Heinrich Schenk (also spelled Schank and Schanck) was born in New York abt 1835. He raised wheat, corn and oats on his Northfield Township farm. He married Philippina Schneider 1851-54, likely in Cook Co. IL. They had three children when he died at the age of 26 (in April or May, 1862) near Wheeling.
Burial place is not certain, but likely, as his father and mother were buried here less than 2-3 years before.