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August Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk (1866-1958): m. Hermine Johanna Louisa Fickendei (1871-1953)
  • 20 Aug. 1866, August Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk, born 14 Aug. 1866 at 2:00 a.m., baptised 20 Aug. 1866, illegimate son of Marie Dorothee Elisabeth Wenk, unmarried farmer's daughter in Barskamp, witnesses Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Staul day laborer in Nahrendorf, and Jürgen Heinrich Barge, day laborer in Barskamp [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 30 Apr. 1871, Hermine Johanne Louise Fickendei, born 3 Apr. 1871, baptised 30 Apr. 1871, father Johann Heinrich Fickendei, tagelöhner, res. St. Leonhard 16, mother Louise Johanne, geborene Vogel, born 21 Aug. 1839, informant father of child [Germany, Braunschweig, St. Magni Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 25 Feb. 1893, August Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk, lutheran, born 14 Aug. 1866 at Barskamp, living at Riddagshauserweg 15, Braunschweig, son of Maria Dorothea Elizabeth Wenk (married Grote), living at Barskamp, married Hermine Johanne Luise Fickendei, lutheran, born 3 Apr. 1871 at Braunschweig, living at Braunschweig, daughter of Johann Heinrich Fickendei & Luise Johanne Vogel [Germany, Braunschweig, Marriage Registrations]
  • 1894, "Wenk, August, Drechsler, Riddagshauserweg 15" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 1895, "Wenk, August, Drechsler, Riddagshauserweg 15. II" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 1896, "Wenk, August, Drechsler, Worthstr. 8.III" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 1897, "Wenk, August, Drechsler, Worthstr. 8.III" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 1898, "Wenk, August, Drechsler, Kapellenstr. 7.III" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 1899, "Wenk, August, Drechsler, Kapellenstr. 8.II" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 13 Apr. 1899, Hildegard Alwine Clara born 12 Apr. 1899, 3:30 p.m. at their residence, to August Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk, turner, & Hermine Johanne Luise Wenk, residing at Kapellenstrasse 8, Braunschweig, married 25 Feb. 1893 at Braunschweig, evangelical lutheran [Germany, Braunschweig, Birth Registrations]
  • 27 July 1899, Erwin August Friedrich Wenk, age 3 months, evangelical lutheran, residing at Kapellenstrasse 8, Braunschweig, born 12 Apr. 1899, son of August Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk & Hermine Johanne Luise Wenk [Germany, Braunschweig, Death Registrations]
  • 29 July 1899, Erwin Wenk, beigesetzt am 29 Juli 1899, abtheilung 31, Begrb.-Reg.-Nr. 1212 [Germany, Braunschweig, Central-Friedhof, Records]
  • 1900, "Wenk, August, Drechsler, Kapellenstr. 8.II" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 1901, "Wenk, August, Drechsler, Riddagshauserweg 15. I" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 1902, "Wenk, August, Drechsler, Riddagshauserweg 15. I" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 1903, "Wenk, August, Dreher, Riddagshauserweg 15. I" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 1904, "Wenk, August, Dreher, Riddagshauserweg 15. I" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 25 Aug. 1904, ship 'S.S. Main', from Bremen, August Wenk, age 38, wood turner, born Germany, last residence Braunschweig, going to uncle Christoph Ramstedt at Franklinstr. 42, Chicago [Maryland, Baltimore, Passenger Lists]
  • 3 Nov. 1904, ship 'Hamburg', from Hamburg via Dover & Boulogne to New York, Louise Wenk 35, Hermann 11, Hilda 5, Kathe 9, all previously residing in Braunschweig [Germany, Hamburg, Passenger Lists]/li>
  • 14 Nov. 1904, ship 'Hamburg', from Cuxhaven 3 Nov. 1904, Louise Wenk 33, Hermann 11, Kathe 9, Hilda 5, all German citizens, last residence Braunschweig, going to husband August Wenk at 292 N. Wells St., Chicago, discharged to sister Mrs. Marks, 52 Ellis Ave., Chicago [New York, New York, Passenger Lists]
  • 1905, "Wenk, Luise, Frau, geb. Fickendei, Comeniusstr. 37. I" [Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweigisches Adressbuch]
  • 1905-1909, LaSalle School, pupil Hilda Wenk, born 12 Apr. 1898 in Germany, daughter of August [Illinois, Chicago Public Schools, Records]
  • 27 July 1906, declaration of intention of August Wenk, renouncing the Emperor of Germany [Illinois, Cook County Court, Declarations of Intention]
  • 1907, "Wenk, August, lab. 574 Wieland" [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 1908, "Wenk, August, lab. 574 Wieland" [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 24 Nov. 1908, ship 'Grosser Kurfurst', from Bremen 14 Nov. 1908, Louise Wenk 39, German citizen, born at Braunschweig, last residence Berlin, mother Louis Wenk at 43 Kreuzbergstr., Berlin, going to Chicago, husband Aug. Wenk at 576 Wieland St., Chicago [New York, New York, Passenger Lists]
  • 1909, "Wenk, August, lab. 574 Wieland" [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 1909-1910, LaSalle School, pupil Hilda Wenk, born 12 Apr. 1899 in Germany, daughter of August [Illinois, Chicago, Public School Records]
  • 1910, "Wenk, August, lab. 1511 Wieland ... Wenk, Herman, clk. 1700 Wells, h. 1511 Wieland" [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 25 Apr. 1910, res. 1548 Wieland St., 21st Ward, Chicago, August Wenker 43 yeast maker Germany, Louise 39 Germany, Herman 16 Germany, Katie 14 Germany, Hilda 11 Germany, all immigrated 1904 [USA, 1910 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 1911, "Wenk, August, lab. 1511 Wieland ... Wenk, Herman, clk. 1700 Wells, h. 1511 Wieland" [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 6 Feb. 1911, naturalization petition of August Henry William Wenk, yeast maker, residing at 1511 Welland, Chicago, born 14 Aug. 1866 at Barskamp, Germany, emigrated to USA from Bremen about 25 Aug. 1904, arriving at Baltimore 8 Sep. 1904 on 'Maine', intention declared 27 July 1906 at Chicago, married to Louise Wenk born at Braunschweig, now in Chicago, has 3 children: Hermann Wenk born 23 Apr. 1893, Katie Wenk born 28 June 1895, Hilegard Wenk born 12 Apr. 1899, all born in Braunschweig and residing at Chicago. Witnesses: Adam Becker, pressman, at 1523 Weiland St., Otto Huth, janitor, at 1207 S. Robey St. [Illinois, Northern District, Petitions for Naturalization]
