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Ullrich (Houle) Schrag b. 29 Apr 1687 Wynigen, Bern, SW: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Ullrich (Houle) Schrag

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  • Name Ullrich (Houle) Schrag  [1, 2
    Born 29 Apr 1687  Wynigen, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Leumberg
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 29 Apr 1687  Wynigen, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Named for witness Ulli Wyss of Louenberg.
    Religion Anabaptist 
    Residence 1713  Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2102  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2019 

    Father Bendicht Schrag,   b. 1667, Wynigen, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Barbe Gugger,   b. 1660, Leumberg, Wynigen, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1687 
    Family ID F1468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margareth Rothlisberger,   b. 1695 
    Children 
     1. Ulrich Schrag,   b. 1 Jul 1725, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Christian Schrag,   b. 1729, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Benedicht Schrag,   b. 1731, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1781, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. Barbli Schrag,   b. 1733
     5. Anneli Schrag,   b. 1736
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2004 
    Family ID F1488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Apr 1687 - Wynigen, Bern, SW Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 29 Apr 1687 - Wynigen, Bern, SW Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1713 - Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • “In the Bernese State Archives, two brothers--Christian and Bendicht Schrag, sons of Ulrich Schrag--are mentioned in a 1765 list of Anabaptists. They had moved from Wynigen-Launberg to the Munster Valley. However, at that time, other Schrags were already residents in the Zweibrücken area.”

      “In 1738 Houle (Ulrich) Schrag, age fifty, was living in Eschert in the Jura, thus born in 1689. He had a wife Marguerite, age forty-five, and children Houle (Uli in French), Christian, age nine, Bendit, age seven, Barbelet, age five, and Annelet, age two.”

      “He went to Eschert in 1713. Eschert is on the south side of the French-speaking valley Val Moutier/Grand Val/Münsterthal in the Jura Mountains of Canton Bern, approximately 16 miles northwest of Wynigen. At the time it would only have been reached from Wynigen by traveling a roundabout road for 44 miles. From Lüsslingen it would have been only seven miles to the northwest if a direct route were possible over the mountains, but was actually 35 miles by roundabout road. On its south side Eschert touches Canton Solothurn. Bernese authorities were prohibited from chasing Anabaptists across that boundary (and so, based solely on his relocation, we strongly suspect that ?llrich had chosen adult baptism). A fire destroyed most of the village of Eschert in 1733. ?llrich married Margreth Röthlisberger. In 1738 a census at Eschert identified Ulrich Schrag, 50; Marguerite, 45; Houle [?li], 13; Christian, 9; Bendit [Bendicht], 7; Barbelet [Barbli], 5; and Annelet [Anneli], 2. “

      “This was probably the Ulrich Schrag who was a native of Laumberg near Wynigen, Bern, Switzerland when he moved to the commune of Eschert in the Munstertal, Alsace, France in 1713. He was an Anabaptist. He was married to Margreth.” [1, 3, 4, 5, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S389] Research Report A3 2004.

    2. [S805] GeneaNet Family Tree of Peter Schrag.

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

    4. [S64] The Schrags and Kinzingers on the Heckenaschbacherhof, Hermann Guth.

    5. [S313] Both Sides of the Ocean: Amish-Mennonites From Switzerland to America, J. Virgil Miller, (Masthof Press, Morgantown, PA).

    6. [S1120] Migrations of the Schrag Family of Leumberg Switzerland from Adam to Adams County (Part 1-to the 20th Century), P. 154.


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