Johannes (John) Oyer b. 9 Sep 1816 Niderhoff, Moselle, FR d. 12 Mar 1872 Woodford Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Johannes (John) Oyer

Male 1816 - 1872  (55 years)


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  • Name Johannes (John) Oyer 
    Born 9 Sep 1816  Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Serpette says 1818
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Groveland Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Page 134:
      John Oyer, 41, farmer born France
      Ann 33, born France
      Children: Joseph, Catharine, Ann, Peter, John, Christian, Madaline, Mary;
      and Catharine Shrock 64, widow, born France
    Died 12 Mar 1872  Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Waldo Cemetery
    Person ID I349  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2018 

    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  [1, 2
    • 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 Anna Farni,   b. 8 Jul 1827, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1897  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1844  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • by Michael Mosiman
    Children 
     1. Joseph J. Oyer,   b. 5 Mar 1845, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1920, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Barbara Oyer,   b. 1846,   d. 1908  (Age 62 years)
     3. Catharine Oyer
     4. Anne Oyer,   b. 5 May 1848, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1930, Illbach, Hesse, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Peter P. Oyer,   b. 11 Apr 1850,   d. 16 Aug 1929  (Age 79 years)
     6. John Oyer
     7. Christian Oyer
     8. Magdalena Oyer,   b. 1857,   d. 1873  (Age 16 years)
     9. Mary Oyer
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Sep 1816 - Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1844 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Groveland Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Mar 1872 - Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • A Catharine Shrock age 64, widow, born France, was living with John and Ann at the time of the 1860 Tazewell Co. census.

      Evidently became part of the Egli Amish and was part of the Salem church, according to Steve Estes at 140th Anniversary of the church. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, Date.

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

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


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