Roelof Garretse  Schenck

Roelof Garretse Schenck (1697 - 1768)

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Roelof Garretse Schenck aka Schenk
Born in Pleasant Valley, Monmouth, Province of New Jerseymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about in New Jersey, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Province of New Jerseymap
Schenck-302 created 2 Aug 2012 | Last modified
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Roelof Garretse Schenck was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1697 Pleasant Valley (Monmouth County) Monmouth County New Jersey, USA Death: Aug. 22, 1768 Pleasant Valley (Monmouth County) Monmouth County New Jersey, USA

Roelof was known as "Brewer Roelof" to distinguish him from his cousin "Black Roelof."

IMPORTANT NOTE: This memorial is based on information provided in Beekman's "Early Dutch Settlers of Monmouth County." I have not yet been able to verify that this grave still exists.

Note that the headstone inscription as provided by Beekman has a different spelling for Roelof. I am going with that used on DK Conover's Conover family genealogy site. Over time it's likely there have been more different ways to spell this name than any other of the old Dutch names.

Before transfer, thom healy gave his name as Roelif Schanck, and included note he was son of Garrit.


  • the above mentioned information was gathered from the following location; Family search
  • Source: John Scofield Prall, Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, (Release date: November 29, 1995), "CD-ROM," Tree #4285, Date of Import: Jan 16, 1999. has name Roelif Schenck, no parents.
  • Source: Marshalee Hallett, 2001, (from Annals of Newtown), note: has name Roelof (not Roelif) Schenck is the son of Garret Roelofse Schenck and Neeltje Coerte Van Voorhees.
  • Source: David Kipp Conover, Jr., (, "Electronic," note: has name Roelof Garretse Schenck.

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On 14 Dec 2015 at 05:04 GMT Robin (Felch) Craig wrote:

Schenk-325 and Schenck-302 appear to represent the same person because: Looks like a match. Please review and complete. Thanks!

Roelof Garretse is 15 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 35 degrees from Duke Ellington, 17 degrees from Keith Hathaway and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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