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Joseph Bürcky (Birki) b. 19 Mar 1828 Bavaria, GR d. 6 Dec 1906 Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Joseph Bürcky (Birki)

Male 1828 - 1906  (78 years)


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  • Name Joseph Bürcky (Birki)  [1, 2, 3
    Residence 1844-67  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Born 19 Mar 1828  Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bavaria cited on his naturalization document
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Abt 1840  Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1841  Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census Jun 1860  Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Burket with wife and five children
    Naturalization 22 Feb 1865  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Along with his brother Valentine, citing his birthplace as Bavaria
    Census Aug 1870  Gridley, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Burkey with wife and seven children
    Residence 1867-1872  Gridley Twp., McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Ordained 1877  Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Deacon in Hopedale Mennonite Chuirch
    Census 10 Jun 1880  Boynton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Birky with wife and six children (Catherine married)
    CLER
    Occupation Farmer 
    Reference Number 18 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Residence 1882-1889  Boynton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1889-1903  Decatur Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1906  Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Do not know when Joseph moved to NE
    Buried Dec 1906  Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Salem Cemetery
    Died 6 Dec 1906  Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2018 

    Father Christian Bürcky (Birki),   b. 1781, Bitche, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1840, Siebenbrunn, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Katharina Nafziger,   b. 1776/1777,   d. 3 Apr 1861, Ehingen, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria (Mary) Bircky (Birky),   b. 19 Mar 1833, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1908, Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1851  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • By A. Ropp
    Children 
     1. Catherine Birky,   b. 28 Jan 1852, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1931, Davenport, Thayer Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Elizabeth Birky,   b. 19 Sep 1853, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1907, Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Jacob Birky,   b. 19 Sep 1855, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1917, Calkins, MT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Valentine Birkey,   b. 2 Feb 1858, Dillon Creek, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1928, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Mary Birky,   b. Abt 1860,   d. Bef 1870  (Age ~ 9 years)
     6. Joseph E. Birky,   b. 9 Sep 1862, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1935, Albany, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Barbara Birky,   b. 3 Dec 1867, El Paso, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1942, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Daniel Birky,   b. 28 Feb 1870, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1901, Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1844-67 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Mar 1828 - Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Abt 1840 - Butler Co., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - Butler Co., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jan 1851 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jun 1860 - Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 22 Feb 1865 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Aug 1870 - Gridley, McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867-1872 - Gridley Twp., McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - 1877 - Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 Jun 1880 - Boynton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1882-1889 - Boynton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1889-1903 - Decatur Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Dec 1906 - Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1906 - Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Joseph Burcky
(1828-1906)
    Joseph Burcky (1828-1906)
    Gravestone in Salem Cemetery, Shickley, NE

  • Notes 
    • Obit: (Gospel Witness, December 1906)
      BIRKEY.-Joseph Birkey was born in Germany, Mar. 19, 1828, and died near Shickley, Neb., Dec 6, 1906; aged 78y. 8m. 17d. On January 7, 1851, he was married to Mary Birkey. They lived in this relation for over fifty-five years. To this union were born nine children, three of whom have preceded him to the spirit world. Three sons, three daughters, fifty-three grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren are left to mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. Bro. Birkey was deacon in the Mennonite church for twenty-nine years and was faithful to the trust placed upon him. He was laid to rest on the 8th of December in the Salem cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Christian Beller of this place and Jacob Stauffer and Joseph Rediger, of Milford, Neb. A great many people assembled to show their love and esteem to one who had lived in their midst and also to show their sympathy to the bereaved ones. As his body now rests in the grave we believe his soul is sweetly resting on the shores of eternal deliverance. Peace to his ashes.

      “From 1889-1903 he served churches in Decatur and Sheridan Counties in Kansas, and in Nebraska, the Filmore congregation (now the Salem Mennonite Church).”

      According to Harry F. Weber in Centennial History of the Mennonites of Illinois,
      “Joseph was the youngest of the six sons and the smallest, and he was a man of over 6 feet in height and weighed over 200 pounds. In 1850, according to U.S. census files, Joseph Birkey was 22 years old and his brother Jacob was 24, and they were living with their brother John Birky in Tazewell County, Illinois.” From “A Brief Account of the History, Ancestry & Descendants of the John C. Birky Family.” [4, 5, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Illinois Ministers Attending Amish Ministers’ Meetings of 1862-1878, Steven R. Estes.

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

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

    4. [S955] Illinois Ministers Attending the Amish Ministers’ Meetings of 1862-1878, Part One, Steven R. Estes.

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

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


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