Joseph E. Birky1862 - 1935 (73 years)
Name Joseph E. Birky [2, 3] Born 9 Sep 1862 Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Gender Male Residence 1887 Decatur Co., KS 
- with his parents took up homesteads between Oberlin and Selden
PURC Bef 1888 AR 
- purchased land, visited it several times, never resided there and later sold it.
Residence 1894 Wisner, Cuming Co., NE Residence 1903 Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Census 1910 Fillmore Co., NE
- Listed with wife Amelia; children Caroline, Amon, Joseph, Lydia, Emma, Ada
T624 Roll: 845 Page: 21
Religion Mennonite Residence 1912 Tangent, Linn Co., OR Residence 1920 Albany, Linn Co., OR USR1 Cerebral Hemorrhage-paralytic stroke Died 5 Oct 1935 Albany, Linn Co., OR Buried Albany, Linn Co., OR
- Willamette Memorial Park - Originally interred at Knox Butte Cemetery, Albany, Oregon.
Person ID I212 Schrock-Birkey Connection Last Modified 26 Jan 2020
Father Joseph Bürcky (Birki), b. 19 Mar 1828, Bavaria, GR , d. 6 Dec 1906, Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE (Age 78 years) Mother Maria (Mary) Bircky (Birky), b. 19 Mar 1833, Bavaria, GR , d. 28 Oct 1908, Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE (Age 75 years) Married 7 Jan 1851 Tazewell Co., IL 
- By A. Ropp
Family ID F11 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Amelia Caroline Lund, b. 2 Aug 1869, Gridley, McLean Co., IL , d. 29 Oct 1955, Albany, Linn Co., OR (Age 86 years) Married 4 Feb 1888 Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS
- Mennonite Church, by Vishop Joseph Schlegel of Milford
Children 1. Caroline Isabel Birky, b. 18 Jul 1889, Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS , d. 10 Feb 1979, Shedd, Linn Co., OR (Age 89 years) 2. Amon William Birky, b. 23 Aug 1893, Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS , d. 22 Aug 1985, Corvallis, Benton Co., OR (Age 91 years) 3. Joseph Alvin Birky, b. 19 May 1895, Wisner, Cuming Co., NE , d. 6 Feb 1980, Albany, Linn Co., OR (Age 84 years) 4. Lydia Barbara Birky, b. 12 Oct 1897, Beemer, Cuming Co., NE , d. 22 Oct 1997, Albany, Linn Co., OR (Age 100 years) 5. Emma Mary Birky, b. 13 Sep 1902, Wisner, Cuming Co., NE , d. 2 Aug 1992, Albany, Linn Co., OR (Age 89 years) 6. Ada Alma Birky, b. 18 Oct 1905, Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE , d. 24 Dec 1999, Albany, Linn Co., OR (Age 94 years) Last Modified 27 May 2001 Family ID F100 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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BIRKY. - Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary Birky, was born near Morton, Ill., Sept. 9, 1862; died Oct. 5, 1935. When he failed to answer the call for dinner he was found by his wife lying near his workshop with a stroke of paralysis. He lived about 13 hours after that, not having uttered a word. He accepted Christ in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to the end. In 1887 he moved with his parents to Decator Co., Kans. On Feb. 4, 1888, he united in marriage to Amelia Caroline Lund, near Oberlin, Kans. In 1894 he moved with his family to Wisner, Neb., in 1903 to Shickley, Neb., in 1912 to Tangent, Oreg., in 1920 to Albany, Oreg., where he lived the remainder of his life. He leaves his sorrowing companion and 6 children (Caroline, wife of Roy Stutzman, Cairo, Neb.; Amon W., Shickley, Neb.; Joseph A., Creston, Mont.; Lydia, wife of Albert Steckley, Albany, Oreg.; Ada, wife of Amos Roth, Albany, Oreg.; and Emma at home), 24 grandchildren, 1 sister (Barbara Egli of Hopedale, Ill.). His parents, 3 brothers (Jacob, Valentine, and Daniel), and 3 sisters (Mary, Catherine Schrock, and Elizabeth Eichelberger) preceded him in death. He was the first to break the family circle. He was much interested in the Church, and was much concerned in the spiritual welfare of his children and grandchildren in which he had much joy, and to know the children were serving the Lord in the same precious faith (of the Mennonite Church). The children were all present at the funeral excepting Amon, who with his family had left for home about 11 days before the call came to father, after visiting with his parents. Funeral services held Oct. 9 at the home and at the Fairview Mennonite Church by the brethren C. R. Gerig, Eli Frey, C. C. Steckley, Henry Gerig, and A. P. Troyer. Text, I Cor. 15; Heb. 6:27; II Cor. 1:3,4; Psa. 90. Interment in Knoxbutte Cemetery.
He has crossed o'er the river we spoke of,
With never a doubt nor with fears;
And now he is peacefully sleeping,
Beyond the valley of tears."