John Schrock1843 - 1935 (92 years)
Name John Schrock  Born 26 Mar 1843 Trenton, Butler Co., OH  Gender Male Occupation Farmer  Religion Mennonite  Residence 1903 / 20 Apr 1935 Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL 
- 714 So. 9th. St.
USR1 Stroke Died 20 Apr 1935 Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL
- 7:15 a.m.
Buried Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL 
- Lakeside Cemetery, ministers Rev. Geo Gundy of Meadows and E.V. Young, pastor of the First M.E. church, Pekin. Mrs. A. B. Shacklette presided at the organ and Dick Groen, soloist sang “Lead Kindly Light,”, “Crossing the Bar,” “Old Rugged Cross,” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.” Pallbearers were Edward Schrock, Herbert Ropp, Lawrence Gueber, Roland Heisel, Maurice Ringwald, Ernest Saal and Clyde McQueen.
Person ID I462 Schrock-Birkey Connection Last Modified 9 Nov 2017
Father Johannes Schrock (Schrack, Gerrard), b. 15 Jun 1801, Gondrexange, Moselle, FR , d. 21 Jan 1875, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL (Age 73 years) Mother Catherine (Elisabeth) Salzman, b. 27 Oct 1804, Sarralbe, Moselle, FR , d. Mar 1858, Tazewell Co., IL (Age 53 years) Married 8 Apr 1826 Blâmont, Moselle, FR [3, 4]
- The French marriage index says Catherine Hergi was no longer living at the time of Catherine's marriage in 1826.
- 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.
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 Barbara Rediger, b. 29 May 1844, Washburn, Woodford Co., IL , d. 3 Aug 1911, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL (Age 67 years) Married 3 Dec 1865 Pekin Twp., Tazewell Co., IL
- Noel Funeral Home Document gives date and place.
Children 1. Peter Schrock, b. 29 Jan 1867, d. 28 Jun 1942 (Age 75 years) 2. Catherine (Katie) Schrock, b. 23 Jun 1868, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL , d. 18 Oct 1951 (Age 83 years) 3. Daniel Schrock, b. 18 Jan 1869, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL , d. 15 Jan 1937, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL (Age 67 years) 4. Bina Schrock, b. 19 Apr 1871, Tazewell Co., IL , d. 30 Oct 1942, Tazewell Co., IL (Age 71 years) 5. Sarah Schrock, b. 15 Nov 1872, IL , d. 23 Jun 1941, Pekin, Groveland Twp., Tazewell Co., IL (Age 68 years) 6. Ida Schrock, b. 25 Mar 1874, IL , d. 13 Feb 1945 (Age 70 years) 7. Frances Schrock, b. 25 Oct 1875, IL , d. 7 Apr 1968, Pekin Twp., Tazewell Co., IL (Age 92 years) 8. Edward Schrock, Sr., b. 1 Dec 1877, IL , d. 15 Nov 1964 (Age 86 years) 9. John William Schrock, b. 24 Jun 1880, IL , d. 10 Aug 1948, Pekin Twp., Tazewell Co., IL (Age 68 years) 10. Margaret Isabel (Belle) Schrock, b. 1 Jul 1882, IL , d. 10 Jan 1954, Los Angeles, CA (Age 71 years) 11. Barbara Schrock, b. 27 Jan 1885, d. Apr 1980, Peoria Co., IL (Age 95 years) 12. Aaron Lester Schrock, b. 25 Sep 1888, IL , d. 18 Mar 1889, Pekin Twp., Tazewell Co., IL (Age 0 years) Last Modified 23 Feb 2006 Family ID F202 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Born - 26 Mar 1843 - Trenton, Butler Co., OH Married - 3 Dec 1865 - Pekin Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Residence - 1903 / 20 Apr 1935 - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Died - 20 Apr 1935 - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Buried - - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL = Link to Google Earth
- Obit: Newspaper article
”The founder of a great family died in Pekin today: John Schrock, of 714 South Ninth Street. He was the father of twelve children, eleven of whom survive along with 25 other descendants; but only one of the 36 is left to carry on the good name of Schrock.
