The Schrack Family

John Schrack was born in Pennsylvania in 1811. He married Elizabeth before 1832. Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania around 1808. The couple moved to Illinois between 1845 and 1850 and then moved to Iowa around 1855. Elizabeth and John both died in Blackhawk County, Iowa and are buried in Gresham Cemetery (formerly the Evangelical Graveyard) in Bennington. Elizabeth died in 1881 and John died in 1883. Their children were:

James Schrack was born about 1832 in Pennsylvania. He served in Company B of the 4th Iowa Calvary out of Blackhawk County, Iowa during the Civil War.

Levi Schrack was born about 1833 in Pennsylvania. He married Christiana Shaffer (1834 - 1911) who was also born in Pennsylvania. He served in Company B of the 4th Iowa Calvary out of Blackhawk County, Iowa during the Civil War. The family moved to Harlan County, Nebraska in the 1870s. Levi died before 1900. They had 5 known children. Sarah Elizabeth Schrack was born in July 1854 in Illinois. She married John Mitchell in 1874 in Harlan County, Nebraska. Sarah and John had 7 children. Jesse E. Schrack was born in June 1858 in Iowa. He married Lillie Downs in 1878 in Harland County, Nebraska. Jesse and Lillie also had 7 children. William Edward Schrack was born in July 1866 in Iowa and died in September 1957 in Harlan County, Nebraska. He married Annie Clement (1870 - 1941) in September 1887 in Harlan County, Nebraska. William and Annie had 3 children. Thomas E. Schrack was born about 1873 in Nebraska. John E. Schrack was born about 1875 in Nebraska and died before 1910.

Thomas Schrack was born about 1836 in Pennsylvania and married Eliza.

Samuel Schrack was born about 1838 in Pennsylvania and died in Iowa in 1874. He married Susan (1842 - 1901) around 1862. He served in Company B of the 4th Iowa Calvary out of Blackhawk County, Iowa during the Civil War. Samuel and Susan had 2 children. Elmer Schrack was born about 1863 in Iowa. He married Luella around 1886. Cora Schrack was born about 1867 in Iowa and is believed to have died before 1900. She had a daughter Susie McClellen who was born about 1889 and lived with her grandmother in 1900.

Theodore Schrack was born in September 1840 in Pennsylvania and died in Nebraska in May 1923. He married Catharine Myers in September 1861. Catharine was born in April 1841 in Pennsylvania and died in April 1905 in Nebraska. He served in Company B of the 4th Iowa Calvary out of Blackhawk County, Iowa during the Civil War. The couple had 3 children. John Esrom Schrack was born in July 1862 in Illinois and died in Nebraska in January 1952. In October 1882, he married Laura Williams in Harlan County, Nebraska. Laura was born in August 1866 in Iowa and died in November 1939 in Nebraska. Arthur G. Schrack was born about 1867 in Iowa. He married Cora Deems in January 1905 in Harlan County, Nebraska. Ervin D. Schrack was born in February 1870 in Missouri. He married Elizabeth Caley (born April 1876, IL) in July 1891 in Harlan County, Nebraska. They had 1 daughter, Garnet Elsie Schrack who was born in June 1893 in Nebraska. Garnet married Loyd Wheeler in September 1918 in Harlan County, Nebraska

David Schrack was born 14 April 1844 in Centre County, Pennsylvania and died in Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa on 24 March 1912. David married Katherine Alice Milligan in 1867. Katherine was born 3 August 1849 in Illinois and died on 5 May 1927 in Iowa. Unlike his brothers, he served in Company E of the 12th Iowa Infantry out of Blackhawk County, Iowa during the Civil War. David and Kate had 5 children. Frederick Schrack was born about June 1868 in Iowa. Harry Schrack was born about 1870 in Iowa and died there in 1955. He married Elizabeth (1874 - 1958) around 1896 and had 4 children: C. Roy Schrack, Gertie Schrack, George Schrack and Clair Schrack. Bert S. Schrack was born in 1872 in Iowa and died there in 1948. He married Bertha (1873 - 1964) around 1895 and had a daugher, Fern Schrack. Gertrude Schrack was born about June 1880 in Iowa. Daisy Schrack was born about August 1884 in Iowa. Nothing more is known about these daughters.

Rebecca Schrack was born about March 1845 in Pennsylvania. She married Isaac Betts around 1867 and had 2 daughters.

Jonas Schrack was born about November 1851 in Illinois. He died in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa in 1925. He married Frances G. Pettit on 20 March 1880 in Blackhawk County, Iowa. Frances was born 10 March 1857 in Wisconsin and died on 24 February 1931 in Iowa. She is the daughter of James Pettit and Harriet Austin. They had 5 children. Maud Schrack was born in January 1881 in Iowa. She died in California in December 1958. She married Berton Ellis and had 3 children. Jessie M. Ellis married John W. Dresbach. Nelma H. Ellis married a man named Eikenberger. Nothing is known about Burton Earl Ellis. Maud married a second time to Otto Klug (1884 - 1949), but did not have any children with him. Arthur John Schrack was born in July 1884 in Iowa and died in Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa in October 1965. He married Lenna Mae Patterson on 20 March 1907. Art and Lenna had 1 daughter, Nelle Genevieve Schrack. Harry L. Schrack was born in September 1886 and died in May 1961 in Iowa. He never married. Mabel Schrack was born in September 1888 in Iowa and died in January 1969 in Iowa. She married a man named Shay and had at least two sons: Clarence Shay and Robert Shay (who later lived in Illinois). Earl L. Schrack was born in May 1891 in Iowa. He married Lillian E. around 1919 and had one daughter, Mary Frances Schrack. He lived in Salt Lake City, Utah.





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