Catherine Schenck

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Schenck was born about 1765, in Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Jacob Roelofse Schenck, was 40 and her mother, Mary Covenhoven, was 24. She married Joseph Stout in 1788, in Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Joseph Stout
Catherine Schenck
Marriage: 1788
John S Stout
Gideon D C Stout

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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.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    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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