Dr Ferdinand Schureman Schenck, I

Dr Ferdinand Schureman Schenck, I

Millstone, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
Death 16 May 1860 (aged 70)
Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 8200759 · View Source
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Doctor Ferdinand Schureman Schenck I (1790-1860) was a physician and congressman. (b. February 11, 1790, Millstone, Somerset County, USA - d. May 16, 1860, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, USA)

Son of Martin Schenck (1770-?) and Margaret Schureman

He had the following siblings: Garret Covenhoven Schenck; Sarah Schenck; Mary Schenck (c1799-?); Ann Schenck (c1800-?); and John Schenck.

He married Leah Voorhees (1796-1857).

They had the following children: Martin Luther Schenck (1818-1873) who married Jane Cockburn and after her death married Abigail Van Derveer; Alice Schenck (1818-1888) who married Ansley White, Reverend; Margaret Schenck (1822-?) who married Garret Nevius; John V. Schenck, Doctor (1825-?) who married Mattie McKeen; Sarah Conover Schenck (1827-1830); Garret C. Schenck, Lawyer (1829-1859); Adrian V.S. Schenck, Lawyer (1832-1863); and Ferdinand Schureman Schenck II (1835-1855) who was a medical student.

Congressional biography:
Ferdinand Schureman Schenck's official congressional biography reads as follows: "Representative from New Jersey; born in Millstone, Somerset County, NJ, February 11, 1790; completed preparatory studies; studied medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York, graduating in 1814; commenced practice at Six-Mile Run (now Franklin Park), N.J.; member of the State general assembly 1829-1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for renomination; trustee of Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ, 1841-1861; member of the State constitutional convention in 1844; judge of the State court of errors and appeals 1845-1857; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the State senate in 1856; continued the practice of medicine; died in Camden, NJ, May 16, 1860; interment in a private cemetery at Pleasant Plains (near Franklin Park), NJ".

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on December 22, 2003.


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  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 22 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8200759
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Ferdinand Schureman Schenck, I (11 Feb 1790–16 May 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8200759, citing Pleasant Plains Cemetery, Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .