Christian Oesch b. 4 Dec 1819 Hanfeld, Bavaria, GR d. 12 Oct 1908 Woodford Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Christian Oesch

Male 1819 - 1908  (88 years)


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  • Name Christian Oesch  [1
    Born 4 Dec 1819  Hanfeld, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 6 Oct 1848  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870  Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The family appears on the 1870 census of Elm Grove as farmer Christian Oesch, 43, Bavaria; Mary, 30, France; Madelaine, 18; Christian, 16; John, 14; Catharine, 11; Joseph, 7; Barbara, 3; and Mary, 1 (all children born in Illinois). Presumably the older children Madelaine, Christian, and John were born to Christian's first wife Magdalena Zehr.
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 12 Oct 1908  Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pleasant Grove Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I4918  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2021 

    Father Andréas Oesch,   b. 1791, Lorentzen, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1869, Hanfeld, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Katharina Augsburger,   b. 1 Apr 1793, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1850, Hanfeld, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Notes 
    Family ID F473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Magdalena Zehr,   b. 5 Oct 1825, Lembach, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1864  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1851  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Magdalena Oesch,   b. 7 Oct 1852, Dillon Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1939  (Age 87 years)
     2. John Oesch,   b. Abt 1856,   d. Aft 1870  (Age ~ 15 years)
     3. Christian Oesch,   b. 30 May 1854, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1890, Dillon Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F4566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria (Mary) Ebersole (Abersole),   b. 17 Nov 1839, Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1884, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 8 May 1860  Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catharine (Katie) Oesch,   b. 15 Mar 1861,   d. 26 Mar 1886  (Age 25 years)
     2. Joseph Oesch,   b. 21 Oct 1863,   d. 18 Feb 1886  (Age 22 years)
     3. Daniel Oesch,   b. 7 Oct 1864
     4. Barbara Oesch,   b. 2 Aug 1867,   d. 1907  (Age 39 years)
     5. Maria Oesch,   b. 16 Jul 1869, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1928, Foosland, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     6. Leah Oesch,   b. 12 Feb 1871,   d. 14 Mar 1947  (Age 76 years)
     7. Benia Oesch,   b. 16 Jul 1873, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1901  (Age 27 years)
     8. Aaron Oesch,   b. 16 Feb 1876,   d. 7 Jun 1894  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F3467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1819 - Hanfeld, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 6 Oct 1848 - New York, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jun 1851 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 May 1860 - Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Oct 1908 - Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Herald, November 1908:
      "Christian Oesch was born in Germany, Dec. 19, 1818; died Oct. 12, 1908; aged 89 y. 9 m. 24 d. He was married twice, first to Magdalena Zehr; to this union were born 3 children; then to Mary Ebersole; to this union were born 10 children. He leaves to mourn his departure, three daughters [Magdalena, Maria, and Leah], 1 brother, 36 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Andrew Schrock; text, I Cor. 15: 21,22, and Samuel Gerber, text, Phil. 1:21." [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40926306/christian-oesch.

    2. [S1291] Maria Anna Oesch, Her Story (1837-1892), Mary Ann Augsburger Kristiansen-Eng, Birth date.

    3. [S689] Pedigree Chart for Rodger Allen Salzman, Place.

    4. [S1291] Maria Anna Oesch, Her Story (1837-1892), Mary Ann Augsburger Kristiansen-Eng.

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


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