Bruce Beacher (1919-2004)

This website is dedicated to Uncle Bruce Beacher who passed away January 24, 2004 in Biglerville, Adams Co., PA. Born in Shenandoah in 1919, he earned four degrees from Penn State, Colorado State, Ohio State and Maryland as an agricultural scientist, but his passion was the science of genealogy.

For much of his life, Bruce researched our Beacher/Bucher family history, doing a magnificent job considering he started without personal computers and Internet resources to make his job easy. Bruce traveled to libraries, historical societies, churches, cemeteries and courthouses to assemble his facts. During the 1970’s and 80’s Bruce published a genealogy newsletter sent to many PA Bucher, Beecher, Bicher, etc. descendents. Without his efforts, we’d be lost!

View Bruce in our tree, including his obituary published 28 Jan 2004 in The Gettysburg Times . Bruce is descended from Johan Engel Bücher who died in 1778 in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, PA.