My great-great-grandfather, John Jacob Schwenk (1831-1913) moved to London, England from Rheinland-Pfalz in 1850. I have not been able to get farther back for more information. My father, William F.A. Schwenk (1921-2001) brought his wife and 2 daughters to Ottawa Canada in 1955. I am Wendy Schwenk Dixon and I live in Toronto.
We have heard that some of the British Schwenks changed their names to Swain and moved to Australia. I plan to check this out.
By the way, years ago, on a family camping trip we went to Schwenkville and sent a postcard from the post office and posed for photos beside the town sign!
Wendy Schwenk Dixon