Margarete Schenk

28 February 1884–2 April 1953 (Age 69)
Eisingen, Enzkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The Life of Margarete

When Margarete Schenk was born on 28 February 1884, in Eisingen, Enzkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, her father, David Schenk, was 44 and her mother, Maria Justina Schwarzenbach, was 40. She married Johannes Eberhard Wanner on 4 June 1916, in Attenweiler, Biberach, Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 2 April 1953, at the age of 69, and was buried in Attenweiler, Biberach, Württemberg, Germany.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Eberhard Wanner
1869–1957
Margarete Schenk
1884–1953
Marriage: 4 June 1916
Georg Wanner
1901–

Spouse and Children

    Johannes Eberhard Wanner

    Male1869–1957Male

    Female1884–1953Female

MARRIAGE
4 June 1916
Attenweiler, Biberach, Württemberg, Germany
children

(1)

    Georg Wanner

    Male1901–Male

Parents and Siblings

    David Schenk

    Male1839–1891Male

    Maria Justina Schwarzenbach

    Female1843–1904Female

siblings

(5)

    David Schenk

    Male1869–Male

    Katharina Schenk

    Female1870–1870Female

    Elisabete Schenk

    Female1873–1873Female

    Ursula Schenk

    Female1874–1874Female

    Female1884–1953Female

World Events (7)

1890

Age 6

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1914

Age 30

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 30

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

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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Sources (3)

  • Margarete in entry for Sophie Wanner, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Margareta Schenk, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Margarete Scheck in entry for Johannes Wanner, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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