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Announcing the Joseph S. Schrock Reunion

The 59th Joseph S. Schrock (1859-1936) and Joseph Lester Schrock (1896-1986) fish fry and reunion will be held September 11, 2011, according to David Schrock of Milan, Illinois. The catfish fillets (caught by Schrock relatives) will be served at noon at New Boston Park, Broadway Street, New Boston, IL. There will be BBQ for those […]

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Schrock Reunion – Magdalena Schrock Smith (1811-1855)

Madeleine Schrack (Schrag) Magdalena Schrock Smith (1811 – 1855) and her descendants This material was used in the Magdalena Schrock Smith presentation at the Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center’s “Schrock Immigrant Day” on June 19, 2010. Compiled and written by Don B. Smith for the presentation given by John J. Smith, both direct descendants of Magdalena […]

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Schrock Reunion – Johannes Schrock (1801-1875)

Johannes Schrack (Schrag) Johannes Schrock (1801-1875) and his descendants This material was used in the Johannes Schrock presentation at the Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center’s “Schrock Immigrant Day” on June 19, 2010. The presentation was made by Justine Detweiler Trout, John Cender, Don Schrock, Frank Kandel, and Kathy Cender Martin, direct descendents of Johannes. The material […]

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Schrock Reunion-European Ancestry (abt. 1550-1772)

Schrag, Schrack, Gerard Schrock European Ancestry (abt. 1550-1772)   This material was used in the Schrock European presentation at the Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center’s “Schrock Immigrant Day” on June 19, 2010. The presentation was made by Donna Schrock Birkey, a direct descendant of Johannes Schrock. (The following is for personal use only and not to […]

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Reactions to Schrock Immigrant Day

Schrock Immigrant Day is history and the event was successful according to many comments received. Here is a sampling of reactions: A member of the planning group said, “I was surprised by the many positive comments on Saturday about the Day, and the thank you e-mails I received. I’m impressed when people take the time […]

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Full Immigrant Day details now available

Full details about Schrock Immigrant Day and Reunion have been added to the website. The Schrock story, from 1550 to 2010, will be presented through drama, PowerPoint, and music–stories of death by cholera, family abandonment, single-handed bridge building, tense family relationships, and legacies of caring. On Saturday a choir of Schrock descendants will sing several […]

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