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Peter Zehr (Zer) b. 1763 Reutigen, Bern, SW: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Peter Zehr (Zer)

Male 1763 -


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  • Name Peter Zehr (Zer)  [1, 2
    Residence 1722  Niederstocken, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At the time of son Christian’s birth
    Born 1763  Reutigen, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I9509  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2019 

    Father Christian Zehr (Zer),   b. 1725 
    Mother Susanna Katharina Bürki 
    Married 10 Nov 1760  Reutigen, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F10877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [3
    Children 
     1. Anni Zehr (Zer) (Scher?),   b. 1690
     2. Johannes Zehr (Zer),   b. Bef 14 Aug 1785, Reutigen, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1867, La Ferriére Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 81 years)
     3. Christian (Chrétien) Zehr (Zer),   b. 1722, Niederstocken, Bern, SW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Struth, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F6705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1722 - Niederstocken, Bern, SW Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1763 - Reutigen, Bern, SW Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1783 - Reutigen, Bern, SW Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • For background information about the political/religious climate in Eggiwil at the time Zehr/Zurfluh ancestors lived there see Source .
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      “A close match for the same date for a Peter Zurfluh from LDS records has him born on June 24, 1687, from Trub, Canton Bern. His parents are Hans born 1663 and Christine Baumgardner, born 1667. Hans also has a brother born about 1653. Another Peter Zurfluh was born 1678 at Brienz, Canton Bern, who married Anna Hirni and had the following children:
      Margret Zurfluh, b. 1710
      Peter Zurfluh b. 1712
      Johannes Zurfluh, b. 1716
      Elizabeth Zurfluh, b. 1720
      “The Zehr’s probably dropped the Fluh part of the name in France because in French it means fluid, and in German it means high up n a ledge….There is some evidence that the Zurfluhs were Jews at one time and were from the Roman province of Septasemia in France.
      “A problem is that their son Christian’s Bible has a marriage date of about 1705, meaning that he and his brother Johannes were born in the 1600s.
      “….the Zehr’s may or may not also fall under the Scher surname.”

      (Two of the children’s birthdates do not fit into the dates for parents—may not be in the correct family.)
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      Source gives the following information:
      Birth
      Taufrodel Reutigen 1753-1804, Seite 26.
      Family Note
      Marriage with Barbara SCHÜTZ
      Eherodel Reutigen 1754-1826, Seite 39. [1, 2, 3, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1083] Extending the Zehr Family Back into Time, Ray Zehr.

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

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

    4. [S1083] Extending the Zehr Family Back into Time, Ray Zehr, 8 Jul 1687.

    5. [S1082] My Genealogy Home Page, Abt 1700, Switzerland - Lester-James-lamoure/WEBSITE.

    6. [S1114] Christian Gungerich of Wolfersdorf, Bavaria - Part II: His Descendants, Herbert Holly.


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