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Henry E. (Heinrich Schenk) Shank
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Birth: 1858
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1915
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Second of three children of farmer Heinrich and Philippine Schneider Schenk, his father died when he was four. He appears as Henry SEBANK in the 1880 federal census when he is working for his step-father, Jacob Zahn in Ford Co. IL. The family name was changed to SHANK and most records appear that way.

He married Mary Olson on Sep. 20,1892 in Cook County. They had two children. Mary died Mar. 7, 1904, probably in Chicago, leaving two children:

Lillian M. Shank 1885-1974
m Carl Hoagland d1932
Stewart Shank 1898-1932

They were farming in Lake View Township of Cook County when Mary died. Henry remained a farmer all his life.

The location of Mary 's grave is not known. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry (Heinrich) Schenk Shank (1835 - 1862)
  Philippine Shank Schneider Zahn (1835 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Olson Shank (1872 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  Lillian M. Shank Hoagland (1895 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  Augusta [Schenk] Shank Truesdell (1855 - 1916)*
  Henry E. (Heinrich Schenk) Shank (1858 - 1915)
  Reuben Shank (1860 - 1862)*
  Rebecca Sarah Zahn Burkhart (1864 - 1940)**
  Benjamin Jacob Zahn (1868 - 1958)**
  John A. Zahn (1869 - 1869)**
  Louis L. Zahn (1871 - 1872)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: May 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10960513
Henry E. (Heinrich Schenk) Shank
Added by: Rosetta
 
 
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- Diana
 Added: Jun. 22, 2008
You worked the land and provided food for all. Thank you.
- Rosetta
 Added: Feb. 17, 2007
 
 
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