Nicholas Risser b. Abt 1764 Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR d. 19 Jan 1814 Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Nicholas Risser

Male Abt 1764 - 1814  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Risser  [1
    Born Abt 1764  Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Born at Alzing. Birth year extrapolated from marriage document. Birth abt 1768/1771 according to another source.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Cultivateur (Farmer At Alzing Farm In 1798) 
    Religion Anabaptist 
    Residence 1798  Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Living at Alzing farm when he married for the second time.
    Died 19 Jan 1814  Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5904  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2018 

    Father Jacques (Jacob) Risser,   d. Bef 1789 
    Mother Katherina Rupp (Rouppe, Ruppe),   b. Abt 1733,   d. 1 Dec 1801, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Family ID F1847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbe Engel,   b. 1776, Guermange, Saarebourg, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1833, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1798  Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • Witnesses included Joseph Farny, a miller on Nolweyer Pond at Bisping (he was Nicolas's brother-in- law, married to Anne Risser); Christian Engel, a Zommange cultivator (Barbe's cousin); Jacob/Jacques Moser, miller at Bisping and neighbor to the bride (he later married Joseph Farny's widow); and Joseph Engel, miller at Lorentzen (Barbe's younger brother).
    Notes 
    • Marriage document seems to say Nicholas is a widower, but no name of first spouse. He is the son of deceased Jacques Risser and Catherine Ruppe, father and mother from Alzing. It does not say if Catherine Ruppe is dead or alive.
      Four major witnesses: Joseph Farnie, miller, living in Nollweyer (57930 Bisping Belles Forets), brother-in-law of the groom. Christian(ne) Engel, farmer, living in Sommange (Zommange 57260), brother in law of the groom; Jacque Moser, miller, living in Nollweyer, neighbour of the bride; Josephe Engel, meunier (miller) demeurant au moulin de Lorentzs. Josephe Farnie does not know reading and writing.

      Barbe Engel, born in Germange (Guermange 57260), 22 years old, daughter of deceased Jean-Pierre Engel and Magdeleine Riffennact, father and mother from Gosselming.
    Children 
     1. Nicolas Risser,   b. 19 Oct 1811, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1889, Stanford, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Anne Marie Risser,   b. 1802
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F2010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1764 - Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1798 - Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jul 1798 - Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jan 1814 - Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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  • Sources 
    1. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker.

    2. [S699] Marriage Record of Nicolas Risser & Barbe Engel.

    3. [S688] Nicholas Risser & Barbe Engel, Neil Ann Stuckey Levine, Year only.

    4. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker, Memo.


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