John Birkey Yordy b. 23 Oct 1838 Bavaria, GR d. 31 Dec 1906 Milford, Seward Co., NE: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

John Birkey Yordy

Male 1838 - 1906  (68 years)


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  • Name John Birkey Yordy  [1, 2
    Born 23 Oct 1838  Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • French Alsace-Lorraine accd. to source 1269
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 17 Jun 1844  NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 1844, June 17, Baltimore
    Residence 1862  Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1863 Peter Yordy purchased John's exemption from Civil War military service for $100. They moved to Seward County, Nebraska in 1885, to Colorado in 1889, to Kansas in 1896, and then returned to Seward County in 1898.
    Residence 1885  Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1889  Thurman, Washington Co., CO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1896  Larned, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1898  Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    USR1 Stomach Ulcers 
    Died 31 Dec 1906  Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Fairview Cemetery
    Person ID I916  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2021 

    Father Horn 
    Mother Maria (Mary) Birky,   b. 18 Apr 1816, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1903, Roanoke Twp., Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Family ID F434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena King,   b. 13 Dec 1842, Salem, Marion Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1927, Harper, Harper Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1862  Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • By Andrew Ropp
    Children 
     1. Fannie Yordy,   b. 5 Apr 1863, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1955, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Samuel Yordy,   b. 22 Dec 1864, Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1865, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Peter E. Yordy,   b. 12 Mar 1866, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1951, Panhandle, Carson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Simon S. Yordy,   b. 14 Feb 1868, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1953, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. John E. Yordy,   b. 25 Dec 1869, Nebraska Twp., Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1943, Kewanee, Henry Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Emma Yordy,   b. 23 Oct 1871, Lombardville, Stark Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1958, Wellman, Washington Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Bella Yordy,   b. 24 Aug 1873, Lombardville, Stark Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1962, Albany, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     8. David Yordy,   b. 16 Jan 1875, Lombardville, Stark Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1934, Ashley, Gratiot Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     9. Jacob Yordy,   b. 15 Sep 1876, Lombardville, Stark Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1883, Lombardville, Stark Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     10. William Yordy,   b. 4 Sep 1878, Gridley, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1887, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     11. Francis Yordy,   b. 4 Aug 1880, Gridley, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1898, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     12. Mary Ellen Yordy,   b. 24 Jul 1882, Washington, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1929, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     13. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Yordy,   b. 1 Nov 1885, Milford, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1961, Colorado Springs, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Oct 1838 - Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 17 Jun 1844 - NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jan 1862 - Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1885 - Milford, Seward Co., NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1889 - Thurman, Washington Co., CO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1896 - Larned, KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1898 - Milford, Seward Co., NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Dec 1906 - Milford, Seward Co., NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Milford, Seward Co., NE Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Witness, January, 1907
      After an illness of about eight months, Bro. John Yordy passed away at his home in Milford, Neb., Dec.31, 1906; age 68 y. 2m. 17d. Funeral services were held at the home and concluded at the Amish Church where he was laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. Bro. Yordy was born in Germany, Oct. 23, 1839, and came to America with his parents who settled in Illinois when he was six years old. He united with the Amish Mennonite church in his early years, to which he remained faithful to his death. He was married to Magdalene King, Jan. 5, 1863. To this union were born thirteen children, four of whom preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves a sorrowing wife and nine children, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. His disease was ulcers and gallstones. He suffered greatly at times but bore it all patiently to the end.

      Dearest father, thou hast left us,
      And thy loss we greatly feel,
      But ‘tis God who has bereft us,
      He can all our sorrows heal.


      Obit: Milford, NE newspaper

      After an illness of seven months beginning May 10th, 1906, and caused by ulceration of the bowels, complicated with gall stones, uncle John Yordy passed away at his home in this village, Monday morning, Dec. 31st, age 68 years 2 months and 17 days. Short funeral services were held at the home here in town and concluded at the Amish church west of town where the remains were buried, Thursday.

      Mr. Yordy was born in Germany, October 23, 1838, and came to America with his parents who settled in Illinois when he was 6 years old. He was married to Magdalene King on January 5th, 1862, and to them have been born 13 children, 9 of whom are living.

      Mr. Yordy and his family came to Seward county in 1885, and four years later, went to Colorado. In 1896, they moved to Kansas and in 1898 returned to Seward county where they have since resided. Three years ago Mr. and Mrs. Yordy moved into town and prepared to spend their remaining days in ease and comfort. The children attending the funeral were Simon and Dave Yordy, Mrs. Schrock, from Filmore county, Mrs. Zimmerman from Wood River, and two brothers and a sister from Illinois - Jacob and Joseph Yordy and Mrs. Mary Orendorff.

      Mr. Yordy was a genial old gentleman whom it was a pleasure to know and the great regret of his friends is that his declining days should be spent in suffering. The sympathy of all is extended to Grandma Yordy and her children in the hour of bereavement. [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] The Güngerichs of Pfalzhof, Germany, Hermann Guth.

    2. [S8] Peter and John Yordy Information.

    3. [S491] Peter Yordy Tree, Gary Yordy.

    4. [S1269] The Oesch Ancestral Home at Forsthof, Bavaria 1827-1889, Mary Ann Augsburger Eng.

    5. [S11] Obituaries of Individuals.

    6. [S368] Yordy Family Records.

    7. [S42] The Yordy Story, 1803-1871, Earl/Florence Yeackley, Paul/Merlyn Stutzmen.


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