Orrie Daniel Zehr b. 18 Jul 1909 Tazewell Co., IL d. 8 Oct 1981 Peoria, Peoria Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Orrie Daniel Zehr

Male 1909 - 1981  (72 years)


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  • Name Orrie Daniel Zehr  [1, 2
    Born 18 Jul 1909  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Oct 1981  Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pleasant Grove Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I13994  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2020 

    Father Peter S. Zehr,   b. 25 Jul 1879, Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1956, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Louisa Sutter,   b. 15 Feb 1882, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1973, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1908  Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alma Roth 
    Married 20 Nov 1930 
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F7252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jul 1909 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Oct 1981 - Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Herald, Vol 74, No 45, 10 November 1981

      Zehr - Orrie D, son of Peter and Louisa (Sutter) Zehr, was born in Tazewell Co, Ill., July 18, 1909; died of a heart attack at Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Ill, Oct 8, 1981; aged 72 y.

      On Nov 20, 1930, he was married to Alma Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Lyle and Kenneth), one daughter (Marilyn - Mrs Willis Litwiller), 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Roy and Milton), and 4 sisters (Velma, Fannie, Mary, and Doris - Mrs Robert Yoder).

      He was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct 11, in charge of James Detweiler, Kenneth Good, and Nelson Roth, Jr; interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

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      United States Census, 1940
      Deer Creek, Deer Creek Township, Tazewell, Illinois

      Orrie Zehr Head M 30 Illinois
      Alma Zehr Wife F 30 Illinois
      Marlyn Zehr Daughter F 9 Illinois
      Lyle Zehr Son M 5 Illinois
      Elmer Zehr Son M 0 Illinois

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] Descendants of Christian Nafziger Sutter.

    2. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40926482/orrie-d-zehr.


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