rulef (44) married Mrs. Leida 
Jones, born at Burwell, Ontario, January 27, 1856. 
James Rulef Fenner (44) died March i, 1909, at Delphi 
Falls, N. Y. 

46. Sarah Ellen Fenner, VIII., daughter of Frederick 
W. and Eleanor (Schenck) Fenner (9) was born in 
Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., Septem- 
ber 3, 1 84 1, and September 8, 1863, married Sylvester 



94 ScHENCK Genealogy 

A. Vedder, son of Francis P. and Wllmina (Terhune) 
Vedder, cousin of John Vedder Norton (see p. 91) 
and nephew of James S. Vedder. (See p. 83.) Sylves- 
ter A. Vedder was born at Plainville, N. Y., September 
19, 1834- 

They had seven children: 

119 I. Frederick Fenner, born October 26, 1866. See p. 
Z16. 
120 II. Nicholas was born October 19, 1868, and died 

October 20, 1868. 
121 III.^ Wilmina Wycoff, born September 17, 1872. See 
p. 116. 

122 IV. Ross Sylvester, born November 8, 1874. See p. 116. 

123 V. George Barry was born at CarroUton, III., January 

25, 1878, and died there August 26, 1898. 

124 VI. Neil Davis, born October 29, 1880. See p. 117. 
125 VII. Clyde Byron was born at CarroUton, July 25, 1883, 

and died there January 5, 1885. 

Sylvester A. Vedder died at CarroUton, 111., IVIarch 19, 
1907. Sarah Ellen (Fenner) Vedder (46): Address, 
CarroUton, 111. 

47. Frederick William Fenner, VIII., son of Fred- 
erick W. and Eleanor (Schenck) Fenner (9), was born 
in Lysander, Onondaga County, N. Y,, June 11, 1847, 
and March 17, 1866, married Eliza Day, daughter of 
Hezekiah and Eliza Ann Day, and a sister of Adaline 
(Day) Schenck. (See p. 83.) She was born in Lysan- 
der Township, September 19, 1847. 

They had two children : — 

126 I. Charles Day, born August 18, 1867. See p. 117. 
127 II. Frederick William, born November 10, 1869. See 
p. 117. 



Eighth Generation 95 



Frederick William Fenner (47) : Address, Baldwins- 
ville, N. Y. 

49. Byron Russell Fenner, VIII. , son of Russell B. 
and Hannah (Schenck) Fenner (lo), was born at Lysan- 
der, Onondaga County, N. Y., March 4, 1839, and Jan- 
uary I, 1861, married Caroline V. Nash, daughter of 
Major D. and Phoebe Nash. She was born in Gun- 
plain, Allegan County, Mich., June 30, 1841. 

They had four children: — 

128 I. Byron Nash, born in Gunplain, Mich., July 4, 

1862. Address, Cressey, Mich. 

129 II. Jennie, born August 15, 1864. See p. n8. 

130 III. William Perry was born in Gunplain, Mich., Oc- 
tober 17, 1866, and died there May 8, 1869. 
ijx IV. Nina Vanderveer, born at Prairieville, Barry Coun- 
ty, Mich., April 21, 1879. 
Byron Russell Fenner (49) died July 18, 1904. Caro- 
line (Nash) Fenner: Address, Cressey, Mich. 

50. Eliza Eleanor Fenner, VIII., daughter of Russell 
B. and Hannah V. (Schenck) Fenner (10), was born in 
Lysander, Onondaga County, N. Y., April i, 1842, and 
July 3, 1859, married Henry Robley Scott, son of Ira 
and Mary B. Scott. He was born at LeRoy, Genesee 
County, N. Y., August 17, 1836. 

They had eight children: — 

132 I. Mary Eleanor was born in Gunplain, Allegan 

County, Mich., May 21, i860, and died January i, 

1864. 

133 II. William Henry, born January 28, 1863. See p. 118. 

134 III. Kittie Belle, born December 21, 1864. See p. 119. 

135 IV. Charles Seneca, born January 12, 1869. See p. 119. 

136 V. Herbert Russell, born September 27, 1871. See p. 

119. 



96 ScHENCK Genealogy 

137 VI. Franklin James, born September 30, 1873. See p. 

120. 

138 VII. Bertha May, born August 4, 1875. See p. 120. 

139 VIII. Caroline Eleanor, born August 2, 1877. See p. 120. 

Henry Robley Scott died June 8, 1905. Eliza Eleanor 
(Fenner) Scott (50) : Address, Plainwell, Mich. 

51. William Perry Fenner, VIII., son of Russell B. 
and Hannah V. (Schenck) Fenner (10), was born at 
Martin, Allegan County, Mich., December 22, 1844, 
and December 22, 1869, married Mina L. Sornbury, 
daughter of Horace and Elizabeth (Hicks) Sornbury. 
She was born at Martin, Mich., December 31, 1844. 

They had six children: — 

140 I. Ernest William, born September 24, 1870. See p. 

121. 

141 II. Nellie May, born September i, 1872. See p. 121. 
142 III. James Bruce, born September 28, 1874. See p. 121. 
143 IV. Hannah Jane, born in Gunplain Township, Alle- 
gan County, Mich., January 3, 1877. 
144 V. Pearl Eliza, born in Gunplain Township, Allegan 
County, Mich., August 10, 1880. 
145 VI. Orlie Perry, born December 20, 1884. See p. 122. 

Mina (Sornbury) Fenner died at Martin, Mich., Feb- 
ruary II, 1908. William Perry Fenner (51) : Address, 
Martin, Mich. 

52. Rulef James Fenner, VIII., son of Russell B. and 
Hannah V. (Schenck) Fenner (10) was born at Mar- 
tin, Allegan County, Mich., September 17, 1850, and 
AprQ 12, 1876, married Mary Elizabeth Case, daughter 
of Stephen and Sarah Case. She was born at Lynden, 
Cattaraugus County, N. Y., October 5, 1851. 



Eighth Generation 97 

Children:— 

146 I. Elton Perry, bora in Watson, Allegan County, 

Mich., July 26, 188/. Address, Martin, Mich. 

Rulef James Fenner (52) : Address, Martin, Mich. 

53. Franklin Monroe Fenner, VIII., son of Russell 
B. and Hannah V. (Schenck) Fenner (10), was born 
in Martin, Allegan County, Mich., October ii, 1854, 
and October ii, 1877, married Hannah Ida Honeysett, 
daughter of James and Hannah Honeysett. She was 
born in Gunplain, Mich., July 24, 1858. 

Children : — 

147 I. Edith May. born October 23, 1878. See p. 122. 
148 II. Ida Myrtle, born July 17, 1880. See p. 123. 

149 III. Starr Franklin, born February 24, 1886. See p. 123. 
150 IV. Clay Earl, born in Gunplain, Mich., March 15, 

1889. Address, Plainwell, Mich. 
151 V. Wave lola, born in Gunplain, Mich., May 25, 

1895. Address, Plainwell, Mich. 

Franklin Monroe Fenner (53): Address, R. F. D. 
No. 2, Plainwell, Mich. 

54. Hulbert Luke Schenck, VIII., son of William 
Baird (ii) and Catherine (Vanderveer) Schenck, was 
born in Savannah, Wayne County, N. Y., December 6, 
1843, and January 12, 1865, married Betsey Fenner, 
daughter of John and Zilpha (Washburn) Fenner and 
niece of Frederick W. and Russell B. Fenner (see p. 
74). She was born in Lysander, Onondaga County, 
N. Y., March 12, 1844. 

They had two children: — 

152 I. Nellie Maria, born September 11, 1867. See p. 123. 
153 II. Williano Vanderveer, born January 22, 1875. See 
p. 124. 



98 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Hulbert Luke Schenck (54) died in Lysander, N. Y., 
March 14, 1879. Betsey (Fenner) Schenck: Address, 
R. F. D., Memphis, N. Y. 

55. Irwin Vanderveer Schenck, VIII., son of William 
Baird (11) and Catherine M. (Vanderveer) Schenck, 
was born in Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. 
Y., November 2, 1846, and December 9, 1868, married 
Ann Hubble Tator (64), daughter of James M. and 
Jane Ann (Wilson) Tator (17). She was born Sep- 
tember 7, 1849, and died August 17, 1894. Irwin Van- 
derveer Schenck (55) died October 5, 1902. They left 
no children. 

56. James Shuler Schenck, VIII., son of William 
Baird (11) and Catherine M. (Vanderveer) Schenck, 
was born in the Township of Lysander, Onondaga 
County, N. Y., August 19, 1851, and December 17, 1873, 
married Ella Lucretia Wormuth, daughter of Solomon 
and Charlotte Wormuth. She was born in Lysander, N. 
Y., July 31, 1854- 

Children : — 

154 I. Lester Hulbert, born August 4, 1880. See p. 124. 

James Shuler Schenck (56) : Address, R. F. D., Mem- 
phis, N. Y. 

58. Leila Maria Schenck, VIII., daughter of James 
L. (12) and Nancy Maria (Sullivan) Schenck, was 
born at Plainville, N. Y., November 8, 1856, and June 
26, 1883, married T. Edgar Pomeroy, son of Dr. Theo- 
dore C. and Theresa M. (Elder) Pomeroy. He was 
born at Onondaga Valley, N. Y., December 25, 1846. 



Eighth Generation 99 

They had three children: — 

155 I. Clara Lelia was born at Syracuse, N. Y., Septem- 
ber 24, 1886, and died there January 10, 1887. 

156 II. Edgar Schenck, born at Sy-acuse, N. Y., July 17, 

1889. Address, 104 Lynhurst St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

157 III. Harold Eltweed was born at Syracuse, N. Y., Feb- 

ruary 6, 1891, and died there October 15, 1891. 

Lelia Maria (Schenck) Pomeroy (58) died at Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., October 19, 1892, and June 23, 1903, T. 
Edgar Pomeroy married Melissa Almira Weller. He 
died at Syracuse, December 27, 1905. 

60. Effie Isadore Schenck, VIII., daughter of Rulef 
(13) and Emerancy Jane (Emerick) Schenck, was born 
at the Homestead, Lysander Township, Onondaga 
County, N, Y., February 12, 1854, and May 4, 1871, 
married George William Simmons, son of Peter and 
Elizabeth Simmons. He was born in New Scotland, Al- 
bany County, N. Y., July 28, 1851. 

Children : — 

158 I. Elva, born August 31, 1871. See page 125. 
159 II. Raymond Percy was born in Cato Township, Cay- 
uga County, N. Y., September 8, 1874, and died 
there March 20, 1889. 
Effie Isadore (Schenck) Simmons (60) : Address, R. 
F. D., Cato, N. Y. 

61. William Baird Schenck, VIII., son of Rulef (13) 
and Emerancy Jane (Emerick) Schenck, was born at 
the Homestead, Lysander Township, Onondaga County, 
N. Y., July 21, 1859, and July 13, 1879, married Flor- 
ence Loretta Osborn, daughter of David and Margaret 
Ann Osborn. She was born in Lysander, N. Y., July 
8, 1863. 



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100 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Children : — 

i6o I. Florence Loretta, born August 3, 1880. See p. 125. 
i6i II. Rulef David, born January 21, 1885. See p. 125. 

William Baird Schenck (61): Address, 13 W. Main 
St., Cortland, N. Y. 

NINTH GENERATION IN AMERICA. 

62. Mervin James Wilson, IX., son of Austin Wycoff 
(14) and Mary Ann (Verity) Wilson, was born at 
Plainville, Onondaga County, N. Y., May 5, 1850, and 
June 27, 1 87 1, married Minnie Ann Locke, daughter of 
John V. N. and Ann Locke. She was born February 
24, 1853, and died July 15, 1872. They had no children. 
Mervin James married March 23, 1880, Cornelia Har- 
rington, daughter of Thomas and Catherine Harrington. 
She was born at Jordan, N. Y., May 12, 1861. 

Children : — 

162 I. Ada Mary, born January i, i88i. See p. 126. 
Mervin James Wilson (62) : Address, Meridian, N. Y. 

63. Orinda More Wilson, IX., daughter of Dennis 
Kennedy (16) and Lydia Amanda (Tator) Wilson, was 
born in Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., 
November 23, 1850, and February 19, 1867, married 
Delancy Duyane Stone, son of Alpheus and Lucy Ann 
Stone. He was born January 8, 1846. 

