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Johannes Bircky (Burkey) b. 1777 Rimsdorf, Lower Alsace, FR d. 1850/1860 Putnam Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Johannes Bircky (Burkey)

Male 1777 - 1860  (83 years)


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  • Name Johannes Bircky (Burkey)  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1777  Rimsdorf, Lower Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1817  Riedenburg, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The family moved from Schildschwaig to Maierhofen, at Hemau near Riedenburg. His brother Andreas and family were living nearby on Flugelsberg near Prunn/Brunn.
    Immigration 1836  Hennepin, Putnam Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    • Request to emigrate. Left with children and son-in-law Peter Roggy.
    Reference Number 192 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Residence Nassau-Weilburg, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Busherhof (Lorraine), in former times baronial Nassau-Weilburgerish. (House of Nassau-Weilburg)
    Died 1850/1860  Putnam Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried
    • Probably Putnam Co., IL
    Person ID I192  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 

    Father Johannes (Jean) Bircky (Bircki, Percky),   b. Abt 1748,   d. 1802  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Rubi,   d. Abt 1782 
    Married Abt 1776 
    Family ID F9873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica (Freni) Zwalter,   b. 1780,   d. Bef 1850, Putnam Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 69 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1798  Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • in the Dieuze Ponds area. A witness was his brother-in-law Gascho.
    Notes 
    • according to civil status acts:?1798-02-27 Gondrexange Marriage : Perki Jean marie à Frene zwalter le 9 ventose to 6?[ 02.27.1798 ] , according to Otto , Jean son of Jean Perky senior & Elizabeth Ruby, witness Schwager?Gascho
    Children 
     1. André Birki,   b. 23 Dec 1798, Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1799  (Age 0 years)
     2. Barbe Bircky,   b. 29 Jan 1800, Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1856, Köfering, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Johannes Bircky (Burkey),   b. 17 Sep 1801
     4. André Birki (Burkey),   b. 16 Jun 1802, Rimsdorf, Lower Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1886, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Magdalena Bircky (Burkey),   b. 1807,   d. Aft 1860  (Age > 54 years)
     6. Johannes (John) Bircky (Buerki), Jr.,   b. 24 Jun 1812, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1890, Tiskilwa, Bureau Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Valentin Bircky (Burkey),   b. 20 Jul 1815, Hemau, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Joseph Burkey,   b. 26 Apr 1816, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1887, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Katharina (Catherine) Bircky (Burkey),   b. 4 Feb 1819, Hemau, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1895, Macon, Bureau Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1777 - Rimsdorf, Lower Alsace, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Feb 1798 - Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1817 - Riedenburg, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1836 - Hennepin, Putnam Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1850/1860 - Putnam Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Willow Springs Mennonite Church (Tiskilwa, Illinois, USA)

      Willow Springs Mennonite Church, 1946
      Scan courtesy Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen X-31.1, Box 17/28

      Willow Springs Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located 4 miles south of Tiskilwa, Bureau County, Illinois, a mem­ber of the Illinois Mennonite Conference, was organized in 1836 as an Amish Mennonite congregation, the settlers having come mostly from Bavaria, Germany, plus a few from Butler County, Ohio. The Bavarians had first settled in 1835 in the Hennepin and Gran­ville neighborhood in Putnam County. After meet­ing in homes for 35 years the congregation built its first meetinghouse in 1873. This was destroyed by lightning in 1896, but was immediately rebuilt, and later enlarged several times.

      Three subsidiary groups have been formed from Willow Springs: Ohio Station in the north central part of the county 1840-1915, which never developed into a congregation; Sheffield in the western part of the county 1943-1950; and the Tiskilwa Mennonite Church (General Conference Mennonite), which was formed in 1911 when a group withdrew to join the Central Illinois Mennonite Conference.
      The first minister in the Hennepin community was Jacob Burkey of Hesse, Germany, who never lived in the Tiskilwa neighborhood. The Willow Springs congregation suffered for many years from inadequate and even absentee ministerial leadership and was not established on a sound basis until 1868, when Joseph Burkey, a minister at Tremont, Illinois, moved in and was ordained bishop a year later. His successor was C. A. Hartzler, a minister from Garden City, Missouri, who came in 1913 and was or­dained bishop a year later. C. W. Long was pastor in 1957, with a membership of 142. [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] The Berkey Book, Ruth Berkey Reichly, (Arlington, VA).

    2. [S522] The Albrecht Family of Bureau County (from The Albrechts, 1836-1969, published 1969), Mrs. Henry (Harriet) Albrecht.

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

    4. [S670] Amish Mennonites in 19th Century Bavaria, Hermann Hage, Date.

    5. [S435] The Albrechts, 1836-1969, Amanda Sears, Lloyd Burkey, Lois Albrecht Zehr, Lucille Blade Crawford, Harriet Martin Albrecht and many others, Location.

    6. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, Gives the year as 1836.

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

    8. [S912] News from the Bircky’s, Herbert Holly.

    9. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, March 5, 1798.


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