  • 1912, "Wenk, August, lab. 1511 Wieland ... Wenk, Herman, clk. 1700 Wells, h. 1511 Wieland ... Wenk, Katie Miss, stenog. 912, 8 S. Dearborn, h 1511 Wieland" [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 12 Mar. 1912, naturalization of August Henri William Wenk, previously a subject of Germany, now at 1511 Welland, Chicago, wife Louise, age 40, children Hermana age 18, Katie age 16, Hilegard age 12, all living at Chicago [Illinois, Northern District, Petitions for Naturalization]
  • 1913, "Wenk, August, wife Louise L, wks Nat Oats Co, r 613 A av w.; Wenk, Herman, checker Churchill Drug Co, r 613 A av w.; Wenk, Miss Kate, waitress Boyson Drug Co, r 613 A av w." [Iowa, Cedar Rapids, McCoy's Cedar Rapids City Directory]
  • 1915, "Wenk, August, janitor, h. 1360 N. Hamlin av. ... Wenk, Herman H., clk. 310 W. Washington, h. 1360 N. Hamlin av. ... Wenk, Kate Miss, clk., h 1360 N. Hamlin av." [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 1917, "Wenk, August H.W., watchman, h. 2751 Lincoln av. ... Wenk, Herman H., florist, 302 W. North av. ... Wenk, Kate Miss, clk., h. 2751 Lincoln av." [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 13 Jan. 1920, res. 1100 Belmont Ave., 23rd Ward, Chicago, August Wenk 53 night watchman Braunschweig, Louise 48 manager florist store Braunschweig, Katie 24 Braunschweig, Hildegar 20 Braunschweig, all immigrated 1904, naturalized 1909 [USA, 1920 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 19 Apr. 1921, August Wenk, born 14 Aug. 1866 in Germany, wife Louisa born in Germany, father August Wenk born in Germany now deceased, emigrated to USA from Bremen in Aug. 1904, resided 17 years at Chicago, naturalized in District Court of Northern Illinois at Chicago on 12 Mar. 1912, florist, first passport, going to Switzerland, B.I., France, Holland, Belgium, to visit parents, from New York about June 1921. Harry V. Thorson, native of USA, mechanic, residing at 2734 Seminary Ave., confirms acquaintance with August Wenk for five years. Passport to be sent to 1100 Belmont Ave., Chicago [USA, Passport Applications]
  • 28 Oct. 1921, ship 'George Washington', from Bremen 18 Oct. 1921, August Wenk age 55 naturalized 12 Mar. 1912 at Chicago, Louise Wenk age 50, residing at 1100 Belmont Ave., Chicago [New York, New York, Passenger Lists]
  • 1923, "Wenk, Aug. H., florist, 914 Belmont av. ... Wenk, Herman H., florist, 414 W. North av., h. 416 do. ... Wenk, Hilda, cash., Jno. Cordell, h. 914 Belmont av." [Illinois, Chicago, Polk's Chicago Directory]
  • 26 Apr. 1923, August Wenk, born 14 Aug. 1866 at Barskamp, Germany, wife Louise born 3 Apr. 1971 at Braunschweig, married 26 Feb. 1893, father August Wenk born in Germany now deceased, emigrated to USA from Bremen about 1 Sep. 1904, resided 19 years at Chicago, naturalized in US District Court at Chicago 12 Mar. 1912, florist, previous passport obtained 28 Apr. 1921, going to Germany for 6 months to visit aged parents, leaving from New York on the 'Ohio' on 2 June 1923. Passport to be sent to 914 Belmont Ave., Chicago [USA, Passport Applications]
  • 26 Apr. 1923, Hilda Wenk, single, born at Brunswick, Germany 12 Apr. 1899, father August Wenk born in Germany, emigrated on 'Main' from Bremen about 1 Sep. 1904, residing 18 years at Chicago, naturalized at US District Court in Chicago 12 Mar. 1912, cashier, first passport, residence 914 Belmont Ave., Chicago, going to Germany with parents, leaving New York on 'Ohio' on 2 June 1923. August Wenk, naturalized citizen of USA, at Chicago, confirms acquaintance with Hilda Wenk for 24 years as his daughter [USA, Passport Applications]
  • 5 Nov. 1923, ship 'Ohio', August Wenk born 14 Aug. 1866 in Hannover, gaertner, Louise Wenk born 3 Apr. 1871 at Braunschweig, Hildegard Wenk born 12 Apr. 1899 at Braunschweig, all citizens of USA, residing at Chicago, going to Chicago [Germany, Hamburg, Passenger Lists]
  • 17 Nov. 1923, ship 'Ohio', from Hamburg 7 Nov., August Wenk age 56 naturalized 12 Mar. 1912 at Chicago, Louise Wenk age 52, Hildegard Wenk age 24, all residing at 914 Belmont Ave, Chicago [New York, New York, Passenger Lists]
  • 17 Nov. 1923, S.S. Ohio, sailing from Hamburg 7 Nov., Louise Preusse, age 36, born in Braunschweig, coming from Braunschweig, father Wilhelm Preusse, Brikelbaumspark 13, Hamburg, destination uncle A. Wenk, 940 Belmont Ave., Chicago [New York, New York, Passenger Lists]
  • 15 Dec. 1924, S.S. Majestic, sailing from Southampton 9 Dec., Wilhelmine Preusse, widowed, age 59, born in Braunschweig, going from Hamburg to Chicago, nearest friend Otto Mohue, Eiffestraser 519, Hamburg, going to sister Louise Wenk, 914 Belmont Ave, Chicago, immigration visa 24837 dated 12 Nov. 1924 at Hamburg [New York, New York, Passenger Lists]
  • 1928, "Wenk, Aug. H., wtchmn, h 5426 Bernard ... Wenk, Herman H., florist, r. 5426 Bernard" [Illinois, Chicago, Polk's Chicago Directory]
