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Joseph E. Birky b. 9 Sep 1862 Morton, Tazewell Co., IL d. 5 Oct 1935 Albany, Linn Co., OR: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Joseph E. Birky[1]

Male 1862 - 1935  (73 years)


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  • Name Joseph E. Birky  [2
    Born 9 Sep 1862  Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1887  Decatur Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with his parents
    Residence 1894  Wisner, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1903  Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Fillmore Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Listed with wife Amelia; children Caroline, Amon, Joseph, Lydia, Emma, Ada
      T624  Roll: 845  Page: 21
    Religion Mennonite 
    Residence 1912  Tangent, Benton Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1920  Albany, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    USR1 Cerebral Hemorrhage-stroke 
    Died 5 Oct 1935  Albany, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Albany, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Fairview Mennonite Cemetery (Knoxbutte Cemetery)
    Person ID I212  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2018 

    Father Joseph Bürcky (Birki),   b. 19 Mar 1828, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1906, Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Maria (Mary) Bircky (Birky),   b. 19 Mar 1833, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1908, Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1851  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • By A. Ropp
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amelia Caroline Lund,   b. 2 Aug 1869, Gridley, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1955, Albany, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1888  Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mennonite Church, by Vishop Joseph Schlegel of Milford
    Children 
     1. Caroline Isabel Birky,   b. 18 Jul 1889, Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1979, Shedd, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Amon William Birky,   b. 23 Aug 1893, Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1985, Corvallis, Benton Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Joseph Alvin Birky,   b. 19 May 1895, Wisner, Cuming Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1980, Albany, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Lydia Barbara Birky,   b. 12 Oct 1897, Beemer, Cuming Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1997, Albany, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
     5. Emma Mary Birky,   b. 13 Sep 1902, Wisner, Cuming Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1992, Albany, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Ada Alma Birky,   b. 18 Oct 1905, Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1999, Albany, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 27 May 2001 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Sep 1862 - Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1887 - Decatur Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Feb 1888 - Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1894 - Wisner, NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1903 - Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Fillmore Co., NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1912 - Tangent, Benton Co., OR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Albany, Linn Co., OR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Oct 1935 - Albany, Linn Co., OR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Albany, Linn Co., OR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit:
      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."
      The family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Joseph and Catherine Stalter Good, Edna Schertz.

    2. [S2] The Berkey Book, Ruth Berkey Reichly, (Arlington, VA).


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