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André (Andréas) Schrock b. 3 Jul 1804 Gondrexange, Moselle, FR d. 5 Aug 1855 Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

André (Andréas) Schrock[1]

Male 1804 - 1855  (51 years)


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  • Name André (Andréas) Schrock 
    Born 3 Jul 1804  Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Ketzing. NASL: Messidor XII or July 3, 1804. Witness to Andrew’s birth record: Antoine Bouquely 36 years old, maçon (stone mason); second witness Hubert Barthelemy 40 years old, both living in Gondrexange.

      Translation of birth document by Neil Ann Levine: (confirmed 18 Apr 2011):

      Mayor's office in Gondrexange, arrondissement of Sarrebourg, 14 Messidor XII of the French Republic [July 3, 1804], birth certificate of André Schrack, born the same day, about 8 a.m., son of Joseph Schrack, miller, and Marie Neyehouser, living at the said Gondrexange. The sex of the infant has been recognized to be male. The baby has been presented to me by the witnesses, Antoine Honquet [spelling taken from the man's signature], 36, mason, and Hubert Barthelemy, 40, school teacher, both living in the said Gondrexange. And following the declaration made to me by Joseph Schrack, father of the child, they have signed [the document]. Prepared according to law by me, Joseph Thiébeau, mayor of the community (commune) of Gondrexange, serving as public official for recording vital statistics of citizens (l'état civil).
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1828  Dompcevrin, Meuse, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Was witness there to birth of brother Peter’s son Peter.
    Immigration 1830  [4
    • according to F. S. Unzicker letter to H. H. Schrock
    Residence Abt 1835-1840  Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The first four children were born in Ohio, but the fifth was born in 1843 in Illinois.
    Census 1850  Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • #203 Andrew Schrock, age 45, born Germany, farmer, $2000
      Ann, age 35, b. Germany; Joseph 15, b. OH; Susan 13, b.OH; Anna 10, b. OH; Andrew 7, b. IL; Mary 5, b. IL; Peter 1, b. IL.
    Occupation Farmer 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    USR1 Cholera 
    Buried Aug 1855  Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 5 Aug 1855  Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I472  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 14 May 2018 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Marie Neuhauser,   b. Abt 1772, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1826  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1800  Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Alzing?
    Family ID F3199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Oyer,   b. 31 Aug 1815, Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1877  (Age > 63 years) 
    Married Bef 1835  Probably In America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Andrew Schrock
     2. Joseph Schrock,   b. 21 Jun 1835, Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1920, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Susannah Schrock,   b. 1837, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1863, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     4. Anna Schrock,   b. 1840, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1874, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Andrew Schrock, II,   b. 9 Dec 1842, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1925, Sacremento, Sacremento Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Mary Schrock,   b. Jun 1846, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1945, Bruce Lake, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 99 years)
     7. Peter Schrock,   b. 8 Jun 1849, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1940, Upland, San Bernardino Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     8. Magdalena Schrock,   b. 30 Jun 1856, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1907  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1804 - Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1828 - Dompcevrin, Meuse, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1835-1840 - Butler Co., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aug 1855 - Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Aug 1855 - Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Andrew was in America by 1835 when his first child was born, but even though various descendants give his immigration date as either 1830 or 1831, Andrew’s name is not on the Baltimore ship list as traveling with his brothers Johannes and Peter in 1831.

      “Andrew and Anna lived about four miles west of Washington (Section 18?), Tazewell Co., IL. They had to drive or walk approximately ten miles to take a ferry to get to Peoria. He started to build a large brick home, but passed away before it was finished. Children Andrew and Mary, who were young, carried all the brick for this home, which is still standing with little repair.

      “One night Andrew, Sr. stayed with a neighbor who had cholera. The same night he became sick with cholera and died before morning, leaving a family of small children, the oldest sixteen, the youngest was born after his death. One of the children in later years finished the large brick home, using the original plans, half of the second story was planned to be used for church services.

      “The Schick farm joined the Schrock farm and near these farms lies an old cemetery where the Andrew Schrocks and Joseph Schicks are believed to be buried.”


      The guardianship bond (for $10,00) for Andrew’s children, dated 10 Aug 1857, reads as follows:
      Know all Men by these Presents, That we Anna Schrock, Peter Guth, Johannes Schrock and Joseph Schrock...for the use of Anna Schrock, Andrew Schrock, Mary Schrock, Peter Schrock and Madaline Schrock, minor heirs of Andrew Schrock, late of said County, deceased....

      Document contains signatures of Peter Guth and Johannes Schrag (Anna’s brothers-in-law), Joseph Schrock, her nephew; and the mark of Anna Oyer Schrock. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Johannes Schrock: His Children and Grandchildren, Willard Smith.

    2. [S246] Birth Record of Andre Schrack .

    3. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, Gives date at Jan 5 or 8, 1804.

    4. [S288] Letter to H. H. Schrock, F. S. Unzicker.

    5. [S730] André Schrock, http://graveyards.com/graveyard/?id=3497.

    6. [S130] Andrew Schrock Will.

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


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