They had three children: — 

163 I. Willard Dennis, born June 7, 1870. See p. 126. 
J64 II. Rosa Anna, born October 5, 1879. See p. 127. 

165 III. Jennie Lucy was born in Lysander Township, 
Onondaga County, N. Y., July 2, 1884, and died 
at Baldwinsville, N. Y., December 9, 1887. 



Ninth Generation 101 

Delancy Duyane Stone died August i, 1898. Orinda 
More (Wilson) Stone (63) : Address, Auburn, N, Y. 

64. Ann Hubble Tator, IX., daughter of James M. 
and Jane Ann (Wilson) Tator (17), was born Septem- 
ber 7, 1849, and December 9, 1868, married Irwin Van- 
derveer Schenck (55). (See p. 98.) 

67. John Schenck Voorhees, IX., son of James L. and 
Parna Eleanora (Schenck) Voorhees (24), was born in 
Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., August 
II, 1856, and June 7, 1905, married Anna Cornelia 
Moerschler, daughter of John and Caroline (Nulty) 
Moerschler. She was born at Syracuse, N. Y., July 2, 
1877. 

Children : — 

i66 I. Son, born May 31, 1906. Died in infancy. 
167 II. Henry Austin, born May 27, 1907. 

John Schenck Voorhees (67) : Address, Baldwinsville, 
N. Y. 

69. Henry Peter Voorhees, IX., son of James L. and 
Parna Eleanora (Schenck) Voorhees (24), was born De- 
cember I, 1 861, and March 21, 1886, married Lillian B. 
Wells, daughter of Dr. James F. and Eveline (Bailey) 
Wells. She was born February 10, 1863. They had no 
children. 

Henry Peter Voorhees (69) died at Baldwinsville, N. 
Y., February 9, 1889. Lillian (Wells) Voorhees mar- 
ried, June 6, 1901, Ralph Sheldon. 

70. Inez Ann Vedder, IX., daughter of James S. and 
Harriet Livona (Schenck) Vedder (25), was born at 
CarroUton, Greene County, III., July 25, 1854, and Sep- 



102 ScHENCK Genfalogy 

tember 3, 1873, married Joseph Garret Lowe, son of Aus- 
born E. and Sarah J. Lowe. He vv^as born at Rushville, 
Ind,, December 31, 1846. 
They had eight children : — 

168 I. Harriet Belle, born June 23, 1874. See p. 127. 

169 II. Russell Gordon, born November 12, 1877. See p. 

127. 

170 III. Clara Leslie, born May 31, 1880. See p. 128. 

171 IV. Joseph Garret, born October 22, 1883. Address, 

First National Bank, VVellston, Mo. 

172 V. Richard Vedder was born at Washington, Kan., 

September 12, 1886, and died at El Reno, Okla., 
June 4, 1902. 

173 VI. Bessie Inez, born at Washington, Kan., March 30, 

1891. 
174 VII. Mildred Adeline, born at Washington, Kan., Jan- 
uary 8, 1894. 
17s VIII. Ruth Marjorie, born at Washington, Kan., Septem- 
ber 12, 1S95. 
Joseph Garret Lowe died at Piedmont, Okla., Sep- 
tember II, 1908. Inez Ann (Vedder) Lowe (70): Ad- 
dress, El Reno, Okla. 

71. Harriet Elnora Vedder, IX., daughter of James 
S. and Harriet Livona (Schenck) Vedder (25), was born 
at Carrollton, Greene Count}', 111., December I, 1856, 
and September 3, 1874, married Alfred Mortimer Hallo- 
well, son of Jesse R. and Penelope A. Hallowell. He was 
born at Middletown, O., February 20, 1847. 

They had five children: — 

176 I. Maud May, born April 13, 1876. See p. 128. 
177 II. Roscoe Vedder was born at Washington, Kan., De- 
cember 17, 1877, and died there January 7, 1880. 
178 III. Henry Raymond was born at Washington, Kan., 
April 2, i88i, and died there July 24, 1882. 



Ninth Generation 103 

179 IV. Edith Leona was born at Washington, Kan., No- 
vember 20, 1882. Address, Ventura, Cal. 
180 V. Lyman Earl was born at Washington, Kan., April 
21, 1885. Address, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
Harriet Elnora (Vedder) Hallowell (71) married, 
January I, 1903, Charles Gordon Burtnett, born Decem- 
ber 13, 1852. Harriet Elnora (Vedder-Hollouell) Burt- 
nett (71): Address, Ventura, Cal. 

72. Lyman Norton Vedder, IX., son of James S. and 
Harriet Livona (Schenck) Vedder (25), was born at Car- 
rollton, Greene County, 111., November 27, 1858, and 
July 13, 1896, married Ernestine Adele Eddy, daughter 
of Lucien Crane and Amy (Kennedy) Eddy. She was 
born at Pella, Iowa, November 23, 1870. 

Lyman Norton Vedder (72) : Address, Anadarko, 
Okla. 

74. Floyd Sullivan Schenck, IX., son of John Sul- 
livan (27) and Adaline (Day) Schenck, was born at 
Plainville, Onondaga County, N. Y., September 21, 1874, 
and November 3, 1895, married Olive Mastin, daughter 
of Allen Snyder and Lillian (Lindsay) Mastin. She was 
born at Plainville, N. Y., August 19, 1877. 

They had one child : — 

181 I. Mildred Louise, born at Plainville, N. Y., January 
19, 1897. 

Floyd Sullivan Schenck (74) died at Plainville, N. Y., 
August 29, 1898, and January 14, 1902, Olive (Mastin) 
Schenck married Sardis A. Dunham, son of Joseph and 
Mary A. (Greenfield) Dunham. He was born at Bald- 
winsville, N. Y., July 10, 1876. 

Olive (Mastin-Schenck) Dunham: Address, 545 Cedar 
St., Syracuse, N. Y. 



104 ScHENCK Genealogy 



75. Charles Fred Smith, IX., son of Charles and Per- 
lina Adele (Schenck) Smith (29), was born at Wash- 
ington, Kan., December 12, 1874, and June 29, 1908, 
married Elizabeth Abigail Townsend, daughter of Joseph 
R. and Mary J. (Baker) Townsend. She was born at 
Cottage Home, 111., March 13, 1878. 

Children : — 

182 I. Elizabeth Gertrude, born at Oklahoma City, Okla., 

August 28, 1909. 

Charles Fred Smith (75): Attorney-at-Law, Address, 
335 Lee Building, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

76. Nellie Leslie Smith, IX., daughter of Charles and 
Perlina Adele (Schenck) Smith (29), was born at Wash- 
ington, Kan., January 27, 1876, and February 20, 1894, 
married Eddie A. Vincent, son of Reuben and Alice 
(Larabee) Vincent. He was born at Crown Point, Ind., 
February 17, 187 1. 

They had one child: — 

183 I. Adele Pauline was born at Washington, Kan., 

October 11, 1897. 

Eddie A. Vincent died at Albuquerque, N. M., Sep- 
tember 18, 1903, and May i, 1908, Nellie Leslie (Smith) 
Vincent (76) married John A. Kinch, son of Samuel R. 
and Abigail Ann (Groff) Kinch. He was born at Colum- 
bia, Pa., September 23, 1876. 

Children : — 

184 I. Infant, unnamed, born and died at Oklahoma City, 

January 31, 1909. 
185 II. Kathryn Augusta, born at Oklahoma City, Okla., 
April 19, 1910. 

Nellie Leslie (Smith- Vincent) Kinch (76): Address, 
432 West 6th St., Oklahoma City, Okla. 



Ninth Generation 105 

77. Joseph Lowe Smith, IX., son of Charles and Per- 
lina Adele (Schenck) Smith (29), was born at Wash- 
ington, Kan., November 23, 1877, and March 20, 1904, 
married Florence Elser, daughter of John Joshua and 
Anna (Burke) Elser. She was born at Harlan, Iowa, 
February 25, 1881. 

Children : — 

186 I. Charles Elser, born at Washington, Kan., April 
23, 1907. 

Joseph Lowe Smith (77) received the degree of 
D. D. S. at the Dental Department of Denver University, 
in 1906. Address: First National Bank Building, Wash- 
ington, Kan. 

78. Harry James Smith, IX., son of Charles and Per- 
lina Adele (Schenck) Smith (29), was born at Wash- 
ington, Kan., September 30, 1883, and May 24, 1905, 
married Loula Anna Hill, daughter of Harvey Cooney 
and Elizabeth (Finley) Hill. She was born at Wash- 
ington, Kan., October 13, 1882. 

Harry James Smith (78): Address, 340 Board of 
Trade, Kansas City, Mo. 

79. Harriet Marie Smith, IX., daughter of Charles 
and Perlina Adele (Schenck) Smith (29), was born at 
Washington, Kan., May 16, 1885, and May 31, 1910, 
married Axel Walfred Erickson, son of Erik Axel and 
Hedda Louise (Jonson) Erickson. He was born at 
Trosa, Sweden, August 2, 1882. 

Harriet Marie (Smith) Erickson (79) : Address, 
Lindsborg, Kan. 



106 ScHENCK Genealogy 

8i. Lisle John Schenck, IX., son of Benjamin Free- 
man (30) and Eliza (Chittenden) Schenck, was born at 
Plainville, Onondaga County, N. Y., June 10, 1879, and 
October 27, 1910, married Lulu May Wilson, daug;hter 
of George W. and Margaret (Otis) Wilson. She was 
born at Baldwinsville, N. \'., ALny lO, 1883. 

Lisle John Schenck (80 ^ Address, Baldwinsville, N. 
Y. 

82. Elsie May Schenck, IX., daughter of Benjamin 
Freeman (30) and Ella Eliza (Chittenden) Schenck, was 
born at Plainville, N. Y., May 7, 1881, and June 22, 
1904, married Frederick L. Huntington, son of Henry 
L, and Mary (Fisher) Huntington. He was born at 
Lysander, N. Y., September 3, 1883. 

Children: — 

187 I. Lisle Schenck, born at Plainville, N. Y., May 21, 
1906. 

Elsie May (Schenck) Huntington (82): Address, 
Plainville. N. Y. 

83. Frank Leslie Bratt, IX., son of John (32) and 
Matilda Wilson Bratt, was born in Lysander Township, 
Onondaga County, N. Y., November i, 1857, and Sep- 
tember 8, 1878, married Jennie Stickle, daughter of 
Elizabeth and Jacob Stickle. She Mas born at Peru, N. 
Y., July 14, i860. They had no children. 

Jennie (Stickle) Bratt died February 26, 1885, and 
August 6, 1886, Frank Leslie Bratt (83) married Ella 
Babcock, dau'ghter of David and Margaret Babcock. She 
was born at Belleville, Ont., December 25, 1866. They 
had no children. 



Ninth Generation 107 

Ella (Babcock) Bratt died January 14, 1903, and Sep- 
tember 4, 1904, Frank Leslie Bratt (83) married Lillian 
Miller, daughter of Albert and Mary Miller. She was 
born at West Leyden, N. Y., February I, 1872. 

Frank Leslie Bratt (83) died at Munnsville, N. Y., 
December 27, 1910. 

84. Charles Willis Bratt, IX., son of John (32) and 
Matilda (Wilson) Bratt, was born at Togg, Lysander 
Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., May 31, 1859, and 
April 5, 1883, married Nettie Matilda Horton, daughter 
of Edward and Mary Horton. She was born at Horton- 
town, Lysander Township, N. Y., June 3, 1859. 

They had two children : — 

188 I. Jessie Belle, born May 2, 1884. See p. 128. 
189 II. Lela Jane, born November 25, 1889, and died Au- 
gust 7, 1890. 
Nettie Matilda (Horton) Bratt died December 25, 
1894, and March, 1904, Charles Willis Bratt (84) mar- 
ried Hattie Osborn Humphrey, born June 6, 1859. 
Charles Willis Bratt (84) : Address, 79 Scribner St., 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 

85. Ella May Bratt, IX., daughter of John (32) and 
Matilda (Wilson) Bratt, was born at Togg, Lysander 
Township, Onandaga County, N. Y., September 21, 1862, 
and December 9, 1879, married Garret L. Vanderveer, 
son of Henry and Agnes Mary Vanderveer and grand- 
son of Garret Vanderveer. (See p. 79.) He was born 
near Plainville, N. Y., September 27, 1858. 

They had three children : — 

190 I. Hattie May, born October 5, 1881. See p. 129. 
191 II. Henry was born at Plainville, N. Y., May 15, 
1884, and died June 7, 1892. 



