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André /Schrag (Gerard Serach) b. 1779 Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR d. 1 Mar 1848 Dombrot-sur-Vair, Vosges, FR: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

André /Schrag (Gerard Serach)[1]

Male 1779 - 1848  (69 years)


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  • Name André /Schrag (Gerard Serach)  [2
    Born 1779  Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    • Mittelbach-Hengstbach Most probably birth year is 1778, calculated from the birth/death records of several children. However, one calculates to 1781, and could be as late as 1788. Death record gives birthplace as “Mittelback in Bavaria.” (the antique Rhenish Bavaria)
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Meunier (Miller)  [2
    Religion Anabaptist 
    Residence 1805  Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Lived in Vergaville in 1809 at the time of his father’s death. ?
    Residence 1813  Assenoncourt, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1814-1817  Baccarat, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (F 54039)
    Residence 1818-1819  Deyvillers, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (F 88132)
    Residence 1823-1848  Dombrot-sur-Vair, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (F 88141) At the mill Graviere.
    Died 1 Mar 1848  Dombrot-sur-Vair, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death certificate states André was a son of the late André’ Schrag, a miller at Mittelbach, and a woman whose name was not known to the witnesses, one of whom was David Schertz, husband of Catherine Schrag and son-in-law of the deceased.?
    Person ID I2115  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2019 

    Father André Schrag,   b. Abt 1749, Mittelbach, Zweibrücken, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1809, Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Suzanne Bachmann 
    Married Bef 1779 
    Family ID F5638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Pelsey (Pelzel, Bellesley),   b. 5 Nov 1783, Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1843, Robecourt, Lamarche, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1805  Oberstinzel, Fenetrange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    • Moulin Sarreck
    Children 
     1. Catherine Schrag (Serach),   b. 22 Nov 1805, Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1893, Roanoke Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Madeleine Schrag (Gerard),   b. 13 Mar 1807, Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1808, Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Anne Georgette Schrag (Gerard),   b. 24 Apr 1809, Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1810, Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Christian Schrag (Gerard),   b. 4 Nov 1810, Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. André Schrag (Gerard),   b. 22 Feb 1813, Assenoncourt, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1878, Sauvigny, Meuse, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Christine /Schrag (Gerard Serach),   b. 29 Dec 1814, Baccarat, Meuse, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1857, Pagny-sur-Meuse, Meuse, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     7. Anne /Schrag (Gerard Serach),   b. 3 Mar 1817, Baccarat, Meuse, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1817, Baccarat, Meuse, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Madelaine Schrag (Serach),   b. 4 Sep 1818, Deyvillers, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1819, Deyvillers, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Christian (Christophe) Schrag (Serach) (Gerard),   b. 4 Sep 1818, Deyvillers, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1878, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     10. Joseph Schrag (Serach),   b. 30 Dec 1825,   d. 1860, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F1498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1779 - Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1805 - Vergaville, Dieuze, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Feb 1805 - Oberstinzel, Fenetrange, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1813 - Assenoncourt, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1814-1817 - Baccarat, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1818-1819 - Deyvillers, Vosges, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1823-1848 - Dombrot-sur-Vair, Vosges, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1848 - Dombrot-sur-Vair, Vosges, FR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • This family picked up the surname Gerard in occasional use. We suspect it began with the birth of daughter Christine, the first child born in the department of Meurthe-et-Moselle. The clerk at Baccarat called both father André and his witness Joseph ‘Gérard.’ While André signed with an ‘x’, indicating he was illiterate, Joseph very clearly signed ‘Joseph Schrag.’

      This mixup of Gerard for Schrag would continue until April 11, 1863, when Christophe Schrag (a son of André’s brother Christian/Christophe) made a grievance at a public meeting of the civil tribunal in District 2 of the department of Meuse. He explained that the persistent error could only be explained by poor pronunciation of the word Gerard. This resulted in a lengthy remark inserted in the civil records of Chassey, detailing all the family events s that had been misidentified because of it. [10]

  • Sources 
    1. [S113] Partial Genealogy of the Family of Christian Schrag/Schrock/Gerard, Neil Ann Stuckey Levine.

    2. [S270] Ascendance complete de GERARD Maurice, Maurice Hebert.

    3. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, abt 1788.

    4. [S805] GeneaNet Family Tree of Peter Schrag, Gives birth year as 1779.

    5. [S40] Original: Amische Mennoniten in Deutschland, Hermann Guth, (Masthof Press, Morgantown, PA).

    6. [S430] Schrags on Vergaville microfilm, Joseph Staker.

    7. [S190] Schrag, Berki, Pelsey:, Jean Francois Lorentz.

    8. [S269] GeneaNet Family Tree of Jean François Lorentz , http://en.geneanet.org/archives/actes/view/?idacte=1150517.

    9. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, civil marriage entry said the groom was born in Deuxponts.

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


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