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Augusta [Schenk] Shank Truesdell
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1855
Wheeling
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1916
Ford County
Illinois, USA

Eldest child of Philippine Schneider Schenk and Heinrich Schenk, Augusta's father died when she was six and her mother married a cousin, Jacob Zahn. Her maiden name spelling was changed and appears in most records as 'SHANK.'

Augusta married Marcus Truesdell of Deerfield on Jan 13, 1874 in Cook County. The couple moved to Ford County with the Zahns to farm. They had 7 children, five of whom grew to adulthood.

1. Edna Mabel 1875 d aft 1934
m1893 William Waldschmidt d1927
m1914 in CA Paul F. Thorsell
2. Samuel Leroy 1877-
m1898 Alvina Hilda Keitzman
3. Mary J. b1879 in Kansas d a child
4. Bessie Mae 1880 -1953
m1902 Frank Cause
m1914 Arthur Nix d1935
5. Jessie Irene 1883 - 1966
m1901 John Philip Kief d1939
6. Infant died near birth
7. Lillian Maude 1887 - 1920
m1905 William M. Roetzel d1949


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry (Heinrich) Schenk Shank (1835 - 1862)
  Philippine Shank Schneider Zahn (1835 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Marcus E. Truesdell (1852 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Bessie Mae Truesdell Nix (1880 - 1953)*
  Jessie Irene Truesdell Kief (1883 - 1966)*
  Lillian Maude Truesdell Roetzel (1887 - 1920)*
 
 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
 
Inscription:
Augusta His Wife
 
Burial:
Lyman Township Cemetery
Roberts
Ford County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9185511
Augusta [Schenk] <i>Shank</i> Truesdell
Added by: Rosetta
 
 
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 Added: Aug. 3, 2004
 
 
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