Johannes (Jean Gerack) Schrag b. 2 Mar 1775 Bistroff, Moselle, FR d. 10 Jun 1838 Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Johannes (Jean Gerack) Schrag[1]

Male 1775 - 1838  (63 years)


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  • Name Johannes (Jean Gerack) Schrag  [2, 3
    Born 2 Mar 1775  Bistroff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    • At Belgrade/Bellegarde. Perhaps at Bischwald Mill?. At his birth, Jean’s father was 29 years old.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Worked a the mill of Bischval near Bistroff. Cultivator. 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Died 10 Jun 1838  Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    • His death entry described him as cultivator Jean Gerack, 66, born at Belgrade, Canton de St. Avold; the widower of Anne Engel, who had died at Marsal, and husband of Anne Farny, 51, a resident of Vic-sur-Seille. It was witnessed by son André Gerack, 27, a cultivator. (At the village of Vic-sur-Seille was the ruins of the Castle of Bishops of Metz, built in the 12th century. Two large towers and moat remain.)
    Person ID I1009  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2020 

    Father Caspar (Gaspard) Schrag,   b. 1744, Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1794, Neuviller-la-Roche, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Marie Blaser (Blaiser),   b. 1749,   d. 27 Nov 1792, Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1774  [10
    Family ID F390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Barbe Engel,   b. 28 Feb 1772, Kerprich-Aux-Bois, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1810, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1797  Bistroff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11
    • Witnesses included miller Jean Chertz [Schertz], 33, a brother-in-law of the bride living at Bischwald; farmer Nicolas Blanck, 50, a farmer at La Capelle, Bistroff (he was married to Madeleine Hirschi and resided on La Capelle farm at Linstroff); and Jean Klein, a lieutenant in a regiment of Hussars posted at Bistroff.
      The groom signed 'Hans Shrag,' and the bride signed with an 'x,' indicating she was illiterate.
    Notes 
    • Jean was age 22 at marriage. Married at a Bistroff house. Anna was 24.
      Jean was living and working at the mill named Bischwald when he wed.

      Witnesses:
      Jean Chertz, age 38 (born 1759), master of the mill at Bishvals, brother-in-law of future bride (“by virtue of his marriage to Barbara Engel (?1752-1823”).
      Nickolas Blank, farmer, age 50 (born 1744/1748), of la Capelle Bistroff.
      Jean Klein, Lieutenant in First Regiment of hussards (soldier on a horse) in Bistroff.
      Jacob Leck, age 46 (born 1751), forester in des Bois nationaux (national forest?), and has a station at said mill of Bishvals.
      Maire: Muller Laurent, Greffier [4, 12]
    Children 
     1. Marie Schrag (Gerard),   b. 15 Nov 1801, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1843, Vouthon-Bas, Gondrecourt-Le-Château, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     2. Jean Schrag (Gerach),   b. 15 Nov 1803, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1809, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     3. Barbe Schrag (Schraque) (Gerach),   b. 14 Dec 1805, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1852, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     4. Anne Schrag (Gerach),   b. 7 Jul 1807, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1807, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Jean Schrag (Gerach),   b. 4 Aug 1809, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1828, Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Madeleine Farni,   b. 30 Nov 1785, Bisping, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1856, Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1810  Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Canton of Vic, Dept Meurthe
    Notes 
    • Jean was 37 years of age when he married a second time. (Anne was 25.) His marriage document lists him as a farmer/cultivator, living in Ville, Commune of Marsal, Canton of Vic, Dept. of Meurthe, born in Bistroff 24 May 1773, widower of deceased Anna Engel who died on 8 Aug 1810 in Marsal.

      There was a second declaration of marriage in Marsal in the presence of:
      Jean Rouvenac, farmer, (born 1789) living in Rhodes
      Jean Rouvenac, Jr., farmer, age 21, living in Rhodes

      Jean Suisse, laborer, age 50 (born 1802 at Rhodes), living in Rhodes at Gosselming, (cousin of the bride by marriage)
      (married to ____Risser, b. 1760 and d. 1871(?), daughter of Nicolas Risser b 1764 at Alzing,
      died 1814 at age 50 years, married at age 34 to Barbe Engel (Ringle) on 23 Jul 1798 in
      Gosselming.)
      Jacob Abresol, farmer, age 29 (born 1781), living in Rhodes (cousin of the bride by marriage)
      ( b. 12 Nov 1781, sixth son of Joseph Abresol and Barbe Vercler. Married Marie Farney, b.
      1788. One son, Joseph Abresol, b. 30 Nov 1820 in Rhodes, d. 18 Oct 1883 in France at age
      of 62. Married Barbe Nafziger.)

