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Andrew (Andréas) S. Birky b. 3 Mar 1830 Bavaria, GR d. 11 Sep 1895 Fisher, Champaign Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Andrew (Andréas) S. Birky[1, 2]

Male 1830 - 1895  (65 years)


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  • Name Andrew (Andréas) S. Birky  [3, 4
    Born 3 Mar 1830  Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Perhaps Arzbach. Birthdate on gravestone is 31 Mar 1830
    Gender Male 
    DESC At Time Of Death Owned Land As Follows: The SE 1/4 Of The NE 1/4 Of Section 19 Town 22N, R8E Of 3rdPM (40 Acres At $70 Per Acre =$2800) 
    DESC At Time Of Death Owned Land As Follows: The W 1/2 Of The NE 1/4 Of Section 19 Town 22N, R8E Of 3rdPM (Excet One Acre In NE Corner Thereof, Deeded For Cemetery Purposes (79 Acres At $80 Per Acre=$6320) 
    DESC At Time Of Death Owned Land As Follows: The W 35 1/2 Acres Of The SW 1/4 Of The NW 1/4 Of Section 20, Town 22N, R8E Of The 3rdPM (35 1/2 Acres At $70 Per Acre = $2485) Purchased From Cora Baker 
    Residence 1872  Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Daughter Mary lived in Morton as a child
    Naturalization 16 Feb 1888  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Intent to become a citizen
    Naturalization 3 Mar 1890  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Final certificate signed
    Occupation Farmer 
    PURC Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section 19 portion purchased from George W. Mathews, who had himself derived title by patent from the United States.
    PURC Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 35 1/2 acres in Section 20 purchased from Cora A. Baker, who had derived title indirectly from the United States by patent.
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Residence 1892  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved from Tazewell Co., IL
    Died 11 Sep 1895  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Bend Mennonite Cemetery (First burial)
    Person ID I493  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 6 May 2019 

    Father Christian Birki (Birky),   b. 14 Mar 1788/9, Rimsdorf, Lower Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1866, Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Maria Anna Gascho,   b. 1798, Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1840-1841, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1815  Pellheim, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Arzbach was the name of an estate outlying the village of Pellheim (about 1.7 miles north of the center of Pellheim. It was the site of Schloss Pellheim, the house or palace of a count. The house is now a restaurant. Pellheim was administratively incorporated into Dachau in 1972.
    Family ID F219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica (Fannie) Sutter,   b. 11 Nov 1838, Neuberg-an-Donau, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1927, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1858  Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Infant Birky
     2. Infant Birky
     3. Mary Birky,   b. 19 Sep 1862, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1954, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Andrew (Lame) Birky,   b. 19 Jun 1864, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1928, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Peter S. Birky (Birkey),   b. 25 Apr 1867,   d. 26 Jul 1946  (Age 79 years)
     6. John W. Birky,   b. 21 Nov 1871, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1941, Peoria, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Amos E. Birky,   b. 15 Feb 1880,   d. 20 Jan 1914, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2007 
    Family ID F215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1830 - Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Mar 1858 - Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1872 - Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 16 Feb 1888 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 3 Mar 1890 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPURC - - Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPURC - - Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1892 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Sep 1895 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • “After Andrew and Veronica married, they probably soon moved into the [Johannes] Sutter home, after the elder Sutters moved into the smaller house just across the garden. Their home was about eighteen feet long and sixteen feet wide. Its one room was divided into a kitchen and bedroom by a curtain. The hired man had to climb a ladder to his bed in the loft. Later an addition was built to the house for use as a kitchen in the summer. It could not be used during the winter because it was not built very warm and was floorless. The pole barn was eight feet high, sixteen feet wide, and eighteen feet long. In the wall in front of the horses was a flap door, which was opened at feeding time. The haystacks were just outside. Oats was kept in a rail pen nearby.”

      Andrew and Veronica bought 80 acres of the Sutter land in 1882 for $50 an acre. In 1891 they sold the land for $95 an acre and moved to Fisher. He bought some land in the same section where daughter Mary and her husband had purchased land and built a house. [2, 8, 9, 10, 11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] The Berkey Book, Ruth Berkey Reichly, (Arlington, VA).

    2. [S102] Interview with Alta Heiser Detweiler.

    3. [S315] Conservatorship-Birky.

    4. [S736] Our Ancestors [Andrew (Andréas) S. Birky].

    5. [S241] Andreas S. Birkie naturalization record.

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

    7. [S68] Pellheim 21 House Chronicle: “Castle Builders”.

    8. [S697] Family records of Alta Heiser Detweiler.

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

    10. [S314] Bill for Partition and Dower.

    11. [S876] Consent for Sale of Dower of Widow.


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