M Henry Miller Shenk Shank

(Henry MillerShenk)

  • Born 14 June 1817 - Edom, Rockingham County, Virginia -
  • Deceased 17 April 1876 - Elida, Allen County, Ohio -,aged 58 years old
  • Buried - Salem Mennonite Cemetery - Elida, Ohio, United States
  • Farmer


 Spouses and children



Individual Note

geni:about_me Birth: Jun. 14, 1817 Rockingham County Virginia, USA Death: Apr. 19, 1876 Allen County Ohio, USA

On the 19th of April, in Allen Co., O., of Lung fever, Bro. HENRY SHENK, aged 58 years, 10 months, and 5 days. He was buried on the 20th, followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by C. Culp andthe writer. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss. Bro. Shenk was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and for the last few years, especially, he was very zealous in trying to make the church as interesting as possible. Nearly the last time we conversed with him, it seemed as if his greatest concern was about salvation and the welfare of the Church, and during his illness he expressed his love for the Church, in requesting his sons, to do all for the Church that they could. As a father and husband, he was always kind and affectionate; often giving good instruction and admonition, always ready and willing to aid those who were in want. When there was any trouble between friends or neighbors, he was always ready to reconcile them with kind words. He was often persecuted, and complained not; always ready to return a good deed for an evil one; thus the neighborhood in whichhe resided, have lost a very kind and useful neighbor, the church of which he was a member, mourns the loss of a bright, shining light, and the bereaved family mourns the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father. But while we are thus bereft of one that was dear to us, oh let us comfort ourselves with the glorious thought, that there is one more added to that happy company in the mansions above; let us not mourn as those which have no hope; but let us mourn as though our loss were his eternal gain. Le [sic] us consider him as one passed from a world of tribulation and sorrow, to a world of joy and happiness, and let us imitate his example in all meekness and kindness. Let us ever be ready to do good to those around us, and especially let us be interested in the church, and in the welfare of souls. Brethren and sisters, let us seek to let our light shine that there may be evidence of a hope withinus when we too must die, and to you, the children of the deceased, Oh! be sure to regard his kind instructions. Love Jesus and obey his commandments, and at last you too will be received from this dark and gloomy world, into the heavenly mansions there to meet your father again. Dear sister, keep very close to Jesus, and he will care for your and at last bring to his rest.

Family links:
Jacob Shank (1793 - 1871)
Frances Miller Shank (1793 - 1836)

Susanna Brenneman Shenk (1818 - 1908)

John M Shenk (1848 - 1935)*
Andrew Shenk (1850 - 1937)*
Catherine Shenk Shank (1852 - 1921)*
Daniel Shenk (1853 - 1943)*
Abraham P Shenk (1862 - 1949)*

Henry M Shenk (1817 - 1876)
Jacob Shank (1819 - 1889)*
John Schenk (1819 - 1898)*
Lydia Shank Good (1845 - 1916)**

  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

      Burial: Salem Mennonite Cemetery Elida Allen County Ohio, USA

      Created by: corgilover Record added: Aug 01, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 40130782

-- GEDCOM (INDI) --1 SUBM @S6000000000505302831@


  • Individual:
    - - 23 APR 2021 - Birth Surname
    - - 23 APR 2021 - Last Name
    - - 23 APR 2021 - First Name

  Photos and archival records

{{ media.title }}

{{ mediasCtrl.getTitle(media, true) }}
{{ media.date_translated }}

 Family Tree Preview

  Michael Miller 1765-1817 Elizabeth Brenneman 1773-1815

Jacob Shank 1793-1871 Frances Miller 1793-1836

Henry Miller Shank Shenk 1817-1876