  • Apr. 1940, res. 5426 N. Bernard St., 40th Ward, Chicago, Harry B Thorson 44 milkman IL, Katie L 44 Germany, father-in-law August Wenk 73 Germany, mother-in-law Louise Wenk 69 Germany, aunt Minna Preusse 75 Germany, same house in 1935 [USA, 1940 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 18 June 1952, "DEATH NOTICES ... WENK - Herman Henry Wenk of 1840 Jefferson street, Glenview, husband of Edith, father of Violet and Herman Wenk Jr., son of August and Louise Wenk of Chicago, brother of Mrs. Hilda Schueler of Glenview, and Mrs. Katie Thorson of Chicago, 2 grandchildren. Resting at funeral home, Linden avenue at Tower road, Hubbard Woods. Services Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Interment Memorial Park cemetery." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 18 June 1952, "OBITUARIES ... Herman H. Wenk. Services for Herman Henry Wenk, 59, of 1840 Jefferson st., Glenview, will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel at 895 Linden av., Winnetka. Mr. Wenk, who died Monday, was the owner of the Edward's Flower shop, 917 Willow rd., Winnetka. He leaves his widow, Edith; a daughter, Violet; a son, Herman Jr., and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Wenk of Chicago." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 3 Feb. 1953, Louise Wenk, died 3 Feb. 1953, 6:15 p.m., at residence 5426 N. Bernard, of coronary occlusion due to arteriosclerosis, age 81, born Germany, father --- Fickendei, mother --- Vogel, buried Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, informant son-in-law H. V. Thorson at 5426 N. Bernard [Illinois, Death Registrations]
  • 5 Feb. 1953, "WENK - Louise Wenk, 5426 N. Bernard street, beloved wife of August H., fond mother of Katie Thorson, Hilda Schueler and the late Herman, grandmother of Herman and Violet Wenk, George Schueler and Louise Wilson, great-grandmother of Ronald and Nancy Wenk. At chapel, 5501 N. Ashland avenue, where services will be held Friday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. Interment Elmwood." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 20 Mar. 1958, August Wenk, died 20 Mar. 1958, 10:00, at residence 5426 N. Bernard, of laceration of left wrist by suicide, "self inflicted with sharp instrument with suicidal intent while temporarily insane", age 91, widowed, cabinet maker, born 14 Aug. 1866 in Germany, father Henry Wilhelm, mother unknown, buried Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, informant daughter Hilda Schueler at 1855 Roger Ave., Glenview [Illinois, Death Registrations]
  • 23 Mar. 1958, "WENK - August Wenk, age 91, of 5426 N. Bernard avenue, March 20, 1958, husband of the late Louise, father of Katie Thorson, Hilda Schueler and the late Herman Wenk. At chapel, 5501 N. Ashland avenue, where services will be held Monday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Interment Elmwood cemetery. LOngbeach 1-2645." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 1958, "Wenk, Mother, Louise, 1871-1953, Father, August, 1866-1958" [Illinois, River Grove, Elmwood Cemetery, Inscriptions]
  • 19 Jan. 1960, Katie L. Thorson, died 19 Jan. 1960, 6:10 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Chicago, of bronchial pneumonia due to arteriosclerotic heart disease, age 54, married, residence 5426 N. Bernard, born 28 June 1895 in Germany, parents August Wenk & Louise Fickendei, buried Elmwood Park Cemetery, River Grove, informant Ramona Garvin from hospital records [Illinois, Death Registrations]
  • When August Wenk was baptised in 1866, August's father was unamed. On the passport applications of 1921 and 1923, his father's name was given as August. But in 1958 the information on his death certificate, which came from his daughter Hildagarde, names his father as Henry Wilhelm. It should be noted that Henry Wilhelm was August's maternal grandfather's name, which may have been remembered by Hildagarde, and August may have misinterpreted the passport application question and inserted his own name as "father".
Hans Heinrich Wenk (1779-1857): m. Dorothea Elisabeth Schulz
  • 6 Oct. 1779, "Wenk, Hans Henrich, geb. 4st get. 6st Octobr, Vat[er] Johan Christoph Wenk Altvater in Neugarge. Mutt[er] Anna Elisabeth Sauke, aus Schmessau. Gevatt[er] Cl Sühr H. Fisher, M.I. Meier, ... aus Neugarge" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 1794, "Confirmiete 1794 ... 6. Hans Hinrich Wenk, zu Neu Garge, gebohren 14 Oct 1779 ... 11. Dorothee Elisabeth Schultz, zu Barendorf, gebohren 18 Nov. 79" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Church, Confirmations]
  • 29 Sep. 1808, "den 29sten Sept: der Ackerknecht [farmhand] Hans Hinrch Wenk aus Neugarge, und Dorothee Elisabeth Schultz, aus Eichdorf" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marriages]
  • 8 July 1812, "Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk, ehelicher Sohn des Schäfer in Kölingen Hans Heinrich Wenk und dessen Ehefrau Dorothee Elisabeth geb. Schulz, geb. 8 Jul. getauft am nämlichen Tage. Gev. [godparents] Heinrich Christoph Lütgens, Heinrich Christoph Niebur, beide aus Kölingen und Johann Heinrich Penz aus Walmsburg" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 23 June 1816, "Johann Jürgen Heinrich Wenk, der eheliche Sohn des Hirten [shepherd] in Kölingen Hans Heinrich Wenk und dessen Ehefrau Margarethe Elisabeth geb. Schulz, geb. 15 Jun. get. 23 Jun. Gev. [godparents] Heinrich Thomas Vogelsang aus Radegast, Hans Heinrich Niebur aus Köhlingen und Johann Jacob Lührs aus Kölingen und Hans Heinrich Pfenningsdorf aus Kölingen" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 4 Sep. 1820, "Carl Heinrich Wenk, der ehel. Sohn des Hans Heinrich Wenk, Schäfer in Kölingen und dessen Ehefrau Dorothee Elisabeth geb. Schulz, geb. 2 Sept. get. 4 Sept. Gev. [godparents] Margarethe Dorothee Penz aus Oldendorf. + [died] 9 März 1821" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 28 Sep. 1823, "Köhlingen, [born] 18, [baptised] 28 September, Hans Jürgen Heinr. Christoph Wenk, [parents] Schäfer Hans Heinrich Wenk, Dorothee Elisab. Schulz, [godparents] Hans Jürgen Grote, Heinrich Tindeman, Christoph Wilke [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 20 Jan. 1844, "Barscamp, der 20ste Januar, Schneider und Junggeselle, auch Anbauer [tailor and bachelor, also peasant] zu Barscamp Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk und Jungfrau Catharina Dorothea Elisabeth Penz, [Parents:] Schäfer [shepherd] in Köhlingen Hans Heinrich Wenk, Doroth. Elisab. Schulz, + Schäfer [deceased shepherd] zu Dalam Johann Heinrich Pentz, Margaretha Doroth. Schulz, 1te Ehe [1st marriage], Disp. ... pater affin. 2d gr. lin. coll. aequal. ... Dahlenburg" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marriages]
