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Garret Schenck (#47444247)
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I am relatively new to findagrave and genealogy generally, I got started in Fall 2010. At present I am working on nailing down my line of male descent.

To the best of my knowledge, this is my male ancestral line, to the mid/late-19th Century:

Roelof Martense Schenck - Neeltje Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven (Brooklyn, NY)

Garret Roelofse Schenck - Neeltje Coertse Van Voorhees (Brooklyn to Holmdel, Monmouth, NJ)

John Garretse Schenck - Mary Johnson (Holmdel, Monmouth, NJ)

Garret Schenck - Peggy Sutphen (Holmdel to Penn's Neck, Mercer, NJ)

David Schenck - Hannah Grant (Penn's Neck to Trenton, Mercer, NJ)

(Capt.) Garret Schenck - Hannah Bird (Trenton, Mercer, NJ), was Quartermaster of 11th NJ Vol. Reg't. in Civil War

Garret Schenck - Emma Caroline Perkins (Trenton to Massachusetts & Maine)

If you are related to or descended from any of these (ESPECIALLY the last four or five generations listed) I would enjoy meeting you and finding out how we are related! I have amassed a considerable amount of information on the above people, and would be happy to share what I know. If any relatives or ancestors were in the 11th N.J. Vol. Reg't in Civil War, please contact me asap!
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Schenck-Couwenhoven Cemetery, Monmouth Cty, NJ
Sorry this is last minute. Hope you know about the event at the cemetery today, October 27, 2013, at 2:00. Maureen
Added by MRC on Oct 27, 2013 8:29 AM
RE: Access to Schenck-Couwenhoven Cemetery, Monmouth Cty, NJ
Just to let you know, I just helped on an Eagle Scout project that cleaned the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Holmdel which leds into the Schenck Covenhoven site. HE also put a path to the S/C so for the time it is much easier to get to. I will be heading back in a week or so to take some photos.

Added by Thayne on Apr 23, 2013 11:44 AM
Scott Balyer
RE: Garret Schenck grave in Mercer Cemetery
You're quite welcome, actually I climbed over the wall. :-) I know a spot where it's pretty easy to get in. I hung in the back and looked for who I could find on the list of requests and stayed out of sight from the front where all the traffic is. lol
Glad you learned something more to further your geneolgy research.
take care
Added by Scott Balyer on Oct 04, 2012 5:37 AM
Garret G Schenck
I have been posting photos of the Schenck-Couwenhoven Cemetery. Maybe you will find some additional information for your ancestor research. Good luck.
Added by MRC on Oct 02, 2012 7:16 AM
John Schmitt
Wife is a Schenck
Hi Garret,

My wife is a Schenck descendant although she has no knowledge or info on the family line. Her line breaks of from John Garretse Schenck to Jacob Scheck to John Jacob Schenck to Horace Porter Scheck to Mary Ann Scheck (died Nov 1932 in Kossuth, Iowa). After that her line is Winter(s). I've posted a few Schenck photographs on

Thanks for posting your family info. Please keep us updated on any expeditions to the Schenck-Couwenhoven Cemetery. Would be interested to see more photos if they are available. John
Added by John Schmitt on Dec 12, 2011 4:47 PM
Nancy Hagood
Engeltje Jacob Van Doren Schenck
Hi Garret:
Would you know where this woman is buried:

Engeltje Jacob Van Doren Schenck
Birth 9 Oct 1696 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey
Death 20 Sep 1747 in Pleasant Valley, Monmouth, New Jersey
She was married to Find A Grave #39831912, Roelof Schenck 1697-1768;

I am also looking for Johan Schenck 1740-1794 and wife Maria Van Dorn Schenck 1746-1808.
Thank you.
Nancy Hagood #47381031, Oregon
Added by Nancy Hagood on Jul 16, 2011 4:24 PM
Marie & Dale V.
cemetery change
Hi Garret, can you please contact me via email and lets chat regarding our join family. to include the cemetery suggestion you just sent to me.
Added by Marie & Dale V. on Mar 10, 2011 11:16 AM
Leigh Miller
RE: Grants of Trenton/Lamberton??
Hi-I'm sorry, but I don't have any info on this family. I just photograph local cemeteries & post them. If you would like any memorials transferred to you, please let me know. Again, sorry I couldn't be of any help.
Added by Leigh Miller on Mar 07, 2011 7:50 AM
RE: Schenck-Couwenhoven Cemetery
Good news bad news......I got in the woman who owns part of it was finally in....She let me go there...though snow and thorn bushes....I took photos of the ones I found and ones that I could still read. I only found one Marargeta Covenhoven Death 12-6-1751 I think I did... no Schenck's or other Covenhovens. I will try again with clippers (she said it was ok) and a few other tricks I know to get better images.

Added by Thayne on Feb 24, 2011 4:21 PM
RE: Access to Schenck-Couwenhoven Cemetery, Monmouth Cty, NJ
Son works near there and I am dropping him off so I will try again
Added by Thayne on Feb 24, 2011 2:35 PM
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