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Lydia Hanna Schlegel b. 25 Sep 1860 Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL d. 20 Oct 1941 Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Lydia Hanna Schlegel

Female 1860 - 1941  (81 years)


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  • Name Lydia Hanna Schlegel  [1
    Born 25 Sep 1860  Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Oct 1941  Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Waldo Cemetery
    Person ID I11914  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2019 

    Father Bishop Christian Schlegel,   b. 17 Jan 1819, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1884, Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Salome Sommer,   b. 1 Jul 1819, Neuviller-la-Roche, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1890, Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 16 May 1842  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F5299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 August Albrecht,   b. 16 Jun 1861, Waldo Twp., McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1892, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1887  [1
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F8332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bishop John Smith,   b. 27 Nov 1843, Worth Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1906, Metamora, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1899  [1
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F8333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1860 - Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1941 - Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Herald, November 1941:

      "Smith. - Lydia H.,daughter of Christian and Salome Slagel, born Sept. 25, 1860, in Tazewell Co., Ill., the thirteenth in a family of fifteen children, peacefully fell asleep at her home near Goshen, Ind., Oct. 20, 1941; aged 81 y. 25 d. On Jan. 13, 1887, she was united in marriage to August Albrecht. To this union one daughter, Agnes, was born. Four years later he departed this life, after which she made her home with her brother Dan until her marriage to Bishop John Smith of Metamora, Ill., Nov. 1899. After living together six and one-half years, he was suddenly called to his reward. In 1912 she moved with her daughter, Mrs. C. J. Gunden at Flanagan, Ill., where she lived for eighteen years, after which she moved with the family to Goshen, Ind. She leaves to mourn her departure her daughter, Mrs. Agnes Gunden of Goshen; also J. D. and S. E. Smith and Mrs. Ella Oyer of Eureka, Ill., Mrs. Emma Schertz of Goshen, C. Henry Smith of Bluffton, Ohio., 30 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, a brother, Dan, of Flanagan, a host of nieces and nephews, and many more relatives and friends. At an early age she united with the Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful until death. She was much interested in the work of the Church and one of her greatest pleasures was that of giving to a needy cause. She taught in the Sunday school for a period of about fifty years, having been one of the first teachers at the Waldo Church near Flanagan. In the last number of years she often expressed her desire to be at home with her Lord. All of her family was able to be present at the services with the exception of a granddaughter, Lois Gunden, who sailed for France on Oct. 4 to do relief work. Funeral services, conducted by Bro. S. C. Yoder, were held at the home where she stayed at Goshen, Ind., and at the Waldo Mennonite Church near Gridley, Ill., conducted by Bro. Ezra Yordy of Eureka, Ill., and Bro. J. D. Hartzler of Gridley, Ill. Burial took place in the cemetery near by."

  • Sources 
    1. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker.

    2. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32240405/lydia-h-smith.


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