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Jonathan Schanck
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1800
New Brunswick
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1873
Grand Traverse County
Michigan, USA

Jonathan Schanck was born 8 January 1800 at New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, son of William P. Schanck and Sophia Slover. He was married first to Sarah Ann Broodnex. Sarah was born on 14 March 1802.

The couple's son Jonathan died on 26 August 1841 and their son Hiram died on 29 August 1841. Sarah died during an epidemic on 11 September 1841 in Jasper, Steuben County, New York. Sarah and three children- Henry, Jonathan, and Hiram are buried in Schenck Hill Cemetery in Jasper.

Jonathan was married second circa 1842 to Philinda Bessey. Philinda was born 1 April 1812 in Onondaga County, New York, daughter of Phillip Bessey and Susannah (?).

The Schancks lived in Jasper, Steuben County, New York. In 1830, his household contained two males under age 5, one male aged 30 to under 40 (Jonathan), one female under age 5, one female aged 5 to udner 10, one female aged 30 to under 40 (Sarah), and one female aged 60 to under 70. In 1840, Jonathan's household contained two males under age 5, one male aged 5 to under 10, two males aged 10 to under 15, one male aged 40 to under 50 (Jonathan), one female aged 10 to under 15, one female aged 15 to under 20, one female aged 20 to under 30, and one female aged 40 to udner 50 (Sarah).

On 27 September 1850, Jonathan and Philinda owned a farm valued at $2,000 in Jasper. Son Charles was helping his father. Charles, John, Emma, and Sarah were attending school. Philinda was caring for Charity and two-month-old Albert. They were also counted there in the 1855 New York state census. On 26 June 1860, the couple and their children- Emma, Charity, Albert, Burton, and Wilbur- were still in Jasper. Jonathan's farm was valued at $2,500 and the four eldest children were attending school. In 1865, the the couple and four children- Charity, Albert, Burton, and Wilbur- lived in a frame house in Jasper. Jonathan worked as a farmer.

They moved to Long Lake, Grand Traverse County, Michigan between 1865 and 1866. Soon they were joined by Philinda's sister Harriet Bessey Fillmore and her family. The first township meeting at Long Lake was held at the Schanck house on 1 April 1867. In 1870, the Schanck's farm was worth $800 and their personal possessions $400. He was elected Clerk of Long Lake township in April 1871. Jonathan received a land patent for 155 acres of land in section 9 of Long Lake township on 10 February 1873. In April 1872, Jonathan was elected township Supervisor. He was again elected Supervisor of Long Lake township in April 1873. After attending the first meeting he received $3.96 for mileage from the Board of Supervisors.

Jonathan died on 2 October 1873 in Long Lake from kidney disease. In his will, which was dated 4 October 1873 [two days after the date on his death record] Jonathan left everything to Philinda with the estate to be divided between his two sons Albert and Burton after her death. James L. Conner, Benjamin H. Durga, and Ira Chase witnessed the will. It is curious that he did not provide for his daughter Charity and sons Daniel and Wilbur, especially since all three appear to have had mental problems. Jonathan's estate was admitted to probate in November 1873.

Philinda died on 1 August 1877 at Long Lake from dropsey.

They are probably buried in the Linwood Cemetery in Long Lake. There is no marker in the cemetery and their burial is not listed in cemetery records. One possibility is that they were buried on their farm.

Jonathan and Sarah (Broadnex) Schank were the parents of eight children:

i. Female Schanck was born between 1820 and 1825.
ii. Female Schanck was born between 1825 and 1830.
iii. Male Schanck was born between 1825 and 1830.
iv. Charles Schanck was born circa 1830 in New York.
v. John Schanck was born circa 1832 in New York.
vi. Henry Schenck was born on 20 September 1834. He died on 25 June 1835 and is buried in the Schenck Hill Cemetery in Jasper.
vii. Jonathan Schanck was born on 4 September 1836. He died on 26 August 1841 and is buried in the Schenck Hill Cemetery in Jasper.
viii. Hiram H. Schanck was born on in December 1839. He died on 29 August 1841 and is buried in the Schenck Hill Cemetery in Jasper.

Jonathan and Philinda (Bessey) Schanck were the parents of eight children:

i. Emma Schanck was born in 1843 in New York.
ii. Sarah Schanck was born in 1845 in New York.
iii. Charity Schanck was born in 1846 in Steuben County, New York.
iv. Albert P. Schanck was born in July 1850 in Steuben County, New York. Albert was elected a constable for Long Lake township in April 1877.
v. Burton Brown Schanck was born in 1853 in New York.
vi. Daniel Schanck was born in 1854 in Steuben County, New York. In 1887 he was called an "idiot" and was living as a pauper in Long Lake. He is buried in Linwood Cemetery, Long Lake.
vii. Alice Schanck was born in 1855.
viii. Wilbur Schanck was born in 1855 in New York. In April 1878 the county took over the costs of caring for Wilbur, who was described as "a lunatic." On 16 June 1880, Wilbur was boarding with Jarvis Munsell in Long Lake township. In January 1884: W. Schanck, an insane pauper, who has been taken care of by Mrs. E. Stata for some time past, died a few days since. Wilbur is buried in Linwood Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  William P Schenck (1776 - 1854)
  Sophia Selover Schenck (1781 - 1846)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Ann Broodnex Schenck (____ - 1841)
  Philinda Bessey Schanck (1812 - 1877)
 
 Children:
  Jonathan Schenck (____ - 1841)*
  Henry Schenck (____ - 1835)*
  Hiram H. Schenck (____ - 1841)*
  Charity Schanck (1846 - 1884)*
  Burton Brown Schanck (1852 - 1942)*
  Daniel Schanck (1854 - ____)*
  Wilbur Schanck (1855 - 1884)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jonathan Schanck (1800 - 1873)
  Margaret S. Schenck Albaugh (1801 - 1880)*
  William Z Schenck (1814 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Linwood Cemetery
Grand Traverse County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Homer Thiel
Record added: Dec 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81979688
Jonathan Schanck
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