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Elizabeth A. Roeschley b. 20 Jul 1862 Spring Bay, Woodford Co., IL d. 3 Feb 1953 Eureka, Woodford Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Elizabeth A. Roeschley[1]

Female 1862 - 1953  (90 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth A. Roeschley 
    Born 20 Jul 1862  Spring Bay, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Born in her parents’ home two miles north of Eureka
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Housewife, Mother 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Died 3 Feb 1953  Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I563  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2018 

    Father Johannes (Jean) Roeschley,   b. 7 Jun 1812, Moussey, Vosges, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1881, Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Saltzman,   b. 11 Sep 1826, Neufmaisons, Meurthe-et-Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1891, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1856  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • A /287 2689
    Family ID F253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph P. Yordy,   b. 7 Nov 1857, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1925, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1882  Roanoke Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • At the Amisch Mennite Church, Roanoke, Woodford Co. by Jacob Zehr, Minister of the Gospel. Witnesses: John J. Roeschley and Joseph Wagner. Joseph was living in 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 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1960, Newton, Harvey Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Anna M. Yordy,   b. 9 Mar 1885, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1975, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Josephine L. Yordy,   b. 14 Aug 1886, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1977, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Aaron A. Yordy,   b. 16 Mar 1888, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1957, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Bishop Ezra Benjamin Yordy,   b. 6 Apr 1892, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1980, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Walter Eli Yordy,   b. 6 Dec 1895, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1976, Newton, Harvey Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Jonas Elmer Yordy,   b. 9 Jan 1899, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1984, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Alvin Ray Yordy,   b. 8 Jan 1902, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1979, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. Lewis John Yordy,   b. 17 Sep 1905, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1932, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jul 1862 - Spring Bay, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1882 - Roanoke Twp., Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Feb 1953 - Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Elizabeth Roeschley Yordy
(1862-1953)
    Elizabeth Roeschley Yordy (1862-1953)

  • Notes 
    • 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.
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      “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].” [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Joseph Yordy Family Record.

    2. [S382] John Reshley and Elizabeth Saltzman - Marriage Record .

    3. [S375] Joseph P. Yordy and Lizzie A. Roeschley-Marriage license .

    4. [S291] Early Memories, Eunice Schrock Kandel.


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