Re: SHAAK/SCHAAK Lebanon, Pa.
I have Schacks dating from his arrival in 1853 thru the port of NY.My great great grandfather was Mathias Schack who was born in the Alsace Lorraine or Paris, France area in about 1815.We know the family name was changed when he arrived but don't know the original spelling.He married Katherine Boliver (from Germany) and they had six kids: Mathias Jr. Michael; Katherine; Peter; Elizabeth and John (my great grandfather).Mathias was a talior in NY City before buying a farm in the Upstate NY area. (Lewis County). Mathias Schack Sr.'s fathers name is Nicolas. Do any of these names sound like it might be a part of your family? Laurie