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Valentin (Valentine) Bircky (Birky) b. 1794 Lutterbach, Alsace, FR d. 12 Sep 1860 Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Valentin (Valentine) Bircky (Birky)[1]

Male 1794 - 1860  (66 years)


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  • Name Valentin (Valentine) Bircky (Birky)  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 1794  Lutterbach, Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Probably born at either Lutterbacherhof or Buscherhof (both near Sarr-Union and Rimsdorf).
    Gender Male 
    Residence Bef 1803  Lutterbacher, Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Lutterbacherhof, Near Saar-Union/Saarbrücken, FR
    Residence ? 1803  Riedenburg, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Lived on rented farms with brother Andreas (Country court Riedenburg [Flugelsberg]), and with Christian (in County Court Munich.
      Google translation :
      Gern and Riedenburg
      lt. deed of citizenship of
      In 1828 he stayed until about 1815
      with his brother on the
      Wing mountain.
    Residence 1813  Dachau, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Unterweilbach tenant, of Court Spreti, near Dachau.
    PURC 1825  Dachau, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Purchased an estate in Arzbach from his brother Christian.
    Residence 1815 - 1828  Dachau, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Tenant at Unterweilbach.
    Immigration 31 May 1828  Dachau, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Received France to Bavaria immigration permit. ”Here appears Valentin Bircky from Lutterbach in Alsace, 34 years old, father of seven children, five boys, and two girls, the oldest 13 years of age, the youngest two years of age, asking for permission to emigrate.”
    Residence 1830  Pellheim, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arzbach estate (about 2 miles north of the center of Pellheim) called Schloss Pellheim.
    PURC 8 Mar 1833  Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Purchased Kandler farm estate, house No 3 from Joseph Stalter, Elisabeth’s step-father.
    PURC 15 Apr 1841  Ludwigsfeld, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Mayerrhof, house No. 8, called “Wurzer estate in Ludwigsfeld near Munich, and Dachau.
    Death 12 Aug 1848  Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death of wife Elisabeth Unzicker
    Residence 1831-1849  Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Valentin moved with his family to his father-in-law living in Gern near Munich
    Immigration 21 Jun 1849  NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Via Liverpool on ship Minnesota. Evidently the family was originally booked to depart with ship agent Karl Dick from Augsburg via Mannheim-LaHavre-New York. Plans must have changed since they ultimately arrived on the ship Minnesota, via Liverpool to New York.
    Census 1850  Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age 67, living with son Joseph and Barbara (Eigsti) Birky; also living there was Christian Springer, laborer.
    Occupation In Europe A Bauer (Farmer), In US A Farmer 
    Reference Number 36 
    Religion Amish 
    Buried Sep 1860  Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Landes Cemetery, personal visit, Plot #36 on cemetery map dated 8/12/2013
    Died 12 Sep 1860  Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Person ID I36  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2018 

    Father Johannes (Jean) Bircky (Bircki, Percky),   b. Abt 1748,   d. 1802  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Barbara Bircki,   b. Abt 1748,   d. 24 Jan 1826, Perlach, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Family ID F7888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Unzicker (Hunziker),   b. 1796, Baierthal, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1848, Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1812-13  Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 2,500 Guilders given to the bride and groom on the occasion of their marriage by the bride’s family.
    Notes 
    • Settlement of Valentine’s estate lists Joseph first and Jacob seond--the rest in the same order as here.
    Children 
     1. Jakob Bircky,   b. 1813, Unterweilbach, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1887, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Joseph Bircky,   b. 13 May 1816, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1902, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Christian (Harry) Bircky (Burkey),   b. 4 Sep 1819, Obersanding, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1890, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Valentine Bircky (Birkey),   b. 12 Oct 1821, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1901, Tiskilwa, Bureau Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Andréas Bircky (Birky),   b. 11 Oct 1822, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1892, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Magdalena Bircky (Birky),   b. 12 Dec 1824, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1897  (Age 72 years)
     7. Elisabeth Bircky (Birky),   b. 1826, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1866, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     8. Katharina (Catherin) Birky,   b. 29 Jan 1829, Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1870, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     9. Heinrich (Henry) Bircky (Birky),   b. 2 Feb 1831, Arzbach, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1918, Groveland Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. 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)
     11. Johann (John) Bircky (Birky),   b. 1 Jan 1835, Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1925, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     12. Jacobine (Phebe) Bircky (Birky),   b. 13 Jan 1838, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1914, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     13. Barbara Bircky (Birky),   b. 9 Jan 1840, Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1934, Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1812-13 - Munich, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1794 - Lutterbach, Alsace, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef 1803 - Lutterbacher, Alsace, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - ? 1803 - Riedenburg, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1813 - Dachau, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPURC - 1825 - Dachau, Munich, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1815 - 1828 - Dachau, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 31 May 1828 - Dachau, Munich, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Pellheim, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPURC - 8 Mar 1833 - Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPURC - 15 Apr 1841 - Ludwigsfeld, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 12 Aug 1848 - Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1831-1849 - Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 21 Jun 1849 - NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1860 - Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1860 - Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Valentine, father of thirteen children, all of whom emigrated to America, although not all at the same time, lived in Gern, Bavaria, when his children were born. The year after his wife died, Valentine, with some of his family came to America. He left Gern near Munich, Bavaria with five children, and with 10,000 fl., one of the larger amounts taken out of the country--much more than most immigrants. His brother Christian took the same amount. Valentine was of the "Little Red" Birky's. The family’s emigration is documented in Friedrich Blendinger’s material (the emigration to North America from the governmental district Upper Bavaria in the years 1846-1852, in: ZBLG (magazine for Bavarian national history) 27 (1964), p. 431-487. The magazine is on line with full text. [12, 13, 14, 15]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] The Berkey Book, Ruth Berkey Reichly, (Arlington, VA).

    2. [S551] The Amish Bircky and Bürcky Families in Bavaria, Herbert Holly.

    3. [S894] Valentine and Elizabeth Birki information, Herbert Holly.

    4. [S642] Probate Record for Valentine Birkey (1794-1860).

    5. [S57] Land record of Valentin Birki.

    6. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, Staker gives the year as 1793, but tradition has it 1794. (on the grave stone). .

    7. [S1011] Valentin & Christian Birki in Bavaria.

    8. [S937] Bircky Story {Draft of article to be published}, Herbert Holly.

    9. [S468] Birky immigration.

    10. [S18] Gravestone name and dates, Photo infile.

    11. [S245] Valentine Birkey - Probate record , Gives death date as 23 Sep 1861.

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

    13. [S377] Christian Wagler Sutter, Merrill E. Balser.

    14. [S547] Yordy Family information, Gary Yordy.

    15. [S962] Birkey-Landes Cemetery {Live}, Mary Ann Augsburger Kristiansen-Eng, P. 53.


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