Jacob Schenck

ID#53, b. December 1871, d. 1953
Father: not yet identified, but reportedly born in Germany or France.
Mother: not yet identified, but reportedly born in Germany or France
See comments below regarding the Alsace-Lorraine region.1,2,3
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: December 1871.4,5
Birth place: Alsace-Lorraine France.6,7 It has also been reported that Jacob was born in Germany.4,5,8 The birth location of Alsace-Lorraine is an area that changed hands between France and Germany many times through the years. I have read that for a person whose birth country keeps changing back and forth between France and Germany, it is likely that they were born in the Alsace-Lorraine region. In fact, it has been suggested that it can be easier for a genealogist to simply treat Alsace-Lorraine as the birth place without specifying which country it was in at the time. In this case, family knowledge that the area was in France when Jacob was born is supported by the 1920 census, but is contradicted by the 1900 and 1910 censuses that list Germany as his birthplace. It seems that Jacob was identifying Alsace-Lorraine with the country who possessed it at the time of any given census.

Jacob married Anna J. Kuhn, daughter of Nikolaus Kuhn and Mary Schon, in 1894.4 Jacob Schenck was buried in 1953 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.6

Jacob died in 1953 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.6

Deceased Children of Jacob Schenck and Anna J. Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=24 Oct 2014

Citations

  1. [S1972] Jacob Schenck household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgan District (that part of district north of Deckers Creek), Enumeration District 83, sheet 15B (150 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1767, shows parents' birthplaces as Germany.
  2. [S1974] Jacob Schenk household, 1910 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown Magisterial District, Morgantown City, Enumeration District 79, sheet 10B, National Archives micropublication T624_1691, shows parents' birthplaces as Germany.
  3. [S1973] Jacob Schenck household, 1920 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown (incorporated), Enumeration District 108, sheets 5A (222 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1964, shows parents' birthplaces as France.
  4. [S1972] Jacob Schenck household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgan District (that part of district north of Deckers Creek), Enumeration District 83, sheet 15B (150 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1767.
  5. [S1974] Jacob Schenk household, 1910 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown Magisterial District, Morgantown City, Enumeration District 79, sheet 10B, National Archives micropublication T624_1691.
  6. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  7. [S1973] Jacob Schenck household, 1920 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown (incorporated), Enumeration District 108, sheets 5A (222 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1964.
  8. [S1980] George N. Schenck, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983555_0000876.jpg.
  9. [S1978] Marriage License for Carl H. Schenck and Blanche Cole, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00418.jpg.