108 ScHENCK Genealogy 

192 III. John Pomyea, born at Plainville, N. Y., January 17, 
1886. Address, Lysander, N. Y. 

Ella May (Bratt) Vanderveer (85) died at Plainville, 
N. Y., December 11, 1888. Garret L. Vanderveer died 
at Meridian, N. Y., July 3, 1907. 

86. Anna Isabell Bratt, IX., daughter of John (32) 
and Matilda (Wilson) Bratt, was born at Plainville, N. 
Y., August 9, 1864, and January 17, 1885, married John 
Wesley Albright, son of Jacob and Eliza (Reed) Albright. 
He was born at New Scotland, Albany County, N. Y., 
May 8, 1859. 

Children: — 

193 I. Charles Wesley, born at Hurstville, Albany Coun- 
ty, N. Y., May 14, 1889. 
194 II. Howard Baxter, born at Hurstville, N. Y., July 23, 
1895. 

195 III. Wesley Alfred, born at Hurstville, N. Y., April 9, 

1897. 

196 IV. Henry Cary, born at New Scotland, Albany County, 

N. Y., August 23, 1903. 
Anna Isabell (Bratt) Albright (86): Address, R. F. 
D., Voorheesville, N. Y. 

87. Alice Merriman Bratt, IX., daughter of John 
(32) and Matilda (Wilson) Bratt, was born at Plain- 
ville, Onondaga Count}', N. Y,, September ii, 1866, and 
January 14, 1885, married Edward Alexander Jackson, 
son of Richard and Mary (Clark) Jackson. He was born 
at Scroepples, N. Y., December 30, i860. 

Children : — 

197 I. Eyola Bratt, born at Plainville, N. Y., October 
21, 1888. 
198 II. Reba Mary was born at Baldwinsville, N. Y., June 
4, 1894, and died June 21, 1898. 



Ninth Generation 109 



Alice Merriman (Bratt) Jackson (87) : Address, Bald 
winsville, N. Y. 

88. Ernest Wilson Bratt, IX., son of John (32) and 
Matilda (Wilson) Bratt, was born at Plainville, Onon- 
daga County, N. Y., December 26, 1869, and February 
II, 1891. married Julia Stevens, daughter of John and 
Eleanor Stevens. She was born at Buffalo, N. Y., No- 
vember 20, 1869. 

Children : — 

199 I. Florence May, born at Grand Rapids, Mich., June 
7, 1892. 
200 II. Alice Viola, born at Grand Rapids, Mich., March 
13, 1896. 
Ernest Wilson Bratt (88) : Address, Edgerton, Mich. 

89. Sarah Elsie Bratt, IX., daughter of John (32) 
and Matilda (Wilson) Bratt, was born at Plainville, 
Onondaga County, N. Y., November 12, 1872, and Jan- 
uary 20, 1897, married Franklin Mills Adsit, son of 
Francis and Mary (Mills) Adsit. He was born at Little 
Utica, Onondaga County, N. Y., March 21, 1871. 

Children : — 

201 I. Elon Bratt, born at Little Utica, N. Y., January 15, 
1899. 
Sarah Elsie (Bratt) Adsit (89): Address, Baldwins- 
ville, N. Y. 

90. Ella Lillian Hubbard, IX., daughter of Chauncey 
and Elsie (Bratt) Hubbard (33), was born at Plainville, 
Onondaga County, N. Y., December 31, 1854, and March 
26, 1878, married Miles Clarence Carncross, son of John 
and Mary Ann (Elsworth) Carncross. He was born at 
Meridian, Cayuga County, N. Y., October 22, 1855. 



110 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Children : — 

202 I. Avis May, born January 31, 1884. See p. 129. 
203 II. Frank Hubbard, born at Plainville, N. Y., March 
23, 1893. 
Ella Lillian (Hubbard) Carncross (go): Address, 
Plainville, N. Y. 

97. Herbert Eugene Bratt, IX., son of Peter Schenck 
(35) and Marta Nettie (Carpenter) Bratt, was born in 

the Township of L3'sander, Onondaga County. February 
13, 1870, and January 26, 1890, married Frances E. 
Hammond, daughter of George and Hettie Hammond. 
She was born at Lysander, N. Y., May 12, 1868. 
Children : — 

204 I. Earl, born in Lysander Township, Onondaga 
County, N. Y., February 18, 1891. 
205 II. Glenn, born in Lysander Township, N. Y., Au- 
gust 18, 1892. 

206 III. Frances was born in Lysander Township, N. Y., 

March 12, 1895, and died March 30, 1895. 

207 IV. Mabel was born in Lysander Township, N. Y., 

May 12, 1896. 
208 V. Ethel, born in Lysander Township, N. Y., October 
12, 1898. 
209 VI. Edith, born in Lysander Township, N. Y., January 

7, 1901. 
Herbert Eugene Bratt (97) : Address, R. F. D., Mem- 
phis, N. Y. 

98. LeRoy Bratt, IX., son of Peter Schenck (35) and 
Marta Nettie (Carpenter) Bratt, was born in Lysander 
Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., July 23, 1872, and 
October 24, 1890, married Grace Hall, daughter of Rob- 
ert and Frances (Carson) Hall. She was born at Maus- 
ton, Wis., September 8, 1870. 



Ninth Generation 111 

Children : — 

2IO I. Florence Louise, born at Syracuse, N. Y., August 

30, 1902. 
211 II. Gertrude Ruth, born at Syracuse, N. Y., September 
16, 1907. 

LeRoy Bratt (98) : Address, 257 Fitch St., Syracuse, 
N. Y. 

99. Arthur Bratt, IX., son of Peter Schenck (35) 
and Marta Nettie (Carpenter) Bratt, was born in 
Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., Febru- 
ary 28, 1874, ^nd April 7, 1897, married Grace Edna 
Gibbs, daughter of William and Augusta Gibbs. She 
was born at Jordan, N. Y., April 15, 1872. 

Arthur Bratt (99) : Address, Jordan, N. Y. 

100. William Peter Bratt, IX., son of Peter Schenck 
(35) and Marta Nettie (Carpenter) Bratt, was born in 
Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. Y. , Decem- 
ber 17, 1882, and January 4, 1905, married Maude Bow- 
man, daughter of Willis and Alice (Farley) Bowman. 
She was born at Memphis, N. Y., July 10, 1878. 

William Peter Bratt (100) : Address, Memphis, N. Y. 

loi. Harry Bratt, IX., son of Peter Schenck (35) 
and Marta Nettie (Carpenter) Bratt, was born in the 
Township of Lysander, Onondaga County, N. Y., August 
26, 1884, and June 24, 1909, married lona Leona Doane, 
daughter of Adelbert and Anna (Van Slyck) Doane. She 
was born at Syracuse, N. Y., November 22, 1883. 

Harry Bratt (101): Address, 402 Arthur St., Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 



112 ScHENCK Genealogy 



I02. Raymond Bratt, IX., son of Peter Schenck (35) 
and Marta Nettie (Carpenter) Bratt was born in 
Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., August 
24, 1888, and January i, 1910, married Martha Jessie 
Rogers, daughter of Frank Adelbert and Elizabeth 
(Bittel) Rogers. She was born in Lysander Township, 
April I, 1888. 

Raymond Bratt (102): Address, Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

105. Benjamin Robinson Schenck, IX., son of Adrian 
Adelbert (37) and Harriet Parthenia (Robinson) 
Schenck, was born at Syracuse, N. Y., August 19, 1872, 
and August 17, 1904, married Jessie Jane McCallum, 
daughter of Peter and Agnes (Mclndoe) McCallum. 
She was born at St, Catharines, Ont., August 10, 1872. 
Children : — 

212 I. Leila Marion, born at Detroit, Mich., September 
30, 1905. 
213 II. John Tyler, born at Detroit, Mich., September 18, 
1907. 
Benjamin Robinson Schenck (105) received the degree 
of A. B. from Williams College in 1894, an<l the degree 
of M. D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1898. Ad- 
dress: 32 Adams Ave., W., Detroit, Mich. 

no. Inez Eudora Spaulding, IX., daughter of Burns 
(39) and Caroline A. (Phelps) Spaulding, was born at 
Plainville, Onondaga County, N. Y., November 22, 1857, 
and April 10, 1878, married Charles Watson Kyle, son 
of Alexander and Caroline A. Kyle. He was born in 
New York City, May 13, 1844. 
They had one child: — 

214 1. Caroline Inez, born at Detroit, Mich., August 22, 
1879. 



Ninth Generation 11 J 



Inez Eudora (Spaulding) Kyle (no), married May 
24, 1894, Almeron Ward Diinsmore, son of Phineas H. 
and Lucy Juliette (Peters) Dunsmore. He was born at 
Fowlersville, N, Y., August 14, 1854. 

Inez Eudora (Spaulding) Dunsmore (no): Address, 
7300 Princeton Ave., Chicago, III. 

112. Louis Spaulding Phelps, IX., son of Major Fitts 
and Mary (Spaulding) Phelps (40), was born at Granby, 
Oswego County, N. Y., May 27, 1862, and September 
16, 1885, married Carrie M. Barnard, daughter of Selah 
Smith and Melissa (Parker) Barnard. She was born at 
Volney, N. Y., September 16, 1865. 

They had three children: — 

215 I. Harry Barrett, born August 9, 1886. See p. 130. 

2r6 II. Homer Spaulding, born April 11, 1888. See p. 130. 

217 III. Lena Marion, born at Fulton, N. Y., March 2, 1896. 

Louis Spaulding Phelps (112) died at Banks, Oregon, 
June 17, 1908. Carrie M. (Barnard) Phelps: Address, 
Fulton, N. Y. 

113. Homer Jay Phelps, IX., son of Major Fitts and 
Mary (Spaulding) Phelps (40), was born in Granby 
Township, Oswego County, N. Y., September 5, 1866, 
and July 3, 1890, married Sarah Agnes Ostrander, daugh- 
ter of William Henry and Sarah Ellen (Goodman) 
Ostrander. She was born at Mottville, Onondaga Coun- 
ty, N. Y., May 11, 1866. 

Children : — 

218 I. Eliza Eleanor, born at South Granby, N. Y., May 
20, 1891. 
219 II. Harold Major, born at Fulton, N. Y., March 23, 
1893. 



114 ScHENCK Genealogy 

220 III. Anna Laura, born at South Granby, N. Y., No- 

vember 9, 1894. 

221 IV. Mildred Bessie, born at Fulton, N. Y., January 17, 

1896. 
222 V. Gertrude, born at Fulton, N. Y., February 7, 1898. 
223 VI. Raymond Lee, born at Fulton, N. Y., April 4, 1900. 
224 VII. Alfred was born at Fulton, N. Y., December 8, 
1902, and died there May 23, 1903. 
225 VIII. Ruth Marjorie, born at Fulton, N. Y., June 20, 
1904. 

Homer Jay Phelps (113): Address, Fulton, N. Y. 

115. Earl Burns Chapman, IX., son of L. Austin and 
Dealia (Spaulding) Chapman (42), was born at South 
Granby, Oswego County, N. Y., June 12, 1880, and 
October 30, 1903, married Minnie Mae Schall, daughter 
of Ephraim and Ellen (McKinney) Schall. She was 
born at Beach Bottom, Elk County, Pa., April 12, 1881. 

Children: — 

226 I. Minnie Geraldine, born at Burton, O., June 14, 

1909. 

Earl Burns Chapman (115): Address, American Ex- 
press Company, Cleveland, O. 

116. Hazel Eliza Chapman, IX., daughter of L. 
Austin and Dealia (Spaulding) Chapman (42), was born 
at South Granby, Oswego County, N. Y., February 6, 
1889, and July 28, 1906, married Harry Albertus 
Ketchum, son of James Robert and Isadora (Ceathoat) 
Ketchum. He was born at Alger, Mich., December 26, 
1886. 

Children : — 

227 I. Robert Burns, born at Fulton, N. Y., February 17, 

1908. 



Ninth Generation 115 



Hazel Eliza (Chapman) Kctchum (ii6): Address, 
Fulton, N. Y. 

117. James Emory Fenner, IX,, son of James Rulef 
(44) and Ellen A. (Savage) Fenner, was born at Caze- 
novia, N. Y., June 4, 1862, and August 9, 1883, niarried 
Lou A. Pinckney, daughter of Alpheus and Julia Pinck- 
ney. She was born at Onondaga Valley, N. Y., March 
12, 1864. 

