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Christian (Chrétien) Zehr (Zer) b. 1722 Niederstocken, Bern, SW Struth, Bas-Rhin, FR: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Christian (Chrétien) Zehr (Zer)

Male 1722 -


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  • Name Christian (Chrétien) Zehr (Zer)  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 1722  Niederstocken, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Residence 1734  Struth, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Struth, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I792  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2019 

    Father Peter Zehr (Zer),   b. 1763, Reutigen, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Barbara Schütz,   b. Abt 1756, Blumenstein, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1833  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 1783  Reutigen, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F6705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabethe Koch,   b. 1724 
    Married Abt 1722  [5
    Children 
     1. Daniel Zehr,   b. 1734, Struth, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1819, Struth, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Christian Zehr,   b. Abt 1735, Neuviller-la-Roche, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Neuviller-La-Roche, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F364  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1722 - Niederstocken, Bern, SW Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1734 - Struth, Bas-Rhin, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Struth, Bas-Rhin, FR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "The Zehrs originated in Niederstocken in Canton Bern in Switzerland, and from there they emigrated to Struth in "Crooked Alsace", Bas-Rhin. Here several branches of the family developed, and they emigrated by way of Lorraine and Bavaria to the USA and Canada. Related to the Zehrs in Struth were the Zehrs in Sulztal, Windstein, Wilenstein, and Knoringen. Inscriptions by Christian Zehr from the years 1786 and 1790 can still be found on a door beam in Sulztal."

      Zehr is listed as a surname in the 1798 Bürgerverzeichnisse (census) of Canton Bern, Switzerland.

      Source gives the parents of Christian as Christian Zehr (1757-1818) and Barbara Sommer (d. 1818).
      Source does not list this Christian as a child of Peter and Barbara. [4, 6, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S270] Ascendance complete de GERARD Maurice, Maurice Hebert.

    2. [S87] Zehrs From Europe to Illinois, Ardys Serpette.

    3. [S434] Our Ancestors - Christian Zehr family, Ray Zehr.

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

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

    6. [S1116] Geneanet Family Tree of Charles Corbat.

    7. [S40] Original: Amische Mennoniten in Deutschland, Hermann Guth, (Masthof Press, Morgantown, PA).


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