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Jacob Shook of New York


Jacob Schock/Shook/Schug (c.1710-?). Born in Holland about 1710. Married Anna Geertje Smid/Schmidt. Earliest record places him in Red Hook, Dutchess Co. NY in 1741. He refused to sign the pre-Revolution (c.1774) "Articles of Association." Others refusing from the Rhinebeck, NY precinct are Peter, Henrick, and Christian Shook (brothers? a parent?). Such refusal may indicate Tory sympathy, or more likely, religious rejection of bearing arms or government entanglement. Jacob could have been a Mennonite, for example. "One confusing thing about the research of this family....a cousin came from Holland a few years after our group and settled in North Carolina. His children's names follow the same patterns as our names and great care had to be taken..." This cousin was likely George Shook, son of Johannes Schuck of Northampton Co., PA. [Unidentified book by "CLL," pp. 25-30.] Some of his descendents continued to live near Red Hook, at a place later called "Shookville," and they built the Shookville Union Church. See Marcy Zitz's wonderful webpage about Shookville.

  1. Georg Adam Shook (1741-1806). Born 26 March 1741 near Red Hook, Dutchess Co. NY. Married Christine Pultz. They had eight children, all baptized at Rhinebeck Lutheran Church. He died in Red Hook 27 March 1806. [Shuck p.17]
    1. Anna Shook (1768-?). Bapt. 4 Dec 1768 at Dutch Reformed Church, Red Hook. Married Jacob Mohr. Three children: Maria, Lucinda, Christina.
    2. Peter Shook (17 Nov 1772-9 May 1862). Bapt. 6 Dec 1772 at Dutch Reformed Church, Red Hook. Married Marie Marie Bonesteel (1777-1844). Died in Red Hook, NY, and buried in Shookville Union Church, which was built by Peter and his brothers c.1810.
      1. Fredrick Shook (?-?)
      2. Norman Shook (?-?)
      3. David Shook (?-?)
      4. Daniel Shook (?-?)
      5. Samuel Shook (?-?)
      6. Peter L. Shook (?-?)
      7. Christina Shook (?-?)
      8. Catherine Shook (?-?)
      9. Hannah Shook (?-?)
    3. Georg Shook (1775-?). Bapt. 16 April 1775 at German Reformed Church, Red Hook. Died young.
    4. Gertrude Shook (1777-?). Married Henry Moor.
    5. Jacob Shook (28 Nov 1779-11 April 1862). Bapt. 26 Aug 1780 at St. Paul's Church near Red Hook. Married Catherine Stickle (30 May 1785-5 Oct 1846) on 10 June 1801 in Red Hook NY. Migrated with some of his children c.1840 to Mt. Clemens, MI, where he died.
      1. Edward Shook (31 Mar 1803-4 May 1834). Married Catherine A. Lyle on 15 Dec 1828. Buried in Montreal, Canada.
      2. Betsy Shook (10 Nov 1804-1863). Married Henry Teats.
      3. Katherine Shook (18 Dec 1805-22 March 1828). Married John I. Traver (1 Dec 1799- 1 June 1872) on 5 June 1823. Two children: Ida and Kate. He died in Mt. Clemens, MI.
      4. Robert Shook (4 Jan 1809-15 Mar 1865). Married Catherine Sophia Detrich (7 Dec 1813-4 Mar 1879) on 15 May 1837. Migrated to MI in 1854. 7 children.
        1. Philip Henry Shook (10 Nov 1840-18 Aug 1841)
        2. Egbert Shook (5 July 1842-4 Aug 1864). Died unmarried.
        3. Catherine E. Shook (17 May 1844-11 Nov 1918). Married William B. Hubbard on 19 Oct 1865. 3 children: Robert, Kate, Duncan.
        4. Philip Henry Shook (28 Nov 1846-?). Married Fannie Drake.
          1. Bessie Shook (?-?). Married __ Keifer.
          2. Helen Shook (?-?). Married __ Bingham.
          3. Clifton Shook (?-?)
        5. Robert Shook (24 Aug 1849-?). Married Alice Roy on 6 Oct 1869.
          1. Robert Shook, Jr. (?-?). Married Laura McGinnis. A daughter became a nun: Sister Loretta.
          2. Belle Shook (?-?) Married Will Lehner.
          3. Grace Shook (?-?). Married __ Allen. No children.
          4. Philip Shook (?-?). Had a daughter Catherine who married Leslie Wolf.
