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                    DESCENDANTS OF CHARLES GHERKE

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                           Don Norman

 

1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    Charles Gherke was born in Prussia about 1820 and married Wilhelmina Nitz there.  Wilma was born in Prussia about 1820. The family came to America about 1858. After Wilhelmina's death, Charles married Talitha Shock about 1865. Talitha, a daughter of Robert and Margaret (Stump) Shock, was born in Gilmer County VA (WV) July 3, 1843 and died there March 24, 1885.  Charles' third

wife was Mary Flenner.

 

Children of Charles and Wilhelmina (Nitz) Gherke.

 

  3.  (1). Caroline                b.Jan    1847   d.Mar 12 1924

          m.Jacob J. Shock 1873

 

  4.  (2). John August             b.Aug    1850

          m.Mary M. Stump

 

  5.  (3). Hannah L.               b.c.     1853

         m. Alexander A. Stump Dec 29 1870 Calhoun County WV

 

  6.  (4). William Frederick      b.Jun    1855    d.c      1953

         m.Rachel Witte

 

  7.  (5). Albert                 b.c.     1861

 

Children of Charles and Talitha (Shock) Gherke.

 

  8.  (1). Ann Elizabeth          b.Oct  2 1867     d.Oct 30 1947

          m.Silas J. Witte

 

  9.  (2). Michael Stump          b.Jul 26 1869     d.Feb  8 1951

          m.Nellie Knotts

 

 10.  (3). Emily                  b.Jul 17 1872     d.Apr 21 1948

          m.Frank Stump

 

 11.  (4). Rachel                  b.Nov    1875

          m.Calvin E. Burns

 

Children of Charles and Mary (Flenner) Gherke.

 

 12.  (1). Malvina

         m.Alfred Durante

 

 

4.CAROLINE GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    Caroline Gherke, a daughter of Charles and Wilhelmina Gherke, was born in Prussia In January 1847 and died March 12, 1924. She came to America with her family about 1855.  She married Jacob J. Shock.  Jacob, a son of Robert and Margaret (Stump) Shock, was born December 13, 1837 and died in Gilmer County, WV February 156, 1916.  Caroline died March 12, 1924.

 

Children of Jacob J. and Caroline (Gherke) Shock.

 

 13.  (1). Lily                   b.Jul  6 1869

          m.Israel Uldrich

 

 14.  (2). Levi                   b.Sep 27 1872

          m.Virginia Stemple

 

 15.  (3). Hannah                 b.Jan  3 1875

          m.Lewis C. Jarvis

 

 16.  (4). Clinton                b.Sep 23 1877

          m.Viola Fowler

 

 17.  (5). Dela                    b.Aug    1881

          m.----- Kerns

 

 

3.JOHN AUGUST GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    John August Gherke, a son of Charles and Wilhelmina Gherke, was born in August 1840 in Prussia.  He married Mary Stump.  Mary, a daughter of Eli and Millie (Bourn) Stump, was born in Gilmer County VA in June 1856.

    The family was listed in the 1900 Calhoun County WV census. They had been married 23 years. Mary was the mother of five children, with 2 living.

 

Known children of August and Mary (Stump) Gherke.

 

 18.  (1). Albert                  b.Oct    1888

 

 19.  (2). Hilda                   b.Oct    1895

          m.Robert M. Shock

 

 

6.WILLIAM FREDERICK GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    William Frederick Gherke, a son of Charles and Wilhelmina (Nitz) Gherke, was born VA in June 1855.  He married Rachel Witte about 1880. Rachel, a daghter of Edward and Elizabeth (Stump) Witte, was born in February 1862.

    The family is listed in the 1900 Calhoun County WV census. They had been married 20 years. Rachel was the mother of 5 children, with 4 living.

 

Children of William Frederick and Rachel (Witte) Gherke.

 

 20.  (1). Claude                  b.Dec 27 1880

         m.Leota White

 

 21.  (2). Valerie                 b.Apr    1883

         m.Chester Poling

 

 22.  (3). Oda                                     d.before 1900

 

 23.  (4). Ira                     b.Aug    1891   d.child

 

 24.  (5). Lenna                   b.Dec 21 1894   d.Apr 25 1995

         m.Page Stump

 

 

9.MICHAEL STUMP GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    Michael Stump Gherke, a son of Charles and Talitha (Shock) Gherke, was born July 26, 1869 and died February 8, 1951.  He married Nellie Knotts.  Nellie, a daughter of Simon and Bell (Riffe) Knotts, was born June 28, 1884.

