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 Christian Emrick

Christian Emrick

Birth
Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, USA
Death 17 Jan 1851 (aged 53)
Cornelius, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Burial Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Plot IOOF Garden B Sec 202
Memorial ID 12302760 · View Source
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Christian was the 9th and youngest child of John Emrick and Elizabeth Loresch. His family later moved to Columbiana Co, OH in 1804, where his father died in 1821.
He was married Sep 21, 1818 to Catherine Weem. His daughter claimed her name was Mariah Catharine Venning.Catherine died en route to Oregon in Wyoming on July 14, 1848 on the Bear River of the mountain fever.
Christian was listed in 1820 census in Montgomery County, Ohio, where his son Solomon was born. He later purchased from the government 80 acres near Springfield, Illinois in 1826 and by 1840 had moved to Schuyler County, further west. From 1841-1848 he lived in St Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.
Father of 11 children including Solomon, Christopher Taylor Emrick, Thomas Decet Emrick, and Mary Catherine Emrick Wehrung. Two daughters married in Illinois, Sarah to Nelson Rector, later Wm Sparks, and another daughter Eliza Jane married Levi Webster and died about 1849 before her father.
Family was awarded Donation Land Claim of 320 acres which was divided between Christopher Taylor and Mary Catherine.Christopher was awarded 80 acres and Catharine the remaining 240 as considered of equal value.
Family later in 1928 changed spelling of name to Emerick, when they joined the Astor lawsuit, which Wm.H.Wehrung spearheaded. The lawsuit was a scam.



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No Marker. Was buried with 12 other Emerick graves removed after Feb 1908 from original Emerick Cemetery located on Emrick DLC.

Gravesite Details removed from Emerick DLC in 1911

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  • Created by: Gordon S.
  • Added: 10 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12302760
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christian Emrick (26 Feb 1797–17 Jan 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12302760, citing Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery, Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Gordon S. (contributor 46812090) .