Schwitzgebel Genealogy

Johannes Criqui/Griggy

Thanks to documents published by the Department of Bas-Rhin Archives and information provided by cousin Didier Ott, we now know much more about Johannes CRIQUI's family.

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Johannes CRIQUI (a.k.a., "Jean Criqui" and "John Griggy") was born 10 January 1792 in Dauendorf, Bas-Rhin, France. He died on 19 APR 1855 in Suffield, Portage, Ohio, USA, and was buried in Randolph, Portage, Ohio, USA. Johannes' parents were Antoine CRIQUI and Marie Barbara BEYLER.

At some point Johannes changed his surname to GRIGGY--after his immigration to Ohio, according to family lore.

Johannes married Catherine Barbara WEBER (born 20 September 1791, in Dauendorf), daughter of Antoine WEBER and Barbara SCHALCK, on 4 August 1818, in Dauendorf, Bas-Rhin, France. They had the following children:

  1. Antoine Criqui (a.k.a., "Anthony Griggy")
    • Birth: 6 Feb 1819 in Dauendorf
    • Marriage: 25 Feb 1851
    • Death: 17 Oct 1898 in Randolph, Portage, Ohio, USA
    • Spouse: Mary Scholastica (Charlotte) Farnbach
  2. Ignace Criqui (a.k.a., "George Griggy")
    • Birth: 4 Apr 1821 in Dauendorf
    • Marriage: 15 Jun 1848
    • Death: 29 Jun 1906 in , Portage, Ohio, USA
    • Spouse: Mary A. Knapp
  3. Thérèse Appolonie (a.k.a, "Clarissa Griggy ")
    • Birth: 7 Jan 1823 in Dauendorf
    • Marriage: 13 Apr 1846 in , Portage, Ohio, USA
    • Death: 1884
    • Spouse: Peter Bohn
  4. Michel Criqui (a.k.a., "Michael Griggy")
    • Birth: 29 Jul 1824 in Dauendorf
    • Marriage: 31 Mar 1856
    • Death: 9 Sep 1912 in , Portage, Ohio, USA
    • Spouse: Rosina Buehrle
  5. Catherine Criqui (a.k.a., "Catherine Griggy ")
    • Birth: 12 Sep 1826 in Dauendorf
    • Marriage: 25 Feb 1851
    • Death: 21 Nov 1884
    • Spouse: Anthony Farnbach
  6. Jean Baptiste Criqui (a.k.a., "John Griggy")
    • Birth: 22 Jun 1829 in Dauendorf
    • Marriage: 28 Nov 1854
    • Death: 16 Nov 1907 in Rootstown, Portage, Ohio, USA
    • Spouse: Therese (Huth) Hoot
  7. Barbe Criqui (a.k.a., "Barbara Griggy")
    • Birth: 4 Dec 1832 in Dauendorf
    • Death: 15 Apr 1876 in , Portage, Ohio, USA
    • Spouse: Anthony Schroeder

In addition to this updated information, the research at Didier Ott's web site shows Johannes CRIQUI/GRIGGY and his family to be related to Ferdinand CREQUE and his descendants. By following their pedigrees published by Didier Ott on his web site, we can now see that Jean CRIQUI (b. 10 Jan 1792, Dauendorf, Antoine Criqui and Marie Barbara Beyler) and Ferdinand Hubert CRIQUI (b. 7 May 1809, Bitschhoffen, to Michel Criqui and Anne Marie Schönfelder) are first cousins with Antoine CRIQUI (b. 1719, Ettendorf) and Gertrude WALTER as their common grandparents. The following figure summarizes this relationship:

Descendant chart showing Ferdinand Criqui / Jean Criqui relationship

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