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Jakob Bircky b. 1813 Unterweilbach, Bavaria, GR d. 1 Mar 1887 Peoria, Peoria Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Jakob Bircky

Male 1813 - 1887  (74 years)


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  • Name Jakob Bircky  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1813  Unterweilbach, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Oct 1849  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • From Teublitz (north Bavaria) to Bremen, then on the bark Tuisco, arriving New York 15 Aug 1860.
    Census 1880  Linn Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 175 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    USR1 Stomach cancer and lung fever 
    Died 1 Mar 1887  Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I175  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 4 Apr 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, Breimthal, Heidelberg, 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  [6
    • 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 Veronica Hage,   b. 10 Aug 1819,   d. 24 Feb 1901, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1842  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Jacob Birky,   b. 1845,   d. Aft 1870  (Age > 26 years)
     2. Joseph Birky,   b. 1846,   d. 1933  (Age 87 years)
     3. Magdalena Birky,   b. 23 Oct 1848,   d. 25 Aug 1931  (Age 82 years)
     4. Christian C. Birky,   b. 27 May 1852, Dibletz, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1942  (Age 90 years)
     5. John Birky
     6. Mary Birky,   b. 1858,   d. Between 1870-1880  (Age 22 years)
     7. Annie Birky,   b. 1863,   d. Between 1870-1880  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F84  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1813 - Unterweilbach, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Oct 1849 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Linn Twp., Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1887 - Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Herald of Truth, April 1887:
      BURKY - On the 1st of March, in Woodford county, Ill., of cancer in the stomach and lung fever, Bro. Jacob Burky, aged about 72 years. He was buried on the 3d. Services by Chr. Risser, John P. Schmidt and Peter Hockstetler, from 1 Cor. 15 and John 5:24. The deceased suffered much pain for several years, but he bore it all patiently.

      Lived at Hofbesitzer in Lerchenfeld and rented Teublitz

      “Andréas Birki from Gern with brother Jacob made application for emigration to Illinois. The father Valentin remains in Gern. (Maybe to avoid paying taxes, too.) “ [7, 9]

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

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

    3. [S951] Descendants of Valentine Birkey and Elizabeth Unzicker.

    4. [S674] Bircky/Alsace, Herbert Holly, In this email the immigration date is 1859, which was a typo. Should be 1849.

    5. [S929] Re: Jakob Bircki, Herbert Holly.

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

    7. [S937] Bircky Story {Draft of article to be published}, Herbert Holly.

    8. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, 1845.

    9. [S729] Research records sent to Alta Heiser Detweiler in correspondence by Gertrude Guth.


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