I have been researching our family tree for years and just returned from Europe where we spent two years teaching and nursing. While there we drew back the tree one generation to Johannes Coenraad Schenk who died in Urk in 1801 and had migrated there from Terschelling in Holland (probably. He was married to a Hanna Geer truida De Bok who died in Urk in 1811.
I would appreciate if anyone could cross check these names to see if they appear in your tree or information. Thanks. Gerrit Schenk