I am curious about any family history I can find prior to my family leaving Knetzgau. My Great Grandfather, Theodor Schenk, and his family came from Knetzgau approximately 1898. There were two sons, Theodor and William Rheinhold (my Grandfather) and the family settled in the Chicago, Il area. Ran a family business for over 100 years (Schenk's Tavern at Peoria and Fulton Sts, Chicago). My Father William Robert Schenk was the third generation operator of Schenk's Tavern, until 1995. I visited Knetzgau in 1993 and enjoyed seeing all the Schenk names on businesses and street addresses. I and my daughter are the last of my families name in the Illinos area, although I have three sisters they are married with other last names.