Henry Shock image from book frontpiece

Henry Shock

Henry Shock

Henry SHOCK image from book frontpiece courtesy of Judy Berndt

Henry Shock, Jr., son of Henry Shock and Sarah Elizabeth Holtzapfel, was sibling to John Shock, of this blog’s line.

From “Pioneer Families of Missouri”, Page 410

“Henry SHOCK of Germany, emigrated to America and settled first in Pennsylvania, from whence he removed to Greenbriar Co. VA. His children were–Henry, John, Jacob, Rayner, Christina and Sally. John married Polly SHILLEY, and they had–Milley, David, Henry, Hector P. L., Eliza, Polly, William, Rebecca, Peggy and Sarah. Mr. Shock settled in Boone Co., MO in 1906, and built a horse-mill. His son Henry was married fist to Mary JACKSON, and second to Hannah L. COX, and by his two wives he had sixteen children. He settled in Audrain County in 1831, and bought out Richard WILLINGHAM, “stock, lock and barrel” for $80. He afterward purchased the property of Colonel Robert FULKERSON, whose land adjoined his, and the latter removed to Montgomery County. Mr. Shock is called the “fat man” of Audrain County and we give his portrait on page 228. David Shock married Cynthia GIBSON of Boone County. Hector P. L. married Sarah A. JACKSON, and settled in Bates County, where he died. Eliza married Thomas STRICKLAND, the first stage contractor on the Booneslick Road. Polly married William BREWER. William married the widow EVANS. Margaret married Perry COX. Sarah A. married Milton BLYTHE. Richard died in childhood.”