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André Schrag b. Abt 1749 Mittelbach, Zweibrücken, GR d. 13 Jun 1809 Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

André Schrag[1, 2]

Male Abt 1749 - 1809  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name André Schrag  [3, 4, 5
    Born Abt 1749  Mittelbach, Zweibrücken, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • - Birth year calculated from birth record of granddaughter Catherine, when his age was given as 52 in 1805. At his death in 1809 his age is given as 60. (A record from Europe gives the birth date os 1753.) PYRENEES ORIENTALES, 66482.
    Gender Male 
    Education Could Write His Name 
    Occupation Miller-Likely The Master Miller Enumerated At Hengstbach (=Mittelbach, D 66482) Near Zweibrücken In The German Palatinate In A Census From 1776. Also A Miller At Tenschmuhle In Lorraine  [3
    Religion Amish 
    Residence 1776  Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wahlerhof estate at Mittelbach-Hengstbach.
    Residence 1781  Oron, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Near Chateau-Salins
    Residence 1797  Grostenquin, Linstroff, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Near Linstroff
    Died 13 Jun 1809  Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Living with son André’. Death document says he was originally from “Deuxponts (Mont-tonnere)” (Zweibrücken) A widower in second marriage of Suzanne Herge. Father of André Schrag, 30, who reported the death.
      Translation of death document by Neil Ann Levine:
      2) Death of André Schrag, widower, 60.  On June 13, 1809, 7 p.m., ... in Vergaville, canton of Dieuze, arrondissement of Château-Salins, department of Meurthe [department of Moselle today], appeared André Schrag, 30, and Joseph Reisinger, 56, both millers, and Gabriel Pierre, 30, leather worker [no French dictionary I have here at home has an entry for "chamoiseur"], all three living in Vergaville, the first a son and the other two acquaintances of André Schrag, fellow miller ["compagnon" can also mean apprentice, but that would hardly apply to the deceased at 60], living in Vergaville, and they have declared that today, at 4 p.m., the said André Schrag, 60, native of Deux-Ponts (Mont-Tonnere) [the short-lived French department of Mont-Tonnere, encompassing Zweibrücken, i.e., Deux-Ponts, in the Palatinate, dates to Napoleon's tremendous expansion of greater France], widow in his second marriage of Suzanne Hergë [Hirschi], died at the home of the first declarer [his like-named son].  And the declarers signed the present death document with me, after it had been read aloud to them, with the exception of André Schrag, son of the deceased, who declared that he does not know how to write or to sign his name.   
    Person ID I1011  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2019 

    Father Ulrich Schrag,   b. 1714, Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Meyer,   b. 1715 
    Married 6 Jun 1735  Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Ernstweilerhof
    Family ID F392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Suzanne Bachmann 
    Children 
     1. André /Schrag (Gerard Serach),   b. 1779, Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1848, Dombrot-sur-Vair, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F5638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Madeleine Zehr,   b. 1746,   d. 24 Dec 1795, Albestroff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1795  [12
    Children 
     1. Suzanne Schrag,   b. 1789
     2. André Schrag,   b. 1793
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F1693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Susanne Christine Hirschi,   d. 15 Apr 1799, Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1779  [13
    • Calculated from death document info.
    Children 
     1. Simon Schrag (Schrack),   b. 1781, Oron, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1856, Sainte-Ouen-lès-Parey, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Pierre Schrag (Serach),   b. 1791, Sarreguemines, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1854, Gondrecourt-le-Château, Meuse, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Christophe Schrag (Gerard),   b. 26 Oct 1797, Grostenquin, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1850, Chassey Beaupré, Meuse, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1749 - Mittelbach, Zweibrücken, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1776 - Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1781 - Oron, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1797 - Grostenquin, Linstroff, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jun 1809 - Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • After Suzanne Bachman died, Andréas moved to Lorraine in France and married Suzanne Hirchi before 1781. Lived in Oron (F 57528) near Chateau-Salins in 1781 and in
      1797 in Grostenquin near Linstroff. Andreas was named as an “anne Baptiste” miller at the mill of Tenchel in the birth document of son Christian. The mother of Christian is named as Susan Hirche.

      Andréas later settled in Vergaville (F 57708) near Dieuze, where he was living with son Andréas at the time of his death in 1809. He was miller at the Tenchel in Lorraine.

      In 1805, André’ signed the birth record of his granddaughter, Catherine Schrag, daughter of son André’ and Anne Pelsey.

      Translation of death document by Neil Ann Stuckey Levine:
      2) Death of André Schrag, widower, 60.  On June 13, 1809, 7 p.m., ... in Vergaville, canton of Dieuze, arrondissement of Château-Salins, department of Meurthe [department of Moselle today], appeared André Schrag, 30, and Joseph Reisinger, 56, both millers, and Gabriel Pierre, 30, leather worker [no French dictionary I have here at home has an entry for "chamoiseur"], all three living in Vergaville, the first a son and the other two acquaintances of André Schrag, fellow miller ["compagnon" can also mean apprentice, but that would hardly apply to the deceased at 60], living in Vergaville, and they have declared that today, at 4 p.m., the said André Schrag, 60, native of Deux-Ponts (Mont-Tonnere) [the short-lived French department of Mont-Tonnere, encompassing Zweibrücken, i.e., Deux-Ponts, in the Palatinate, dates to Napoleon's tremendous expansion of greater France], widow in his second marriage of Suzanne Hergë [Hirschi], died at the home of the first declarer [his like-named son].  And the declarers signed the present death document with me, after it had been read aloud to them, with the exception of André Schrag, son of the deceased, who declared that he does not know how to write or to sign his name.   

      André’s descendants are compiled in the voluminous first edition of “Who’s Who in The Schrock Family”, and printed in February 2001 by Kevin J. Willems. [3, 14]

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Original: Amische Mennoniten in Deutschland, Hermann Guth, (Masthof Press, Morgantown, PA).

    2. [S985] Descendants of Andre Schrag and Anne Pelsy.

    3. [S113] Partial Genealogy of the Family of Christian Schrag/Schrock/Gerard, Neil Ann Stuckey Levine.

    4. [S112] Salt of the Earth: Joseph Saltzmann, Barbara Litwiller and Descendants, Katie Green.

    5. [S190] Schrag, Berki, Pelsey:, Jean Francois Lorentz.

    6. [S712] Handwritten notes , Maurice Hebert , Gives birthdate as 1749.

    7. [S269] GeneaNet Family Tree of Jean François Lorentz , http://gw.geneanet.org/lorentz_w?lang=en;pz=samson+etienne+jean;nz=aymonier;ocz=0;p=andre;n=schrag;oc=4.

    8. [S188] [email protected], Jean Francois Lorentz.

    9. [S259] Andre’ Schrag - Death Record .

    10. [S695] Death Record of Andre Schrag.

    11. [S313] Both Sides of the Ocean: Amish-Mennonites From Switzerland to America, J. Virgil Miller, (Masthof Press, Morgantown, PA).

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

    13. [S113] Partial Genealogy of the Family of Christian Schrag/Schrock/Gerard, Neil Ann Stuckey Levine, Gives date as before 1781.

    14. [S840] Birth document of Madeleine Schertz.


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