          5. Don Shook (?-?). Married Molly Wolf. No children.
        6. Letitia Jane Shook (12 Feb 1852-1941). Married William Hall on 10 Dec 1868. 5 children.
        7. Eugene Shook (6 April 1855-?). Married Mary Williams.
          1. Walter Shook (?-?)
          2. Eugene Shook (7 May 1881-17 Jan 1957)
          3. Edith Shook (?-?)
      5. Lucinda Shook (25 July 1811-24 Sept 1900). Married John I. Traver (widower of her sister Cathy). 8 children.
      6. Nelson Shook (25 April 1813-11 Mar 1854). Married Adaline Kealer on 20 Aug 1840. Died in Mt. Clemens, MI.
      7. Caroline Shook (25 Mar 1815-21 Dec 1861). Married David Shook (25 Mar 1810-3 Aug 1865) c.1835. David was born in Milan, NY. They had 4 children. She died in Mt. Clemens, MI. He lived in Clinton Twp, Macomb Co., MI as late as 1875. He died in Central City, Colorado Territory.
        1. Edgar Shook (1838-1915). Married Mary E. Woodward (1841-1912). Major in the Civil War. 2 children. Died in Washington, DC and buried in Mt. Clemens, MI.
          1. Myra Shook (?-?)
          2. Mabel (?-?)
        2. Robert Shook (16 June 1844-22 April 1880). Married Susan Dietrick. A daughter: Carrie.
        3. Anetta Shook (?-?). Married __ Lee.
        4. Emma Shook (?-?). Married __ Van Damme. No children.
      8. Theron Shook (29 Mar 1817-30 May 1851). Married Gertrude Phelps. 5 children. Migrated to Mt. Clemens in 1848, where he died.
        1. Elizabeth Shook (?-?). Married Columbus Hall.
        2. Ada Shook (?-?). Married __ Chase.
        3. Jacob W. Shook (Feb 1840-1925). A miner in Colorodo and Montana from 1859-1867. Married Mary C. Wilson (1840-1925).
        4. ? Shook (?-?)
        5. ? Shook (?-?)
    6. John Shook (20 Feb 1783-20 July 1853). Married Cornelia (Nellie) Shoemaker. With brothers Peter and Jacob, he owned land at Shook's Pond in Dutchess Co. NY. >
      1. George A. Shook (3 May 1803-14 May 1834). A minister, never married.
      2. Maria Shook (18 Mar 1805-?). Married Moses Ring. 6 children.
      3. Cornelia Shook (22 June 1807-?). Married Lewis Elsever. Son: John.
      4. Helen Shook (20 Sept 1809-?). Married Edward Traver.
      5. Aaron Shook (6 Dec 1811-?). Married Catherine M. Cramer.
        1. Lucinda Shook (?-?). Married Sylvester Teeter.
        2. Cornelia Shook (?-?). Married Charles Schruyver.
        3. Helen Shook (?-?). Married Sarah Stickle. 3 children.
      6. Christina or Gertrude Shook (21 Dec 1813-3 Jan 1897). Never married.
      7. Walter Shook (4 April 1816-?). Married Eliza Cramer. 2nd marriage? to Eliza Allendorf.
      8. Alonzo Shook (4 May 1818-c.1919)
      9. Archibald Shook (24 July 1820-?). Family says he died unmarried. Another source says he married Elizabeth Lamoree.
      10. Alexander Shook (7 Oct 1822-1 Jan 1850). Married Clara Squires (17 June 1829-21 Mar 1910).
      11. John A. Shook (3 July 1825-?). Married Frances A. Lathrop.
        1. Alvah Shook (?-?). Died unmarried.
        2. Edward Shook (?-?). Married Martina Tipple.
          1. Christina Shook (?-?)
          2. Louis Shook (?-?)
          3. Nellie Shook (?-?)
      12. Catherine Shook (6 July 1830-?). Married Alfred Allendorf (17 Sept 1829-14 Feb 1887) on 12 Oct 1854. Daughter: Fannie.
    7. George Shook (29 Feb 1790-?). Married Margaret Allendorph.
      1. Sheridan Shook (28 Feb 1828-?). Living in NYC and Rhinebeck c.1880. Buried in Red Hook.
        1. Louise Shook (?-?).
        2. Sheridan Shook, Jr. (?-?).
        3. Lillie Shook (?-?). Married Allen Gillespie.
    8. Catherine B. Shook (1784-?). Bapt. 30 may 1784. Married Abraham Staats.
  2. Eva Shook (1743-?). Baptized 23 Jan 1743 at Dutch Reformed Church, Rhinebeck NY.
  3. Daughter Shook (?-?)
  4. Daughter Shook (?-?)



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