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Jacob Heiser b. 22 Apr 1856 Tazewell Co., IL d. 19 Feb 1923 Fisher, Champaign Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Jacob Heiser

Male 1856 - 1923  (66 years)


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  • Name Jacob Heiser  [1, 2
    Born 22 Apr 1856  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Religion Amish, Mennonite 
    Residence 1888  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from Morton, Tazewell Co., IL
    Died 19 Feb 1923  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Bend Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I385  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2020 

    Father Jacob Heiser,   b. 20 Feb 1816, Uffing, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1877, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Catharina Wagler,   b. 8 Jun 1834, Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1910, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1850  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Their names were transcribed into the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index as Jacob Hiser and Catharine Wauble.
    Family ID F318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bachman,   b. 15 Jun 1862, Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1923, Jacksonville, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1883  [3, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Manuel Heiser,   b. 18 Apr 1884, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1969, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Alvin Heiser,   b. 9 Jan 1886, Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1971, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Samuel J. Heiser,   b. 30 Sep 1887, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1981, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     4. Barbara Heiser,   b. 24 Oct 1889,   d. 30 Sep 1916  (Age 26 years)
     5. Katherine Heiser,   b. 11 Apr 1891,   d. 21 Sep 1958  (Age 67 years)
     6. Daughter Heiser,   d. 24 Jan 1892, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Infant Heiser
     8. Jacob B. Heiser,   b. 1 Jan 1894, Dewey, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1977, Gibson City, Ford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     9. Elizabeth Heiser,   b. 29 May 1897, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1994, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     10. Roy Ray Heiser,   b. 3 May 1899, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1986, Sarasota, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     11. Jesse J. Heiser,   b. 10 Jan 1901, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1989  (Age 88 years)
     12. Esther P. Heiser,   b. 3 Feb 1905, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1989, Gibson City, Ford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Apr 1856 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1888 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Feb 1923 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • OBIT:

      Heiser. -- Jacob Heiser, son of Jacob and Kathrine Heiser, was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., on April 22, 1856; died at his home in Fisher, Ill., on Feb. 19, 1923; aged 66 y. 10 m. 28 d. He was married to Elizabeth Bachman on Feb. 20, 1883. To this union were born 12 children, of whom the following survive: Manuel, Alvin, Samuel, Katie, Jake, Mrs. Alvin L. Burkey, Roy, Jesse, and Esther. Barbara preceded him in death about 6 years ago, and two died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his departure his beloved wife, 9 children, 12 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church since his youth, and was one of the first Mennonite settlers in the East Bend congregation and worked faithfully unto the end. He expressed his readiness to go home and called the family to his bedside. He bade farewell leaving words of warning and comfort which will long be remembered. It was indeed hard to say goodby to one we all loved so well, one who meant all a father could mean to us. But we feel assured that our loss is his eternal gain. Therefore we humbly say, "Lord, thy will be done." Funeral services were conducted on Feb. 21 by Samuel Zehr from Psalm 39 and Samuel Gerber of Pekin, Ill., from Col. 2:8-10.

      "Father, thou art sweetly resting
      Cold may be this earthly tomb,
      But the angels sweetly whispered,
      'Come and live with us at home.' " The Children

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Christian and Catherine (Ulerich) Wagler, Tazewell Settlers, Margaret and Verle Oyer.

    2. [S222] Pilgrims of the Past.

    3. [S11] Obituaries of Individuals.

    4. [S6] Christian and Catherine (Ulerich) Wagler, Tazewell Settlers, Margaret and Verle Oyer, Marriage date given as 4 Dec 1882.

    5. [S981] The Store, Mary Ann Heiser Yost and Gerald Heiser, Gives year as 1882.


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