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Joseph Bircky b. 13 May 1816 Bavaria, GR d. 13 Mar 1902 Milford, Seward Co., NE: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Joseph Bircky

Male 1816 - 1902  (85 years)


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  • Name Joseph Bircky  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 13 May 1816  Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • 13.May.1816 born Joeph Bircki-Father: Valentin Birki leaseholder from the castle farm Unterweilbach aus Lutterbach/ Alsace-Mother Elisabeth Unzicker from Breimthal nearby Heidelberg both Anabaptits (Gravestone:17 May 1816)
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1 Nov 1844  New York from Le Havre Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On ship Nashville
    Occupation Farmer  [4
    Reference Number 174 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Residence 1849  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Abt 1869  Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Abt 1878  Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Mar 1902  Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • East Fairview Cemetery
    Person ID I174  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2018 

    Father Valentin (Valentine) Bircky (Birky),   b. 1794, Lutterbach, Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1860, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Unzicker (Hunziker),   b. 1796, Baierthal, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1848, Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1812-13  Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 2,500 Guilders given to the bride and groom on the occasion of their marriage by the bride’s family.
    Notes 
    • Settlement of Valentine’s estate lists Joseph first and Jacob seond--the rest in the same order as here.
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Eigsti,   b. 23 Jan 1827, Pellheim, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1911, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1847  America Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Valentine M. Burkey,   b. 1 Oct 1867, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1925, Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Mary Burkey,   b. 28 Dec 1850, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1938, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Magdalena Burkey,   b. 4 Jan 1853, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1924, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Phoebe Burkey,   b. 19 Jan 1857, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1916, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. Susan Burkey,   b. 18 May 1860, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1937, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Veronica (Fannie) Burkey,   b. 20 Oct 1863, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1949  (Age 85 years)
     7. Peter J. Burkey,   b. 8 Jul 1867,   d. 21 Oct 1947  (Age 80 years)
     8. Nicolas P. Burkey,   b. 1873,   d. 1881  (Age 8 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1849 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1869 - Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1878 - Milford, Seward Co., NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Mar 1902 - Milford, Seward Co., NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Milford, Seward Co., NE Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Roanoke Centennial History:
      "Joseph Birkey was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1816. He came to the United States in 1844, and settled first in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then moved to Tazewell County for one year, then returned to Germany. He married Barbara Eikstein in Bavaria, then returned to the United States."

      Joseph, his bride-to-be Barbara Augustine (later 'Eigsti'), her sister Catherine, and his younger brother Valentine sailed on the Kilby, arriving at New Orleans in October 1846. The passenger list shows "Joseph Bircky 29; Augustine Cath. 21; Barbara, 20; and Birky Valentine 26." Christian, Elizabeth, and Catherine migrated in 1846.

      On 2 Nov 1861, Joseph petitioned the judge of the Tazewell County Court to name Daniel Uncicker (sic) administrator of the estate of Valentine Birkey. This document gives the date of death as 23 Sept 1861.

  • Sources 
    1. [S245] Valentine Birkey - Probate record .

    2. [S2] The Berkey Book, Ruth Berkey Reichly, (Arlington, VA).

    3. [S137] Valentine Birky Remembers--1935 .

    4. [S507] The Nicholas Eigsti Family, Ardys Serpette, Emery Eigsti, Howard Eigsti.

    5. [S16] Joseph and Catherine Stalter Good, Edna Schertz.

    6. [S906] Birth Record of Joseph Birki, Gravestone gives birth as 17 May 1816.

    7. [S894] Valentine and Elizabeth Birki information, Herbert Holly.

    8. [S507] The Nicholas Eigsti Family, Ardys Serpette, Emery Eigsti, Howard Eigsti, Gives birthdate as 7 May 1816 in Bavaria, GR, which is incorrect.

    9. [S551] The Amish Bircky and Bürcky Families in Bavaria, Herbert Holly.

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


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