April 10, 1656, Heidelbach, Sachsen, Germany.
April 11, 1727, Giessen, Germany.
Heinrich’s father was Simon Schenk, pastor at Heidelbach. Heinrich entered the Padagogium at Giessen in 1670, and then pursued his studies at the University (MA 1676).
In 1676 he returned to the Padagogium as one of the masters, and became præceptor classicus (1677–89).
On December 27, 1689, he was ordained as town preacher and definitor at the Stadtkirche in Giessen.