Children : — 

228 I. Frederick Munroe, born at Onondaga Valley, N. 
Y., November 3, 1883, and now in the United 
States Marine Service. Enlisted September 17, 
1906. 
229 II. Harry Rulef, born at Delphi Falls, Onondaga 
County, N. Y., September 23, 1886. 

230 III. Frank Clifton was born at Delphi Falls, N. Y., 

August 9, 1889, and died there September 7, 1890. 

231 IV. Raymond Erasmus, born at Delphi Falls, N. Y., 

August 28, 1903. 

James Emeroy Fenner (117): Address, Delphi Falls, 
N. Y. 

118. Florence Ellen Fenner, IX., daughter of James 
Rulef (44) and Ellen A. (Savage) Fenner, was born at 
Delphi, Onondaga County, N. Y., February 18, 1877, 
and August 27, 1 895, married Frederick Thomas Gallo- 
way, son of Henry and Harriet E. (Hitchcock) Gallo- 
way. He was born in Delphi, N. Y., September 6, 1871. 

Children : — 

232 I. Wilbur Fenner, born at Delphi, N. Y., March 29, 
1896. 

Florence Ellen (Fenner) Galloway (118): Address, 
722 Cannon St., Syracuse, N. Y. 



116 ScHENCK Genealogy 

119. Frederick Fenner Vedder, IX., son of Sylvester 
A, and Sarah Ellen (Fenner) Vedder (46), was born at 
Carrollton, 111., October 26, 1866, and February 25, 1892, 
married Cornelia Edna Vertrees, daughter of John and 
Frances (Fishback) Vertrees. She was born at Carroll- 
ton, III., April 14, 1868. 
Children : — 

233 I. Virginia Vertrees, born at Carrollton, III., Decem- 
ber 8, 1892. 
234 II. George Sidney, born at Carrollton, 111., October 20, 
1894. 
Frederick Fenner Vedder (119) graduated from the 
Department of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, in 
1886. Address, La Harpe, 111. 

121. Wilmina Wycoff Vedder, IX., daughter of Syl- 
vester A. and Sarah Ellen (Fenner) Vedder (46), was 
born at Carrollton, 111., September 17, 1872, and Sep- 
tember 28, 1887, married John Cowan Wilson, son of 
Dr. Eberle and Lucy (Cannedy) Wilson. He was born 
at Fayette, Green County, 111., August 21, 1869. 

Children : — 

335 I. Eberle Irving, born at Carrollton, 111., April 25, 
1888. 
Wilmina Wycoff (Vedder) Wilson (121) graduated 
at the Female Academy, Jacksonville, 111., and at the 
Musical Conservatory of the same place. She later studied 
two years in the College of Music, Chicago. Address, 
6938 Kimbark Ave., Chicago, 111. 

122. Ross Sylvester Vedder, IX., son of Sylvester A. 
and Sarah Ellen (Fenner) Vedder (46), was born at 
Carrollton, 111., November 8, 1874, and August 22, 1900, 
married Kathleen Witherbee, daughter of Thomas F. and 



Ninth Generation 117 



Caroline (Pease) Witherbee. She was born at Port 
Henry, N. Y., June g, 1880. 

Ross Sylvester Vedder (122) graduated at the Chicago 
Dental College in 1897. Address, Nevada, Mo. 

124. Neil Davis Vedder, IX., son of Sylvester A. and 
Sarah Ellen (Fenner) Vedder (46), was born at Car- 
rollton, 111., October 29, 1880, and June 6, 1906, married 
Edna Rumrill, daughter of Edward and Ella (Landiss) 
Rumrill. She was born at Carrollton, 111., September 6, 
1879. 

Children : — 

236 I. Herbert Edward, born at Carrollton, 111., June 19, 
1907. 

Neil Davis Vedder (124) graduated from the Depart- 
ment of Dentistry, University of Michigan, 1901. Ad- 
dress, Carrollton, 111. 

126. Charles Day Fenner, IX., son of Frederick Wil- 
liam (47) and Eliza (Day) Fenner, was born at Lysan- 
der, Onondaga County, N. Y., August 18, 1867, and 
June 4, 1890, married Mabel Keller, daughter of James 
Henry and Margaret (Martin) Keller. She was born at 
Lysander, N. Y., June 20, 1869. 

Charles Dav Fenner (126): Address, Baldwinsville, 
N. Y. 

127. Frederick William Fenner, IX., son of Frederick 
William (47) and Eliza (Day) Fenner, was born at 
Lysander, Onondaga County, N. Y., November 10, 1869, 
and June 16, 1892, married Jessie Mead Kelly. She was 
born at Lysander, N. Y., May 11, 1872. 



118 * ScHENCK Genealogy 

Children : — 

237 I. Halcyon Edith, born at Baldwinsville, N. Y., May 
28, 1894. 
Frederick William Fenner (127) : Address, 529 Tall- 
man St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

129. Jennie Fenner, IX., daughter of Byron Russell 
(49) and Caroline V. (Nash) Fenner, was born in Gun- 
plain Township, Allegan County, Mich., August 15, 
1864, and February 12, 1890, married Manley Maurice 
Chase, son of Hiram and Sarah (Holden) Chase. He 
was born at Prairieville, Mich., October 21, 1858. 
Children : — 

238. I. Herbert Fenner was born at Prairieville, Mich., 
October 26, 1893, and died there January 15, 1894. 
239 II. Maurice Manley was born at Prairieville, Mich., 
March 28, 1896, and died there July 30, 1896. 

240 III. Elliott Leo was born at Prairieville, Mich., Feb- 

ruary 12, 1898, and died there April i, 1899. 

241 IV. Cecile Caroline, born at Prairieville, Mich., March 

IS, 1899. 
Jennie (Fenner) Chase (129): Address, Prairieville, 
Mich. 

133- William Henry Scott, IX., son of Henry Robley 
and Eliza Eleanor (Fenner) Scott (50), was born in 
Gunplain Township, Allegan County, Mich , January 
28, 1863, and July 2, 1882, married Allie Belle Phillips, 
daughter of Albert and Harriet (Amsden) Phillips. She 
<A'as born at Kendall Mills, Monroe County, N. Y, 
April 22, 1864. 
Children : — 

242 I. Maude Belle, born September 28, 1883. See p. 130. 
243 II. Harry Agatha, born November 25, 1889. See p. 
131. 



Ninth Generation 119 

William Henry Scott (133): Address, 1607 E. Main 
St., Kalamazoo, Mich. 

134. Kittie Belle Scott, IX., daughter of Henry Rob- 
ley and Eliza Eleanor (Fenner) Scott (50), was born 
in Gunplain Township, Allegan County, Mich., De- 
cember 21, 1864, and September 8, 1885, married John 
Franklin Eesley, son of Albert and Jennette (Goldie) 
Eesley. He was born at Hamilton, Ont., December 11, 
1859. 

Children : — 

244 I. Iva Belle was born at PlainweH, Mich., June 8, 
1887, and died there February 10, 1888. 
245 II. Harold John, born in Plainwell, Mich., April 3, 
1893. 
246 III. Franklin R. B., was born in Plainwell, Mich., Feb- 
ruary 9, 1898, and died there October 21, 1898. 
Kittie Belle (Scott) Eesley (134) : Address, Plainwell, 
Mich. 

135. Charles Seneca Scott, IX., son of Henry Robley 
and Eliza Eleanor (Fenner) Scott (50), was born at 
Plainwell, Mich., January 12, 1869, and April 5, 1893, 
married Belle A. Moulton, daughter of Irvin L. and 
Betsy E. (Wall) Moulton. She was born at Martin, 
Allegan County, Mich., October 20, 1872. 

Children : — 

247 I. Dorothea Moulton, born August 18, 1897. 
Charles Seneca Scott (135) : Address, Plainwell, Mich. 

136. Herbert Russell Scott, IX., son of Henry Robley 
and Eliza Eleanor (Fenner) Scott (50), was born at 
Plainwell, Mich., September 27, 1871, and March 15, 
1900, married Maud May Notter, daughter of John A. 



120 ScHENCK Genfalogy 



and Jennie Lavinia (Burrows) Notter. She was born 
at Flint, Mich,, February 8, 1875. 
Children : — 

248 I. Herbert Russell, born June 20, 1903. 
249 II. Donald Notter, born July 9, 1904. 

250 III. Nathan Burrows, born October 23, 1908. 

251 IV. Gerald Notter, born August 10, 1910. 

Herbert Russell Scott (136): Address, 831 Clinton 
Ave., Kal?mazoo, Mich. 

137- Franklin James Scott, IX., son of Menry Robley 
and Eliza Eleanor (Fenner) Scott (50), was born at 
Plainwell, Mich., September 30, 1873, and November 
24, 1908, married Fannie Elizabeth Ransom, daughter 
of John Noyes and Caroline (Hydorn) Ransom. She 
was born at Alamo, Kalamazoo County, Mich,, October 
3, 1872. 

Franklin James Scott (137): Address, Plainwell, 
Mich. 

138. Bertha May Scott, IX., daughter of Henry 
Robley and Eliza Eleanor (Fenner) Scott (50), was born 
at Plainwell, Mich., August 4, 1875, and November 11, 
1904, married John Samuel McColl, son of John Thomas 
and Isabella (McLean) McColl. He was born at Jack- 
son, Mich., November 19, 1876. 

Bertha May (Scott) McColl (138): Address, 415 
Locust St,, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

139. Caroline Eleanor Scott, IX., daughter of Henry 
Robley and Eliza Eleanor (Fenner) Scott (50), was 
born at Plainwell, Mich., August 2, 1877, and July 8, 
1908, married Ira R. Bullock, son of Ira and M. Jose- 
phine (Ensign) Bullock. He was born at Lynn, Mich., 
May II, 1870. 



Ninth Generation 121 



Caroline Eleanor (Scott) Bullock (139): Address, 
Plainwell, Mich. 

140. Ernest William Fenner, IX., son of William 
Perry (51) and Mina L. (Sornbury) Fenner, was born 
at Martin, Allegan County, Mich., September 24, 1870, 
and October 24, 1895, married Grace Nichols, daughter 
of Dr. George Byron and Eunice M. (Watkins) Nichols. 
She was born at Martin, Mich., November 9, 1870. 

Children : — 
252 I. Horace Alfred, born at Martin, Mich., July 12, 
1897- 
253 II. Helen Angeline, born at Martin, Mich., March 21, 
1908. 
254 III. Byron Nichols, born at Martin, Mich., August 4, 
1910. 

Ernest William Fenner (140): Address, Martin, 
Mich. 

141. Nellie May Fenner, IX., daughter of William 
Perry (51) and Mina L. (Sornbury) Fenner, was born 
in Gunplain Township, Allegan County, Mich., Septem- 
ber I, 1872, and January 30, 1896, married Frank A. 
Pratt, son of William and Emma (Buchanan) Pratt. He 
was born at Martin, Mich., January 25, 1872. Nellie 
(Fenner) Pratt died April 10, 1898, leaving no children. 

142. James Bruce Fenner, IX., son of William Perry 
(51) and Mina L. (Sornbury; Fenner, was born in Gun- 
plain Township, Allegan County, Mich., September 28, 
1874, and April 14, 1897, married Wilma Belle Stayman, 
daughter of William D. and Mary J. (Swaney) Stayman. 
She was born at La Grange, Ind., December 7, 1875. 



122 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Children : — 

255 I. Russell William, born at Martin, Mich., February 

28, 1898. 

256 II. Gertrude Helen, born at Martin, Mich., July 23, 

1899. 
James Bruce Fenner (142) died April 21, 1 904. 
Wiima Belle (Stayman) Fenner : Address, Martin, iVlich. 

145. Orlie Perry Fenner, IX., son of William Perry 
(51) and Mina L. (Sornbury) Fenner, was born in 
Gunplain, Allegan County, Mich., December 20, 1884, 
and March 8, 1906, married Isabelle Ketchum, daughter 
of Fernando and Roxie (Presley) Ketchum. She was 
born at Martin, Mich,, December 24, 1885. 

Children : — 

257 I. Gerald James, born in Martin, Allegan County, 

Mich., February 2, 1907. 

258 II. Dorothy Isabelle, born in Martin, November 26, 

1909. 
Orlie Perry Fenner (145) now resides on the Home- 
stead Farm in the Township of Martin, Allegan County, 
granted by the government to his grandfather Sornbury, 
about 1840. Address: Martin, Mich. 

147. Edith May Fenner, IX., daughter of Franklin 
Monroe (53) and Hannah Ida (Honeysett) Fenner, was 
born in the Township of Gunplain, Allegan County, 
Mich., October 23, 1878, and October 28, 1896, married 
David Edward Brown, son of Henry and Jane (Wood) 
Brown. He was born in Gunplain Township, Mich., 
October 27, 1874. 