      The first two witnesses are paternal German cousins to the groom and the last two are cousins of the bride by marriage, who after signed the document.

      “On Dec. 27, 1810, in Rhodes, Moselle, Jean Gerack, widower of Anna Engle (d. Aug. 8, year omitted in the record), deceased at a leasable agricultural estate under the jurisdiction of Marsal, Moselle, m. Anna Farny (b. Nov 30, 1785), a native of the mill named Nolweiher in Bisping, Moselle, daughter of Joseph Farny (d. bef. 1810), once miller at Nolweiher, and Anna Schertz. Johannes Schrag d. on June 19, 1838, at Vic (-sur-Seille), Moselle.”

      Translation by NASL:
      “On Dec. 27, 1810, in Rhodes, Jean Gerack, 37, farmer living at the cense called Ville in Marsal, Moselle, b. on May 24, 1773, in Bistroff, Moselle, widower of Anna Engel, married Anna Farny, 25, b. on Nov. 30, 1785, at the mill called Nolweiher [Bisping, Moselle], daughter of the late Joseph Farny, who had been a miller at Nolweiher, and Anna Schertz.” [4, 13, 14]
    Children 
     1. André Farny,   b. 27 May 1811, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Catherine Schrag (Gerack),   b. 5 May 1813, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1851  (Age < 37 years)
     3. Joseph Schrag,   b. 20 Jun 1814, Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Christian Schrag,   b. 20 May 1816, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1827, Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     5. Nicolas Schrag (Gerach),   b. 1818, Raon l’Etape, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1878, Saint-Ouen-Lès-Parey, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Jean Schrag (Gerach),   b. 23 Sep 1818, Chateau-Salins, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Anne Schrag (Gerach),   b. 1820, Marsal, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Madeleine Schrag (Gerack),   b. 1823,   d. 17 Apr 1899, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     9. Pierre Schrag (Gerach),   b. 22 Aug 1825, Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1832, Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     10. Marguerite Schrag (Gerach),   b. 9 May 1828, Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F1587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Mar 1775 - Bistroff, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Feb 1797 - Bistroff, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Dec 1810 - Rhodes, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1838 - Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lived at the Moulin de Bischwald at the time of his marriage to Anna Engel.
      Lived at the cense called Ville in Marsal, Moselle, at the time of his marriage to Anna Farni. [15, 16]

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Amish Mennonites in Germany: Their Congregations, The Estates Where They Lived, Their Families (English edition), Hermann Guth, (Masthof Press, Morgantown, PA).

    2. [S613] Notebook Keeper Christian Engel (1764-1838), Anabaptist Advocate in Napoleonic France, Part 1: Politics and Protests, Neil Ann Stuckey Levine.

    3. [S169] Marriage Record of Jean Schrag.

    4. [S297] Schrag (Gerach) Family information, Jean Francois Lorentz.

    5. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, Uses the date 2 Mar 1775.

    6. [S680] Jean-Michel Engel Website, Uses the date 2 Mar 1775.

    7. [S805] GeneaNet Family Tree of Peter Schrag, Gives birthdate as 2 Mar 1773.

    8. [S269] GeneaNet Family Tree of Jean François Lorentz , Gives year as 1777.

    9. [S805] GeneaNet Family Tree of Peter Schrag.

    10. [S1120] Migrations of the Schrag Family of Leumberg Switzerland from Adam to Adams County (Part 1-to the 20th Century), 1775.

    11. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, 6 Mar 1797.

    12. [S137] Valentine Birky Remembers--1935 .

    13. [S204] More Schrock Information, Willard Schrock, Sr.

    14. [S137] Valentine Birky Remembers--1935 , p. 210.

    15. [S745] Promised Followup re Robert-Espagne Schrocks, Neil Ann Stuckey Levine.

    16. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker.


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