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Caspar (Gaspard) Schrag b. 1744 Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR d. 15 Mar 1794 Neuviller-la-Roche, Bas-Rhin, FR: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Caspar (Gaspard) Schrag[1, 2]

Male 1744 - 1794  (50 years)


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  • Name Caspar (Gaspard) Schrag  [3, 4, 5
    Born 1744  Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Ingweilerhof
    Gender Male 
    Occupation A Mennonite tailor  [6
    Occupation Miller And Tailor Of Clothes In Rhodes  [6
    Religion Amish 
    Residence 1771  St. Avold, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1772  Bistroff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cultivator at Belgrade farm, and miller at Bischwald Mill.
    Residence 1773  Bistroff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1775  Bistroff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Son Joseph was born at Bellegrade Ferme near Bistroff
    Residence 1783  St. Avold, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At time of Catherine’s birth
    Residence 1787  Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1788  Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At time of Anne’s birth
    Residence 1794  Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Domiciled at Bachats at the time of his death.
    Died 15 Mar 1794  Neuviller-la-Roche, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • On Sommerhof. 25 Ventose 2. Caspar Schraag, 50 year old Anabaptist living at Rhodes. Witnesses: Tenant farmer Jean Sommer of Sommerhof, 63, and day laborer Jean Muller.
      The witnesses may not have known the exact date of Caspar’s birth, and gave a nice round number as what they thought was a probable age. Witnesses were Jean Sommer, 63 (tenant farmer) and Jean Muller, 59 (day laborer). Jean, b. abt. 1731 was the father of Joseph Sommer and grandfather to the Sommers who arrived in Tazewell Co., IL in 1834.
    Buried FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There are remains of a Sommers cemetery at Sommerhof, so Caspar could have been buried there, or the body removed back to Rhodes. There are no identifiable stones at either place.
    Person ID I828  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2019 

    Father Caspar Schrag,   b. 1711, Leumberg, Wynigen, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elisabeth Weiss,   b. 1708, Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1730  [4
    Family ID F441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbe Rouvenac (Rüfenacht),   b. 1730,   d. 1773  (Age 43 years) 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Schrag (Schrack),   b. 17 Mar 1772, Bistroff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1830, Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F1586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marie Blaser (Blaiser),   b. 1749,   d. 27 Nov 1792, Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1773 
    Children 
     1. Johannes (Jean Gerack) Schrag,   b. 2 Mar 1775, Bistroff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1838, Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Anna Schrag,   b. 15 May 1787, Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1859, Farmdale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Catherine Schrag,   b. Abt 1783, St. Avold, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1823, Niderhoff, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1744 - Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1771 - St. Avold, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1772 - Bistroff, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1773 - Bistroff, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1775 - Bistroff, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1783 - St. Avold, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1787 - Rhodes, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1788 - Rhodes, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1794 - Rhodes, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1794 - Neuviller-la-Roche, Bas-Rhin, FR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Andréas has been included as a child of Caspar by several researchers. However, his birth date seems not to fit with being Caspar’s son, but perhaps Andréas’ birth date is incorrect. It could also be that Caspar’s birthdate is incorrect or that he had a wife before Barbe Rouvenac.

      Gondrexange is situated at the edge of a lake with the same name, between Rechicourt le Chateau and Heming. Eight km from Rechicourt le Chateau, twelve km from Sarrebourg and 72 km from Nancy. In 1836 there were 1027 people living in the village. By 2001 that number had dwindled to 464. A farm 2 km away called Ketzing had 18 inhabitants in 1836.

      “At the edge of the village (Gondrexange), next to a large recreational lake, a narrow lane named ‘rue de la vieux moulin,’ or ‘old mill street,’ winds down below the edge of the main highway. Here can be seen the trace of a small mill stream and the ruins of a small stone mill structure, overgrown with weeds. Though not conclusively documented, this site seems a likely candidate for the Schrag residence and site of Joseph Oyer’s marriage (to Catherine Schrag, daughter of second wife, Marie Blazer).”


      (also found on French documents as 'Caspard' and 'Gaspard'), was born circa 1744 and died on Sommerhof at Neuviller, Lower Alsace March 15, 1794. He was a miller at Bischwald Mill and a cultivator on Belgrade farm at Bistroff after 1772, and at the time of his death was a tailor at Rhodes. His civil death entry from Neuviller described him as a 50-year-old Anabaptist living at Rhodes (it is likely that he was visiting the Sommers on Sommerhof at the time of his death). Witnesses were tenant farmer Jean Sommer, 63, and day laborer Jean Müller, 59 (Jean Sommer, born circa 1731, was the father of Joseph Sommer, and grandfather to the Sommers who came to Tazewell County in 1834). “ }




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

    2. [S64] The Schrags and Kinzingers on the Heckenaschbacherhof, Hermann Guth.

    3. [S96] Ferme d’Alzing (Caspar Schrag, Jean Neuhauser, Hirschy, Gosselming, etc.), Koffel, Christine and Jean Claude, of Strasbourg.

    4. [S805] GeneaNet Family Tree of Peter Schrag.

    5. [S169] Marriage Record of Jean Schrag.

    6. [S691] Histoire et Genealogie, Les Anciennes Populations de Rhodes, Robert Boehn, (Robert Boehm, Sarrebourg, FR).

    7. [S61] Wohnorte der Familien Schrag.

    8. [S499] Death Record of Casper Schrag.

    9. [S805] GeneaNet Family Tree of Peter Schrag, Gives date as 5 Mar 1794.

    10. [S362] Village Information, Jean Francois Lorentz sent from a book in French.

    11. [S312] Closing the Circle: The European Journey of a Father and Son, Gordon Oyer.

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

    13. [S328] Anabaptiste de Sarralbe, Jean-Michel Engel, No. 22, 2003, p. 95-106.


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