  • 13 Feb. 1857, "Barscamp, Wenk, Hans Heinrich, Altenteiler zu Barscamp, ein Ehemann, [age] 77 Jahre, 4 Monate, 6 Tage, [parents] Johann Christoph Wenk, Altenteiler zu Barscamp und dessen Ehefrau Anna Elisabeth, geboren Sauke, [died] den zehnten Februar, Morgens elf Uhr, [cause] ..., [buried] den 13 Februar 1857" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burials]
Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk (1812--): m. Catherine Dorothea Elisabeth Penz (1818--)
  • 8 July 1812, "Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk, ehelicher Sohn des Schäfers in Kölingen Hans Heinrich Wenk und dessen Ehefrau Dorothee Eliesabeth geb. Schulz, geb. 8 Jul. getauft am nämlichen Tage. Gev[attern] Heinrich Christoph Lütgens, Heinrich Christoph Niebur, beide aus Kölingen und Johann Heinrich Penz aus Walmsburg" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 20 Jan. 1844, "Barscamp, der 20ste Januar, Schneider und Junggeselle, auch Anbauer [tailor and bachelor, also peasant] zu Barscamp Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk und Jungfrau Catharina Dorothea Elisabeth Penz, [Parents:] Schäfer [shepherd] in Köhlingen Hans Heinrich Wenk, Doroth. Elisab. Schulz, + Schäfer [deceased shepherd] zu Dalam Johann Heinrich Pentz, Margaretha Doroth. Schulz, 1te Ehe [1st marriage], Disp. ... pater affin. 2d gr. lin. coll. aequal. ... Dahlenburg" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marriages]
  • 21 Dec. 1845, "Barscamp Erste Kind Ihrer Ehe v. ... R 1844,2, Wenk, Marie Dorothea Elisabeth, [born] December 9 Nachmitt. 4 Uhr [baptised] 21, [parents] Heinr. Wilh. Wenk Schneider u. Habauer [tailor and small farmer] Kathar. Dorothea Elisabeth, geb. Penz, [witnesses] 1. Marie Kulp, 2. Dorothea Han... aus Nahrendorf, 3. Dorothea Reckelberg" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
Hermann Heinrich Wenk (1893-1952): m. Edith Herleman (1895-1979)
  • 3 Nov. 1904, ship 'Hamburg', from Hamburg via Dover & Boulogne to New York, Louise Wenk 35, Hermann 11, Hilda 5, Kathe 9, all previously residing in Braunschweig [Germany, Hamburg, Passenger Lists]/li>
  • 14 Nov. 1904, ship 'Hamburg', from Cuxhaven 3 Nov. 1904, Louise Wenk 33, Hermann 11, Kathe 9, Hilda 5, all German citizens, last residence Braunschweig, going to husband August Wenk at 292 N. Wells St., Chicago, discharged to sister Mrs. Marks, 52 Ellis Ave., Chicago [New York, New York, Passenger Lists]
  • 1910, "Wenk, August, lab. 1511 Wieland ... Wenk, Herman, clk. 1700 Wells, h. 1511 Wieland" [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 25 Apr. 1910, res. 1548 Wieland St., 21st Ward, Chicago, August Wenker 43 yeast maker Germany, Louise 39 Germany, Herman 16 Germany, Katie 14 Germany, Hilda 11 Germany, all immigrated 1904 [USA, 1910 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 1911, "Wenk, August, lab. 1511 Wieland ... Wenk, Herman, clk. 1700 Wells, h. 1511 Wieland" [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 6 Feb. 1911, naturalization petition of August Henry William Wenk, yeast maker, residing at 1511 Welland, Chicago, born 14 Aug. 1866 at Barskamp, Germany, emigrated to USA from Bremen about 25 Aug. 1904, arriving at Baltimore 8 Sep. 1904 on 'Maine', intention declared 27 July 1906 at Chicago, married to Louise Wenk born at Braunschweig, now in Chicago, has 3 children: Hermann Wenk born 23 Apr. 1893, Katie Wenk born 28 June 1895, Hilegard Wenk born 12 Apr. 1899, all born in Braunschweig and residing at Chicago. Witnesses: Adam Becker, pressman, at 1523 Weiland St., Otto Huth, janitor, at 1207 S. Robey St. [Illinois, Northern District, Petitions for Naturalization]
  • 1912, "Wenk, August, lab. 1511 Wieland ... Wenk, Herman, clk. 1700 Wells, h. 1511 Wieland ... Wenk, Katie Miss, stenog. 912, 8 S. Dearborn, h 1511 Wieland" [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 12 Mar. 1912, naturalization of August Henri William Wenk, previously a subject of Germany, now at 1511 Welland, Chicago, wife Louise, age 40, children Hermana age 18, Katie age 16, Hilegard age 12, all living at Chicago [Illinois, Northern District, Petitions for Naturalization]
  • 1913, "Wenk, August, wife Louise L, wks Nat Oats Co, r 613 A av w.; Wenk, Herman, checker Churchill Drug Co, r 613 A av w.; Wenk, Miss Kate, waitress Boyson Drug Co, r 613 A av w." [Iowa, Cedar Rapids, McCoy's Cedar Rapids City Directory]
  • 1915, "Wenk, August, janitor, h. 1360 N. Hamlin av. ... Wenk, Herman H., clk. 310 W. Washington, h. 1360 N. Hamlin av. ... Wenk, Kate Miss, clk., h 1360 N. Hamlin av." [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 1916, "Wenk, Herman H., florist, 302 W. North av." [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 1917, "Wenk, August H.W., watchman, h. 2751 Lincoln av. ... Wenk, Herman H., florist, 302 W. North av. ... Wenk, Kate Miss, clk., h. 2751 Lincoln av." [Illinois, Chicago, Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago]
  • 5 June 1917, Herman Henry Wenk, age 24, born Apr. 23, 1893 at Braunschweig, Germany, citizen by act of Congress, res. 302 W North Ave, Chicago, owner of florist at 302 W North Ave, single [USA, World War I Draft Registrations]
  • 23 June 1917, Herman Henry Wenk, age 24, and Miss Edith Herleman, age 22, both of Chicago, license 1 June 1917, married 23 June 1917, by clergyman John Merritte Driver, of 1531 E. 61st St., Chicago [Illinois, Cook County, Marriage Registrations]
  • 2 Feb. 1919, Violet Alma Louise Wenk, born at Grant Hopsital, father Herman H Wenk, age 25 born Germany, florist, mother Edith Herleman age 23 born IN, both res 823 Wrightwood Ave, 1st child of mother [Illinois, Cook County, Birth Registrations]
