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Marie (Mary) Oyer b. 16 Apr 1823 Niderhoff, Moselle, FR d. 22 Nov 1893 Deer Creek, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Marie (Mary) Oyer

Female 1823 - 1893  (70 years)


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  • Name Marie (Mary) Oyer  [1
    Born 16 Apr 1823  Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Gravestone date: 23 Apr 1823
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1840  OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 22 Nov 1893  Deer Creek, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Deer Creek, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery (see photo)
    Person ID I338  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2019 

    Father Joseph, Sr. Oyer,   b. Abt 1774, Wilgartswiesen, Palatinate, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1845, Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Catherine Schrag,   b. Abt 1783, St. Avold, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1823, Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1804  Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • 10 Nivose 13 - at Ketzing?
    Notes 
    • In her marriage record, Catherine’s surname is spelled “Schrack.” A rough translation of the vital statistic is: This record 6 (10?) nivo an 13 is the mariage of Joseph Oyer 30 years old born compagnon (companion or comrade) miller living in Gondrexange son of Jean Oyer and Jacobine Regle, and Catherine Schrack 21 years old born Oderfang, living in Gondrexange, major (of majority years) daughter of deceased Gaspard Schrack, miller and of deceased Marie Blazer (Blaser) living in Rhodes before death. Witnesses: Joseph Schrag born 1772/1773 son of Gaspard Schraque and Barbe Rouvenac, married 13 Aug 1798 with Marie Engel (1772-1819).

      Another marriage document on file is “extrait du registre des actes de mariage de la commune de Gondrexange”--meaning it is a copy made (it could be 12 Oct 1823). This second record could be with regard to some census taken, as there is a seal on the record that includes the word census.

      Joseph Oyer was 30 years old and living in Gondrexange at the time of his marriage.
      Catherine was 21 years old (majeur fille, majority years), born in Oderfang, living in Gondrexange. Her parents had died before her marriage.

      Witnesses:
      Jean-Claude T(?)acotte
      Joseph Schrock, age 32, brother of Catherine, living at Gondrexange.
    Family ID F148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christian Zehr,   b. 12 Nov 1812, Laim, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1893, Deer Creek, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1844  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Wedding performed by bishop Michael Moseman. The Zehrs probably belonged to the Mackinaw Meeting Amish congregation
    Notes 
    • Source 356 says, “In his native land he married Mary Oyer, born in France in 1823, and who died November 22, 1892, one month before her husband.”
    Children 
     1. Joseph Zehr,   b. 12 Jan 1846, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1920  (Age 74 years)
     2. Josephine (Phoebe) Zehr,   b. 11 Feb 1849, Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1897, Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     3. Elizabeth Zehr,   b. 28 Sep 1854, Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1948  (Age 93 years)
     4. Christian Zehr,   b. 12 Mar 1857, Deer Creek, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1926, Olio Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Lydia A. Zehr,   b. 29 Mar 1863, Deer Creek Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1935, Deer Creek Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Samuel Zehr,   b. 8 Jan 1867, Deer Creek, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1940, Meadows, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2007 
    Family ID F145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Apr 1823 - Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Aug 1844 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Nov 1893 - Deer Creek, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Deer Creek, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Herald of Truth, December 1893:
      "On the 21st of November, 1893, in Tazewell Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age and epilepsy, Mary, maiden name Oyer, widow of Christian Zehr who died two months ago. Her age was 71 years and 7 months. She leaves 6 children, who were present at her funeral on the 23d. Funeral services by Joseph Stuckey, at the house, and at the Deer Creek M.H. by him and Solomon Yoder from John 11 and 2 Cor. 5. Sister Zehr longed for the end and we have reason to believe she is at rest."

  • Sources 
    1. [S141] French Anabaptist Documents, Pierre Pelsy.

    2. [S902] Birth record of Marie (Mary) Oyer.

    3. [S115] History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford & Gasconade Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed, ( Originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago 1888--------Ramfre).

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

    5. [S11] Obituaries of Individuals, gives her age incorrectly.

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

    7. [S175] Marriage Record of Catherine Schrag and Joseph Oyer, Sr.


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