Thursday, March 1, 2012

Henry Schmeck 1737-1799

I'm having some trouble sorting out the Henry's, and the conflicting information I have gathered...but I'm working on it.


Henry Schmeck 
Born  - according to book -March 3 1736
Born -According to Veterans Burial Card- 1738
Born - According to Death record - 1738
Died 4 Feb 1799
married 31 MAY 1768 in St. Gabriels Church in Douglassville, Berks, PA
Anna Maria Smidt
Born 1749
Died 1801

From:
Descendents of Johannes Schmeck of Alsace Township Berks County
Province of Pennsylvania. In Two Volumes
By Michelle Fegley Wahrenberger

"Henry (Heinreich) Schmeck was born on 3 Mar 1736 in Alsace Two, Berks Co, Pa.  he deidon 6 Feb 1799 in alsace Twp, Berks Co, Pa. He was christened about 1799 in Spies Zion Union Church serves in the milirary, Revolutionary War - Fourth Battalion - Third Compay- Alsace Twp - 2nd class in Alsace Twp., Berks Co, Pa.
Died intestate; leaving widow Anna Maria; 5 surviving children, Daniel, Henry, Samuel, Jacob, John"


Children:
Elisabeth Schmeck 21 Aug 1769 –


Daniel Schmeck 5 Feb 1774 – 1809 m. Susanna Barret

Henrich (Henry) Schmeck 1776 – 1855 m. Elisabeth Rothenberger

Samuel SCHMECK 1778 – 1831 m. Ann Elizabeth Ritzey (Henrici)

John Jacob Schmeck 1780 – 1812 m. Sarah Rothermel
findagrave listing here  there is a second Johan Jacob, 1783-1823 in Zions, here.

Johannes SCHMECK 1782 – 1829
(book gives dates as 16 Mar 1782-16 Feb 1867  Tombstone in Paradise Cemetery shows Born 14 Dec 1776 Died Oct 7 1829  - possibly not the same Johannes Schmeck!  There is a John Schmeck in the Zion Spies Cemetery 1781-1867 - he is recorded as the son of Valentine & Catherine Schmeck, and one in Alsace Cemetery that is likely this Johannes?)

Andreas Schmeck 1785 – 1787

Abraham Schmeck 1787 – 1787

Magdelena SCHMECK 1789 – 1799 (on Findagrave Here)


Buried- ?????
Find A Grave indicates Saint Gabriels Episcopal Church Cemetery, Douglassville , Berks County, PA for Henry's Wife Anna Maria - who only died 2 years after him.
Death records indicates burial in First Reformed Church in Reading
Veterans Burial Card indicates Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading Pa
On findagrave for the Charles Evans Cemetery there is a listing for a Henry (no pic) and also for his son John Jacob & his daughter Magdalena. 

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1768 (Age 32) Marriage

Name: Henry Smeck
Date: 31 May 1768
Event: Marriage
Relation: Groom
Location: Berks Co., PA
Remark: Henry Smeck of Berks County and Maria Smidt of Philadelphia County.
Church: Saint Gabriel's Church
Record ID: 260768
Age 31
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1769 (age 33)
daughter Elizabeth born.  Baptismal record for 29  Oct 1769 can be found in
 Trinity Lutheran Church Reading, Berks Co, Pa
Look for record - if they were married in St Gabriels, what took them to Trinity Lutheran?
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1774 (age 38 )
son Daniel Born in Reading, Berks Co, Pa
(5 years between first and second child?)
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1776 (age 40)
 son Henry Born in Alsace Twp, Berks Co, Pa
(this is the year "our" Johannes was born, according to his tombstone)
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1777 (age 41)

Served in Revolutionary War
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1778 (age 42)
Son Samuel Was born in September
page 14 of the Zion Spies Church Records 9/7/1778 Father Henry
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1780 (age 44)
Son John Jacob was born
page 15 of the Zion Spies Church Records, 11/7/1780 B. 1781, Father Henry
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1783  (age 47)
Son Johannes was born
John Smeck (Schmeck) 3/16/1783  7/13/1783 Henry, Jacob Schmeck & Wife Susanna
page 15 of the Zion Spies Church Records,



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1785  (age 49)
Record found in - Zion Spies Evangelical Lutheran Church


AD 1785, 24sten April habe die Allmosen Rechnung mit der Germeinde gehalten & an Allmosen geld gefunden vom 18ten July 1784 biss 24ten april 1785 4L 7 schilling welches geld Heinrich Schmeck in handen hat nebst das geld auf der andern seite mit 11L 8 schilling & 9 P, welches zusammen macht 15L 15 schilling & 9P geshehen Elsas township
                                                                       Jw Boos VDM

