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 Bishop Henry Shank

Bishop Henry Shank

Birth
Conestoga, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Oct 1836 (aged 77)
Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Burial Linville, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 5852594 · View Source
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Henry was taxed at Conestoga in 1780 and 1781 as freeman, Henry Shenck, He moved his family before 1790 from Pennsylvania to Rockingham County, Virginia. In 1810, Henry was ordained a Mennonite Bishop in Rockingham County, Virginia.
The evolution of the family surname shows the English influence in record keeping dictating how last names evolved is much in evidence. Early records show Schenck and Schenk, his ordination papers show Shenk, his wife, Anna, shows Shenk on her tombstone while his tombstone showing his death 17 years later shows Shank


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  • Maintained by: RaderFarm
  • Originally Created by: Bonnie Weller
  • Added: 17 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5852594
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bishop Henry Shank (25 Nov 1758–19 Oct 1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5852594, citing Lindale Mennonite Church Cemetery, Linville, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by RaderFarm (contributor 47191113) .