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Bendicht Schrag b. 22 Feb 1767 Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW d. Abt 1843 Fulton, Fulton Co., OH: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Bendicht Schrag[1]

Male 1767 - Abt 1843  (75 years)


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  • Name Bendicht Schrag  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 22 Feb 1767  Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 11 Oct 1817  Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • From Court, SW, via Amsterdam. On ship Francis. Settled in Wayne Co., OH
    Religion Anabaptist 
    Died Abt 1843  Fulton, Fulton Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • at age 76
    Person ID I5489  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2019 

    Father Benedicht Schrag,   b. 1731, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1781, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Anna Blaser,   b. 29 Jun 1732, Oberthal, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1810  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1762  Grandval, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Zurfluh (Zehr),   b. Abt 1767, Trub, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1794, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1786 
    Children 
     1. Anna Schrag,   b. 9 Apr 1787,   d. 1813  (Age 25 years)
     2. Barbara Schrag,   b. 1788,   d. 1865  (Age 77 years)
     3. Ulrich Schrag,   b. 28 Dec 1789, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1852, Sornetan, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Peter Schrag,   b. 13 Jan 1791, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jacob Schrag,   b. 5 May 1792,   d. 1857  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria Wittmer,   b. Abt 1770, Ruderswil, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1804, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1794  [5
    Children 
     1. Katharina Schrag,   b. 8 Apr 1796
     2. Verena Schrag,   b. 1799
     3. Maria Schrag,   b. 1801
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F3856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Magdalena Aeschilman,   b. 1767, Ruderswil, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1807, Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1804  Wayne Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 11
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Schrag,   b. 29 Oct 1805, Wayne Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1898, Fulton Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F3855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1767 - Eschert, Munster, Bern, SW Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Nov 1804 - Wayne Co., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 11 Oct 1817 - Philadelphia, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1843 - Fulton, Fulton Co., OH Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Resided in Holstein, Liestal, and Munster. Later, in America in 1817, resided in Wayne Co., OH. Had nine children. No doubt traveled to America with his third wife and eight of the nine children, as Jacob had come in 1816.

      An uncle of fellow voyager Hans Burkhalter (1797-1876), son of Christen Burkhalter (1764/65-1814) and Anna Schrag (1770-1824). Hans Burkhalter, who became Benedict Schrag’s son-in-law when he married his first cousin, Barbara Schrag (1788-1865), is not listed separately among passengers on the Francis.

      “Anabaptists in the Territoire de Belfort were encouraged to emigrate. Many followed the example of an Anabaptist exodus from the Münstertertal valley in the Jura Mountains to Wayne County, Ohio.

      This link takes one to the rediscovered Swiss farm where Bendicht lived for several years until 1807. “Ten years later he emigrated as a widower with his children to Ohio, where he settled in Smithville in Wayne County.” He later moved to Lucas County, Ohio.
      http://mennoworld.org/2014/11/10/news/rediscovered-swiss-farm-has-wide-significance/ [2, 7, 12, 13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S389] Research Report A3 2004.

    2. [S805] GeneaNet Family Tree of Peter Schrag.

    3. [S235] Bernese Anabaptists, Delbert Gratz, (Herald Press, Scottdale, PA).

    4. [S449] Our Ancestors - Benedict Schrag (b. 1767), Karen Bowman.

    5. [S1041] Benedict Schrag&Maria Wittmer Marriage Record.

    6. [S364] Queries, Gives birth date as 22 Feb 1776, and place as Wynigen, Canton Bern, SW.

    7. [S733] King Family Update.

    8. [S611] Bendicht Schrag (1767-1843), Date, p. 64.

    9. [S364] Queries.

    10. [S805] GeneaNet Family Tree of Peter Schrag, /person-3000013_52384941_52384941/bendicht-schrag.

    11. [S313] Both Sides of the Ocean: Amish-Mennonites From Switzerland to America, J. Virgil Miller, (Masthof Press, Morgantown, PA), p. 298.

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

    13. [S1120] Migrations of the Schrag Family of Leumberg Switzerland from Adam to Adams County (Part 1-to the 20th Century).


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