Lydia Mae Schrock b. 1 May 1904 Congerville, Woodford Co., IL d. 18 Jul 2014 Eureka, Woodford Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Lydia Mae Schrock

Female 1904 - 2014  (110 years)


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  • Name Lydia Mae Schrock  [1, 2
    Born 1 May 1904  Congerville, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • in the original Schrock home on South Main.
    Gender Female 
    Baptism May 1919  Mackinaw, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • in the Mackinaw River
    Occupation Accounting 
    Religion Apostolic Christian 
    Died 18 Jul 2014  Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Apostolic Christian Home
    Buried 20 Jul 2014  Congerville, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Apostolic Christian Cemetery (Dells)
    Person ID I2456  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2018 

    Father Jonathan Schrock,   b. 2 Dec 1861, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1947, Congerville, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Naomi Gerber,   b. 17 Jul 1868, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1944, Congerville, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1890  Peoria, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 May 1904 - Congerville, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - May 1919 - Mackinaw, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 2014 - Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Jul 2014 - Congerville, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/obituaries/mae-schrock/article_1a5d96d3-b70d-543e-bf9e-7da6c7618a4b.html
      EUREKA — Mae (Lydia Mae) Schrock, 110, of Eureka, formerly of Congerville, died 6:35 a.m. Friday (July 18, 2014) at Apostolic Christian Home, Eureka.
      She was born May 1, 1904, in Congerville, a daughter of Jonathan and Naomi Gerber Schrock.
      Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; great-great-nieces and -nephews; and great-great-great-nieces and -nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.
      Mae lived in Altadena, Calif., from 1949 to 1957, where she was employed as an accountant for Osogood candy manufacturer. She was a retired accountant for Schrock Brothers Company in Congerville.

      Mae was baptized May 25, 1919, in the Mackinaw River at Congerville Apostolic Christian Church.
      The family would to thank the staff at Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka for the compassion, care and love they showed for Aunt Mae.

      Mae was a member of Congerville Apostolic Christian Church, where her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Apostolic Christian Home, Eureka, and from noon to 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial will be at Goodfield/Congerville Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Eureka, is handling the arrangements for the family. 


      Remained single.

      Lydia claims the spot of “Longest Lived” person in my family tree database, followed by two other Schrock/Schrags. They are a hardy bunch!

      {Mae worked in accounting, and her first job she was to work for her brothers when they opened a seed corn business. [See sign, Genuine Pfister Hybrids, Schrock Hybrid Corn Co., Congerville, Ill. See also “The Days of Yesteryear in Woodford County, Illinois”, written by Mae Schrock in 2001.]

      I first met “Aunt Mae” in 2000 at the Jonathan Schrock reunion in Carlock. Next time was at the Schrock Immigrant Day and Reunion in 2010. Then I visited her in Eureka at the AC nursing home in August of 2011. She was 107 at the time.}

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  • Sources 
    1. [S195] Letter from Donald Schrock to Donna Birkey.

    2. [S719] 105 Years and Counting - Mae Schrock remembers a simpler time, Rhonda Wetzler, (Woodford County Journal - Lifestyles).


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