Children: — 

259 I. Verne LeRoj', born in Gunplain, October lo, 1899. 
260 II. Reon David, born in Gunplain, February 23, 1904. 



Ninth Generation 123 



261 III. lola May, born in Gunplain, August 28, 1909. 
Edith May (Fcnner) Brown (147): Address, Plain- 
well. Mich. 

148. Ida Myrtle Fenner, IX., daughter of Franldin 
Monroe (53) and Hannah Ida (Honeysett) Fenner, was 
horn in Gunplain Township, Allegan County, Mich., 
July 17, 1880. and February 4, 1901, married Boaz Cam- 
field, son of Boaz and Anna (Bellingham) Camfield. He 
was born at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, October 11, 
1872. 

Children : — 
262 I. Nordah Lavee, born in Gunplain, Allegan Coun- 
ty, Mich., October 4, 1902. 
263 II. Franklin Boaz, born in Gunplain, Allegan Count>, 
Mich., June 18, 1905. 

Ida Myrtle (Fenner) Camfield (148) : Address, Plain- 
well, Mich. 

149. Starr Franklin Fenner, IX., son of Franklin 
Monroe (53) and Hannah Ida (Honeysett) Fenner, was 
born in Gunplain, Allegan County, Mich., February 24, 
1886, and February 24, 1910, married Frances M. 
Greene, daughter of Abner and Marion D. (Root) 
Greene. She was born at Kendalls, Mich., May 23, 1891. 
Starr Franklin Fenner (149): Address, Plainwell, 
Mich. 

152. Nellie Maria Schenck, IX., daughter of Hulbert 
Luke (54) and Betsey (Fenner) Schenck, was born in 
Lj'sander Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., September 
II, 1867, and November 6, 1890, married Edmund Har- 
vey Turner, son of Samuel and Ellen C Mills) Turner. 
He was born in Lysander Township, January 24, 1866. 



124 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Children : — 

264 I. Hattie Betsey was born in Lysander Township, 
June lo, 1891, and died August 3, 1903. 
265 II. Anna Nellie, born in Lysander Township, May 18, 
1900. 
266 III. Ellen May, born in Lysander Township, Septem- 
ber 14, 1901. 
Nellie M. (Schenck) Turner (152): Address, R. 
F. D., Memphis, N. Y. 

153- William Vanderveer Schenck, IX., son of Hul- 
bert Luke (54) and Betsey (Fenner) Schenck, was born 
in Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., Jan- 
uary 22, 1875, and December 1, 1895, married Nellie 
Wright, daughter of Charles and Caroline (Miller) 
Wright. She was born in Ira, Cayuga County, N. Y., 
March 22, 1874. 

Children : — 

267 I. John Hulbert, born in Lysander Township, Feb- 

ruary 3, 1900. 

268 II. Lillian May, born in Lysander Township, July 9, 

1909. 
William Vanderveer Schenck (153): Address, R. F. 
D., Memphis, N. Y. 

154. Lester Hulbert Schenck, IX., son of James 
Shuler (56) and Ella Lucretia (Wormuth) Schenck, 
was born in Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. 
Y., August 4, 1880, and October 21, 1903, married Thola 
Nett Tabor, daughter of Ernest Grant and Nett (Clark) 
Tabor. She was born in the Township of Cato, Cayuga 
County, N. Y., August 16, 1885. 

Lester Hulbert Schenck (154): Address, R. F. D, 
Memphis, N, Y. 



Ninth Generation 125 

158. Elva Simmons, IX., daughter of George Wil- 
liam and Effie Isadore (Schenck) Simmons (60), was 
born in Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., 
August 31, 1 87 1, and September 4, 1895, married Edward 
Bela Kaple, son of Dr. John Delmar and Martha (Good- 
rich) Kaple. He was born at Hartwich, N. Y., March 
I, 1872. 

Elva (Simmons) Kaple (158): Address, Elbridgc, 
N. Y. 

160. Florence Loretta Schenck, IX., daughter of Wil- 
liam Baird (61) and Florence Loretta (Osborn) 
Schenck, was born in Lysander Township, Onondaga 
County, N. Y., August 3, 1880, and October 5, 1898, 
married Ceylon Charles Shearer, son of William Charles 
and Ann (Murray) Shearer. He was born at Homer, 
N. Y., January 5, 1872. 

Children: — 

269 I. Alice Loretta, born at Homer, N. Y., September 2, 
1900. 
270 II. Grace Reba, born at Cortland, N. Y., December 
22, 1902. 

271 III. Marion Nellie, born at Cortland, N. Y., August 

II, 1904. 

272 IV. Neva Estella, born at Cortland, N. Y., December 

19, 1908. 

Florence Loretta (Schenck) Shearer (160): Address, 
3 Wadsworth ,St., Cortland, N. Y. 

161. Rulef David Schenck, IX., son of William 
Beard (61) and Florence Loretta (Osborn) Schenck, 
was born in Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. 
Y., January 21, 1885, and September 6, 1905, married 



126 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Irma Louise Givens, daughter of George E. and Hattie 
(Harter) Givens. She was born at Ithaca, N. Y., 
October 2, 1884. 
Children : — 

273 I. Lawrence David, born at Cortland, N. Y., Decem- 

ber 12, 1906. 

274 II. Luthera Jane, born at Cortland, N. Y., May 6, 1910. 
Rulef David Schenck (161): Address, 92 Lincoln 

Av., Cortland, N. Y. 

TENTH GENERATION IN AMERICA. 

162. Ada Mary Wilson, X., daughter of Mervin 
James (62) and Cornelia (Harrington) Wilson, vi^as 
born at Memphis, Onondaga County, N. Y., January i, 
1881, and March 12, 1902, married Frederick W. Corey, 
son of Charles H. and Helen (Knight) Corey. He was 
born at Jordan, N. Y., July 5, 1873. 

Children : — 

275 I. Eunice Catherine was born at Syracuse, N. Y., 
July 15, 1903, and died there April 18, 1904. 
Ada M. (Wilson) Corey (162): Address, 919 W. 
Onondaga St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

163. Willard Dennis Stone, X., son of Delancy 
Duyane and Orinda More (Wilson) Stone (63), was 
born in Lysander Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., 
June 7, 1870, and February 12, 1894, married Hilda 
Norman, daughter of Olif Norman. She was born July 
9, 1871. 

They had two children: — 

276 I. Norman D., born at Baldwinsvillc, N. Y., Novem- 

ber I, 1894. 

277 II. Donald D., born at Baldwinsvillc, N. Y., December 

13, 1895. 



Tenth Generation 127 

Willard Dennis Stone (163) married again, February, 
1904, Eunice Howe. His address is Cato, N. Y, 

164. Rosa Anna Stone, X., daughter of Delancy 
Duyane and Orinda More (Wilson) Stone (63), was 
born in Lysander Township, Onondaga County., N. Y., 
October 5, 1879, and April 3, 1907, married Dr. William 
T. Hudson, son of Watson N. and Mary (French) 
Hudson. He was born at Auburn, N. Y., July 6, 1874. 

Rosa Anna (Stone) Hudson (164) : Address, Auburn, 
N. Y. 

168. Harriet Belle Lowe, X., daughter of Joseph 
Garret and Inez Ann (Vedder) Lowe (70), was born 
at Washington, Kas., June 23, 1874, and January 22, 
1903, married Frederic Tobey Stackpole, son of Frederic 
W. and S. Elizabeth (Tobey) Stackpole. He was born 
at Thomastown, Me., November 18, 1874. 

Children : — 

278 I. Joseph Frederic, born at Seattle, Wash., April 14, 

1904. 

279 II. Frederic Tobey, born at El Reno, Okla., December 

23, 1908. 

Harriet Belle (Lowe) Stackpole (168): Address, El 
Reno, Okla. 

169. Russell Gordon Lowe, X., son of Joseph Garret 
and Inez Ann (Vedder) Lowe (70), was born at Wash- 
ington, Kas., November 12, 1877, and July 4, 1901, mar- 
ried Doris Pearl Carlock, daughter of Andrew Means 
and Luella (Cullom) Carlock. She was born at 
Cleburne, Tex., April 26, 1879. 



128 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Children : — 

280 I. Helen Marjorie, born at Perry, Okla., June 25,1902. 

281 II. Gordon Cullom, born at Perry, Okla., March ir, 

1906. 

Russell Gordon Lowe (169): Address, Oklahoma 
City, Okla. 

170. Clara Leslie Lowe, X., daughter of Joseph Gar- 
ret and Inez Ann (Vedder) Lowe (70), was born at 
Washington, Kas., May 31, 1880, and October 12, 1904, 
married Dr. Ralph Evans Runkle, son of Winfield S. and 
Mirium (Evans) Runkle. He was born at Mingo, O., 
February 26, 1878. 

Children : — 

282 I. Winfield Lowe, born at El Reno, Okla, June 22, 

1908. 
Clara Leslie (Lowe) Runkle (170): Address, El 
Reno, Okla. 

176. Maud May Hallowell, X., daughter of 
Alfred Mortimer and Harriet Elnora (Vedder) Hallo- 
well (71) was born at Washington, Kas., April 13, 1876, 
and June 30, 1894, married Claude Clinton Needham, 
son of Nathan B. and Mary A. (Graves) Needham. He 
was born at Clifton, Kas., May 7, 1876. 

Children : — 

283 I. Claude Raymond, born at El Reno, Okla., June 18, 

1899. 
Maud May (Hallowell) Needham (176): Address, 
Ventura, Cal. 

188. Jessie Belle Bratt, X., daughter of Charles 
Willis (84) and Nettie Matilda (Horton) Bratt, 
was born at Plainville, Onondaga County, N. Y., May 2, 



Tenth Generation 129 

1884, and December 24, 1903, married Earl Lewis John- 
son, son of George H. and Emily (Lewis) Johnson. He 
was born at Granby, N. Y., August 21, 1883. 

Children : — 

284 I. Lela Bratt, born at Fulton, N. Y., January 14, 1907. 
285 II. Kenneth Charles, born at Fulton, N. Y., September 9, 

1908. 
Jessie Belle (Bratt) Johnson (188): Address, 407 
Wilbur Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. 

190. Hattie May Vanderveer, X., daughter of Garret 
L. and Ella May (Bratt) Vanderveer (85), was born 
at Plainville, N. Y., October 5, 1881, and November 22, 
1899, married Charles Theodore Lange, son ot Frederick 
and Elizabeth (Kwitz) Lange. He was born at South 
Granby, Oswego County, N. Y., June 18, 1881. 

Children: — 

286 I. Raymond Charles, born at South Grandy, N. Y-, 

April 30, 1901. 

287 II. Ernest William, born at South Granby, N. Y., 

July 5, 1904. 
Hattie May (Vanderveer) Lange (190): Address, 
South Granby, N. Y. 

202. Avis May Carncross, X., daughter of Miles 
Clarence and Ella Lillian (Hubbard) Carncross (90), 
was born at Meridian, Cayuga County, N. Y., January 
31, 1884, and December 14, 1905, married Charles Egbert 
Cox, son of William B. and Mary Frances (Gordon) 
Cox. He was born at Hortontown, Onondaga County, 
N. Y., December 27, 1879. 

Children : — 

288 I. Maurice Egbert, born at Syracuse, N. Y., July 9, 
1908. 



130 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Avis May (Carncross) Cox (202) : Address, 219 
West Corning Av., Syracuse, N. Y. 

215. Harry Barrett Phelps, X., son of Louis Spauld- 
ing (112) and Carrie M. (Barnard) Phelps, was born at 
Granby, Oswego County, N. Y., August 9, 1886, and 
February 4, 1905, married Harriet L. Osborn. 

Harry Barrett Phelps (215): Address, United States 
Navy, Washington, D. C. 

216. Homer Spaulding Phelps, X., son of Louis 
Spaulding (112) and Carrie M. (Barnard) Phelps, was 
born at Granby, Oswego County, N. Y., April 11, 1888, 
and June 26, 1907, married Nellie Mae Wolcott, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth Mae (Tillapaugh) Wol- 
cott. She was born at Pulaski, N. Y., May 8, 1889. 

Children : — 

289 I. Lena Mae was born at Fulton, N". Y., February 17, 
1908, and died there October 7, 1908. 

Homer Spaulding Phelps (216) : Address, 423 
Columbia St., LJtica, N. Y. 

