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Bishop Christian Schlegel b. 17 Jan 1819 Switzerland d. 26 Nov 1884 Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Bishop Christian Schlegel

Male 1819 - 1884  (65 years)


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  • Name Christian Schlegel  [1, 2
    Prefix Bishop 
    Born 17 Jan 1819  Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • birthplace according to the 1880 census
    Gender Male 
    CLER
    Occupation Farmer, ministers, bishop 
    Religion Mennonite 
    Died 26 Nov 1884  Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • FAG date 1883
    Buried Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Waldo Cemetery
    Person ID I7549  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2019 

    Father Christian Schlegel,   b. 1791,   d. Bef 1870  (Age < 78 years) 
    Mother Catherine Ernst,   b. 1790,   d. Between 1850-1860  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F4485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Salome Sommer,   b. 1 Jul 1819, Neuviller-La-Roche, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1890, Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 16 May 1842  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth (Eliza) Schlegel,   b. 7 Mar 1842, Washington, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1925, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Catherine Schlegel,   b. Apr 1843, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1916, Washington, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     3. Christian S. Schlegel,   b. 8 Dec 1844, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1913, Gridley, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Magdalena Schlegel,   b. 3 May 1846, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1921, Roanoke, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Joseph Schlegel,   b. 8 Dec 1847, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1914, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Nicholas H. Slagell,   b. 22 Apr 1849, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1913, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Benjamin Franklin Slagel,   b. 8 Feb 1851, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1922, Wayland, Henry Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. 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)
     9. Mary Alice Schlegel,   b. 18 Jun 1857,   d. 27 Jun 1911  (Age 54 years)
     10. Lydia Hanna Schlegel,   b. 25 Sep 1860, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1941, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     11. Daniel Webster Slagel,   b. 26 Mar 1864, Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1947, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F5299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 May 1842 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Nov 1884 - Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Obit: Herald of Truth, December 1884
      “On the 26th of November, in Livingston Co., Ill., of cancer of the stomach, Bishop Christian Schlegel, aged 65 years and 9 months. The funeral was very largely attended. Services were held by Joseph Griester [Grieser?], Andrew Rhodes of Tazewell Co., John P. Schmitt and Christian Rhodes. Bro. Schlegel bore his sufferings with much patience. He leaves a widow and eleven children to mourn his departure. The deceased was a bishop in the Amish Mennonite Church. He administered with the gift he had received from God.” [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Obituaries of Individuals.

    2. [S530] Christian Schlegel: Alsace to Illinois, Myrna Slagell Park.

    3. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/157597161/christian-slagel.

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


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