Thank you for telling me abou the Schenck book and showing me clearly that I am not related to the Benjamin Schenck who married Ella Eliza Chittenden.Instead I need to keep searching for the Schenck who married Eliza Kinnier (born about 1850) of Smithville, Chenango County, New York.Many people in her family lived in New York City and there is one in NYC.
Here is what I have on Eliza Kinnier Schenck.
1860 federal census for Smithville, Chenango County, New York John Kinnier 50 (so born about 1810) John Kinnier 28 Jane Kinnier 22 Joseph 17 Eliza Kinnier 16 [*******not yet married] Margaret Kinnier 14 born Ireland Amanda Kinnier __ [no age given] Benjamin Hause 25
MARRIAGE 1860-1863 Between the 1860 census and her 1863 inheritance Eliza Kinnier married ___ Schenck.
INHERITANCE On 2 March 1863, Eliza Kinnier Schenck's uncle, James Harrison, died.In 1866 "Eliza Schenck, Niece," was taxed $13.70 on the $252. inheritance.(Ancestry.comU.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918.Accessed 23 February 2011 by Peg Ross and Chris Buck, Historians in Chenango County, New York.)
MARRIAGE TO WHOM? I know that Eliza Kinnier married a Schenck.Did she marry a farmer from Onondaga County or a man from Queens, New York?She did NOT marry the farmer from Plainville, Onondagao, see below.
DID ELIZA KINNIER MARRY ELLIS SCHENCK 1870 census has an Elizabeth [not Eliza] Schenck 20 married to Ellis Schenck 23, both born in New York.They have a [son] Philip Schenck 3 and a [daughter] Louisa Schenck 2/12, two months old, both children born in New York.Possibly Ellis's mother is Maria Schenck 51, born in New York.Also in this household are 6 people with the last name West.
Here is an Eliza Schenck that has the age (20) and the name (Eliza) correct.However, in this family she appears to be a daughter and sister, not a wife.Irish Eliza here has married into a German family. Eliza Schenk 20 born New York George Schenk 48 carpenter Bavaria Christine Schenk 52 Prussia George Schenk 21 New York John Schenk 18 born New York Julia 14 born New York Andrew 9 born New York
Eliza Kinnier Schenck cannot be found in the 1900 census by me.She may be dead of have remarried.