242. Maude Belle Scott, X., daughter of William 
Henry (133) and Alice Belle (Phillips) Scott, was born 
at Ludington, Mich., September 28, 1883, and January 28, 
1910, married William Howard Rice, son of William L. 
and Emily Ann (Corsin) Rice. He was born at Mendon, 
Mich., August 13, 1884. 

Maude Belle (Scott) Rice (242) : Address, 713 
Southworth Place, Kalamazoo, Mich. 



Tenth Generation 131 

243. Harry Agatha Scott, X., son of William Henry 
(133) and AUie Belle (Phillips) Scott, was born at 
Plainwell, Mich., November 25, 1889, and July 14, 1909, 
married Bessie Lenora Lum, daughter of Harrison V. 
and Harriet Emeline (Brininstool) J Aim. She was born 
at Galesburg, Kalamazoo County, Mich., December 20, 
1884. 

Harry Agatha Scott (243) : — Address, 1521 Fairbanks 
Court, Kalamazoo, Mich. 



INDEX 



Adams, Amos 45 

Marvin 45 

Adsit, Elon Bratt (201) 109 

Francis 109 

Franklin Mills 109 

Sarah Bratt (89) 85-xo<; 

AfFerden, Lord of 23, 24, 25. 55, 56, ii7 

Albright, Anna Bratt (86) 85-io8 

Charles Wesley (193) 108 

Henry Clay (196) • 108 

Howard Baxter (194) 108 

Jacob io8 

John Wesley 108 

Wesley Alfred (195) 108 

Allis, T. W 72 

American History, Early 27 

Amersfoort (Flatlands, L. I.) 28-29 

Amsden, Harriet 118 

Arssen, Lord of 56 

Babcock, David 106 

Ella _ 106 

Margaret - 106 

Baird, Caroline 65 

Elsie 43-65 

Family, Note on 43 

John 43 

William ^ 65 



134 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Baker, Mary J lo^ 

Baldwin, Dr. James C 44 

Baldwin's Bridge, N. Y 44 

Baldwinsville, N. Y 44 

"Baldwinsville Gazette" 44 

"Baldwinsville Republican" „ 44 

Barber, Addie E 93 

Barnard, Carrie M 113 

Selah Smith 113 

Bates, Deborah „ 82 

James 82 

Louisa Wilson (19) 66-82 

Samuel W 82 

Bellingham, Anna 123 

Bertholf, Rev. Guillaume 38 

Betts, Chauncey 4S"52 

Belts' Corners, N. Y 45 

Bittel, Elizabeth 112 

Blyenbeck, Castle of 24, 25, 26, 28, 56, 57 

Bout, Jan Everston „ 28 

Bowman, Maude 1 1 1 

Willis Ill 

Bradt, See note 86 

Bratt, Alice Merriman (87) 85, io8 

Alice Viola (200) 109 

Anna Isabel (86) 85, 108 

Arthur (99) 87,111 

Charles Willis (84) 85,107 

Earl ( 204) 1 10 

Edith (209) _ 110 

Ella May (85) 85, 107 

Eliza Ann (31) 70 

Elsie (33) - 70, 85 

Ernest Wilson (88) 85, 109 

Ethel (208) no 

Florence Louise (210) in 

Florence May (199) 109 

Frances (206) no 



Index 135 

Bratt, Frank Leslie (83) «5, io6 

Glenn (205) - "o 

Gertrude Rii^'i (211) »" 

Harry (loi) r 8?. "i 

Herbert Eugene (97) : 87, no 

Jessie Belle (188) _ /- — 107,128 

John 4 45. 48, 7° 

John (32) : 70,85 

Lela Jane (189) »07 

LeRoy (981 87,110 

Mabel (207) "o 

Margaret Schenck (5) 48,65,70 

Peter 48, 7° 

Peter Schenck (35) 70.86 

Raymond (102) 87,112 

Rebecca — 70 

Ruth (103) 87 

Sarah Catharine (34.) 48, 70, 82, 86 

Sarah Elsie f8q) 85. «09 

William Peter (100) 87,111 

Brininstool, Harriet Emeline 13 ' 

Brinkerhoff, Susanna Abrahamse 61 

Brown, David Edward 122 

Edith Fenner (14.7) 97. 122 

Henry '22 

Ida May (261) "3 

John 36 

Reon David (260) «22 

Verne Le Roy (259) 122 

Brugers, Gertgen 25, 26 

Buchanan, Emma *2i 

Buck, John 45. 48 

Buel, Grover - 45 

Bullock, Caroline Scott (139) 96, 120 

Ira «20 

Ira R »2o 

Bump, W. P ~ 45 

Burke, Anna *°S 



136 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Burrows, Jennie Lavinia izo 

Burtnett, Charles Gordon 103 

Harriet Ved'der (71) 83,10a 

Camfield, Boas 123 

Franklin Boas (263) 123 

Ida Fenner (148) 97,123 

Nordah Lavee (262) 123 

Cannedy, Lucy 116 

Carlock, Andrew Means 127 

Doris Pearl 127 

Carncross, Avis Ma^' (202) no, 129 

Ella Hubbard (90) 86, 109 

Frank Hubbard (203) no 

John 109 

Miles Clarence 109 

Carpenter, George 86 

Marta Nettie 86 

Ruth 86 

Carroll, David .^ 45.47 

Carson, Frances no 

Case, Mary Elizabeth 9^ 

Sarah 96 

Stephen 96 

Cayuga County, Branch of Family in 42, 64 

Ceathoat, Isadora "4 

Chapman, Adelia 92 

Austin 92 

Delia Spaulding (42) 74.92 

Earl Burns (115) 93. "4 

Hazel Eliza (116) 93. "4 

Irwin B. (114) 93 

L. Austin 92 

Minnie Geraldine (226^ "4 

Charlemagne ^9 

Charles V., Emperor 26, 27 

Charles the Simple »9 

Charleston, N. Y 41,46 

Chase, Cecile Caroline (241) "8 



Index 137 

Chase, Elliott Leo (240) 118 

Herbert Fenner (238) 118 

Hiram Ii8 

Jennie Fenner (129) 95,118 

Manley Maurice ! 118 

Maurice Manley (239) 118 

Chittenden, Ella Eliza „. 84 

Samuel Mallory 84 

Christian Church at Plainville 45 

Clark, Mary 108 

Nett „ 124 

Cleve, Duke of 23 

Governor 30 

Coat of Arms 13 

Coats, Benjamin 81 

Charlotte Wilson (15) 66,67,81 

Cogswell, Frances 84 

Colburn, Rev. E. E 69 

Columbia, N. Y 44 

Conover, Garret 63 

Corey, Ada Wilson (162) 100,126 

Charles H 126 

Eunice Catherine (275) 126 

Frederick W. 126 

Corsin, Emily Ann 130 

Cox, Avis Carncross (202) no, 129 

Charles Egbert 129 

Maurice Egbert (288) 129 

William B 129 

Cradenborch, House at 2$ 

Crigers, Catrina 3'> ^2 

Cullum, Luella iz7 

Custers, Alheit 25,26,57,59 

Dailey, Abram 45i 4^ 

Oavis, B. F 48 

Day, Adaline 83» 94 

Eliza Ann 83, 94 

Eliza 94 



138 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Day, Hezekiah 83, 94 

de Haes, Marie Magdalena 59 

de Hart 63 

de Witte, Colve 20 

Doane, Adelbert in 

lona Leona m 

Dunham, Joseph 103 

Sardis A loj 

Dunsmore, Almeron Ward 113 

Inez Spaulding (no) 92,112 

Phineas H 113 

Dutcher, Daniel 49 

Eddy, Ernestine Adele 103 

Lucien Crane 103 

Eesley, Albert 119 

Franklin R. B. (246) 119 

Harold John (245) 119 

Iva Belle (244) 119 

John Franklin 119 

Kittie Scott (134) 95, 119 

Elder, Theresa M 98 

Elser, Florence 105 

John Joshua 105 

Elsworth, Mary Ann 109 

Emerick, Abraham 49, 80 

Emerancy 50, 80 

Erickson, Axel Walfred 105 

Erik Axel 105 

Harriet Smith (79) 84, 105 

Ensign, Josephine 120 

Evans, Mirium 128 

Farley, Alice "i 

Farmersville, N. Y 45 

Faulkner, Nancy 68 

Fenner, Arthur, Capt 74 

Avis, Melissa (45) 75 

Betsey 97 

Betsey Perry 7Si 77 



Index 139 

Fenner, Byron Nash (128) 95 

Byron Nichols (254) - 121 

Byron Russell (49) 77. 95 

Charles Day (126) 94. "7 

Clay Enrl (150) 97 

Dorothy Isabella (258) 122 

Eilith May (147) 97. 122 

Eleanor Schenck (9) 50, 65, 66, 74, 76 

Eliza Eleanor (50) 77. 95 

Elton Perry (146) 97 

Ernest William (140) 96, 121 

Florence Ellen (n8) 93, "5 

Frank Clifton (230) 115 

Franklin Eddy (48) 75 

Franklin Monroe (53) 77. 97 

Frederick Byron (43) 75 

Frederick Munroe (228) i»S 

Frederick W SO, 74. 97 

Frederick William (47) 75. 94 

Frederick William (127) 94, *'7 

Gerald James (257) 122 

Gertrude Helen (256) 122 

Halcyon Edith (237) "8 

Hannah Jane (143) - 96 

Hannah Schenck (10) 50, 65, 7i, 76 

Harry Rulef (229) "5 

Helen Angelina (253) 121 

Horace Alfred (252) 121 

Ida Myrtle (148) 97. "3 

James Bruce (142) 96, 121 

James Emory (117) 93. "5 

James L 50, 75, 77 

James Rulef (44) 75. 93 

Jennie {129) 95. "^ 

John 97 

Lucinda T 74 

Nellie May (141) 96, 121 

Nina Vanderveer (131) 95 



140 ScHENCK Genfalogy 



Fenncr, Orlie Perry (146) 96, 122 

Pearl Eliza (144) 96 

Raymond Erasmus (231) 115 

Rulef James (52) 77, 96 

Russell B _ 50, 77, 97 

Russell William (255) 122 

Sarah Ellen (46) 75, 93 

Starr Franklin (149) 97, 123 

Wave lola (151) 97 

William Perry (51) 77, 96 

William Perry (130) 95 

Finley, Elizabeth lo^ 

Fishback, Frances 116 

Fisher, Mary 106 

Fitzgerald, Daniel James 91 

Henrietta Schenck (38) 71, 91 

John 1 „ 91 

Nancy 91 

Forncrook, Stuffle 52 

French, Mary 127 

Gaesdonk, Convent of 23, 24, 25 

Galloway, Florence Fenner (118) 93, 115 

Frederick Thomas 115 

Henry 115 

Wilbur Fenner (232) 115 

Geldern, Bailiff of 24 

Geyen, Church of 22 

Gibberfort, Bailiff of 57 

Gibbs, Augusta 1 1 1 

Grace Edna 11 1 

William 1 1 1 

Givens, George E 126 

Irma Louise 126 

Goldie, Jennette 119 

Goodman, Sarah Ellen 113 

Goodrich, Martha 125 

Gordon, Mary Frances 129 

Gorham, Freeman 68 



Index 141 

Gorham, Pama Sullivan „ 49, 68 

Graves, Mary A 128 

Greene, Abner 123 

Francis M 133 

Greenfield, Mary A 103 

Grimes, Rev. W. J _ 69 

Groff, Abigail Ann „ „ 104 

Haeghoort, Rev. Gerardus „ _ 38 

H aes, God art 25 

Hall, Grace ^ „ 110 

Julia Parsels ™ 49, 68 

Mary _ 43 

Robert no 

Hailoweil, Alfred Mortinaer ..._ _ loa 

Edith Leona (179) „. 103 

Harriet Vedder (71) „ „ 83, 102 

Henry Raymond (178) _ X02 

Jesse R „ _... loa 

Lyman Earl (180) 103 

Maud May (176) 102, 128 

Penelope A „ loa 

Roscoe Vedder (177) loa 

Hammond, Frances E _ no 

George no 

Hettie „ no 

Hankenson, James „ 64 

Harrington, Catherine „ „ too 

Cornelia _ loo 

Thomas 100 

Hazengest, Estate of _ 25 

Hegeman, Isaac _ _ ~ 6i 

Hendrickson, Geesie - „ 63 

Henry the Fowler 19 

Hicks, Elizabeth ™ _ 96 

Hill, Harvey Cooney _ ~ _ ~ — 105 

Loula Anna ~ 105 

Hillenrath, Heiress of _ 5< 

Hinsdell, Eleanor Schenck (9) 50, 6^. 66, 74, 76 



142 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Hinsdell, Perry H. 50, 75 

Hitchcock, Harriet E 115 

Holden, Sarah _ ng 

Holland History 17 

Holmes, Katherine „ 63 

Holton, Sue] 5 1 

Honeysett, Hannah 97 

Hannah Ida 97 

James 57 

Horst, Lord of 56 

Horton Edward 107 

Mary 107 

Nettie Matilda 107 

Hosmer, C. M 44. 

