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Elizabeth Unzicker (Hunziker) b. 1796 Baierthal, Bavaria, GR d. 12 Aug 1848 Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Elizabeth Unzicker (Hunziker)[1]

Female 1796 - 1848  (52 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Unzicker (Hunziker)  [2, 3
    Born 1796  Baierthal, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    • Near Wislock and Heidelberg
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 37 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Died 12 Aug 1848  Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • at age 54, on her father’s farm
    Person ID I37  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 

    Father Husband (Of Magdalena Nafziger) Unzicker (Hunziker) 
    Mother Magdalena Nafziger 
    Family ID F10027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Valentin (Valentine) Bircky (Birky),   b. 1794, Lutterbach, Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1860, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1812-13  Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 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 (Birky),   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)
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2018 
    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 MapsDied - 12 Aug 1848 - Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Unzicker, originally Hunzicker= from Hunzicken, Canton Bern. The initial H was probably lost during a stay in France where an H is not pronounced at the beginning of a word.


      {“I research in Amish Mennonite family in Bavaria. I the last days I look into the church book from Unterweilbach nearby Dachau.
      I found following entry:
      13.May1816 born Joseph Bircki
      Father: Valentin Birki leaseholder [on] the castle farm Unterweilbach, [from] Lutterbach/ Alsace
      Mother Elisabeth Unzicker from Breimthal nearby Heidelberg, both Anabaptists
      11.Oktober 1822 born Andreas Birki
      Father: Valnetin Birki from Unterweilbach
      Mother: Elisabeth Unzicker aus Wiesloch nearby Heidelberg
      12. December 1824 born Magdalena Birki
      Father: Valentin Birki from Lutterbach nearby Saarbrücken
      Mother: Elisabeth Unzicker farmers daughter from Baierthal”


      26 Aug 2013
      Author : Herbert Holly (IP: 91.4.217.63 , p5B04D93F.dip0.t-ipconnect.de)
      E-mail : [email protected]
      URL    :
      Whois  : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/91.4.217.63
      Comment:
      Dear Donna,
      in appendix I send you the death entry in the church book from Gern by Munich from
      Elisabeth Birki wife from Valentin Birki age 54 years old death to August 12. 1848, 6 am.
      Please you understand, this entry is from the original book.The archive price is pro entry 10$.
      The archive is close from 8/27. to 9/3.2013 the archive build new and make the church book to digital.
      Thank you for your quick answer. I hope we stay in touch.
      Many greetings
      Herbert

      {http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/B3510.html

      Map Baiersdorf (Freistaat Bayern)}

      {Elisabeth Bircky/ Hunzicker´s parents may be Johannes Hunzicker from Windstein his father is Caspar Hunzicker.
      It is a thought of mine! - Herbert Holly}



      {20 Sep 2013
      Dear Donna,
      today I read the sales contract from Arzbach by Dachau:
      Valentin Bircki and his wife Elisabeth sold her farm " Arzbach" near Dachau to 3.700 Guildiers on April 26. 1831
      to Daniel and Barbara Zehr from Söcking, court Starnberg.
      Next is posted:
      Valentin moved with his family to his father in law to Gern near by Munich.
      So the father of Elisabeth lived also in Bavaria. This have taken until today none. For me very interesting!
      Have a nice weekend,best regards,
      Herbert

      30 May 2014
      Dear Donna,
      a short notice to Valentin Bircky & his wife Elisabeth nee Hunzicker!
      I found today a document between Jakob Stalter and his wife Magdalena (nee Nafziger) from 3/8/1832
      Here is writing Jakob & Magdalena Stalter owner from the farm " Kandler - Hof " in Gern by Munich give her
      farm their daugther Elisabeth nee Hunzicker & her husband Valentin Bircky. Price 8140 Guldiers.
      I was very confused and I read and read the old script and I found of page 4 the solution.
      Magdalena Stalter was  first married with a Hunzicker and have a daughter Elisabeth. In the second marrige with
      Jakob Stalter she had a daughter Katharina. Katharina is married in this time with a Jakob Stalter to Hemerten court district Rain  am Lech.}


      {On 12th of February 1842 Georg Hunzicker, a widower of 77 years old, died. He probably was an uncle of Elisabeth. He was buried near the farm in Gern. }


      Was Elizabeth a sister to Jacob (d. 1847) who married Barbara Eyer?
      See Dec 1991 IMH , p.75 for note on possible descendants.

      More likely, Elizabeth could have been a sister to Daniel b. 1798 who married Magdalena Kahn.} [7, 8, 9]

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

    2. [S57] Land record of Valentin Birki.

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

    4. [S893] Death Record of Elisabeth Birki.

    5. [S1007] Family records of Earl Spreti.

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

    7. [S138] Swiss-German Family Names--their Origin and Meanings.

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

    9. [S950] Unzicker family, Herbert Holly.


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