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Jacob Oyer b. 1778 Hermersbergerhof, Wilgartswiesen, Sudwestpfalz, GR d. 14 Nov 1855 Farmdale, Tazewell Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Jacob Oyer

Male 1778 - 1855  (77 years)


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  • Name Jacob Oyer  [1, 2
    Born 1778  Hermersbergerhof, Wilgartswiesen, Sudwestpfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1830 
    Died 14 Nov 1855  Farmdale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Farmdale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Family plot on his farm
    Person ID I371  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 

    Father Johannes (Hans) Oyer,   b. Abt 1750,   d. 1833, Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Jakobine Regle’,   b. Abt 1750, Imbrehof/Scheptach, Haut-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1820, Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Suzanne Shertz,   b. Abt 1780,   d. 2 Jul 1829, Turquestein, Meurthe, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. Susanna Oyer,   b. 4 Apr 1808, Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1888, Sunnyland, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Catherine Oyer,   b. 31 May 1810, Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1822  (Age 12 years)
     3. Marguerite Oyer,   b. 1 Jun 1812, Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anna Oyer,   b. 31 Aug 1815, Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1877  (Age > 63 years)
    Family ID F1577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Barbara Mosiman,   b. 26 Jan 1799, Imling, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1875, Farmdale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1830  Turquestein, Meurthe, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Joseph Oyer,   b. 25 Nov 1830, Born At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904  (Age 73 years)
     2. Catherine Oyer,   b. 16 Feb 1834, Farmdale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John J. Oyer,   b. 1835, Farmdale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Christian Oyer,   b. Abt 1838
     5. Peter Oyer,   b. 29 Jun 1841, Farmdale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1920, Waldo Twp., McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1778 - Hermersbergerhof, Wilgartswiesen, Sudwestpfalz, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1830 - Turquestein, Meurthe, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Nov 1855 - Farmdale, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Farmdale, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • On the journey to America Jacob and his second wife were accompanied by Susanne and Anna, two daughters born to Jacob in his earlier marriage to Susanne Schertz. A son, Joseph, was born to Jacob and Elisabeth at sea, ten days before they disembarked in New Orleans. Jacob had married Elisabeth in February of 1830, only a few months before their departure. The aged Johannes lived with Jacob and Elisabeth in the community of Turquestein immediately before they emigrated. Jacob had a total of 10 children.

      Peter Guth (Good) was administrator of Jacob’s estate. [7, 8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Amish Emigration Through Le Havre, Verle and Gordon Oyer.

    2. [S814] Estate of Jacob Oyer (abt 1778 - 1855).

    3. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, abt 1776.

    4. [S712] Handwritten notes , Maurice Hebert , 1778.

    5. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, Year only.

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

    7. [S227] Living Stones: a History of the Metamora Mennonite Church, Steven R. Estes.

    8. [S143] Amish Emigration Through Le Havre, Verle and Gordon Oyer, page 8-9.


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