Christian Zehr b. 16 Jun 1857 Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL d. 10 Aug 1922 Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Christian Zehr

Male 1857 - 1922  (65 years)


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  • Name Christian Zehr  [1
    Born 16 Jun 1857  Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1922  Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I6866  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2018 

    Father George Zehr,   b. 27 Sep 1825, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1904, Minier, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Barbara Litwiller,   b. 25 Sep 1831, Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1899, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1851  Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Kauffmann,   b. 1856,   d. 14 Dec 1879  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1876 
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F4810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Marie Augsburger,   b. 23 Feb 1863, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1928, Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1880 
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F10701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jun 1857 - Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 1922 - Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 21 , August 24, 1922 - page 415
      Zehr.--After a lingering illness of six months, Christian Zehr passed away August 10, 1922, at his home in Deer Creek, Ill. 

      He was born June 16, 1857, at Hopedale, Ill. 

      On October 3, 1876, he was married to Anna Kaufmann, who died December 4, 1879.

      On October 12, of the following year he was united in marriage to Anna Augsburger and to this union was born one daughter, Alta Barbara. 

      In 1884 Bro. Zehr moved to Arapahoe, (not transcriber's spelling) Nebr., where he remained until 1893, at which time he returned to Pekin, Ill. Later he moved to Hopedale and then to Deer Creek, where he lived for the last twenty years.

      He was aged 65 y. 1 m. 25 d. In early youth he became a member of the Mennonite Church. He leaves to mourn his death, a wife, one daughter, an adopted son, Leslie Stamm, two sisters, Mrs. Mike Saltzman, and Mrs. Barbara Wallace, and a host of relatives and friends. 

      Funeral services were held at the home August 13, conducted by Brethren Jacob Zehr and Jonas Litwiller. Texts Psa. 90, and Job 14: 14,15. Burial in cemetery near Hopedale, Ill.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43605163/christian-zehr.


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