Elizabeth A. Roeschley1862 - 1953 (90 years)
Name Elizabeth A. Roeschley  Birth 20 Jul 1862 Spring Bay, Woodford Co., IL
- Born in her parents’ home two miles north of Eureka
Gender Female Occupation Housewife, Mother Religion Amish Mennonite Death 3 Feb 1953 Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Burial Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL
- Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery
Person ID I563 Schrock-Birkey Connection Last Modified 18 Mar 2021
Father Johannes (Jean) Roeschley, b. 7 Jun 1812, Moussey, Vosges, FR d. 19 May 1881, Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL (Age 68 years) Mother Elizabeth Saltzman, b. 11 Sep 1826, Neufmaisons, Meurthe-et-Moselle, FR d. 7 Jan 1891, IL (Age 64 years) Marriage 28 Jan 1856 Tazewell Co., IL 
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Family ID F253 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Joseph P. Yordy, b. 7 Nov 1857, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL d. 19 Feb 1925, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL (Age 67 years) Marriage 1 Jan 1882 Roanoke Twp., Woodford Co., IL 
- At the Amisch Mennonite Church, Roanoke, Woodford Co., by Jacob Zehr, Minister of the Gospel. Witnesses: John J. Roeschley and Joseph Wagner. Joseph was living in rural Roanoke Twp. at the time of marriage and Elizabeth was living in Roanoke. Witnesses to the marriage were John Roeschley and Joseph Wagner (Wagler).
Children 1. Ella M. (Ellen) Yordy, b. 29 Mar 1883, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL d. 16 Jan 1960, Newton, Harvey Co., KS (Age 76 years) 2. Anna M. Yordy, b. 9 Mar 1885, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL d. 18 Jan 1975, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL (Age 89 years) 3. Josephine L. Yordy, b. 14 Aug 1886, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL d. 3 Jan 1977, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL (Age 90 years) 4. Aaron A. Yordy, b. 16 Mar 1888, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL d. 7 Nov 1957, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL (Age 69 years) 5. Bishop Ezra Benjamin Yordy, b. 6 Apr 1892, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL d. 9 Nov 1980, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL (Age 88 years) 6. Walter Eli Yordy, b. 6 Dec 1895, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL d. 25 Feb 1976, Newton, Harvey Co., KS (Age 80 years) 7. Jonas Elmer Yordy, b. 9 Jan 1899, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL d. May 1984, IL (Age 85 years) 8. Alvin Ray Yordy, b. 8 Jan 1902, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL d. 29 Dec 1979, CO (Age 77 years) 9. Lewis John Yordy, b. 17 Sep 1905, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL d. 10 Feb 1932, IL (Age 26 years) Family ID F247 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 16 Mar 2021
Event Map Birth - 20 Jul 1862 - Spring Bay, Woodford Co., IL Marriage - 1 Jan 1882 - Roanoke Twp., Woodford Co., IL Death - 3 Feb 1953 - Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Burial - - Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL = Link to Google Earth
Photos Elizabeth Roeschley Yordy (1862-1953)
- Gospel Herald Obit:
Yordy, -- Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Saltzman) Roeschley, was born near Spring Bay, Ill., July 20, 1862; passed away Feb.3, 1953; aged 90 y. 6 m. 14 d. On Jan. 1, 1882, at the Roanoke Mennonite Church, she was united in marriage to Joseph Yordy, who preceded her in death in 1925. Surviving are 3 daughters (Ella, Anna, and Mrs. Josephine Schrock, Eureka, Ill.), 5 sons (Aaron, Peoria, Ill.; Ezra, Eureka, Ill.; Walter, Chicago, Ill.; Jonas, Eureka, Ill.; and Alvin, Denver, Colo.), 15 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. One son (Lewis) also preceded her in death. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and for many years taught a German Sunday-school class. Funeral services were in charge of John L. Harnish and J. D. Hartzler, with burial in the church cemetery.
“Elizabeth taught her husband, Joseph, to read. She was quiet, determined, with a good sense of humor. She was frugal, a good gardener, and managed her household well, often smoothing over differences in the family--a leveler. Elizabeth was affected for many years with arthritis, and was an invalid during her later years in life, finally confined to her home because of her helpless condition.
“Grandma Yordy outlived her husband by many years...Grandma must have had severe arthritis. She walked so slowly that she had to be called to dinner at least ten minutes before serving time. Aunt Ella and Uncle Aaron were always there at the farm taking care of ‘Ma.’ Later, when they moved back to Eureka, Uncle Jonas and Aunt Anna appeared on the scene to take care of their aging and bedfast mother....”
A Eureka newspaper article reported Elizabeth being honored at a surprise birthday party dinner at her home three miles south of Eureka, arranged by Mrs. William Kane of Metamora. The article went on to mention her parents, “Mr. and Mrs. Roeschley who lived two miles north of Eureka. She [Elizabeth] remembers how she would walk to Eureka with eggs in a market basket and take groceries home for the week. She attended church services at what was called Black Partrige, across from the Partrige cemetery, west of Washington, and also remembers well the old “grist mill” along the Illinois river [where her father was miller].” 
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