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Rachel Melinda Shunk

Rachel Melinda Shunk[1]

Female 1854 - 1935  (81 years)Deceased  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document

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  • Name Rachel Melinda Shunk  [2
    Born 13 Feb 1854  ,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Sep 1935  Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Notes 
    • Mrs. Karen (Strong) McKellar writes: "My grandmother, Rachel, had been sent to work for a family who were very mean to her, When the Shunk family decided to come to Michigan (for reasons unknown), her father wanted to leave her in Pennsylvania, however; Barbara dug in her heels and said unless she came (Rachel) she would also stay. On the way to Michigan, Rachel became very ill with fever.  She survived but never grew after this illness and therefore was very short.  I have two of her chairs which almost appear to be children's chairs.  A doctor also told them she would never be able to bear any children- - boy did she fool them.  When her sister, Clarissa died, her mother told her she was taking her to Ohio to care for the children, that she would stay two weeks and at the end of that time she was to marry James and raise her sister's children.  She was obedient and did, but also bore him eleven more.  Soon after their marriage they moved the family to St. Joseph County to be near her family".
    Person ID I7390  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Samuel Strong, I7180
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2016 

    Father Ancestors Samuel E. Shunk Married: 4x4x ,   b. 10 May 1822, ,,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1897  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Ancestors Barbara Ann Knepp,   b. 1 Apr 1825, ,,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Nottawa,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 11 Mar 1845  ,,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors James Frederick Strong Married: 2x2x ,   b. 26 Jan 1849, Armagh Township,Mifflin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1922, Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1875  ,Miami,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Albert B. Strong,   b. 3 Feb 1877, ,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1887, Near Three Rivers,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)  []
    +2. Perl Brown Strong,   b. 27 Dec 1878, Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1969, Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  []
    +3. Earl James Strong,   b. 28 Mar 1880, Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, Great Falls,Cascade,Montana,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  []
    +4. Etta May Strong Married: 2x2x ,   b. 24 Jul 1882, Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1941, ,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  []
    +5. Fanny Irene Strong Married: 3x3x ,   b. 19 Feb 1884, Nottawa,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1945, Toledo,Lucas,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  []
     6. William E. Strong,   b. 6 Jan 1886, Leonidas,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1935  (Age 49 years)  []
     7. Ernest L. Strong,   b. 25 Aug 1887, ,,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1889, Bethany Township,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  []
    +8. Dennis F. Strong,   b. 28 May 1889, Pine River,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1950, Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  []
     9. George D. Strong,   b. 15 Nov 1891,   d. 3 Dec 1892  (Age 1 years)  []
    +10. Leo Emit Strong,   b. 10 Feb 1894, ,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1954, Gladwin,Gladwin,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  []
    +11. Sidney Dennis Strong, I,   b. 15 Jul 1896, Saint Louis,Gratiot,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1963, Merrill,Saginaw,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  []
    Documents
    STRONG Family Bible
    STRONG Family Bible
    James F. and Clarissa Shunk Strong Family Bible Pages listing grandparents and children. Very torn and in disrepair.


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    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 19:43:00 
    Family ID F2702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart