About Jan Schenck, Jr.
Benjamin Robinson Schenck, M. D; compiled from notes & records of Adrain Adelbert Schenck, Ancestors and Descendants OF Rulef Schenck, A Genealogy of the Onondaga co., NY, Branch of the Schenck Family , Detroit, Michigan. 1911 , pg 40-3
We have little information concerning John Schenck (24a), the third child and first son of Roelof (i2a), 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.
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 Body of John Schenck, who Departed this Life, June 27, Anno Domini, 1749, Aged Twenty-nine Years, Two Months and Five Ehiys."
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 19, 1744, and for some years lived on a farm in Pleasant Valley, Monmouth County, New Jersey. For some reason he left this farm and removed to a farm near Charleston, Montgomery County, New York, a few miles south of the present city of Fonda...
Cornelius Schenck (28a) and his wife, Margaret Taylor, had six children. The first son, John, removed to Cayuga County, brought up a family of fourteen children and died at Springport, June 8, 1850. The youngest son was Rulef, all of whose descendants we propose to trace in a subsequent chapter. Cornelius died January 14, 1790.....
Little is known of the boyhood of Rulef, and we have no record as to when he came to Charleston. In 1802 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, Onondaga County. In April, 181 5, he removed to this property, 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....
this carries on more narrative till pg. 54
Jan Schenck, Jr.'s Timeline
June 27, 1722
March 30, 1755
Pleasant Valley, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
December 24, 1808
Pleasant Valley (Holmdel), Monmouth Co., New Jersey