Family Tree DNA currently has some Schenck yDNA samples. If any of those came from Schenck guys with male-line Dutch ancestry, it would be helpful if the men who had these tests done would send results to a project, such as the Netherlands Y Project. www.familytreedna.com/public/NetherlandsAnd/or to www.ysearch.org Additional samples from any Schenck-surnamed man of male-line Dutch ancestry would be very welcome.
Considering the several centuries that Schenck van Nydeggen spent in North Limburg and surrounds, it would be surprising if at least some Schenck/Schenk people currently living in that area were not genetic kin to the van Nydeggen line.Schenck yDNA samples from North Limburg and vicinity may prove very interesting, if and when those appear. Genetic links to Schenck-of-America may eventually show up.
Limburg data from the archives at Maastricht appears to be in early stages of becoming available online. Data at GenDaLim (Genealogical Databank for Limburg):www.gendalim.nlHas anyone searched this archive, or purchased one of their genealogical CD-ROMs? www.gendalim.nl/gendalim7e.htm
Online data from the Utrecht archives has some records from both the Schenck van Nydeggen and Schenck van Toutenburg lines.
This record from Utrecht is interesting: www.hetutrechtsarchief.nl/collectie/handschriften/henrica-van-erp/314 A footnote is crudely translated (online translator) as “This is Otto von Schenck of Nydeck or Nydeggen (1451-1518) Sheriff of Gelder and Wachtendonk, Board of the Duke of Guelders. This, known as "robber baron", owned the house Walbeck that later went to the Van Bylandt.”I believe that Otto’s grand-daughter Imgard Schenck van Nydeggen married Heinrich von dem Byland. Otto appears to have been a first cousin of Bleijenbeek Castle’s Derich Schenck van Nydeggen (d. 1525) who had kids with Alheit Cüsters. Today, Walbeck Castle is in good shape, unlike Bleijenbeek Castle, which got hit by the RAF during WWII. GaryMuffley@hotmail.com