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Christian Schrag b. 24 Apr 1826 Kosching, Bavaria, GR d. 29 Oct 1917 Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Christian Schrag

Male 1826 - 1917  (91 years)


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  • Name Christian Schrag  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 24 Apr 1826  Kosching, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • near Ingolstadt
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 13 Oct 1846  La Have To New Orleans, LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ship Leodes - Then up the Mississippi River to Illinois
    Residence 1850  Tremont Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1860  Tremont Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Christian, 33, born Germany, Farmer; Mary, 23, born Germany, Tremont Twp.; Ellen, 7, b. IL; Man (Emmanuel?), 5, b. IL; Mary, 3, b. IL; Christian, 1, b. IL; Michael Zimmerman, 82, b. Germany, farmer; Peter Zimmerman, 17, b. OH, labourer; Ellen, 56, b. Germany.
    Occupation Farmer 
    Religion Amish Mennonite  [6
    Residence 1868  Nebraska Twp., Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Flanagan area
    Died 29 Oct 1917  Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Waldo Cemetery
    Person ID I1982  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2019 

    Father Christian Schrag,   b. 23 Dec 1798, Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1831, Unterföhring, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Burki,   b. 24 Jan 1802, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1892, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Abt 1821 
    Family ID F1402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Zimmerman,   b. 5 Nov 1835, St. Valentin, Indre Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1920, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1852  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Magdalena Schrag,   b. 1853,   d. 1922  (Age 69 years)
     2. Emanuel Schrock,   b. 1855,   d. 1945  (Age 90 years)
     3. Mary Schrock,   b. 20 Oct 1857, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1920, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Christian Schrock,   b. 24 Nov 1859,   d. 4 Jun 1903  (Age 43 years)
     5. Elizabeth Schrock,   b. 25 Jan 1862
     6. Anna Schrock,   b. 1 Jan 1864,   d. 27 May 1867  (Age 3 years)
     7. Jacobina (Phebe) Schrock,   b. 28 Mar 1866,   d. 27 May 1894  (Age 28 years)
     8. Sarah Schrock,   b. 25 Mar 1868,   d. 20 Jul 1947  (Age 79 years)
     9. Barbara Schrock,   b. 3 Jan 1869,   d. 5 Jan 1897  (Age 28 years)
     10. Dr. Joseph B. Schrock,   b. 10 Mar 1873, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1961, Sharon, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     11. Katherine B. Schrock,   b. 23 Jul 1875,   d. 9 May 1963  (Age 87 years)
     12. Lucina (Lucie) Schrock,   b. 25 Jan 1877,   d. 29 Jun 1949  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F1405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1826 - Kosching, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Tremont Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Mar 1852 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Tremont Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Nebraska Twp., Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Oct 1917 - Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • OBIT from Gospel Herald - Nov.29, 1917
      Schrock.-Christian Schrock was born in Bavaria April 24, 1826; died at his late home near Flanagan, Livingston Co., Ill., Oct. 29, 1917; aged 91 y. 6 m. 5 d. He emigrated to New Orleans, La., in 1846, and in 1850 came to Pekin, Tazewell Co., where in 1852 he was married to Mary Zimmerman. They resided at this place until 1868 when they moved to Nebraska Twp., being of the earliest settlers. Twelve children were born to them. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church when a young man and remained a faithful member. He leaves a devoted wife and seven children, also 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the house by Bro. D. M. Slagle and at the Church by Bro. Dan Orendorff in German and Bro. Geo.Sommer in English. Buried in the Waldo Cemetery. [2, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S689] Pedigree Chart for Rodger Allen Salzman.

    2. [S111] Letter to Donna Birkey re: Schrag family, Yvonne M. Zaher.

    3. [S153] Illinois Ministers Attending the Amish Ministers’ Meetings of 1862-1878, Part Two, Steven R. Estes.

    4. [S1120] Migrations of the Schrag Family of Leumberg Switzerland from Adam to Adams County (Part 1-to the 20th Century), P. 58.

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

    6. [S764] 1860 Census .

    7. [S11] Obituaries of Individuals.

    8. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, Mar 14.

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


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