I am the great great great grandson of John O. Schenk. I was looking for information that would tell me where he came from, what year he was born, and while I was looking for this information I found a copy of his death record. When I saved the document in snagit 9 I cut off half of the page but it still list Feb, 1905 as his year of death. It also listed him as a meat packer as his occupation. He had a sister named Louisa who married Dr. H. M. Haskins. He owned a small hospital in Wheeling, WV. I am pretty sure Albert was John O. Schenk's brother. I remember going to Albert Schenk III's house when I was less than 10 years old and was told that he was my third cousin.
This is a link to his death record. http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcresults.aspx?LastName=Sche...
copy the 3 lines into the address bar and press enter and it will take you straight to the book where deaths were recorded. It does not list relatives. I wonder if his death notice is listed in the Wheeling Paper Archives for that week. Feb 14th, 1905. That should provide some clues to his roots.
Let me know what you find out.
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