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John Zehr b. 21 Apr 1862 Woodford Co., IL d. 30 Jun 1919 Bloomington, McLean Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

John Zehr

Male 1862 - 1919  (57 years)


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  • Name John Zehr 
    Born 21 Apr 1862  Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • On parent’s homestead near Mackinaw River
    Gender Male 
    Religion Mennonite 
    USR1 Complications Following Gall Stone Surgery 
    Died 30 Jun 1919  Bloomington, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Brokaw Hospital
    Buried Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Bend Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I1137  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 26 May 2019 

    Father Bishop Jacob Zehr,   b. 17 Sep 1825, Manried, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1898, Deer Creek, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ehresman,   b. 11 Sep 1830, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1902, Deer Creek Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1850  Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Springer,   b. 7 Jul 1867, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1945, East Bend Twp., Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1890  Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Infant Zehr,   b. 24 Jun 1899,   d. 24 Jun 1899  (Age 0 years)
     2. Jacob W. Zehr,   b. 6 Oct 1900,   d. 9 Dec 1976  (Age 76 years)
     3. Silas Zehr,   b. 12 Dec 1903,   d. 26 Jan 1997  (Age 93 years)
     4. Simon Zehr,   b. 26 Feb 1906,   d. 28 Apr 1906, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Rozina Zehr,   b. 7 Sep 1907, Foosland, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1987, Gibson City, Ford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2005 
    Family ID F828  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Apr 1862 - Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1890 - Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jun 1919 - Bloomington, McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • “John Zehr grew up on (his father’s) this farm near Goodfield, IL. In 1889, at the age of 27 years, he purchased forty acres of land in East Bend Township, Champaign County, approximately five miles northeast of Fisher, IL....John served as a director of the Dixon School for a number of years and he was one of the early members of the East Bend Mennonite Church....John loved to travel and he took his family to California on two different occasions. In 1909, he and his family stayed in Upland, CA for the winter. In 1911, he and his family journeyed once more to CA and this time resided in the Upland area for a year. During his stay in CA, John worked in the fruit groves picking oranges and lemons.

      Resided in Foosland, Illinois. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S221] East Bend Mennonite Cemetery.

    2. [S225] East Bend Mennonite Church Records, Peter Zehr.

    3. [S26] Jacob Zehr, 1825-1898, Mackinaw Meeting Preacher, Margaret and Verle Oyer.


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