Ludwig Paultzler       Fillib Wentzel
Victor Spies           Johannes Meyer
Michael....            Jacob Schmeck
Heinrich Schmeck         Paul Brautigam
Christoph Gerhart       Jacob Hiel (Hill)
gorg bab                                                


Run through Google Translator - 
AD 1785, the 24th of April was the alms accounts held with the alms of Germeinde & schilling cash by 18th July 1784 found the 24th April1785 4L bit 7 which Henry Schmeck money in our hands has the money together, on the other side with 11 L 8 & 9 shilling P , which together make 15 shillings 15L & 9P Elsa township geshehen
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1785 (age 49)
Son Andreas was born
"a son" 3/31/1785  6/15/1785 Henry, Andrew Schmitt & Wife Catherine
page 18 of the Zion Spies Church Records,
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1787 (age 51)
son Abraham was born
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1787 (age 51) - two of his children die

19 Dec 1787, son, burial, father, record # 264736 (Andreas)
27 Dec 1787, son, burial, father, record # 264740 (Abraham)
Schwartzwald Reformed Church records
check to be sure - this is now the Schwartzwald church records, did Henry change churches, or are there two Henry's in this area at this time?  Or did the church change names?

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1789 (age 53)
daughter Magdalena was born
book says she died Feb 20 1799 - 14 days after her father?  buried in Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks Co, Pa

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1799 (Age 63) - Death
31 Name: Heinrich Schmeck
Date: 6 Feb 1799
Event: Burial
Relation: Decedent
Location: Berks Co., PA
Remark: Rupture. Age 60 years.
Church: First Reformed Church in Reading
Record ID: 276893


on the findagrave post for this burial:
Birth: Mar. 3, 1737
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1799
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Alson known as Henry. Son of Johann Philip Schmeck and Elizabeth UNK. Husband of Anna Smidt m. 31 MAY 1768 in St. Gabriels Church in Douglassville, Berks, PA. 
 Burial:
Charles Evans Cemetery 
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Research:
Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Henry Schmeck
Name: Henry Schmeck
Spouse: Anna Maria Smidt
Parents: Johannes Schmeck Elisabeth
Birth Place: Berks, Alsacetwp, PA
Birth Date: 1738
Marriage Place: St Gabriels Ch, Douglassville
Marriage Date: 31 May 1768
Death Place: Berks
Death Date: 6 Feb 1799



Found in Zion's & Spies Church Records 1729-1881:
Baptism, Father, record# 277015
Mar 1781 Baptism, Father, record #277054
5 Jun 1785 Baptism, Father, record # 277122 (Andreas)
11 Sept 1785, Baptism, Sponsor, record #277131 (Daniel, Son of Jacob)
25 oct 1786, Baptism, Sponsor, record #277151
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Schwartzwald Reformed Church
19 Dec 1787, son, burial, father, record # 264736 (Andreas?)
27 Dec 1787, son, burial, father, record # 264740 (Abraham?)


Name: Henrich Schmeck
Date: 9 Jan 1788
Event: Birth
Relation: Born
Location: Berks Co., PA
Church: Schwartzwald Reformed Church

Name: Henrich Schmeck
Date: 26 Mar 1788
Event: Baptism
Relation: Baptized
Location: Berks Co., PA
Church: Schwartzwald Reformed Church
Record ID: 261456
Record ID: 261456

Name: Henrich Schmeck
Date: 21 May 1789
Event: Baptism
Relation: Father
Location: Berks Co., PA
Church: Schwartzwald Reformed Church
Record ID: 261619

Name: Henrich Schmeck
Date: 14 Apr 1800
Event: Baptism
Relation: Father
Location: Berks Co., PA
Church: First Reformed Church in Reading
Record ID: 276785

Name: Henrich Schmeck
Date: 23 Sep 1798
Event: Baptism
Relation: Father
Location: Berks Co., PA
Church: First Reformed Church in Reading
Record ID: 276669

Name: Henrich Schmeck
Date: 25 Jun 1797
Event: Marriage
Relation: Groom
Location: Berks Co., PA
Remark: From Elsass.
Church: First Reformed Church in Reading
Record ID: 276442

Henry Schmeck
Birth: Jan. 9, 1780
Death: Apr. 3, 1859
buried in Saint Paul's Church Cemetery 
Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA




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