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Magdalena A. (Lena) Unzicker b. 11 Aug 1870 Bavaria, GR d. 1 Mar 1939 Fisher, Champaign Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Magdalena A. (Lena) Unzicker

Female 1870 - 1939  (68 years)


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  • Name Magdalena A. (Lena) Unzicker  [1, 2
    Born 11 Aug 1870  Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1886  [2, 3
    • At age 16, with brother Jacob
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Died 1 Mar 1939  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (May 1?)
    Buried Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Bend Mennonite Cemetery. Services by J. A. Heiser.
    Person ID I325  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2019 

    Father Christian Unzicker,   b. 1838, Haslbach, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Maria Gingerich,   b. 1841, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1875  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1867  [4
    Family ID F3646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel S. Zehr,   b. 24 Feb 1870, Lilly, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1943, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1892  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • Daniel Grieser’s home, by Bishop Christian Nafziger of Hopedale. “Samuel wore a black tie for his wedding, but he never wore it again. George Grieser was 15 years old at the time and he recallls the wedding. At that time, it was customary to pass out cigars following a wedding. The cigars were given out, and he thought that he was old enough to try one. This resulted in one pretty uncomfortable boy!”
    Notes 
    • Marriage index gives date as 6 Sep 1892.
    Children 
     1. Aaron Everett Zehr,   b. 22 Nov 1896,   d. 14 May 1974  (Age 77 years)
     2. Samuel M. (Milo) Zehr,   b. 1901,   d. 4 Mar 1988  (Age 87 years)
     3. Albert R. (Raymond) Zehr,   b. 19 Feb 1906, Foosland, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1980, Foosland, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Aug 1870 - Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Sep 1892 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1939 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lena’s parents died in Germany and she (along with her brother and cousin) came to America at age of 16 with her uncle and aunt (the Daniel Grieser family ) in 1886. Since Lena had her schooling in German, she never really learned to read and write in English. Lena lived with the Grieser family and worked for others doing housework.

      A niece of Mrs. Daniel Grieser. [3, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S539] Centennial History of the Mennonites of Illinois 1829-1929, Harry F. Weber, (The Mennonite Historical Society, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana).

    2. [S973] Brief History of the Family of Samuel S. and Lena (Unzicker) Zehr.

    3. [S397] Biographies of Mennonite Leaders: Samuel S. Zehr, E. Jack Stalter.

    4. [S1114] Christian Gungerich of Wolfersdorf, Bavaria - Part II: His Descendants, Herbert Holly.

    5. [S345] Richly Blessed--The Life and Memories of Bertha Zehr, Bertha Mae Reedy Zehr, (Campbell Copy Center, Harrisonburg, VA).


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