Josiah Schenck

Brief Life History of Josiah

When Josiah Schenck was born about 1753, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, William Roelofse Schenck, was 32 and his mother, Mary Winters, was 22. He married Aeltie Wyckoff on 12 September 1782, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 9 August 1823, in Weston, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Millstone Borough, Somerset, New Jersey, United States.

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Josiah Schenck
Aeltie Wyckoff
Marriage: 12 September 1782
Elisabeth Schenck
William Schenck
Gertrude Schenck
Maria Schenck
Ann B Schenck
Josiah S. Schenck
Jacob Schenck
Simon Wyckoff Schenck
Aletta Schenck

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    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1790 · Trenton - State Capital

    Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.

    Name Meaning

    German, Flemish, and Dutch: variant of Schenk .

    History: Jan Martense Schenck (1631–1687), born in Amersfoort, arrived in New Netherland on June 28, 1650, on the ship De Valckenier with his sister Annetje and brother Roelof.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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