  • 15 Jan. 1920, res. 416 North Av., 22nd Ward, Chicago, Herman Wenk 28 florist Germany, Edith 25 IN, Violet 1 IL [USA, 1920 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 26 Feb. 1921, Herman H Wenk, born at Grant Hospital, father Herman Wenk age 27, born Germany, florist, mother Edith Herleman age 26 born IN, both res 416 W North Ave, 2nd child of mother [Illinois, Cook County, Birth Registrations]
  • 1923, "Wenk, Aug. H., florist, 914 Belmont av. ... Wenk, Herman H., florist, 414 W. North av., h. 416 do. ... Wenk, Hilda, cash., Jno. Cordell, h. 914 Belmont av." [Illinois, Chicago, Polk's Chicago Directory]
  • 1928, "Wenk, Aug. H., wtchmn, h 5426 Bernard ... Wenk, Herman H., florist, r. 5426 Bernard" [Illinois, Chicago, Polk's Chicago Directory]
  • 1930, "Wenk, Herman H., r 5426 Bernard, JUN iper-6983" [Illinois, Chicago, Telephone Directory]
  • 7 Apr. 1930, res. 5426 Bernard Av., 40th Ward, Chicago, Herman H Wenk 36 greenhouse laborer Germany, Edith 35 IN, Violet 11 IL, Herman Jr 9 IL [USA, 1930 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 23 Apr. 1940, res. Jefferson Ave., Northfield Twp, Herman Wenk 46 florist Germany, Edith 45 IN, Violet 21 mail order house clerk IL, Herman Jr 19 florist IL [USA, 1940 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 1942, Herman Henry Wenk, age 49, born Apr. 23, 1893 at Brunswick, Germany, res. Jefferson Ave. RFD Northfield Twp, Glenview, phone Glenview 546J, works at Richard Edwards 917 Willow Road, Winnetka, known by Mrs Edith Wenk, RFD Glenview IL [USA, World War II Draft Registrations]
  • 18 June 1952, "DEATH NOTICES ... WENK - Herman Henry Wenk of 1840 Jefferson street, Glenview, husband of Edith, father of Violet and Herman Wenk Jr., son of August and Louise Wenk of Chicago, brother of Mrs. Hilda Schueler of Glenview, and Mrs. Katie Thorson of Chicago, 2 grandchildren. Resting at funeral home, Linden avenue at Tower road, Hubbard Woods. Services Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Interment Memorial Park cemetery." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 18 June 1952, "OBITUARIES ... Herman H. Wenk. Services for Herman Henry Wenk, 59, of 1840 Jefferson st., Glenview, will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel at 895 Linden av., Winnetka. Mr. Wenk, who died Monday, was the owner of the Edward's Flower shop, 917 Willow rd., Winnetka. He leaves his widow, Edith; a daughter, Violet; a son, Herman Jr., and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Wenk of Chicago." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 23 Mar. 1958, "WENK - August Wenk, age 91, of 5426 N. Bernard avenue, March 20, 1958, husband of the late Louise, father of Katie Thorson, Hilda Schueler and the late Herman Wenk. At chapel, 5501 N. Ashland avenue, where services will be held Monday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Interment Elmwood cemetery. LOngbeach 1-2645." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 1979, "Wenk, Herman H., 1893-1952, Edith H., 1895-1979" [Illinois, Skokie, Memorial Park Cemetery, Inscriptions]
Johann Christoph Wenk (1728-1798): 1m. Anna Catherine Blancken (c1731-1774), 2m. Anna Elisabeth Sauke (c1734-1819)
  • 8 Aug. 1728, "Johann Christoffer, [father] Stoffer Wencken hausw. zu Garge, Gevatt: Johann Fisher fü haushil.. daselbst und Johann Järres daselbst" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 17 Nov. 1751, "17 ist Jo. Christo. Wenck haußwirth in NeuGarge mit Anna Cath. Blancken aus Stiepels Copul. ..selbst" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marriages]
  • 7 Nov. 1753, "7ten Nov. ist Wencken das jungen Hauswirth in Neu Garge todtgebohren Tochter beigesetzt" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burials]
  • 15 Apr. 1774, "Am 15t April wurd begraben Joh. Christoph Wencken, alt vater in Neu-Garge Ehefrau Anna Cathrine Blancken Nach d. 13t an der Brust-Krankheit, alt 43 J." [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burials]
  • 22 May 1777, "Wenk, Hans Jürgen, geb. 20te, get. 22te Mai. Vat. Johan Christoph Wenk Altvater in Neugarge. Mutt. Anna Elisabeth Sauken aus Schmeßau. Gevatt. H. Bagunk, J.C. Banse, Fr. J. Ehling, süntli.. aus Neugarge" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 6 Oct. 1779, "Wenk, Hans Henrich, geb. 4st get. 6st Octobr, Vat[er] Johan Christoph Wenk Altvater in Neugarge. Mutt[er] Anna Elisabeth Sauke, aus Schmessau. Gevatt[er] Cl Sühr H. Fisher, M.I. Meier, ... aus Neugarge" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 5 Oct. 1790, "Am 5ten wurd hinselbst das Altvater Joh. Christo. Wenk in Neugarge Sohn Hans Jürgen, begraben, starb 2tn 8br an der Brust Krankheit, alt 13 Jahr 5 Monat" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burials]
  • 25 May 1798, "der Ehemann Johann Christoph Wenk, in Neugarge, starb den 23s Maii, begraben den 25s ej., alt 72 J." [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burials]
  • 22 Feb. 1819, "Anne Elisabeth Wenk geb. Sauke, die Witwe das Johann Christoph Wenk, hauswirth in Neugarge, gestorben in Kölingen 19 Febr., begr. mit einer Leichenpredigt [funeral oration] 22 Feb. alt 85 Jahre" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burials]
  • 13 Feb. 1857, "Barscamp, Wenk, Hans Heinrich, Altenteiler zu Barscamp, ein Ehemann, [age] 77 Jahre, 4 Monate, 6 Tage, [parents] Johann Christoph Wenk, Altenteiler zu Barscamp und dessen Ehefrau Anna Elisabeth, geboren Sauke, [died] den zehnten Februar, Morgens elf Uhr, [cause] ..., [buried] den 13 Februar 1857" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burials]
  • Borstelmann, Heinrich, Beiträge zur hof- und Familiengeschichte des alten Amtes Bleckede, 1940. On p. 19: "Garge ... Halbhof 6. 1675 Joh. Wenke. 1699 Stoffer Wenck, noch 1759. 1752 Joh. Chr. Wenck, S. des Stoffer in Neugarge, schließt eine Eh. mit Anna Kath. Blancke, T. des Kl. Henrich in Stiepelse. (Ue[bergabe] später). 1769 Joh. Chr. Wenck. 1779 Hans Jürgen Ehling, auch 1789 u. 1799. 1780 Franz Jürgen Ehling, S. des Hans Jürgen, schliest eine Eh. mit Kath. Dor. Kröpcke, T. des Jurgen Balster in Viehle. (Ue[bergabe] des H[alb]h[of] demnächst.)"
