Biography of William Y. Schenck
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William Y. Schenck, son of John G, and Maria Schenck, was born in Potter, Yates Co., N. Y., Feb. 29, 1828. He was employed on a farm until 17 years of age, when he entered upon an apprenticeship of three years at the carpenter's trade with his father, a vocation be has since pursued. In 1854 he bought 40 acres on sec. 36, on which he settled in the spring of 1856. He was married Oct. 23, 1849, to Sarah Densmore. They had one child, Emma J., born Aug. 30, 1850, and died March 19, 1870. Mrs. Schenck died, and on March 19, 1857, Mr Schenck was a second time married, to Sarah R., daughter of Wilson and Martha Price, born in Livingston Co., N. Y., Sept. 16, 1831. They have three children - Charles D. L., born Oct. 7, 1858, is a telegraph operator at Owosso; Elmer E., born Oct. 16, 1861, is a carpenter; Carrie, born Oct. 29, 1863. Mr. and Mrs. Scbenck are members of the Congregational Church and of the Grange. Mr. S. is a Republican.


From:
History of Kent County, Michigan
Chas C. Chapman & Company
Chicago 1881.

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