“Religion brought this grand old man to Pekin. Back in the Vaterland a man named Menno Simon founded a religion which has brought honor upon him and to this day they call his followers “Mennonites.” A century ago there was a group of them around Pekin among them the Ropp families.
“Johannes Schrock was eight years old in 1851 when the family came to Pekin, for he had been born March 26, 1843. That trip was often recalled by Mr. Schrock; and the older he became the better he remembered those days of children; and the less he recalled the fleeting things of yesterday. The family located in a log house on what is now the Allen Miller farm five miles east of Pekin. They were made at home by the Mennonites here and kindly neighbors; and because they were honorable and thrifty, they prospered.
“As John grew older he worked out in saw mills, grist mills, and brick yards. He could do a tremendous day's work, even in the days when a big day's work was expected of all men. He himself carried from the saw mill every tie and plank for the first bridge over the river here--the Peoria, Pekin & Jacksonville R.R. bridge. Three men would be assigned to such a job nowadays and work only half as many hours. They told of him that he could cut with an axe and rack five cords of wood in a day. Four men wouldn't want to do that today.
“On December 3, 1865, he married Barbara Rediger and the two established one of the most respected homes in the county. Twelve children were born to them, and all but the last (who died in infancy) live today to mourn the passing of the father. They are: Peter Schrock, Pekin; Mrs. Katherine Ropp, Pasadena, Calif.; Daniel Schrock, Pekin; Bina Schrock, Pekin; Mrs. Sarah Ringwald, Pekin; Mrs. Ida Gueber, Pekin; Frances Schrock, Pekin; Edward Schrock, Pekin; John W. Schrock, Pekin; Mrs. Belle Thode, Pasadena; Mrs. Barbara Heisel, Pekin; and Aaron Lester, deceased.
"In 1876, Mr. Schrock bought the home east of Pekin in which the first child born in that home still lives. He is Edward Schrock, president of the Farm Bureau. The family looks to it as the old family home.
"In 1903, the sons built a nice home at 714 South Ninth Street for the parents and they moved to town. There they lived in comfort. Mrs. Schrock died on Aug. 3, 1911. Although Mr. Schrock was near 70 then, he has clung to life for 24 years more. He was a man of excellent character, good habits, and moral strength, and to this is attributed his long years. Three years ago on his 89th birthday, he spaded in his garden. On his 90th birthday the family gathered for a great reunion and celebration, but he took pneumonia that day. None expected him to survive; but he lived; and he even weathered another attack of pneumonia this winter. Even till yesterday he was up; but two strokes had weakened him and death came to him quietly at 7:15 this morning in his 93rd year.
"Death of Mr. Schrock removes one of the links with Pekin's pioneer past. He lived in the day when pigeons came in flocks that shut out the sun; when wild turkey were in abundance; and deer were to be shot in the woods. The turn of his life has seen the coming of the modern age; but thru it all there has been no change in the fact that a man of honor and honest and clean living thrives best. His children today rise up to bless his memory.
“Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Noel’s. Friends may call at the residence till 11 a.m. It is asked that no flowers be sent. Burial will be at Lakeside cemetery.,
“The Pekin centenary 1849-1949: a souvenir book commemorating 100 years of community progress in the city of Pekin, Illinois”
“Meanwhile, Pekin's growth became faster and faster. In 1858, Bitzer' s lake was drained to make right-of-way for the new Peoria, Pekin and Jacksonville railroad (later the Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis, and today the Chicago and Illinois Midland). The depot was built up on piling where Bitzer' s lake had been, and much of the track there was tresteled. The 16-foot ravine cutting across the river front area was filled, and the bridge over it destroyed. The city had subscribed $100,000 to get the railroad and other improvements.” [1, 2, 5]
- Obit: Newspaper article