Katie L. Wenk (1895-1960): m. Harry Valentine Thorson (1896-1971)
  • 5 June 1900, res. 373 State St., 24th Ward, Chicago, Raynas Thorson 31 waiter Sweden, Nelly 32 Sweden, Harry T V 4 IL, Edward 2 IL [USA 1900, Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 20 Apr. 1910, res. 2734 Seminary Ave., 25th Ward, Chicago, Ragnas Thorson 40 hotel waiter Sweden, Nelly "insane at Kankakee", Harry T 14 IL, Edward B 12 IL, Helen A 8 IL [USA, 1910 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 5 June 1917, Harry V. Thorson, age 21, born Feb. 14, 1896 at Chicago, res. 2734 Seminary Av., Chicago, works as chauffeur for Freeman Bro., 2701 Lincoln Av., single, father depends on his support [USA, World War I Draft Registrations]
  • 9 Jan. 1920, res. 2734 Seminary Ave., 23rd Ward, Chicago, Roger Thorson, 50 hotel waiter Sweden, Harry 23 chauffeur IL, Helen 17 stenographer IL [USA, 1920 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 19 Apr. 1921, August Wenk, born 14 Aug. 1866 in Germany, wife Louisa born in Germany, father August Wenk born in Germany now deceased, emigrated to USA from Bremen in Aug. 1904, resided 17 years at Chicago, naturalized in District Court of Northern Illinois at Chicago on 12 Mar. 1912, florist, first passport, going to Switzerland, B.I., France, Holland, Belgium, to visit parents, from New York about June 1921. Harry V. Thorson, native of USA, mechanic, residing at 2734 Seminary Ave., confirms acquaintance with August Wenk for five years. Passport to be sent to 1100 Belmont Ave., Chicago [USA, Passport Applications]
  • 11 Apr. 1930, res. 2835 Racine Av., 46th Ward, Chicago, Harry Thorson 33 waiter IL, Katie 34 Germany [USA, 1930 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 1940, "Thorson Harry V 5426 N Bernard .. KEY ston-9846" [Illinois, Chicago, Telephone Directory]
  • Apr. 1940, res. 5426 N. Bernard St., 40th Ward, Chicago, Harry B Thorson 44 milkman IL, Katie L 44 Germany, father-in-law August Wenk 73 Germany, mother-in-law Louise Wenk 69 Germany, aunt Minna Preusse 75 Germany, same house in 1935 [USA, 1940 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 1942, Harry V Thorson, age 46, born Feb 14, 1896 at Chicago, res 5426 N Bernard, Cook Co IL, phone KEY 9846, works at Bordon Wieland Dairy, 3638 Broadway, known by Katie Thorson at same address [USA, World War II Draft Registrations]
  • 1950, "Thorson Harry V 5426 N Bernard .. KE yston 9-9846" [Illinois, Chicago, Telephone Directory]
  • 18 June 1952, "DEATH NOTICES ... WENK - Herman Henry Wenk of 1840 Jefferson street, Glenview, husband of Edith, father of Violet and Herman Wenk Jr., son of August and Louise Wenk of Chicago, brother of Mrs. Hilda Schueler of Glenview, and Mrs. Katie Thorson of Chicago, 2 grandchildren. Resting at funeral home, Linden avenue at Tower road, Hubbard Woods. Services Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Interment Memorial Park cemetery." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 3 Feb. 1953, Louise Wenk, died 3 Feb. 1953, 6:15 p.m., at residence 5426 N. Bernard, of coronary occlusion due to arteriosclerosis, age 81, born Germany, father --- Fickendei, mother --- Vogel, buried Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, informant son-in-law H. V. Thorson at 5426 N. Bernard [Illinois, Death Registrations]
  • 5 Feb. 1953, "WENK - Louise Wenk, 5426 N. Bernard street, beloved wife of August H., fond mother of Katie Thorson, Hilda Schueler and the late Herman, grandmother of Herman and Violet Wenk, George Schueler and Louise Wilson, great-grandmother of Ronald and Nancy Wenk. At chapel, 5501 N. Ashland avenue, where services will be held Friday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. Interment Elmwood." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 23 Mar. 1958, "WENK - August Wenk, age 91, of 5426 N. Bernard avenue, March 20, 1958, husband of the late Louise, father of Katie Thorson, Hilda Schueler and the late Herman Wenk. At chapel, 5501 N. Ashland avenue, where services will be held Monday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Interment Elmwood cemetery. LOngbeach 1-2645." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 1960, "Thorson Harry V 5426 N Bernard .. KE 9-9846" [Illinois, Chicago, Telephone Directory]
  • 19 Jan. 1960, Katie L. Thorson, died 19 Jan. 1960, 6:10 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Chicago, of bronchial pneumonia due to arteriosclerotic heart disease, age 54, married, residence 5426 N. Bernard, born 28 June 1895 in Germany, parents August Wenk & Louise Fickendei, buried Elmwood Park Cemetery, River Grove, informant Ramona Garvin from hospital records [Illinois, Death Registrations]
  • 19 Jan. 1960, "In Loving Memory of Katie L. Thorson, Born June 28, 1895, Passed Away Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 1960, Services Held at krauspe Funeral Home, Thursday, Jan. 21st 1960, Three P.M., Clergyman Rev. H. Baumgaertel, Interment Elmwood Cemetery" [Illinois, Chicago, Krauspe Funeral Home, Memorial Cards]
