Posted By:AM Peterson
Subject:Schank/Schenk; Austria to Kansas
Post Date:July 21, 2008 at 03:47:00
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Forum:Barton County, KS Genealogy Forum
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Researching this Bohemian family, born in Austria. The family most commonly went by SCHANK, occassionally by SCHENK. Until the 3rd generation, then it became more common to be SCHENK.

It seems they arrived abt 1892-3 & settled in Kansas, mostly Pleasantdale, Rush county, Kansas. Then the descendants spread out.

Nothing is know about the 2 daughters.

b. Dec 1840, Austria
d. Aft. 1915, probably Kansas
arrival, abt 1892
farmer, lived in Pleasantdale, Rush, Kansas, USA
**possibly brother/relative, Frank Schank b. Dec 1845 Austira, living near him in 1900 in Pleasantdale, KS, arriving in 1891.

md. ???
b. Austria
d. Bef. 1900

4 known children
1. Anton J Schank, Jr
b. Jul 1875, Austria
d. Aft. 1930.
arrival, abt 1893
farmer in Pleasantdale, Rush, Kansas
**see below.

2. Francis Schank (female)
b. Jan 1882, Austria
d. Aft. 1905.
arrival, abt 1893

3. Victor C Schank
b. Sep 1886, Austria
d. Dec 1971, probably Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, USA.
arrival, abt 1893
**see below
4. Paulina Schank
b. Sep 1890, Austria
d. Aft. 1915.
arrival, abt 1893.

#1 Anton J Schank, Jr
md. 1909, probably Kansas
Amelia H (maybe Nospue??)
b. 1890 in Kansas
d. Aft. 1930.

7 known children

1. Anton J Schank, III
b. Feb 1909, Kansas
d. Feb 1994, Great Bend, Barton, Kansas, USA.

2. Albina A Schank
b. Aug 1910, Kansas
d. Sep 1999, Great Bend, Barton, Kansas, USA.

3. Margaret M Schank
b. 1913, Kansas
d. Aft. 1930.

4. Stephanie C Schank
b. Abt. Oct 1914, Kansas
d. Aft. 1930.

5. Fridolina A Schank
b. 1917, Kansas
d. Aft. 1930.

6. Benjamin F K Schank
b. Feb 1920, Kansas
d. Oct 2006, Great Bend, Barton, Kansas, USA.

7. Leonard J Schank
b. May 1925, Kansas
d. Oct 1979, probably Barton county, KS.

#3 Victor C Schank
md. 1911/2, Amelia J Suchy
b. Jan 1892, Kansas
d. Jan 1978, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
d/o John Suchy & Anna Hanzlik.

5 known children
1. John W Schank
b. Feb 1912, Pleasantdale township, Rush, Kansas, USA
d. Mar 1966, Hays, Ellis, Kansas, USA.

2. Lillian L Schank
b. Jun 1913, Olmitz, Barton, Kansas, USA
d. Sep 2002, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, USA.

3. Helen A Schank
b. Feb 1918, Kansas
d. Jan 1988, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA

4. Mary Schank
b. 1921, Kansas

5. Clarence J Schank
b. Jul 1923, Kansas
d. Nov 2003, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA

possibly adopted
Rhinhard Wughes???
b. abt 1929?