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Catherine (Ballinger) Schenk


The Western Star, June 18, 1909.

Grandma Schenk Dead

At the age of 75 years, 1 month and 19 days, Mrs. John Schenk, passed away at about 4 o'clock p.m. on last Monday, June 14, 1909, at the home of her son, Fred Schenk, about 12 miles southeast of this city. Mrs. Schenk had not been in good health for a year or more. On Monday morning she was seized with a stroke of apoplexy and it was soon evident that the end was near. Death came quietly about ten hours later.

Catherine Ballinger was born in Germany on April 26, 1834. On May 18, 1862, she was married to John Schenk, who, with two sons, Chris C. Schenk, now of Madison, Ohio, and Fred Schenk of this county, and one daughter, Mrs. Carsten Nickelsen, also of this county, survive her. Mr. and Mrs. Schenk moved from Germany to this county in May, 1888, and continued to make this their home.

Deceased was a woman of many noble qualities. She lived a life of labor and of willing sacrifices for her family and her friends. She was a member of the Lutheran church. Rev. C. E. Brown of the M. E. church, of this city conducted the funeral services at the New Eden school house on Tuesday, after which the body was laid to rest in the Coldwater cemetery.


Fred J. Schenk, Sr., son of Catherine (Ballinger) Schenk.

Fred J. Schenk, Jr., grandson of Catherine (Ballinger) Schenk.

Fred J. Schenk, Sr., son of Catherine (Ballinger) Schenk.

Martin Leroy Schenk, great grandson of Catherine (Ballinger) Schenk.

Carsten Nickelson, son in law of Catherine (Ballinger) Schenk.


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