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Jean Schertz b. 1758-60 d. 5 Mar 1808 Sarrebourg, Moselle, FR: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Jean Schertz

Male 60 - 1808  (174 years)


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  • Name Jean Schertz  [1, 2
    Born 1758-60  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Miller 
    Died 5 Mar 1808  Sarrebourg, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I5789  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2019 

    Family Catherine Abresol,   b. 1760,   d. 23 Aug 1812, Sarrebourg, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1807  Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Witnesses: Jean Gerack [Schrag] (1777-1838), and Anna Engel (1772-1809)
    Notes 
    • Witnesses:
      Jacques Abresol, 28, brother of the bride; Christopher Rocher, 40 of St. Croix; Michael Salzman, St. Croix, 50; and Jean Gingerich, cultivator and owner of St. Croix.

      (Oct 27,2004 email from Joe Staker.)
    Children 
     1. Andrés Schertz,   b. 10 Sep 1792, Gondrexange, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1837, Lorquin, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Madeleine Schertz,   b. 3 Oct 1827, Recherey, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1897, Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1807 - Rhodes, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Mar 1808 - Sarrebourg, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Guermange. Lived in Reherrey, below Herbeviller, Moselle. He was in Gondrexange for several years during the Revolution.

      Jean evidently had a first marriage that produced Andrés.
      Madeleine’s birthdate is after Catherine's death. Was there a third wife?
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      Jean had lost a child by accident with a firearm in 1794.
      A boy of 10 years playing with his companion manipulates a loaded firearm that has killed the small boy. The drama happened in the Ketzing gap. The captain of the National Gendarmerie in Blamont made the following report [summary]:
      “A child about four years old was accidentally killed with a shot of a gun. I stopped at citizen Jean Chertz’s house to get necessary information. I asked the mother of the child, but she could not give details.
      A young man aged ten, joking to amuse the child actually aimed a loaded weapon toward the child on a bench opposite. The weapon discharged and killed the child.
      Questions were asked:
      To whom did the gun belong? Jean Schertz, to another Anabaptist family from Ketzing? To a ranger from the forest of Ketzing? Why was a weapon in a Ketzing family? What kind of arms was it, a hunting weapon or rifle? Hunting, in our opinion, was not allowed by the peasants of the Old Regime.”
      The report of the Captain gives no answers. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker.

    2. [S269] GeneaNet Family Tree of Jean François Lorentz .

    3. [S1053] Les anabaptistes de l’arrondissement de Sarrebourg, Jean-Claude Koffel, (Self-published), Died in the mill of Hesse according to this source. .

    4. [S887] Marriage Document of Jean Schertz and Catherine Abresol, https://gw.geneanet.org/lorentz?lang=en&iz=28158&p=catherine&n=abresol&oc=1.

    5. [S1053] Les anabaptistes de l’arrondissement de Sarrebourg, Jean-Claude Koffel, (Self-published).


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