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Emma A. Miller b. 20 Mar 1876 Carlock, McLean Co., IL d. 23 Oct 1955 Rantoul, Champaign Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Emma A. Miller

Female 1876 - 1955  (79 years)


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  • Name Emma A. Miller  [1
    Born 20 Mar 1876  Carlock, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (8 Aug? FAG)
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Oct 1955  Rantoul, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • at home of her daughter Mrs. Joe Good
    Buried Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Bend Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I1149  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 26 May 2019 

    Father Christian Miller,   b. 25 Jan 1845,   d. 16 Nov 1915  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Rachel Sharp,   b. 1849,   d. 1926  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F6244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacob E. Zehr,   b. 8 Aug 1872, Goodfield, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1950, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1902  [1
    Children 
     1. Harold A. Zehr,   b. 15 Oct 1903, Goodfield, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1975  (Age 72 years)
     2. Walter Zehr,   b. 8 Sep 1905
     3. Mabel Louise Zehr,   b. 21 May 1908, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1951, Champaign, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Ellis Zehr
     5. Mildred R. Zehr,   b. 13 Feb 1914, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1978, Champaign, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Chester Zehr,   b. 15 May 1916,   d. 19 Jan 1996  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2001 
    Family ID F488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1876 - Carlock, McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1955 - Rantoul, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 46 - November 15, 1955 -- page 1101, 1102.

      Zehr, -- Emma, daughter of Christian and Rachel (Sharp) Miller, was born on March 20, 1876 near Carlock, Ill.; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Good, near Rantoul, Ill., on Oct. 23, 1955, as she was listening to the strains of the hymn, "Lord, I Am Coming Home." She was married to Jacob E. Zehr on Feb. 13, 1902, and they made their home near Goodfield, Ill. Later they moved Yukon, Ill., and in Feb., 1911, they moved to a farm near Fisher, Ill., where they lived until retirement in 1941, when they moved to Fisher. She had been in failing health for the past several months. She is survived by one daughter (Mildred Good), 4 sons (Harold, Roanoke, Ill.; Walter, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; Ellis, Rockville, Ind., and Chester, Fisher, Ill), 28 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters and two brothers (Elizabeth-Mrs. Frank Irons, Congerville, Ill., Mrs. Mary Basting, Bertha and Rufus of Bloomington-Normal area, and Clarence, Stanford, Ill.). She was preceded in death by her husband in 1950; one daughter Mabel Schrock, and one sister who died in her youth. Early in life she accepted Christ as Saviour and had an active interest in the work of her church until her death. Funeral services were held at the Eat Bend Mennonite Church, of which she was a member, by Howard J. Zehr and Ivan Birkey, on Oct. 26. Interment was made in the East Bend Mennonite Church.

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

    2. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, 25 Mar 1876.


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