Howe, Eunice 127 

Joseph 47 

Hubbard Chauncey 85 

Cornelius 52 

Elijah 85 

Eliza 85 

Elsie Bratt (33) 70, 85 

Ella Lillian (90) 86, 109 

Hudson, Rosa Stone (164) lOO, 127 

Watson N 127 

William T 127 

Humphrey, Hattie Osborn 107 

Hunt, John 81 

Huntington, Elsie Schenck (82) 85, 106 

Frederick L io6 

Henry L - 106 

Lisle Schenck (187) 106 

Hydorn, Caroline 120 

Irish, Louise B 81 

Jackson, Alice Bratt (87) 85, io8 

Edward Alexander 108 

Eyola Bratt {197) 108 

Reba Mary (198) 108 

Richard »o8 



Index 143 

Johnson, Earl Lewis 129 

George H 129 

Jessie Bratt (188) 107, 128 

Kenneth Charles (285) 129 

Lela Bratt (284) 129 

Jones, Leid a „ 93 

Jonson, Hedda Louise 105 

Kaple, Edward Bela „ 12s 

Elva Simmons (158) 99, 125 

John Delmar 125 

Keller, J ames _ „ 117 

Mabel „ „ 117 

Kellv, Jessie Mead 117 

Kennedy, Amy 103 

Dennis „ 51 

Kerpen, Monastery of _ ™ 22 

Ketchum, Fernando — 123 

Harry Albertus 114 

Hazel Chapman (116) _ 93, 114 

Isabella „ 122 

James Robert 114 

Robert Burns (227) 114 

Kinch, John A ~ 104 

K at hryn Augusta (185) 104 

Nellie Smith (76) - 84, 104 

Samuel R ~ 104 

Knight, Helen 126 

Kwitz, Elizabeth — 129 

Kyle, Alexander ii» 

Caroline A "» 

Caroline Inez (214) — i»2 

Charles Watson — — — tiz 

Inez Spaulding (110) 9*. '12 

Landiss, Ella ~ — "7 

Lange, Charles Theodore ~ 129 

Ernest Wililam (287) - 129 

Frederick ~ — ^29 

Hattie Vanderveer (190) 107, 129 



144 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Lange, Raymond Charles (286) 120 

Larabee, Alice ,„. 

— .... 104 

Lewis, Emily ^29 

Lindsay, Lillian ^ 

Lippert, Sarah ^j^ g^ 

Locke, Ann ^^ 

John V. N ;ZIZ 100 

Minnie Ann jpg 

Loet, Estate of ,_ 

Lowe, Ausborn E jq2 

Bessie Inez (173) jo3 

Clara Leslie (170) 102, 128 

Gordon CuHom (281) j3g 

Harriet Belle (168) 102, 127 

Helen Marjorie (280) 128 

Inez Vedder (70) 83, loi 

Joseph Garret 102 

Joseph Garret (171) 102 

Mildred Adeline (174) 102 

Richard Vedder (172) 102 

Russell Gordon (169) 102, 127 

Ruth Marjorie (175) 10a 

Sarah J 102 

Lum, Bessie Lenora i^l 

Harrison V i^i 

Lysander, N. Y 45 

Early settlers of 45 

Pioneer days of a$ 

McCallum, Jessie Jane H2 

Peter 112 

McColl, Bertha Scott (138) 96, 120 

John Samuel i2o 

John Thomas 120 

Mclndoe, Agnes _ 112 

McKinney, Ellen „ 1 14 

McLean, Isabella 120 

Marlborough, Old Brick Church of 39 

Martin, Margaret 117 



In dex 145 

Mastin, Allen Snyder 103 

Olive 103 

Miller, Albert 107 

Caroline 124 

Lillian 107 

Mary loy 

Mills, Ellen 123 

Mary 109 

Moerschler, Anna Cornelia „ loi 

John _ loi 

Monfoort, Anna „ _ _ 56 

Morgan, Rev. Joseph „ 38 

Motley 18, 26 

Moulton, Belle A 119 

Irvin L 119 

Mount, Cornelius 52 

Munster Mannshof 23 

Murray, Ann 125 

Mylligen, Estate of _ ~ 57 

Nash, Caroline V _ 95 

Major D — 95 

Phoebe - 95 

Navasink, Church of - 37j 3^ 

Needham, Claude Clinton 128 

Claude Raymond (283) — 128 

Maud Hallowell (176) 102, 128 

Nathan B _ "8 

Nefus, Peter - 6i 

Netherlands, History of i? 

Nichols, George '21 

Grace - 121 

Nicoll, Gov. Richard _ — 29 

Norman, Hilda - »26 

Olif "6 

Norton, Ann - - 9* 

Ann (109) - - 91 

Georgianna Belle (107) - 9' 

Harriet Maria (io8) 9' 



11^ ScHENCK Genealogy 



lOI 
21 



Norton, Henrietta Schenck (38) ^t 91 

John Vedder „.' „, 

T y*» y-t 

Lyman ,, - 

■' 45, 48, 91 

Notter, John A ^^ 

Maud May ^^ 

Nulty, Caroline 

Nydeggen, Castle of ,g 

Nyfterich, Estate of 

Onondaga County, N. Y ^^ ^5 

Osborn, David 

Florence Loretta 00 

Harriet L j,q 

Margaret Ann oo 

Ostrander, Sarah Agnes ii» 

William Henry u- 

Otis, Margaret 106 

Ottersum, Estate at 24 

Pangburn, Herman ao 

Parish, Julia Eliza ^^ 

Parker, Melissa ,1^ 

Parma, Prince of 27 

Pease, Caroline u^ 

Perkins, Annie Spaulding (41) 74^ 92 

Erastus B 02 

J. Edward 92 

Sarah „ 02 

Perry, Samuel 50 

Peters, Lucy Juliette 113 

Phelps, Alfred (224) 114 

Anna Laura (220) 114 

Caroline A 91 

Eliza Eleanor (218) 113 

Gertrude (222) 114 

H. Nelson 91, 92 

Harold Major (219) 113 

Harry Barrett (215) 113, 130 

Homer Jay (113) 92, 113 

Homer Spaulding (216) 113, 130 



Index 147 

Phelps, Lena Mae (289) 130 

Lena Marion (217) _ „ 113 

Louis Spaulding (112) „ 92, 113 

Major Fitts „ _ 92 

Mary „ 91, 92 

Mary Spaulding (40) 74, 9a 

Mildred Bessie (221) 114. 

Raymond Lee (223) _ 114 

Ruth Marjorie ^225) 114 

Phillips, Albert Ii8 

Allie Belle „ 118 

Pincerna, Christianus 16 

Pinckney, Alpheus 115 

Julia 115 

Lou A ~ 115 

Plainville, N. Y 44 

Early Settlers of - 45 

Christian Church at 45 

First School at _ 45 

Pleasant Valley, N. J 3<5, 41 

Pomeroy, Clara Lelia (155) ~ 99 

Edgar Schenck (156) ™ 99 

Leila Schenck 79. 9** 

Harry Eltweed (157) - 99 

T. Edgar 98 

Theodore C - 9* 

Pratt, Frank A X2i 

Nellie Fenner (141) 92. »*i 

William «2» 

Presley, Roxie ~ '** 

Preston, Northrup 5» 

Quackenbush, Mary ~ ^4 

Ransom, Fannie Elizabeth — »2o 

John Noyes ~ x*** 

Reed, Eliza — - - »o* 

Rice, Maud Scott (242) - — 1»8, 130 

William Howard _ - - «30 

William L »30 



148 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Robinson, Harriet Partheriia 87 

Horatio N 87 

Rogers, Frank Adelbert nz 

Martha Jessie 112 

Romain, Jacobus 38 

Root, Marion D 123 

Rumrill, Edna 117 

Edward 117 

Runkle, Clara Lowe (170) 102, 128 

Ralph Evans 128 

Winfield Lowe (282) 128 

Winfield S 128 

Rutgen, Catherine 25 

Savage, Ellen A 93 

Emily 93 

Seth 93 

Sayles, Major 49 

Schall, Ephraim 1 14 

Minnie Mae 114 

Schenck, Adrian Adelbert (37) 5, 9, 71, 87 

Alexander D 6, r5, 21, 37 

Alice Maladine (59) 80 

Alchy (i6a) „„ 63 

Ann (15a) 63 

Ann Tator (64) 82, 98, loi 

Anctje (3a) 61 

Benjamin Baird (6) 4S, 46, 65, 70, 72 

Benjamin Freeman (30) 68, 84 

Benjamin Robinson (105) 87, 112 

Benjamin Rush (36) 70 

Catharine (4) 51, 65 

Catharine (23a) 63 

Cornelius (28a) 41, 64 

Daniel „ 64 

Derivation of Name of 14 

Effie Isadore (60) 80, 99 

Eleanor (9) 50, 65, 66, 74, 76 

Eleanor (asa) „ 63 



Index 149 

Schcnck, Eleanor (30a) 64 

Eliza (7) 52, 65, 66, 74 

Elsie (23 ) „ 67 

Elsie ( 104) 87 

Elsie May (82) 85, 106 

Florence Loretta (160) 100, 125 

Floyd Sullivan (74) .„ 84, 103 

Frederick Tyler (io6) 87 

Fredericus 21 

Garret (7a) 36, 37, 38, 61 

Garret C 6 

Gasha (29a) „ 64 

Gasha (31a) 64 

Gerret Roelofse (7a) 36, 37, 38, 61 

Hannah V. (10) 50, 65, 71, 76 

Harriet Livonia (25) 67, 83 

Hendrick (26a) 63 

Henrietta Maria (38) 71, 91 

Hermanus 21 

Hulbert Luke (54) 79i 97 

Irwin Vanderveer (55) 79, 98 

Jan (6a) 36, 37, 38, 61, 62 

Jane (21a) 63 

Tames F 37 

James Harvey (26^ ~ 68 

James L. (12) 49. S', 65, 79 

James Shuler (56) 79, 9* 

James Warren (57) - 79 

Johannes 7. 59> 6° 

John (3) 46, 65, 67 

John (i4a^ 63 

John (24a) 40, 63 

John (32a) 64 

John Hulbert (267) 124 

John Sullivan (27) 68, 83 

John Tyler (213) n- 

Jonica (4a)' 61 

Julia (80) „ 8s 



150 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Schenck, Lawrence David (273) 126 

Leah (20a) 63 

Leila Marion (212) 112 

Lelia Maria (58) 79, 98 

Lester Hulbert (154) 98, 124 

Lillian May (268) 124 

Lisle John (81) 85, 106 

Luthera Jane (274) 126 

Margaret (5) 48, 65, 70 

Margaret (34a) 64 

Margaretta (8a) 36, 62 

Maria (17a) 63 

Marike (5a) 61 

Martin (2a) 61 

Mary (33a) ; 64 

Mayke (10a) 62 

Michael 59 

Mildred Louise (181) 103 

Moses 64 

Nancy Theresa (28) 68 

Neeltje (9a) 36, 62 

Nellie Maria (152) 97, 123 

Nellie (19a) 63 

Parna Eleanora (24) 48, 67, 82 

PL 7 

Perlina Adele (29) 68, 84 

Peter (13a) 62 

Reynier „ 21 

Roelof (12a) 37, 38, 39, 62, 63 

Epitaph of 40 

Roelof Martense {36A-ia) 27, 28, 55, 58, 61, 62 

valuation of property of 30 

marriage contract of 31 

will of 3 3 

Robert C 37 

Rulef (353-1) 42, 45, 64, 65 

Rulef (13) 47, 50, 6s, 80 



Index 151 

Schenck, Rulef David (i6n loo, 125 

Rulief (27a) 41, 64 

Rulief 2nd 64 

Sally (2) 47, 65, 66, 85 

Sara (iia) 62 

Sarah (i8a) 63 

Sarah (22a) 63 

Theodorus 21 

Willaim 21 

Willem 21 

William, Rev 6, 37, 6r 

William Baird (11'' 52, 65, 78 

William Baird (61) 80, 99 

William C 37 

William R 37 

William Vanderveer (153) 97, 124 

WoodhuU S 37 

Schenck van Nydeck, Adelheid 25 

Adelheid {25A) 57 

Alheid (i6A) 57 

Alheit (7A) „ -- 56 

Anetje (38A) - 28, 55, 58 

Anna {17A) ~ 57 

Arnold - 5^ 

Christianus 21, 22 

Christoffle 27 

Dederick (28A) 57. 5^ 

Derick (11 A) 25, 56, 57, 59 

Derick (20A) 57. 59 

Diederich (5A) 25, 56, 57 

Heinrich (lA) 17. 23. 55. 56 

Heinrich (3A) 23, 24, 55, 56 

Heinrich (12A) 5^ 

Heinrich (22A) 57 

Jan (37A) 28, 55, 5« 

Johann (6A) * 5^ 

Johann (9A) „ 5^ 



152 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Schenck van Nydeck, Johann (23A) 57 

