Isaac Schenk

about 1788–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Schenk was born about 1788, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Christian Schenk, was 24 and his mother, Catherine Beckner, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Christian Schenk
1764–1834
Catherine Beckner
1762–1830
William Schenk
1785–
John Schenk
1786–1835
Isaac Schenk
1788–
Mary Schenk
1791–
Susannah Shank
1794–
Catharine Shank
1800–
Henry Shank
1801–1850
Nancy Ann Shank
1787–1869
Adam Shank
1789–1877
Elizabeth " Betsy" Shank
1791–1870
Michael Shanks
1795–
Jacob Beckner Shank
1796–1859

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World Events (3)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 0

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1789

Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 3

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schenke, ‘cupbearer’, ‘wine server’ (from Old High German scenko, from scenken ‘to pour out or serve’), hence an occupational name for a cupbearer or server of wine. As a German name it also denotes a tavernkeeper. In another development, similar to English Butler , the word came to be used as an honorary title for a high court official, and some cases of the surname may have arisen from this use.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an innkeeper, from German Schenke ‘inn’, ‘tavern’. At one time only Jews were allowed to sell alcohol in the Russian empire, which is why Shenk and its related surnames are very common.

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

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