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------Wenckh, Wenck, Wening, Weniger, Wenin, Wenig, Wenisch, Wenk, Wenger, Wenge, Weining, Wiening, Weuning, Wauning Bavaria.

Various spellings for 'Wenk'.


Research by the House of Names.
1700------------
1705----Wenk, Joseph Grand Duchy of Baden, in what is now the Black Forest, or Schwarzwald, in Germany.Approximate date of birth.

Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.

1733----Wenk, Joseph BadenMarriage to MARIA
DIETSCHIN (1705 - 1779)
Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
1733Sept.21Wenk, Joseph, Jr.Russwihl, Baden, GermanyBirth.Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
1736----Wenk, Joseph BadenDeath.Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
1767August10Wenk, Joseph, Jr.Russwihl, Baden, GermanyMarriage to MARIA BAHOLZER (1743 - 1800), also of Russwihl.Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
1772Sept.12Wenk, Johan MichaelOberwihl, Baden, GermanyBirth.Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
1797August17Wenk, Joseph, Jr.BadenDeath.Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
17??----Wenk, Johan MichaelBadenMarriage to MARGARETHA EICHORN of Ebersbirhl Germany.

Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.

1800------------
18??----
Wenk, Margaretha
BadenDeath
Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
1801Feb3Wenk, Johan MichaelOberwihl, Baden, GermanyRemarried, to KATHARINA FALLER (27 Aug 1776 - 22 Sep 1843), also of Oberwihl

Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.

1801Dec28Wenk, Johan Jr.Oberwihl, Baden, GermanyBirth.Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
1805--------Michigan Territory created in United States.Penguin Atlas of North American History to 1870 by Colin McEvedy
1823July30Gassmann, Ignanz Rotzell, Waldshut, BadenBirthResearch by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
1829Feb.26Wenk, Johan Jr.Oberwihl, Baden, GermanyMarried IDA GASSMANN on 26 Feb 1829.Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
1829Feb.26Wenk, Johan Jr.Oberwihl, Baden, GermanyAdopted Ida's son, Ignanz, who changed his name to WENK. Johan Jr. died on 06 Jul 1867Research by Ernst Wenk, Davis, CA.
1837Jan.26--MichiganBecomes a state Michigan-Markers
1848----Baden--Revolution. Civilian radicals and the military rebelled. Grand Duke Leopold forced to flee the country.

1849----Wenk, Ignanz GassmannGemeinde Gorwihl Holzenwald Kreis Waldthut Baden-WuttenbergDeparts Baden for America
1850 - 1870----Wenk, Ignanz Chelsea, MichiganMarried ANNA MARIA ESSIG (1798 - 1870)--
1861-1865--------Civil War --
1870July5Wenk, Ignatz Freedom Tp., Washtenaw County, MI 48 year-old farmer from Prussia, on $2500 property, $650 personal estate, married to Anna M. of Baden, age 72.United Sates Census, Roll: M593_707
Page: 177
Image: 358
1870----Wenk, Anna MariaFreedom Tp., Washtenaw County, MI Death--
1871----Wenk, Ignanz MichiganMarried EVA CATHERINE MANZ (1837 - 1923), originally from Oberkollbach, Calw, Germany
1876Feb8Wenk, Martin Washtenaw County, MIBirth

Research by D. Deal

1880June16Wenk, Ignatz Millington, Tuscola, Michigan54 year-old farmer from Baden, with wife Catherine, 43, of Wurtemburg, and five kids: Catherine (11), John (9), Joseph (7), and Martin (4).United States Census, Roll: T9_608; Page: 158D
1897June27Wenk, Ignatz Washtenaw County MichiganDeath. Buried at the Freedom Emanuel Evangelical Memorial Cemetery Founded 1847 Ellsworth Road near hexaboogles.

1900------------
1900June16Wenk, CatherineFreedom, Washtenaw, Michigan69 year-old head of household with sons Joseph (26) and Martin (24).United States Federal Census. Roll: T623 746; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 94.
1909Jan6Wenk, Martin Lima Township, Washtenaw County, MI.Married MARTHA CAROLINA GRIEB (12/8/1880 - 3/27/1937).
1910May2Wenk, Martin LIMA TWP, Washtenaw, Michigan.34 year-old thresher with wife Martha C, age 29, and son Elmer, 8/12 of a year old.U.S. Census Records. Series: T624
Roll: 677
Part: 2
Page: 223b.
1910Aug13Wenk, Erwin Lima Township, Washtenaw County, MI.Birth.

 

1914 - 1918--------World War I--
1920Jan17-19Wenk, Martin Freedom Township, Washtenaw, Michigan.43 year-old farmer with wife Martha C, age 39, and Elmer (10), Erwin (9), Rubena (8), Edna (7), Ernest (5), and Norman (1 1/2).U.S. Census Records. T625_799
Page: 6A
ED: 147
Image: 1175
1923----Wenk, CatharinaFreedom Township, Washtenaw Co., Michigan.Death.

The Freedom Emanuel Evangelical Memorial Cemetery Founded 1847 Ellsworth Road near hexaboogles.

1929October29--Wall Street"Black Tuesday:" Great Depression begins.--
1930April3Wenk, Martin Freedom Township, Washtenaw, Michigan.54 year-old farmer with wife Martha C, age 49, and Elmer (20), Erwin (19), Rubena (18), Edna (16), Ernest (15), and Norman ( 12). Owns a radio.U.S. Census Records. T626, 2,667 rolls. Roll: 1029; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 22
1937March27Wenk, Martha GriebFreedom Township, Washtenaw Co., Michigan.Death.

Buried at New Zion Lutheran Church, Chelsea, MI.

1939Nov.11Wenk, Erwin Freedom Township, Washtenaw, Michigan.Wed to DOROTHY IRENE PRITCHARD (b. 15 Apr 1918).