Johann (31A) jg 

Lisbeth (4A) 23, 56 

Lisbeth (18A) 5^ 

Margaretha (27A) 57 

Maria (26A) 5y 

Maria Margaretha (saAl 58 

Maria Magdelina (33A) 58 

Martin (29A) 26, 28, 58 

Martin (35A) 27, 58, 59 

Otto {i4A) 56 

Otto (19A) 57 

Peter {21A) 57^ 59 

Peter (30A) 27, 28, 58 

Petronella (13A) 25, 56 

Roelmann (loA) 56 

Roelof Martense (36A-ia) 27, 28, 55, 58, 61, 62 

Thomas (15A) 57 

Wilhelmina (34A) 58 

Wilhelmus 22 

Winand (8A) 25, 56 

Winand (24A) 57 

Wynand (2A) 23, 24, 55 

Schuyler, John P 50 

Scofield, A. B 45 

Ellas 45 

Scott, Bertha May (138) 96, 120 

Captain 29 

Caroline Eleanor (139) 96, 120 

Charles Seneca (135) 95, ug 

Donald Notter (249) 120 

Dorothea Moulton (247) 119 

Eliza Fenner (50) 77, 95 

Franklin James (137) 96, 120 

Gerald Notter (251) 120 

Harry Agatha (243) 118, 131 

Henry Robley 95 



Index 153 

Scott, Herbert Russell (136) 95, 119 

Herbert Russell (248) 12c 

Ira 95 

Kittie Belle (134.) 95. "9 

Mary B 9 5 

Mary Eleanor (132) 95 

Maude Belle (242) 118, 130 

Nathan Burrovvs (250) 120 

William Henry (133) 95, "8 

Seipnaacher 13, 22 

Servoss, Daniel 51 

Shearer, Alice Loretta (269) 125 

Ceylon Charles 125 

Florence Schenck (160) 100, 125 

Grace Reba (270) 125 

Marion Nellie (271) 125 

Neva Estella (272) 125 

William Charles 125 

Slieldon, Ralph loi 

Shepard, Polly 47 

Simmons, Effie Schenck (60) 80, 99 

Elizabeth 99 

Elva (158) 99, 125 

George William 99 

Peter 99 

Raymond Percy (159) 99 

Skinner, Joseph H 72 

Smith, Alfred 45 

Charles 84 

Charles Elser (186) 105 

Charles Fred (75) 84, 104 

Elizabeth Gertrude (182) 104 

Frances Cogswell 83 

Garner 5° 

Harry James (78) 84, 105 

Harriet Marie (79) 84, 105 

Joseph Lowe (77) 84, 105 



154 ScHENCK Genfalogy 



Smith, Josiah 51 

Nellie Leslie (76) 84, 104 

Perlina Schenck (29) 68, 84 

Richard 45, 51, 84 

Sophia C 84 

Stevens 84 

Snow, Elij ah 48 

Eunice 80 

Sornbury, Horace 96 

Mina L 96 

Spaulding, Annie Laura (41) „ 74, 92 

Burns (39) 74, 91 

Dealia (42) 74, 92 

Eliza Schenck (7) .• 52, 65, 66, 74 

Inez Eudora (no) 92-112 

Irving Burns (in) 92 

Mary 74 

Mary C. (40) 74. 92 

Solomon B 52. 74 

Springport, N. Y 42 

Springport, N. Y., Branch of Family 64 

Stackpole, Frederic Tobey 127 

Frederic Tobey (279) 127 

Frederic W "7 

Harriet Lowe (168) 102, 127 

Joseph Frederic (278) 127 

Stayman, William D 121 

Wilma Belle 121 

Stek, Count Goessen 25 

Stevens, Benj amin "SO 

Eleanor ^"9 

John 109 

Julia 109 

Stickle, Elizabeth 106 

Jacob 106 

Jennie 'o^ 

Stoddard, Mr 45, 48 



Index 155 

Stone, Alpheus loo 

Donald D. (277) _ 126 

Dulancy Duyane 100 

Jennie Lucy (165) 100 

Lucy Ann 100 

Norman D. (276) 126 

Orinda Wilson (63) 8i, loo 

Rosa Anna (164) 100, 127 

Willard Dennis (163) 100, 126 

Straden, Mayor of 5^ 

Sullivan, Bonapart 75 

Harriet 49. 7° 

John _ 68 

Nancy _ 67, 68, 70, 79 

Nancy Maria 49, 79 

Parna „ 49, 68 

Perlina 49, 67, 68 

Richard „ 49, 67, 68, 70, 79 

Sybal , 68 

Swaney, Mary J 121 

Tabor, Ernest Grant 124 

Thola Nett 124 

Tator, Ann L 51, 79, 8i 

Ann Hubble (64) 82, 98, loi 

Charlotte Wilson (15) 66, 67, 81 

Frederick 1 51, 79, 81 

James M 81, 9S 

Jane Wilson (17) 66, 67, 81, 98 

Jehial E. 81 

Lydia Amanda 81 

Polly 79, 8i 

Willard Jehial (65) 82 

Taylor, Margaret 42, 64 

Ten Broke. Court of 24 

Terhune, Jan Alberte 61 

Wilrainz 94 

Tcr Ncirssan Court of 57 



156 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Thomassen, Capt. Wilhelm 58 

Tillapaugh, Elizabeth Mae 130 

Tobey, S. Elizabeth 127 

Tomlinson, Harriet 83 

Jane Leslie 83 

John H 83 

Town, Simon 45, 48 

Townsend, Elizabeth Abigail 104 

Joseph R 104 

Turner, Anna Nellie (265) 124 

Edmund Harvey 123 

Ellen May (266) 124 

Hattie Betsey (264) 124 

Nellie Schenck (152) 99, 123 

Samuel 123 

Tyler, Emma R 87 

Tyson, Peter 38 

Upson, Miles 50 

van Arendahl, Aleid 56 

van Bellinghoven, Aleid 24, 55 

van Berlaer, Anna 57, 58 

van Brempt, Engelbert 56 

van Buren, Adelheit 56, 57 

Johann 5^ 

van Couwenhoven, Albert Willerase „ 62 

Cornelius Willemse 36, 38, 62 

Garret Wolphertson 6i 

Jacamyntie 40> ^4 

Jacob 28 

Jacob Willemse 62 

Neeltje Geretsen 28, 61, 62 

Sara Willemse 36, 62 

van Deventer, Peter 3^ 

van Doren, Abram 45 

Jacob 3* 

William 51 

van Druse, Renad : — -. 22 



Index 157 

van Egmont, Duke Carl 25 

van Eyll, Elbricht 2J 

van Galen, Maria 57 

van Huls, Frederick 56 

Lady Catherine 25 

van Hochsteden, Conrad 22 

van Julich, Count i6, 21, 23 

van Kaldenbrock, Alheid 56 

van Kelser, Marschall 22 

van Mater, Joseph 63 

van Oest, Isabella 56 

van Rayde, Aleid 23, 55, 56 

van Scherpenzeel, Johanna 58 

van Schonan, Inugard 56 

van Slyck, Anna m 

van Toutenburg, Barons of 2i 

van Voorhees, Coert 36 

Elizabeth Minnen 61 

Janetye 61 

Jan Lucase 62 

Neeltje Coerton 61 

van der Donck, Adrian 28 

van der Dussen, Jonkheer 6, 17, 55 

van der Lippe, Caspar 27, 28 

Diderick 25, 26 

V'anderveer, Agnes Mary 107 

Ann 79 

Catharine M 52, 78 

Ella Bratt (85) 85, 107 

Garret 52, 79, 107 

Garret L 107 

Hattie May (iqo) 107, 129 

Henry 107 

Henry (191) lorj 

John Pomyea (192) 108 

Vedder, Aaron F 51, 83, 91 

Clyde Byron (125) 94 



158 ScHENCK Genealogy 



Vedder, Francis P qa 

Frederick Fenner (119) 94, ufi 

George Barry (123) 94 

George Sidney (234) n6 

Harriet Elnora (71) i^, 102 

Harriet Schenck (25) 67, 83 

Herbert Edward (236) 117 

Inez Ann (70) 83, loi 

James S 51, 83, 94 

Jennie Leslie (73) 83 

Lyman Norton (72) 83, 103 

Nancy 83, 91 

Neil Davis (124) 94^ 117 

Nichohs (120) ^ 94 

Ross Sylvester (122) 94, 116 

Sarah Fenner (46) 75, 93 

Sylvester A 94 

Virginia Vertrees (233) 116 

Wilmina Wycoff (121) 94, 116 

Verity, Eunice 80 

James G 80 

Mary Ann go 

Vertrees, Cornelia Edna Ii6 

John u6 

Vickery's Corners, N. Y. 45 

Vincent, Adele Pauline (183) 104 

Eddie A 104 

Nellie Smith (76) 84, 104 

Reuben « 104 

Voorhees, Henry Austin (167) loi 

Henry Peter (69) 82, loi 

James Hubbel (68) 82 

James L 82 

James Leslie 45, 48, 82, 83, 86 

James Leslie 2nd (93) 86 

James Leslie 3rd (96) 86 

John Sclicnck (67) 82, loi 



Index 159 

Voorhees, Leslie Eleanora(9l) 86 

Margaret (94) 86 

Martha 82 

Martha (95) 86 

Martha Northrup (66) 82 

Parna Schenck (24) 48, 67, 82 

Peter -45. 48 

Sarah Bratt (34) 48, 70. 82, 86 

Sophia (92) 86 

Wachtendonk, Feoffer of 23, 24, 55, 56 

VValbeck, Castle of 23. 24. 55, 5^ 

VValbrick, Heiress of • 55 

Wall, Betsey E "9 

Washburn, Zilpha 97 

Watkins, Eunice M 121 

Weller, Melissa Almira * 99 

Wells, Charlotte Wilson (15) 66, 67, 81 

Eveline *o' 

James F , :- lOi 

Lillian B loi 

Samuel 8x 

West, Samuel B 44 

Wilson, Ada Mary (162) loo, 126 

Alfred 47. ^6, 8^ 

Austin Wycoff (14) ^6, 80 

Charlotte M. (15) 66, 67, 81 

Wilson's Corners, N. Y 44 

Wilson, Dennis Kennedy (16) 66, 81 

Eberle "6 

Eberle Irving (235) 116 

Francis A. (22) ^7 

George W »o^ 

Hannah 85. 

James Alfred (20) 67 

Jane Ann {17) 66, 67, 81, 98 

John Cowan '*^ 

Louisa A. (19) <56, 82 



160 ScHENCK Genealogy 

Wilson, Lulu May io6 

Mary 66 

Matilda 85 

Mervin James (62) 80, 100 

Orinda M. (18) 66 

Orinda More (63) 81, 100 

Sally Schenck (2) 47, 65, 66, 85 

William 44, 47, 48, 66 

William 2nd 85 

William H. (21) 67 

Wilmina Vedder (121) 94, 116 

Winchel, Sarah C 84 

Witherbee, Kathleen 116 

Thomas F ~... 116 

Wolcott, John 130 

Nellie Mae 130 

Wood, Jane 122 

Wormuth, Charlotte 98 

Ella Lucretia 98 

Solomon 98 

Wright, Charles 124 

Nellie 124 

Wyckoff, Anetje Pieterse 30, 62 

John 38 

Peter : 36 



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