 

Children of Michael Stump and Nellie (Knotts) Gherke.

 

 25.  (1). Erless                  b.Dec 28 1905

         m.Herbert Hayhurst Mar 3 1929

 

 26.  (2). Wayland                 b.Nov 28 1908   d.Aug 11 1987

         m.Mary Leon Carr

 

 27.  (3). Whitt                   b.Dec 12 1910   d.Nov  5 1987

         m. Lenore G. Gainer

 

 28.  (4). Aleen                   b.Jan 21 1915   d.Oct 30 1968

 

 29.  (5). Carlos                  b.Jun  9 1920

 

 

20.CLAUDE GHERKE    6.WILLIAM FREDERICK GHERKE     1.CHARLES

GHERKE

 

    Claude Gherke, a son of William Frederick and Rachel (Witte) Gherke, was born in Gilmer County WV December 27, 1880.  He married Leota White.  Leota, a daughter of Joseph Winfield and Elvira (Stump) White, was born in Gilmer County July 24, 1890.

 

Children of Claude and Leota (White) Gherke.

 

 30.  (1). Thelma Ruie             b.Jul 21 1908

         m.Harry Robinson

         m.Walter Pickles

 

 31.  (2). Cleburn Lourain         b.Aug 30 1909

         m.Flara Kerby

 

 32.  (3). Arlan Claude            b.Feb  9 1912

         m.Ruth Johnson

 

 33.  (4). Olin Milford            b.Oct 13 1916   d.Jun 21 1995

         m.Lakie Ward

 

 34.  (5). Cathern Pearl           b.Nov  1 1920   d.infant

 

 35.  (6). Oran Leon               b.Jan  1 1922   d.infant

 

 36.  (7). Oless London            b.Jan  1 1922

         m.Marian Heavener

 

 37.  (8). Ira Elliot              b.Oct  2 1926

         m.Doris Jane Witte Jul 17 1949

 

 

25.ERLESS GHERKE     9.MICHAEL STUMP GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    Erless Gherke, a daughter of Michael Stump and Nellie (Knotts) Gherke, was born in Calhoun County WV December 28, 1905. She married Herbert Hayhurst March 3, 1929.  Herbert died in 1957.

 

Children of Herbert and Erless (Gherke) hayhurst.

 

 38.  (1). Herbert Gail            b.Dec  2 1929

         m.Dorothy Brannon Jun 6 1953

 

 39.  (2). Ernest Neil             b.Jan 19 1931

         m.Christine Paulding  Apr 19 1958

 

 40.  (3). Carolyn                 b.Oct 12 1936

         m.Jerry Collins  Jun 8 1958

 

 41.  (4). Carolos Kyle            b.Sep 21 1941

         m.Judith Ann Remke  Jun 11 1966

 

 42.  (5). Junell                  b.Jun  2 1943

         m.Paul L. Vannoy  Apr 21 1962

 

 

26.WAYLAND GHERKE    9.MICHAEL STUMP GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    Wayland Gherke, a son of Michael Stump and Nellie (Knotts) Gherke, was born November 28, 1908 and died August 11, 1987. He married Mary Leon Carr. Mary, a daughter of Isaac D. and Minnie Ola (Van Buren) Carr, was born June 22, 1915 and died August 11, 1987.

 

Children of Wayland and Mary Leon (Carr) Gherke.

 

 43.  (1). Roger Hoyt              b.Nov 19 1938   d. Jun 23 2004

         m. Peggy (O’Neal) Fisher

 

 44.  (2). Larry Charles           b.Jun  7 1944   d.Sep 11 1984

         m.Valory Sams

 

 45.  (3). Eugene Carr             b.Jun  1 1946   d.Oct 15 1982

         m.Debra Morehead

 

 

27.WHITT GHERKE   9.MICHAEL STUMP GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

Whitt Gherke, a son of Michael Stump and Nellie (Knotts) Gherke, was born in Calhoun County WV December 12, 1910 and died November 5, 1987. He nmarried Lenore G. Gainer. Lenore, a daughter of Victor and Alta (Stull) Gainer, was born in Calhoun County June 11, 1928 and died there July 21, 2008.

