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Barbara Schmidt b. 29 Apr 1826 Alsace, FR d. 11 Jan 1916 Normal, McLean Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Barbara Schmidt[1]

Female 1826 - 1916  (89 years)


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  • Name Barbara Schmidt 
    Residence 1833-35  Lancaster Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 29 Apr 1826  Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1832/3  [1, 2
    • “Year of the shooting stars”
    Occupation Carpenter  [3
    Residence 1835  Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 11 Jan 1916  Normal, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Carlock, Dry Grove Twp., McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Lantz Cemetery
    Person ID I5148  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 6 May 2019 

    Father Johannes Peterschmidt,   b. 6 Dec 1794 
    Mother Christine Schwartz 
    Family ID F2105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Andrew Salzman,   b. 10 Oct 1829, Blâmont, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1891  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1851  [1
    Children 
     1. John W. Salzman,   b. 28 May 1852, Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1921, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Andrew Benjamin Salzman,   b. 29 Jul 1855, Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1930  (Age 75 years)
     3. Christiana Salzman
    Last Modified 6 May 2019 
    Family ID F3605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1833-35 - Lancaster Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1835 - Butler Co., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1916 - Normal, McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Carlock, Dry Grove Twp., McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Herald
      Saltzman. - Barbara Schmidtt was born in Alsace, Germany, April 29, 1826; died Jan. 12, 1916, at the home of her daughter, Christiana Leuschner, Normal, Ill., aged 89 y. 4 m. 13 d. She was the third in a family of six sons and daughters. She came with her parents to this country in 1832, first settling in Lancaster Co., Pa. Five years later they moved to Butler Co., Ohio. In 1856 they moved to Tazewell Co., Ill. In 1867 she with her husband moved to McLean Co., which has been her home ever since. She was united in marriage to Andrew Saltzman in 1851. To this union were born 6 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. There were 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She died of the infirmities of old age. She was an earnest Christian, a member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. Hers was a life lived above reproach. Quiet and unassuming, her heart went out in tender sympathy towards the needy. She enjoyed extensive acquaintance and was always a welcome visitor in the homes of friends and relatives. Funeral Jan. 14 was conducted at the house by Bros. Peter Shantz and Lee Lantz, and at the East White Oak Mennonite Church by I. Shantz, J. H. King, and Valentine Strubhar. Interment in the Shantz Cemetery near Carlock, Ill., where lies her husband who preceded her in death more than 25 years.

      Obit:
      Mrs. Salzman died at the home of her daughter and had been confined to her bed only about ten days, her last illness dating from Christmas Day. The debilities incident to old age were the immediate cause of her death. She has the third child of John and Christena Schmidt, residents of Alsace Loraine, now provinces of Germany but belonging to France at the time of her birth. She came with her parents and family to this country in 1832, first settling in Lancaster County, PA. She could relate many interesting events in the lives of the pioneers of those days and especially was the ocean voyage a dangerous undertaking, as about forty days was required in passing. One of her sisters died on the voyage and was buried in the Atlantic. After a few years residence in PA, the family moved to Ohio and in 1856 to this state locating in Tazewell County. Forty-seven years ago she, with her husband, came to McLean County. While still in Ohio, she married August Salzman in 1851. To this union were born 6 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. The surviving children are John W. and Andrew B. of this city, Samuel D. of Renville, MN, and Mrs. August Leuschner, with whom she had resided at her death. She was an earnest Christian, a member of the Mennonite Church from early childhood. Her's was a life lived above reproach. Quiet and unassuming in her manner, her heart went out in tenderest sympathy to the needy. Mrs. Salzman enjoyed an extensive acquaintance outside this immediate vicinity and in the homes of these friends and relatives she was always a most welcome and interesting visitor. The funeral was held on Friday from the house and later from the East White Oak Mennonite Church. Interment will be in the Lantz cemetery where lies her husband, who preceded her in death on April 20, 1891.
      contributed by Nancy J Miller (source not given) [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S337] The Salzman, Troyer, and King Families 1800-1965 (Andrew Salzman Descendants).

    2. [S11] Obituaries of Individuals.

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

    4. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, Jan 12, 1916.

    5. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https:&|;&|;www.findagrave.com&|;memorial&|;23212692&|;barbara-salzman.


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