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
Margarete Schenk
Marriage: 4 June 1916
Georg Wanner

Spouse and Children

    Johannes Eberhard Wanner



4 June 1916
Attenweiler, Biberach, Württemberg, Germany


    Georg Wanner


Parents and Siblings

    David Schenk


    Maria Justina Schwarzenbach




    David Schenk


    Katharina Schenk


    Elisabete Schenk


    Ursula Schenk



World Events (7)


Age 6

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

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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