Mary S Zink (1840..1931)

Mary was born to Sylvester Zink, a native of Alsace-Lorraine, France, and his wife Frederica Staud, a native of Bavaria, having come to this country during the Revolution of 1837. Mr Zink died at the age of 79 years.


One of Unity Township's oldest residents died at 4:30 PM Friday at the home of her son, George, of Crabtree.Mrs Noel was 90 years of age the 21st of December last. Her husband Jacob S Noel preceded her in death five years ago at the age of 93 years. Mrs Noel is survived by the following children: George S of Crabtree;John B of Ligonier; Mrs J J Stevenson of North Side, Latrobe; Mrs Charles McCarthy of Greensburg; Joseph and Raymond of Latrobe; Charles of Carney; and Leo of New Alexandria; also by 38 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of a family of six. the funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning with High Mass of Requiem in St Vincent church. Interment will follow in the family lot at St Vincent's.

Note! Her last Great Grandchild, Leann Noel, was born in January of 1975, 44 years after her death being fathered by her 39th grandchild. The total number of great grandchildren is unknown to me but is greater than 57.

Westmoreland County Courthouse, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Deed; Sylvester Zinck to Killian Bechtold and Egidius Bechtold:
This indenture made April 1st A D 1845 Between Sylvester Zinck of the township of Mount Pleasant county of Westmoreland state of Pennsylvania Fredericka his wife one part and Killian Bechtold and Edigius Bechtold of the borough of Youngstown county and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that said Sylvester Zinck and Fredericka his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred Dollars to them in hand paid by the said Killian Bechtold and Egidius Bechtold at and before the ensealing and delivering here of the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge and thereof acquit and forever discharge the said Killian Bechtold and Egidius Bechtold their heirs and assigns by these presents Heaven granted bargained alienated enfroffed released and confirmed and by these presents Do grant bargain alien enfroff release and confirm unto the said Killian Bechtold and Egidius Bechtold A certain tract of land in the county and state aforesaid Beginning at a chesnut oak corner North forty five and a (Page 309) half degrees East seventy two perches to white oak South fifty five and three perches degrees East thirty seven perches to a pin oak South twenty eight degrees West nineteen perches to a black oak South eighty degrees East forty nine perches to a post then South fifty five and three fourths degrees East fifty seven perches to a post South twenty nine and a half degrees West one hundred and fifty one and one tenth perches to stone North fifty six degrees West thirty six perches to a poplar North thirty degrees West twenty seven and eight tenths perches to stones South twenty degrees West twenty seven perches to a post North sixty two degrees West one perch to a post South twenty three degrees West twenty six perches to a post North seventy nine degrees West thirty five perches to a chestnut North seventeen degrees East fifty seven perches to a white oak South fifty degrees East forty two perches to a post North twenty degrees East thirty nine perches to a white oak North thirty nine degees West fifty perches to a post North seventeen degrees East twenty five perches to a white oak North forty one degrees West forty nine perches to a chestnut oak and place of beginning Containing one hundred and twenty acres strict measure It being the greater part of that one hundred and ninety seven and nine perches and allowances of land granted by the commonwealth Pennsylvania to Henry Marks as by patent dated the 8th day of March 1838 and enrolled in Patent Book H vol 29 page 148 reference thereunto being had all of which will more fully appear and the said Henry Marks and Catharine his wife conveyed the same by their indenture dated March 20 of 1840 to Sylvester Zinck and to his heirs assigns reference being had which will more fully appear to Heave and to Heold the said 120 acres strict measure unto the said Killian Bechtold and Egidius Bechtold their heirs and assigns to the only proper use and benefit and behoof of them the said Killian Bechtold and Egidius Bechtold their heirs and assigns forever and the said Sylvester giveth and Fredericka his wife the aforesaid described land against theirselves and all persons lawfully claiming or to claim they will warrant and forever defend. In testimony whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals to the year and day above written.
Signed and delivered in the presence of us
Daniel H. Kaylor                                                                          Sylvester Zinck        SEAL
John Kaylor                                                                                 Fredericka Zinck       SEAL
Delivered on the day of the foregoing Indenture the consideration money in full.
John Kaylor                                                                                    Sylvester Zinck
Westmoreland County ss. Personally appeared before me one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said county Sylvester Zinck and Fredericka his wife and acknowledged the foregoing Indenture to be their act and deed and desired the same might be recorded to law she the said Fredericka bring of full age and apart by me examined the full contents made known to her whereupon she did declare that she signed of her own free will and accord without any compulsion of her said husband - In testimony whereof I have put my hand and seal this 9th day of April 1845
Recorded 19th of August A D 1845

Combined Ship Lists

From a list of Emigrants who arrived here in Texas in the year of 1844
on the Brig John Dethard, Brig Herschall, and Brig Ferdinand.

Zink, Nicolas  a farmer with wife  from Germany
Zink, W.  Single from  Germany