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Marie Neuhauser b. Abt 1772-73 Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR d. Aft 1826: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Marie Neuhauser

Female Abt 73 - Aft 1826  (~ 175 years)


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  • Name Marie Neuhauser  [1
    Born Abt 1772-73  Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth year calculated from son Johannes’ marriage document--she was 53 at the time.

      In a letter dated Aug 16, 1953, Homer Schrock (Ohio) writes to a cousin:
      In going thru some of my great grandfather’s papers today (Peter, Sr.) in his Bible it said My mother died 27 January 1839 maiden name Bropfin and was born in Mariabirch. So far I haven’t found his father’s name.
    Gender Female 
    Religion Amish 
    Died Aft 1826  [2
    • She was present at Johannes and Catherine’s marriage in 1826.
      In a letter dated Aug 16, 1953, Homer Schrock (Ohio) writes to a cousin:
      “In going thru some of my great grandfather’s papers today (Peter, Sr.) in his Bible it said My mother died 27 January 1839 maiden name Bropfin [?] and was born in Mariabirch [Merlebach].”

    Person ID I4503  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2019 

    Father Nicolas Christian Neuhauser,   b. 1736,   d. 11 Mar 1798, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Catherine Marie Ritzieker,   b. 1736,   d. 18 Mar 1798, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1770  [3
    Family ID F1768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph Schrag (Schrack),   b. 17 Mar 1772, Bistroff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1830, Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1800  Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Alzing?
    Children 
     1. 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)
     2. Peter Schrock,   b. 15 Jun 1802, Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1887, Trenton, Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. André (Andréas) Schrock,   b. 3 Jul 1804, Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1855, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Anne Schrag (Serach),   b. 24 Dec 1806, Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Magdalena Schrock (Schrack),   b. 10 Apr 1811, Sarrebourg, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1855, Congerville, Montgomery Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. Barbara Schrock (Schrack),   b. Abt 1815, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, Spring Bay, Worth Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F3199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1772-73 - Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1800 - Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Alzing was already mentioned in 1525 as being a farm of the seigniory of Sarreck. In 1556, she was a possession of the counts of Lutzelbourg, then of the count de Custine. Alzing seems to have been in ancient times an important locality. The heart of Alzing remained an Anabaptist community.

      Marie is almost certainly part of the Neuhauser family which lived in Gosselming and was well known to Schrag and Engel families--a sister to Jean Neuhauser, who was a witness to Joseph’s marriage to Marie Engel, since Marie’s mother had secondly married Jean’s father, Nicholas Neuhauser.

      Her death is still a mystery. There is a Mary Gerrard listed along with Anna and Madeline Gerrard on the ship Baltimore, on which the family sailed to America in 1831. Her age is given as 52, and that fits fairly well with her probable birth date. However, except for a notation by son Peter in his Bible saying his mother died 27 January 1839, there has been no other data found about when (or where) she died, and no mention of her by any family members in America, or researchers finding evidence of her presence in America.

      Gosselming (part of Meurthe before 1870 had 795 people in 1836, 542 in 2001) is situated at the extremity of a forest named Selvald, on the left bank of the Saar River, 6 km south of Fenetrange, 9 km from Sarrebourg, and 72 km from Nancy. The farm Alzing is 5 km west of Gosselming.



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  • Sources 
    1. [S247] Death record of Joseph Schrag (Schrack) (Serack), Surname spelled Neyhousser.

    2. [S805] GeneaNet Family Tree of Peter Schrag, Gives death date of 2 Jan 1819, but she was alive in 1826.

    3. [S712] Handwritten notes , Maurice Hebert .

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

    5. [S1053] Les anabaptistes de l’arrondissement de Sarrebourg, Jean-Claude Koffel, (Self-published), P. 122.


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