Shelby County

Edgar Alonzo Schenck



Edgar Alonzo Schenck

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 459

     one of the representative citizens and substantial men of Shelby county, 0., who resides on one of his farms, a tract of sixty acres, located in Clinton township, owns a second farm, of forty acres, which lies east of Sidney, was born on the farm he occupies, July 13, 1853, and is a son of Schuyler and Deborah (Suthen) Schenck.
     The parents of Mr. Schenck were born in New Jersey and came to Ohio in youth, subsequently marrying here and spending the rest of their lives in Clinton township, Shelby county. The father was a shoemaker by trade and also followed farming. They were good, Christian people, members of the Brethren church. Of their children, Edgar Alonzo was the youngest born and is the only one living. The others were: Garrett, John, Henry, Joseph, George, Maria, Daniel and William.
     Edgar Alonzo Schenck has spent his life on his present farm and has had the management of it since his school days.  All the usual farm industries are carried on on both farms owned by Mr. Schenck, grain growing and stock raising, although he seldom markets any stock, growing largely for his own use. He has some other interests and is a stockholder in the Buckeye Churn Company.
     In October, 1875, Mr. Schenck was .married to Miss Anna Campbell, of Springfield, Ill., a daughter of Nelson and Margaret Campbell, farming people there, who had the following children: James, Mary Jane, Catherine, George, William, John, Minnie and Anna.  Mr. and Mrs. Schenck have two daughters, both now married, with children of their own. Grace is the wife of John McClure and they have two children, being Floyd and Gladys. Nora D; is the wife of Stanley Young, their children being Mildred; Margaret and Helen. Mr. Schenck and family attend the Methodist Episcopal church. Politically he is a republican.

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