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Joseph A. Zehr b. 18 Dec 1867 Tazewell Co., IL d. 12 Oct 1918 Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Joseph A. Zehr[1]

Male 1867 - 1918  (50 years)


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  • Name Joseph A. Zehr 
    Born 18 Dec 1867  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    USR1 Spanish Influenza 
    Died 12 Oct 1918  Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • at his home as a result of Spanish influenza.
    Buried Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Waldo Cemetery
    Person ID I6030  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2019 

    Father Andrew Zehr,   b. 9 Jun 1839, Struth, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1915, Manson, Calhoun Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Magdalena (Lena) Zehr,   b. 21 Mar 1843, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1914, Manson, Calhoun Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1863  Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha Steinman (Stahley),   b. 28 Aug 1872, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1953  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1888 
    Children 
     1. Walter A. Zehr,   b. 12 Jan 1906, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1953  (Age 47 years)
     2. Lola Zehr,   b. 14 Mar 1908, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1993, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Ella Mae Zehr,   b. 28 Nov 1903, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1994, Chenoa, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F4018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1867 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Oct 1918 - Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit:
      Zehr.--Joseph A. Zehr was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., Dec. 10, 1867; died at his home near Flanagan, Ill., Oct. 12, 1918; aged 50 y. 7 m. 2 d. He united with the A. M. Church in his youth and remained a faithful member. He was married to Bertha Zehr Dec. 30, 1888. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters (Paul, who preceded him 8 yrs., Milo, Roy, Walter, Lloyd, Ella and Lola). He had been suffering much from asthma bearing it patiently but often expressing the wish of being called home if it were not for his family. On Sunday he was at S. S. and church teaching his class of boys as usual. On Monday evening he was taken down with Spanish influenza, suffering greatly at times growing weaker until Saturday morning when he died. Besides his wife and children he leaves one grand-daughter, two brothers and five sisters. Funeral services at the house conducted by Bro. Samuel Gerber, Pekin, Ill., assisted by the house ministers. Text, I Cor. 5:1-10. Interment in the Waldo Cemetery.
      "Yet again we hope to meet thee,
      When the day of life is past;
      And in heaven we hope to greet thee
      Where no farewell tears are shed."

      Children: Paul (1891-1910)
      Milo (1893-1966)
      Roy (1896-1970)
      Walter Andrew (1900-1953)
      Ella Mae (1903-1994)
      Lloyd (1908-1971)
      Lola (1908-1993)

  • Sources 
    1. [S432] Birky/Steinman Family Records.

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


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