Obits - NJ - 1888 - Rev. Garret Conover Schanck

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Obits - NJ - Monmouth - Rev. Garret Conover Schanck

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On Tuesday of last week the Rev. Garret Conover Schanck died at his home at Marlboro in his 83d year. He was a son of DeLafayette Schanck, a tanner and currier at Matawan, and afterwards a successful farmer, who died in 1862 at the advanced age of 81 years. Mr. Schanck graduated at Rutgers college in 1828 and in 1833 he was licensed to preach. For a time he preached in Western New York, Ohio and Kentucky. He afterward was located at different places in this state. In 1852 he quit preaching and settled down on his farm at Marlboro, which he conducted up to a recent period, when he turned it over to his son, Lafayette Schanck. In addition to farming he was engaged in the various business enterprises of his neighborhood. He was for twnety years a director of the Middletown Point bank, and for fourteen years was president of the Freehold and Keyport plank road company. he also was engaged in mining speculations in Nevada and Colorado. At one time he with his wife traveled extensively on the Pacific coast. In 1866 he was chosen a member of the board of trustees of Rutgers college.

Mr. Schanck was twice married. His first wife was Sarah Ann Hendrickson, a sister of ex-Senator William H. Hendrickson; his second waife was Jane McCormick, daughter of Hugh McCormick, of Fairfield, sho still survives him. he also leaves surviving him four children - Lafayette, a well-known citizen of Marlboro, who occupies the old homestead of the family; Ellen, widow of the late Dr. English of Freehold; Mary, wife of Samuel Jones, a well-known farmer of Freehold township; and Martin, a farmer now residing near Jacksonville, Florida.

The Schanck family from which Rev. Garrett Schanck descended, dates in authentic records now in his library, from A.D 878 or 880. The family in America dates from the 28th of June, 1650, when Roelef Martense Schanck, the ancestor of the American family, landed at New Amsterdam.

Source: Red Bank Register Wednesday, September 26, 1888 (Note that the date was listed on the paper as September 28, 1888)