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Christian Yordy b. 29 Jul 1848 Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL d. 10 Jul 1922 Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Christian Yordy[1]

Male 1848 - 1922  (73 years)


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  • Name Christian Yordy  [2
    Born 29 Jul 1848  Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Died 10 Jul 1922  Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I575  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2019 

    Father Peter Yordy,   b. 26 Jul 1815, Jaegerthal, Niederbronn-les-Bains, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1897, Roanoke Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Maria (Mary) Birky,   b. 18 Apr 1816, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1903, Roanoke Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1847  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • In the Dillon Creek meeting according to Joe Staker
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Salome (Sally) Slagel,   b. 6 Sep 1855, Pekin, Groveland Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1938, Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1874  Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lydia Yordy,   b. 1876, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mary Alice Yordy,   b. 7 Jan 1878, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1880, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Maria (Ella) Yordy,   b. 7 Jan 1878, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1890, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     4. Daniel Rufus Yordy,   b. 1879, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1880, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Salome Elvina Yordy,   b. 1 Feb 1881, Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1968, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Joseph F. Yordy,   b. 1882, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Amos Yordy,   b. 10 Jun 1884, Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1966, Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     8. Joel Yordy,   b. 21 Nov 1886, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1951, Lee Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     9. Leah Yordy,   b. 12 Sep 1886, Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1976, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     10. Laura K. Yordy,   b. 4 Jan 1891, Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1929, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     11. Elizabeth Luella Yordy,   b. 1 Jun 1896, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1984, Toulon, Stark Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1848 - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Oct 1874 - Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jul 1922 - Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Herald, October 26, 1922, page 591
      Yordy. - Christian Yordy, son of Peter and Mary Yordy was born near Pekin, Ill., July 29, 1848; died at his home near Roanoke, Ill., July 10, 1922; aged 73 y. 11 m. 11 d. Oct. 4, 1874, he was joined in the holy bonds of matrimony to Salome Slagel of Livingston Co., Ill. Ten children were born to them, of whom 4 died in infancy. He leaves his sorrowing companion, 2 sons, and 4 daughters (Amos, Joel, Salome Woodward, Leah Armstrong, Laura Bryant, and Lizzie). All were present at his death except Salome. He also leaves 18 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and many nieces and nephews. At the age of 19 he united with the A. M. Church and remained faithful to the end. In his younger years he was active in church work. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Peter Garber and at the Roanoke Church by Bros. C. S. Shertz and A. A. Schrock. Interment in the cemetery nearby.

      Local Newspaper Obit: (from Carol Heilman)
      The funeral of Christian Yordy was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the farm home, two miles east of town, to the Church of the Brethren. Interment was made at church cemetery. Mr. Yordy passed away July 1, after an illness of several months. He was aobut 75 years of age and is survived by his wife, two sons, Amos and Joel both living on farms near Roanoke, and Salome, living in Arizona. [2, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] The Yordy Story, 1803-1871, Earl/Florence Yeackley, Paul/Merlyn Stutzmen.

    2. [S368] Yordy Family Records.

    3. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32191089/salome-yordy.

    4. [S102] Interview with Alta Heiser Detweiler.

    5. [S363] History of the Roanoke Mennonite Church...125 years, Kenneth Ulrich.


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