Gerrit Roelofse  Schenk

Gerrit Roelofse Schenk (1671 - 1745)

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Gerrit Roelofse (Garret) Schenk aka Schenck
Born in Flatlands, Province of New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Flatlands, Kings County, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Rappleyea Farm, Pleasant Valley, Monmouth County, Province of New Jerseymap
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Garret Schenk and his wfe Neeltje moved to Pleasant Valley about 1696. Two views of their home on the west side of the Matawan Holmdale Road, a short distance north of the crossroads in Pleasant Valley, Holmdel are found in Beekman's "Early Dutch Settlers in Monmouth Co."pg 12. Another account of the house without pictures is in Rosalie F. Bailey's "Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses" pg 406/8.

Garret was a charter member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Freehold and was also an Elder. He was a member of the Provincial Assembly of New Jersey.


Born October 27, 1671 in Flatlands, Kings, New York


Husband of Neeltje C. (Van Voorhees.) Schenk — married October 27, 1671 in Flatlands, Kings County, New York, United States


Died September 5, 1745 in Pleasant Valley, Monmouth, New Jersey

Will, abstract of

1739, Jan. 12. Schenck. Garrat. of Middletown, Monmouth Co., gent.; will of. Wife, Neelkie. Son, Raeloffe, the great Dutch Bible, meadow at Conascunk meadows and the third of landing on Chingaroras Creek. Sons Raeloffe and Garrat, neck of land adjoining Capt. Reid's. Son, Koert. Son, Garrat, lot adjoining Hendrick Hendrickson, land bought of John Bowne, March 10, 1705, and testator's home plantation. Sons, John and Albert, land at Brunswick, bought of Koert Van Voorhuyse, Nov. 5, 1723. Five daughters, Mary, Alkie, Neelkie, Rachel and Margaret, land at Conascunk purchased of Hendrick Hendrickson, and 986 acres at Penns Neck bounded by Tatamus Swamp, Bear Swamp and Asinpink Creek. Grandchildren, sons and daughters of daughter Anne (evidently eight in number). Granddaughter. Nelly. Personal estate after wife's decease to testator's eleven children. Executors—wife, son Roeloflfe and son-in-law Hendrick Hendrickson. Witnesses—Johannes Bennet, Roelyf Covenhoven and Robert Dodsworth. Proved Oct. 7. 1745. Roelef Schenck and Hendrick Hendrickson sworn as executors. Lib. D. p. 334. [1]


Aft. September 5, 1745 Schenck-Van Couwenhoven Cem., Pleasant Valley, Monmouth Co., New Jersey Colony

Church records

  1. 1694 Nov 15 Antje - parents: Gerrit Schenk, Neeltje Coerten. Witnesses: Roelof Martense, Trijntje his wife. [2]


  2. A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983). via Chris Chester, "The Brouwer Genealogy Database"
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  • ANNE GROVES, C/O LINEAGES INC, 1995, (PO BOX 417, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84110), Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 2, Ed. 1, (Release date: November 29, 1995), "CD-ROM," Tree #3304, Date of Import: May 26, 1999. "Electronic," Date of Import: Jun 4, 1999 note: has name twice, as Garret R. Schenck and as Garrit Schenck. !Ref: Documents 251
  • David Marion Brenner, Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, (Release date: November 29, 1995), "CD-ROM," Tree #0617, Date of Import: Jul 10, 1999., "Electronic," Date of Import: Jul 10, 1999 note: has name Garret Roelofse Schenck.
  • Marshalee Hallett, 2001, ( from Annals of Newtown).
  • David Kipp Conover, Jr., (, "Electronic," note: has name Garret Roelfse Schenck.


  • This person was created through the import of Sheppard_Duncan_Bickham_Stroud.ged on 01 February 2011.
  • George Crawford & D. N. Beekman. Early Dutch Settlers of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Second Edition. 1915. Moreau Brothers, Publishers: Freehold, New Jersey. Reprinted by Nabu. No Date.

Research notes


Schenk is the surname that first appears in church records for Gerrit, at the baptism of his daughter Antje. Quackenbush-118 08:16, 22 July 2017 (EDT)

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On 22 Jul 2017 at 06:28 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Schenck-802 and Schenck-28 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. Please unlock the match, so we can merge it away., Thanks!

On 19 Nov 2016 at 05:34 GMT Jamie Nelson wrote:

His marriage date might be 1693.

Sarah Schenck Crane, The Crane Family History (1911), p. 52.

On 14 Dec 2015 at 01:16 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Schenk-213 and Schenck-28 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge into the NNS PPP. No tree conflicts. The more complete death is Rappleyea Farm, Pleasant Valley, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Thanks!

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