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Date: 9/13/2004 at 13:54:07

Biography reproduced from page 423 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Horace Schenck was born Feb. 12, 1822, in Oswego Co., N. Y. His father was born in Durham, Green Co., N. Y.; his mother was a native of Connecticut. Mr. Schenck lived in Oswego county until 1849, being engaged in farming and working on a canal boat. He then went to Wisconsin, where he remained four years, after which he moved to Cook Co., Ill., remaining three years. He then came to Iowa and on June 4, 1856, settled on the southeast quarter of section 23, township 96, range 29, Algona township, where he now resides. Mr. Schenck is engaged in farming and stock raising and is one of the most enterprising farmers of Kossuth county. He was married in Onondago Co., N. Y., June 1, 1845, to Elizabeth Orvis, a native of Vermont. They have had nine children, seven of whom are living—Mary Ann, Ordelia, Lydia, George, Silas, Myron and Fanny. Alfred and James are dead. Mr. Schenck has under cultivation ninety acres of land. Mr. and Mrs. Schenck are members of the Grange.


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