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View Tree for Noah ZookNoah Zook (b. May 30, 1841, d. February 10, 1912)

Noah Zook (son of Joseph Zook) was born May 30, 1841 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died February 10, 1912 in Goodman, Missouri. He married Hanna Mary Snoke on December 06, 1866.

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Obituary: Zook - Bro. Noah Zook was born near Chamberburg, Pa., May 30, 1841, and died February 06, 1912, aged 70 years, 9 months and 6 days. Was married to Hannah Mary Snoke, December 16, 1866, a happy union of forty-six years. To this union eleven children were born, three of whom died in childhood. Four of the family went abroad as foreign missionaries. Three of these gave up their lives in foreign lands in the cause of Christ. The youngest of the family, Martha, died in Illinois in 1899. The surviving members are Anna C. George, residing in Goodman, Mo.; D. W. Zook, in India,; J. A. Zook and J. I. Zook residing in Kansas City, Mo. Father Zook moved with his family from Pennsylvania to Dickinson county, Kansas, in 1881 and resided in North Dickinson until 1895. He was converted at the age to twenty-six and entered the ministry in 1872, laboring faithfully in the vineyard of the Lord until within two months of his death. Thirteen years were devoted entirely to evangelistic work. He was a noble, kind and living husband, a devoted father, a loyal neighbor and faithful servant of God and the church. The services were conducted at the Abilene church by Eldrs J. N. Engle and M. G. Engle, assisted by the home ministry. Text, II. Tim 4:6 7,8. Bro. J Zook died at Goodman, Mo., where they had their home with their son-in-law Jacob George, for the last three years. He, with his wife, had made a visit of about five months last Summer and Fall in Oklahoma and Kansas laboring in the gospel and attending our Fall love feasts, returning home the latter part of November. His last Sermon was preached in the Abilene church, where his funeral was held, from the test, "Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it." (I. Thess. 5:24) His health had been failing since their return home, and his life ended by strangulated hernia. His life has been a labor of love and many are made to feel that we have lost a Father in Israel, because of the help and blessing he has been to many both in and out of church. From Abilene the body was taken to the Zion church, his former home, for burial. Here is was taken into the church where a goodly number of neighbors had gathered, where a few songs were sung and a prayer offered, after which the remains were viewed and then laid in its last resting place in the adjoining cemetery awaiting the morning of the resurrection.

Elder NOAH ZOOK was born May 30, 1841 in Franklin County, Pa. He became a minister of the River Brethren, Brethren in Christ Church, a newer denomination taking roots from the Anabaptist-Mennonite-Amish backgrounds. He married Hanna Mary Snoke in 1866, (b.March 26, 1846 - d.July 27, 1926; daughter of Anna High and Christian Snoke). Their family grew to eleven children including Anna Catharine. In about 1881 the entire family re-located to a farm just north of Abilene, Kansas. Here, along with their cousins, Jacob and Anna Eisenhower, (eventual grandparent of President Dwight David Eisenhower and Katie Hershey (of the chocolate family), Noah founded a Brethren in Christ church in this rather unsettled wild frontier. By 1888 Noah was chosen by the Church General Conference to be the first traveling evangelist. He and Hanna answered this call to service, and their ministerial experiences are well chronicled in the "Quest for Piety and Obedience, The Story of the Brethren in Christ" by Carlton Wittlinger and the "Evangelical Visitor" over the period of many years. Four of the Zook children and their spouses became missionaries to India and South Rhodesia. Sadly they all lost their young lives to small pox and African fever. In their later years, both Noah and Hanna made their home with their daughter Anna Catharine George in Goodman, Missouri.

More About Noah Zook:
Fact 1: Both buried in Zion Cemetery, Abilene, Kansas.
Fact 2: December 06, 1866, Married: Hannah Marie Snoke.

More About Noah Zook and Hanna Mary Snoke:
Marriage: December 06, 1866

Children of Noah Zook and Hanna Mary Snoke are:
  1. +Anna Catharine Zook, b. June 10, 1869, Franklin County, Pa., d. August 18, 1945, Van Nuys, California.
  2. David W. Zook, b. Abt. 1872.
  3. Sahah Zook Cress Zook, b. Abt. 1874.
  4. Eiber Zook, b. Abt. 1876.
  5. Rohoda Zook Martin Zook, b. Abt. 1881.
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