  • 1970, "Thorson Harry V 5426 N Bernard .. KE 9-9846" [Illinois, Chicago, Telephone Directory]
  • 19 Feb. 1971, "In Loving Memory of Harry V. Thorson, Born February 14, 1896, Passed Away Friday, Feb. 19th, 1971, Services Held at Nelson's Chapel, Monday, Feb. 22nd, 1971, Eleven A.M., Officiating Rev. A. Gordon Nasby, Music by Merrill Womach, Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Member of Norwood Europac Post No. 2131, V.F.W." [Illinois, Chicago, Nelson Funeral Home, Memorial Cards]
  • 21 Feb. 1971, "Thorson - Harry V. Thorson, Feb. 19, 1971, beloved husband of the late Katie; fond brother of Helen Thorson. Funeral Monday, 11 a.m., at Nelson Funeral Chapel, 5149-51 N. Ashland Av., at Foster. Interment Elmwood. Member of Norwood-Europac Post No. 2131, V.F.W. Visitation after 2 p.m. Sunday. LO 1-5147" [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Tribune, p. B21]
Marie Dorothea Elisabeth Wenk (1845-1923): 1p. unknown, 2m. Johann Heinrich Christoph Grote
  • 21 Dec. 1845, "Barscamp Erste Kind Ihrer Ehe v. ... R 1844,2, Wenk, Marie Dorothea Elisabeth, [born] December 9 Nachmitt. 4 Uhr [baptised] 21, [parents] Heinr. Wilh. Wenk Schneider u. Habauer [tailor and small farmer] Kathar. Dorothea Elisabeth, geb. Penz, [witnesses] 1. Marie Kulp, 2. Dorothea Han... aus Nahrendorf, 3. Dorothea Reckelberg" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 20 Aug. 1866, August Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk, born 14 Aug. 1866 at 2:00 a.m., baptised 20 Aug. 1866, illegimate son of Marie Dorothee Elisabeth Wenk, unmarried farmer's daughter in Barskamp, witnesses Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Staul day laborer in Nahrendorf, and Jürgen Heinrich Barge, day laborer in Barskamp [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 25 Feb. 1893, August Heinrich Wilhelm Wenk, lutheran, born 14 Aug. 1866 at Barskamp, living at Riddagshauserweg 15, Braunschweig, son of Maria Dorothea Elizabeth Wenk (married Grote), living at Barskamp, married Hermine Johanne Luise Fickendei, lutheran, born 3 Apr. 1871 at Braunschweig, living at Braunschweig, daughter of Johann Heinrich Fickendei & Luise Johanne Vogel [Germany, Braunschweig, Marriage Registrations]
  • 19 Apr. 1921, August Wenk, born 14 Aug. 1866 in Germany, wife Louisa born in Germany, father August Wenk born in Germany now deceased, emigrated to USA from Bremen in Aug. 1904, resided 17 years at Chicago, naturalized in District Court of Northern Illinois at Chicago on 12 Mar. 1912, florist, first passport, going to Switzerland, B.I., France, Holland, Belgium, to visit parents, from New York about June 1921. Harry V. Thorson, native of USA, mechanic, residing at 2734 Seminary Ave., confirms acquaintance with August Wenk for five years. Passport to be sent to 1100 Belmont Ave., Chicago [USA, Passport Applications]
  • 26 Apr. 1923, August Wenk, born 14 Aug. 1866 at Barskamp, Germany, wife Louise born 3 Apr. 1871 at Braunschweig, married 26 Feb. 1893, father August Wenk born in Germany now deceased, emigrated to USA from Bremen about 1 Sep. 1904, resided 19 years at Chicago, naturalized in US District Court at Chicago 12 Mar. 1912, florist, previous passport obtained 28 Apr. 1921, going to Germany for 6 months to visit aged parents, leaving from New York on the 'Ohio' on 2 June 1923. Passport to be sent to 914 Belmont Ave., Chicago [USA, Passport Applications]
  • 2 Nov. 1923, "... when a telegram came that Dads mother was very ill" [Hilda Schueler, Diary, My Trip to Germany]
  • 4 Nov. 1923, "die Arbeiterin und Witwe Marie Dorothee Elisabeth Grote geborene Wenk, 77¾ alt, wohnhaft in Walmsburg, geboren zu Barscamp, um 9 dezember 1845 ... mit Johann Heinrich Christoff Grote zu Walmsburg in ihrer Wohnung am dritten November des Jahres tausend neunhundert zwanzig und drei ...") [Germany, Barskamp, Death Registrations]
  • 5 Nov. 1923, "... it was six thirty when we got in and Dad had arrived. Poor Granny passed away Saturday morning. The funeral could not be held till Tuesday so Dad came back home." [Hilda Schueler, Diary, My Trip to Germany]
  • 20 Mar. 1958, August Wenk, died 20 Mar. 1958, 10:00, at residence 5426 N. Bernard, of laceration of left wrist by suicide, "self inflicted with sharp instrument with suicidal intent while temporarily insane", age 91, widowed, cabinet maker, born 14 Aug. 1866 in Germany, father Henry Wilhelm, mother unknown, buried Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, informant daughter Hilda Schueler at 1855 Roger Ave., Glenview [Illinois, Death Registrations]
  • When Marie Wenk had her son August baptised in 1866, August's father was unamed. On the passport applications of 1921 and 1923, his father's name was given as August. But in 1958 the information on his death certificate, which came from his daughter Hildagarde, names his father as Henry Wilhelm. It should be noted that Henry Wilhelm was Marie's father's name, which may have been remembered by Hildagarde, and August may have misinterpreted the passport application question and inserted his own name as "father".
