Posted By:Mary Margaret Bayer
Subject:Re: Henry Shock born about 1742 in Germany
Post Date:February 24, 1999 at 18:49:09
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I just found this forum last night. This is my line from Henry's son John b. 19 Mar. 1771, Greenbrier Co. (now W VA)who m. Mary Shely 25 Feb. 1798 in Fayette Co. KY.
John died 30 Nov. 1854 in Boone County, Mo. where I live.
John's will designated land for a family burial site. This was moved several years ago due to highway construction but the new cemetery is in a great location and it has John and Mary's tombstones. John and Mary had 9 children, most of them remaining in Boone County.
For several years around 1925 there were shock reunions with many people attending. I have several copies of Shock Newsletters from that time.
There are still some of us here in Boone County and we have had small reunions the last 2 or 3 years.

I am rather new at this and just joined DAR but had to do it on a collateral line since couldn't prove Shock participation.

Don't have much on Henry other than he m. Elizabeth Holtzapfel. Have copy of her Father's (Erasmus) will and copies of postcards of her ancestral home in Michelfeld, Germany.