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Peter Schrock b. 1 Aug 1839 Butler Co., OH d. 5 Apr 1922 Fisher, Champaign Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection
Peter Schrock

Peter Schrock[1]

Male 1839 - 1922  (82 years)

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  • Name Peter Schrock  [2
    Born 1 Aug 1839  Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 27 Jul 1860  Malone Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Education Railroad School? 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Residence 1862  Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1864  Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Abt 1890  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1898  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Received mail in Fisher from Eureka
    PURC 1904  Fairview, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bought timbered land
    Religion Amish Mennonite. Attended A Methodist Church After Marriage And Before Moving To Fisher. 
    Residence 1905  Fairview, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved family there in the spring of the year. This was noted in a letter from John Schrock (who stayed in Fisher) to Jonathan Schrock in Congerville, dated Sept 12, 1905.
    Residence 1907-1922  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved back to the house in Fisher and remained until death
    USR1 Chronic Interstitial Nephritis (Kidney Failure)  [3
    Died 5 Apr 1922  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • East Bend Mennonite Cemetery (Amish Mennonite Cemetery). Undertaker was L. C. Wade of Fisher. Funeral service by S. Zehr and Samuel Gerber
    Person ID I446  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2018 

    Father Johannes Schrock (Schrack, Gerrard),   b. 15 Jun 1801, Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1875, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Catherine (Elisabeth) Salzman,   b. 27 Oct 1804, Sarralbe, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1858, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1826  Blâmont, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • The French marriage index says Catherine Hergi was no longer living at the time of Catherine's marriage in 1826.
    Notes 
    • Johannes was living at Blâmont at the time of the marriage and Catherine was at Bistroff.
      A publication of the marriage was made at commune of Rhodes at Bistroff.

      Witnesses:
      Father of the groom, Joseph Schrack, living at the mill at Bachats, age 52, and Marie Nayhouser, age 53, mother of the groom
      Nicolas Cherrier, age 50 years; Augustin Demontzey b. 1763.
      Michael Salzman, age 44, miller at Xirange, father of the bride
      André Chertz, age 33 years (born 1793), an uncle “par alliance” (by marriage) of the bride.
    Family ID F200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna (Nancy) Garber,   b. 30 Apr 1839, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1902, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1860  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    • By Andrew Ropp
    Notes 
    • Anna’s surname is spelled Gerber when entered by the county clerk, and Garber when entered by Andrew Ropp.
    Children 
     1. Katherine (Katie) Schrock,   b. 30 Sep 1860,   d. 2 Aug 1861  (Age 0 years)
     2. John Schrock,   b. 28 May 1862, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1951, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Samuel Schrock,   b. 16 Jul 1864, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1943, Thurman, Washington Co., CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Joseph Schrock,   b. 18 Aug 1866, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1947, Defiance, Defiance Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Lydia Anna Schrock,   b. 26 Mar 1868, Pekin, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1938, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Moses Schrock,   b. 26 Apr 1870,   d. 12 Dec 1879  (Age 9 years)
     7. Ella Schrock,   b. 17 Nov 1875, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1951, Gibson City, Ford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Magdalena Matilda (Lena) Schrock,   b. 20 Aug 1885, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1950, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Aug 1839 - Butler Co., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jan 1860 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 27 Jul 1860 - Malone Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1890 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1898 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPURC - 1904 - Fairview, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1905 - Fairview, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1907-1922 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Apr 1922 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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    Peter Schrock 
(1839-1922)
    Peter Schrock (1839-1922)

  • Notes 
    • Obituary: Gospel Herald, 20 April 1922, pg 63
      Schrock.--Peter Schrock was born, Aug. 1, 1839; died at his home in Fisher, Ill., April 5, 1922; aged 82 y. 8 m. 5 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Garber Jan. 8, 1860, who preceded him in death twenty years ago. To this union 8 children were born. Two preceded him in death. He leaves 6 children, 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother. He accepted Christ as his Savior while young and united with the Mennonite Church. He was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted April 7, by Bro. S. S. Zehr and Bro. Sam Gerber. Text, Gal. 2:20.
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      “Peter Schrock had long, white whiskers and told one of his grandsons, "You'd be a fine feller if you'd let your whiskers grow." After Peter got older he would sit in his big chair in the sitting room with his spittoon by his chair. He had a jack knife with the words "Peter Schrock, Fisher, Illinois" made in the handle. He used this to cut his chewing tobacco. He also whittled a great deal. Peter raised pigs and kept bees--from 10-15 hives. Peter wasn't able to establish himself as a prosperous farmer like his brother Joseph, or a successful businessman like his brother John, but he left a legacy of compassion and kindness to his descendants.

      “Sometime around 1885-1890 a real estate agent appeared in Fisher and persuaded Peter and his two sons, Samuel and Joseph, to buy some uncleared timberland in Fairview, Michigan [village of Mio nearby]. Peter went ahead and sometime later Sam and Joe and their families chartered a freight car and moved to Michigan. Sam and Joe, their livestock and furniture, rode in the freight car and the women (evidently including Lena and Ella) and children rode in a passenger car.

      “The Schrocks managed to clear a few acres of land and planted it to Buckwheat. They had the buckwheat ground for pancakes at the mill in Mio. There were beautiful big rainbow and speckled trout in great abundance in the Au Sable river about on and one-half or two miles south of their house...Fish and buckwheat cakes were two important items in the Schrocks’ diet....On the north side of the small buckwheat field was the Sam Schrock house and on the south side of the field was the Joe Schrock house....Pete’s father [Sam], mother and oldest sister Katie worked for other people whenever they could to make a little money. Ellen would help when there was a new baby in the community or when extra help was needed with housework, etc.”

      “After a few years Peter moved back to his home in Fisher, IL; Joseph and his family moved to Defiance, OH; and Samuel and his family moved to CO.” [9, 10, 11, 12]

  • Sources 
    1. [S186] Peter Schrock Probate Record w/Will attached.

    2. [S220] Peter Schrock Bible.

    3. [S185] Peter Schrock, Certificate of Death.

    4. [S855] 1960 Federal Census .

    5. [S225] East Bend Mennonite Church Records, Peter Zehr.

    6. [S302] Marriages - Registres Civil, Tables Decennales.

    7. [S319] Johannes Schrock and Catherine Salzman - Marriage Record .

    8. [S214] Marriage Record of Peter Schrock/Anna Nancy Garber.

    9. [S17] Just Pete, Pete and Jennie Schrock, (The Print Shop, Fort Morgan, CO).

    10. [S291] Early Memories, Eunice Schrock Kandel.

    11. [S365] Personal remembrances of family members:Birky, Schrock, Sutter.

    12. [S877] Bill to Remove Clouds from Title and to Quiet Title-Schrock.


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