The Religious Affiliation of
Mr. Jenk

Religion: Congregation of Righteousness CBR Scale: D

Name: Mr. Jenk

Other Names: Father

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Daredevil (vol. 1) #194 (May 1983): "Judgement"

Creators: Denny O'Neil, Klaus Janson

Number of Appearances: 1

Ally: Jeremiah Jenk
Ally: Nahum Jenk

Location: New York, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: father of Jeremiah and Nahum Jenk

Mr. Jenk (whose first name was never revealed) was a member a strict, Amish-like sect known as the Congregation of Righteousnes. They were located in upstate New York. The sect did away with modern technology in their lives and lived a lifestyle free from sin, crime and divorce.

Mr. Jenk had two sons, Nahum and Jeremiah. Jeremiah was caught drawing pictures which were contrary to their faith's strict beliefs. He was beat with a stick as punishment. Later his brother Nahum pointed out more drawings by Jeremiah. Another beating was ordered for Jeremiah, but rather than submit, he hit his father with a stick.

As punishment for striking his father thus, Jeremiah was ordered to be put to death. Rather than submit to that punishment, Jeremiah ran away, and lived apart from the sect. He became an incredibly accomplished, respected counterfeiter, and ultimately he was an ally of the Kingpin. Many years later, as an old man, Jeremiah wanted to reconcile with the faith.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Daredevil (vol. 1) #194 (May 1983): "Judgement"

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