Magdalena Sears (Zehr) b. 7 Dec 1866 Morton, Tazewell Co., IL d. 10 Jan 1930 Bloomington, McLean Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Magdalena Sears (Zehr)

Female 1866 - 1930  (63 years)


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  • Name Magdalena Sears (Zehr) 
    Born 7 Dec 1866  Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Jan 1930  Bloomington, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Mennonite Hospital
    Buried 13 Jan 1930  Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pleasant Grove Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I5685  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2018 

    Father Christian Sears (Zehr) 
    Mother Phoebe 
    Family ID F5641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bishop Samuel Gerber,   b. 8 Sep 1863, Carlock, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1929, Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1886  [2
    • By Joseph Burcky
    Children 
     1. Menno Samuel Gerber,   b. 24 May 1900, Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1988, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F3970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Dec 1866 - Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1930 - Bloomington, McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Jan 1930 - Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: GOSPEL HERALD - Volume XXII, Number 46 - February 13, 1930
      GERBER. Magdalena, daughter of Christian and Phoebe Sears, was born Dec. 7, 1866, near Morton, Ill.; died at the Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., Jan. 10, 1930; aged 63 y. 1 m. 3 d. On Dec. 30, 1886, she was united in marriage with the late Bishop Samuel Gerber of Tremont, Ill., who preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1929. In her childhood she moved with her parents to near Tiskilwa, Ill., at which place she lived until the time of her marriage. It was during the early part of her life that she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, uniting with the Mennonite Church near Tiskilwa, Ill., and living a faithful Christian life until the end. Being deprived of her health for a number of years, she bore it all patiently, being resigned to the Master's will at all times, even up to the last when it was decided advisable to perform a goiter operation, which was performed only several hours before her death. She leaves two sons and three daughters (Rosa, Mrs. Martha Wubben, Otto, Menno, with whom she made her home the past year, and Mrs. Ruth King); also 8 grandchildren, three brothers and five sisters (Mrs. David Bachman, D. W. Sears, Chris Sears, S. R. Sears, Mrs. Asa Ropp, Mrs. Jos. Springer, Mrs. John Forney, Mrs. Charles Culp), and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn the loss of a loving mother, sister, neighbor, and friend. Funeral services were held on Jan. 13 at Pleasant Grove Church near Tremont, conducted by Bro. Jos. D. Hartzler of Flanagan, Ill. Interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

      "Earth has lost its look of gladness,
      Heaven seems to look more bright,
      Since the spirit of our loved ones
      Took their happy homeward flight;
      And we long to cross the river,
      Long to rest upon that shore.
      There to see, and know, and love them.
      With the Savior evermore."

  • Sources 
    1. [S495] Sommer Register Report, Ted Sommer.

    2. [S11] Obituaries of Individuals.


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