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Johann (John) Bircky (Birky) b. 1 Jan 1835 Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR d. 28 Mar 1925 Peoria, Peoria Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Johann (John) Bircky (Birky)

Male 1835 - 1925  (90 years)


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  • Name Johann (John) Bircky (Birky)  [1
    Born 1 Jan 1835  Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 21 Jun 1849  NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • via Liverpool, on ship Minnesota
    Naturalization 18 Jan 1855  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Declaration of Intent: Record #1-184
    Reference Number 185 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Died 28 Mar 1925  Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Groveland Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Evangelical Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I185  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, 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  [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 Jacobina Hochstettler,   b. 7 Nov 1835, Meringerau/Siebernbrunn, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1896, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1858  Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Jacobena Birky,   b. 24 Mar 1859,   d. 25 Mar 1904  (Age 45 years)
     2. Benjamin Birkey,   b. 24 Dec 1860,   d. 14 Jul 1939  (Age 78 years)
     3. Joseph Birky,   b. 24 Dec 1861,   d. 30 Mar 1862  (Age 0 years)
     4. Mary (Maria) Birky,   b. 8 Feb 1863,   d. 1 Mar 1892  (Age 29 years)
     5. Peter Birky,   b. 16 Feb 1865,   d. 18 Feb 1866  (Age 1 years)
     6. Sarah Birky,   b. 7 Mar 1867,   d. 8 May 1946  (Age 79 years)
     7. Jacob Birky,   b. 26 Jun 1870,   d. 21 Jul 1870  (Age 0 years)
     8. Veronica Birky,   b. 4 Feb 1872,   d. 5 Jun 1873  (Age 1 years)
     9. John C. Birky,   b. 11 Jul 1873, El Paso, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1952  (Age 79 years)
     10. Lydia Birky,   b. 26 Jan 1876,   d. 5 Mar 1964  (Age 88 years)
     11. Emma Birky,   b. 7 Nov 1878,   d. 15 Feb 1960  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2014 
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jan 1835 - Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 21 Jun 1849 - NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 18 Jan 1855 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Mar 1858 - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1925 - Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Groveland Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] The Berkey Book, Ruth Berkey Reichly, (Arlington, VA).

    2. [S467] Declaration of Intent for Naturalization, Birthplace.

    3. [S468] Birky and Springer immigration.

    4. [S467] Declaration of Intent for Naturalization.

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

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


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