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Shonks in Fairfield Co. Ohio

Shonks in Fairfield Co. Ohio

Mary Ann Corder (View posts)
Posted: 965282865000
My great grandparents were Susan Shonk (1840-1917) and Mathias Wolshire (1835-1879). They lived in Fairfield Co. Ohio. I would like to make contact with anyone who is researching this family and will share anything that I have about them.

shonks down under

John Shonk (View posts)
Posted: 969932354000
Just passing through. Just for interest there is a smallish community of Shonks in Australia (New South Wales mainly).Our side of the family seems to come from Kent and Hertfordshire in England going back at least some 500 odd years (so far as I,ve found anyway). I gather the American side seems to stem from Germany, I wonder if there is some connection a reeeaaally long time ago. Christian names are also similar, Elizabeth, James ,John , Susan and my new grandson Kaleb. Strangely enough my dad Bill was on an Australian ship in WW2 in the Coral Sea and it turned out there was an American ship in the same action with a American Shonk aboard. He came out to visit Aust about 1980.


Jon Shonk (View posts)
Posted: 971203640000
My name is Jon Shonk and I thought it interesting that I came across your name. My mother is into this.


Mary Ann Corder (View posts)
Posted: 971330827000
Hello Jon, since your mother is doing genealogy I was wondering if you know where your Shonks originated. My Shonks (orginally spelled Schanck) came from Meisenbach, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany. Any connection with your family?

Re: shonk

Posted: 998517064000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1023194594000
Surnames: Christmann
I noticed that you have ancestors that were originally from Meisenbach. I too have ancestors(CHRISTMANN) from Meisenbach Rhinebayern. I was wondering if you have any connection with the Christmanns family??

Re: shonks down under

Jill (View posts)
Posted: 1099986843000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cleverley Knight Bell Vinton Shillito Guy
I have found Shonk family in Essex, (Hornchurch and Romford)
My 4 or 5 times great grandma was Mary Shonk born about 1790 who married a man named Knight and had at least one of her children in Hornchurch.
Don't know much else


Re: Shonks in Fairfield Co. Ohio

Posted: 1214932135000
Classification: Query
My fathers name is John Shonk from Lancaster, Ohio, which is located in Fairfield Co. He came from a very large family. I belive there was 12 boys and 2 girls in the family. I think they grow up on wheeling street and my uncle still lives there. All but two of the of the children in the family have children of there own and I have 5 siblings. 4 brothers 1 sister. We all live in Perry co. ohio.
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