 

31.CLEBURN LOURAIN GHERKE     20.CLAUDE GHERKE    6.WILLIAM

FREDERICK GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    Cleburn Lourain Gherke, a son of Claude and Leota (White) Gherke, was born in Calhoun County WV August 30, 1909 and died there April 23, 2006.  He married Flara Kerby in Gilmer County August 4, 1929.  Flara, a daughter of John Lee and Biddian (Wright) Kerby, was born in Calhoun County WV July 27, 1910 and died there April 24 2008.

 

Children of Cleburn Lourain and Flara (Kerby) Gherke.

 

 46.  (1).  Clebrun Eugene         b.Dec 28 1930

         m. Joan Sturm

 

 47.  (2). Ardene Lee              b.Feb 19 1933

         m. Marjorie Stump

 

 48.  (3). Pauline Virginia        b.Apr  5 1935

         m. Ardith Vanhorn

 

 49.  (4). Jurlene Wanda           b.Nov 19 1938

         m. William Thorn

 

 50.  (5). Radene Lee              b.Jan  9 1940

         m. Billy Joe Kuhl May 23 1959

 

 51.  (6). Lorene Ann              b.Jan 17 1942

         m. David Hathaway

 

 52.  (7). Arlene Kay              b.Oct  2 1944

         m. Russell Smith

 

 

33.OLIN MILFORD GHERKE    20.CLAUDE GHERKE    6.WILLIAM FREDERICK

GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    Olin Milford Gherke, a son of Claude and Leota (White) Gherke, was born in Gilmer County WV October 13, 1916 and died in Calhoun County WV June 21, 1995.  He married Lakie Ward.

 

Children of Olin Milford and Lakie (Ward) Gherke.

 

 53.  (1). Bill

 

 54.  (2). Carolyn

         m.----- Small

 

 

44.LARRY CHARLES GHERKE    26.WAYLAND GHERKE    9.MICHAEL STUMP GHERKE    

 1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    Larry Charles Gherke, a son of Wayland and Mary Leon (Carr) Gherke, was born June 7, 1944 and died September 11, 1984. He married Valory Sams.

 

Children of Larry Charles and Valory (Sams) Gherke.

 

 55.  (1). David Charles           b.Nov 20 1964

         m. Lorenda Schreckengost

 

 56.  (2). Diane Christine         b.Jan 26 1969

         m. Scott Parrish

 

 

45.EUGENE CARR GHERKE    26.WAYLAND GHERKE    9.MICHAEL STUMP GHERKE    

1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    Eugene Carr Gherke, a son of Wayland and Mary Leon (Carr) Gherke, was born June 1, 1946 and died October 15, 1982. He married Debra Morehead. Debra was born August 17, 1950.

 

Children of Eugene Carr and Debra (Morehead) Gherke.

 

 57.  (1). Mindi Ann               b.Jun  4 1974

 

 58.  (2). Michael Scott           b.Aug 21 1977

 

 

55.DAVID CHARLES GHERKE     44.LARRY CHARLES GHERKE    26.WAYLAND GHERKE

   9.MICHAEL STUMP GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    David Charles Gherke, a son of Larry Charles and Valory (Sams) Gherke, was born November 20, 1964. He married Lorenda Schrenckengost. Lorenda was born June 20, 1967.

 

Children of David Charles and Lorenda (Schreckengost) Gherke.

 

 59.  (1). Nathasa LeAnn           b.Mar 17 1987

 

 60.  (2). Nicholas David          b.Sep 15 1993

 

 

56.DIANCE CHRISTINE GHERKE    44.LARRY CHARLES GHERKE    26.WAYLAND

GHERKE    9.MICHAEL STUMP GHERKE     1.CHARLES GHERKE

 

    Diane Christine Gherke, a daughter of Larry Charles and Valory (Sams) Gherke, was born January 26, 1969. She married Scott Parrish. Scott was born Aaugust 29, 1969.

 

Children of Scott and Diane Christine (Gherke) Parrish.

 

 61.  (1). David Tyler             b.Oct  6 1988

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

"Gilmer County WV History 1845-1989" p.158,159

"History of Calhoun County Wv 1989" pp.81,82,98,115,117

Minney, Fern, "Family Album of the Minney etc."

Norman, Don, "Descendants of Alford Long", "Descendants of Isaac Carr"

Peake, Sandra, "Descendants of Isaac Carr"

The Glenville Democrat May 4 1995, Jun 29 1995

1900 Calhoun County WV census

“NewsandSentinel.com” Jun 27 2004

“Hur Herald.com” Apr 25 2006, Apr 26 2008, Jul 22 2008

http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcalhou/marriage.html