Nicolas Risser b. 19 Oct 1811 Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR d. 15 Aug 1889 Stanford, McLean Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Nicolas Risser[1]

Male 1811 - 1889  (77 years)


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  • Name Nicolas Risser 
    Born 19 Oct 1811  Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1859  Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • McLean Co. History
    Immigration Feb 1859  Le Havre to New Orleans Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On board the Heidelberg
    Residence 1863  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • McLean Co. History
    Residence 1871  McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • But in 1870 they are once again found on the census of Montgomery
    Died 15 Aug 1889  Stanford, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Stanford, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    Person ID I15495  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2018 

    Father Nicholas Risser,   b. Abt 1764, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1814, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Barbe Engel,   b. 1776, Guermange, Saarebourg, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1833, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1798  Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • Witnesses included Joseph Farny, a miller on Nolweyer Pond at Bisping (he was Nicolas's brother-in- law, married to Anne Risser); Christian Engel, a Zommange cultivator (Barbe's cousin); Jacob/Jacques Moser, miller at Bisping and neighbor to the bride (he later married Joseph Farny's widow); and Joseph Engel, miller at Lorentzen (Barbe's younger brother).
    Notes 
    • Marriage document seems to say Nicholas is a widower, but no name of first spouse. He is the son of deceased Jacques Risser and Catherine Ruppe, father and mother from Alzing. It does not say if Catherine Ruppe is dead or alive.
      Four major witnesses: Joseph Farnie, miller, living in Nollweyer (57930 Bisping Belles Forets), brother-in-law of the groom. Christian(ne) Engel, farmer, living in Sommange (Zommange 57260), brother in law of the groom; Jacque Moser, miller, living in Nollweyer, neighbour of the bride; Josephe Engel, meunier (miller) demeurant au moulin de Lorentzs. Josephe Farnie does not know reading and writing.

      Barbe Engel, born in Germange (Guermange 57260), 22 years old, daughter of deceased Jean-Pierre Engel and Magdeleine Riffennact, father and mother from Gosselming.
    Family ID F2010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Schmitt,   b. 15 Apr 1824, Imling, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859/60, Stanford, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1845  Imling, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Katherine Risser,   b. 10 Aug 1852, Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1939, Spring Valley, Pierce Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F10687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Oct 1811 - Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Dec 1845 - Imling, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1859 - Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1863 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1889 - Stanford, McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Stanford, McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker.

    2. [S699] Marriage Record of Nicolas Risser & Barbe Engel.

    3. [S688] Nicholas Risser & Barbe Engel, Neil Ann Stuckey Levine, Year only.

    4. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, Memo.


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