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Subject: Mary Shreck (1827?-1886) VA-IN-KS & Huntington
Author: LeAnn Weller
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Surnames: Shreck, Shrack, Schreck, Schrack, Kitterman
Mary Shreck Kitterman died of Huntington's & passed it to several of her children. I am trying to identify the parents of Mary E. Shreck. born in Virginia about 1827 and dies in Saline County Kansas 8 July 1886. She is buried in Chenwork Brown Cemetery, Ness Co. Kansas. She was married to John Kitterman (1823-1896) on 9 Jan 1845 in Harrison County, Indiana. Prior to her marriage to John Kitterman there is no Huntington's Disease in the Kitterman family. Consequently, either Mary's father [unknown Shreck] or her mother [Catherine Unknown] must have had the disease.
The Shreck name has several possible spelling (Shreck, Shrack, Schreck, Schrack).
One source indicates her parents might be George Shreck and Sarah Detrick married in Rockingham Co. on 15 December 1831.
In the 1850 Census for Harrison Co., Indiana Catherine Shreck is living with John & Mary. I believe her mother's name is Catherine. Catherine is 63 and was born in Virgina.
Any help you can provide will be appreciated.