Stoffer Wenk (c1670??--): m. Dorothea Sühren
  • 30 Oct. 1701, "Anna Cathrina Wenken, Stoffer zu Garge Tochter" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 14 Aug. 1711, "Dorothea, Stoffer Wenken Frau zu Garge Patin bei Dorothea Elisabeth Krusen des Hauswirten Johann Krusen zu Barsk. Tochter." [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 17 Feb. 1719, "Dorothee Lißbeth Jürgen Voßen zu Garge, Gevatt: Dorothee, Stoffer Wencken hauswirth zu Garge fraun, Sophie Lißbeth, Jürgen sippen Tochter zu Garge, und Costen Jördens von Bers Kampa..." [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 16 Feb. 1722, "Hans Joachim, Casten Jürgen Sültemeiers, Nahrendorf u. Anna Trine, Stoffer Wencken, Hauswirth zu Garge Tochter" [Germany, Bleckede, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marriages]
  • 9 Feb. 1723, "Christoffer, Klas Westede Krugers zu Walmsburg, gevatt: Christain Waronde zu Garge, Christoffer Wencke, Stoffers Sohn zu Garge, und Klas Hinrich Löbermann zu Walmsburg" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 8 Sep. 1725, "Johann Hinrich, Stoffer Pathr... Hauswirth zu Göddingen, filig und Trine Dorothee, Stoffer Wenken Hauswirth Garge Tochter" [Germany, Bleckede, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marriages]
  • 13 Sep. 1727, "Stoffer, Stoffer Wencken Sohn zu Garge, und Anne Marie Hinrich Järres fü ... zu Bleckede Tochter" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marriages]
  • Borstelmann, Heinrich, Beiträge zur hof- und Familiengeschichte des alten Amtes Bleckede, 1940. On p. 19: "Garge ... Halbhof 6. 1675 Joh. Wenke. 1699 Stoffer Wenck, noch 1759. 1752 Joh. Chr. Wenck, S. des Stoffer in Neugarge, schließt eine Eh. mit Anna Kath. Blancke, T. des Kl. Henrich in Stiepelse. (Ue. später). 1769 Joh. Chr. Wenck. 1779 Hans Jürgen Ehling, auch 1789 u. 1799. 1780 Franz Jürgen Ehling, S. des Hans Jürgen, schliest eine Eh. mit Kath. Dor. Kröpcke, T. des Jurgen Balster in Viehle. (Ue. des Hh. demnächst.)"
  • Schubert, Franz, Trauregister aus den Kirchenbüchern im nördlichen Niedersachsen, 1999. In vol. 4, p. 6: "257. 9.11.694 Wencke, Stoffer, Suhr, Dor."
Stoffer Wenk (c1705??--): m. Anna Maria Järres
  • 9 Feb. 1723, "Christoffer, Klas Westede Krugers zu Walmsburg, gevatt: Christain Waronde zu Garge, Christoffer Wencke, Stoffers Sohn zu Garge, und Klas Hinrich Löbermann zu Walmsburg" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • 13 Sep. 1727, "Stoffer, Stoffer Wencken Sohn zu Garge, und Anne Marie Hinrich Järres fü ... zu Bleckede Tochter" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marriages]
  • 8 Aug. 1728, "Johann Christoffer, [father] Stoffer Wencken hausw. zu Garge, Gevatt: Johann Fisher fü haushil.. daselbst und Johann Järres daselbst" [Germany, Barskamp, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptisms]
  • Borstelmann, Heinrich, Beiträge zur hof- und Familiengeschichte des alten Amtes Bleckede, 1940. On p. 19: "Garge ... Halbhof 6. 1675 Joh. Wenke. 1699 Stoffer Wenck, noch 1759. 1752 Joh. Chr. Wenck, S. des Stoffer in Neugarge, schließt eine Eh. mit Anna Kath. Blancke, T. des Kl. Henrich in Stiepelse. (Ue. später). 1769 Joh. Chr. Wenck. 1779 Hans Jürgen Ehling, auch 1789 u. 1799. 1780 Franz Jürgen Ehling, S. des Hans Jürgen, schliest eine Eh. mit Kath. Dor. Kröpcke, T. des Jurgen Balster in Viehle. (Ue. des Hh. demnächst.)"
Violet Alma Louise Wenk (1919-2009)
  • 2 Feb. 1919, Violet Alma Louise Wenk, born at Grant Hopsital, father Herman H Wenk, age 25 born Germany, florist, mother Edith Herleman age 23 born IN, both res 823 Wrightwood Ave, 1st child of mother [Illinois, Cook County, Birth Registrations]
  • 15 Jan. 1920, res. 416 North Av., 22nd Ward, Chicago, Herman Wenk 28 florist Germany, Edith 25 IN, Violet 1 IL [USA, 1920 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 7 Apr. 1930, res. 5426 Bernard Av., 40th Ward, Chicago, Herman H Wenk 36 greenhouse laborer Germany, Edith 35 IN, Violet 11 IL, Herman Jr 9 IL [USA, 1930 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 23 Apr. 1940, res. Jefferson Ave., Northfield Twp, Herman Wenk 46 florist Germany, Edith 45 IN, Violet 21 mail order house clerk IL, Herman Jr 19 florist IL [USA, 1940 Census, Illinois, Cook County]
  • 18 June 1952, "DEATH NOTICES ... WENK - Herman Henry Wenk of 1840 Jefferson street, Glenview, husband of Edith, father of Violet and Herman Wenk Jr., son of August and Louise Wenk of Chicago, brother of Mrs. Hilda Schueler of Glenview, and Mrs. Katie Thorson of Chicago, 2 grandchildren. Resting at funeral home, Linden avenue at Tower road, Hubbard Woods. Services Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Interment Memorial Park cemetery." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 18 June 1952, "OBITUARIES ... Herman H. Wenk. Services for Herman Henry Wenk, 59, of 1840 Jefferson st., Glenview, will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel at 895 Linden av., Winnetka. Mr. Wenk, who died Monday, was the owner of the Edward's Flower shop, 917 Willow rd., Winnetka. He leaves his widow, Edith; a daughter, Violet; a son, Herman Jr., and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Wenk of Chicago." [Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Daily Tribune]
  • 2009, "Violet L. Wenk, 1919 2009" [Illinois, Skokie, Memorial Park Cemetery, Inscriptions]