Beecher immigrations in date order. In “Notes” AKA indicates “also known as” name where sources have variations in name spelling. The source code is explained at bottom and indicates which books the list is printed in. Ships link to online passenger lists, so you can see everyone who traveled with them. This is important as we often find our ancestors lived and later intermarried with indicating where the Beecher immigrant came from or settled.
|Ship||From/To||Source Codes||Beecher Immigration Notes|
|Johann Martin Becher||10/8/1737||Charming
|Rotterdam by Plymouth to PA||NF142, TT111,
|Not yet tied to particular descendants.|
|Heinrich Becher||1738||Carolina||LS95, LS114, LS116||AKA Hans Heinrich Buecher|
|Jacob Beiser||10/25/1746||Neptune||Rotterdam to Philadelphia||AKA Jacob Biser. Died in Frederick, MD in 1804.|
|Johann Engel Bücher||9/23/1751||Neptune||Rotterdam to Cowles to Philadelphia||PG467||Proven by Y-DNA tests to be the ancestor of the Bicher, Biecher, Beicher, Beacher families in Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill counties PA, Marion OH, and Beecher families in northern CA, OR and WA. DNA matches the descendants of Henry Beecher d.1795 in Adams, PA.|
|Johann Henrich Bücher||9/23/1751||Neptune||Rotterdam to Cowles to Philadelphia||PG467||Proven by Y-DNA tests to be the ancestor of the Beechers in Adams, Cumberland, York, Berks, Montgomery, Allegheny counties PA, and Beechers in Washington, Frederick, Baltimore MD, Franklin OH, St. Louis MO.|
|Peter Bicher||9/30/1754||Edinburgh||Rotterdam to Cowles to Philadelphia|
Source Codes for Beecher Immigrations:
Two letters correspond to a book below and the number is the page within it.
Example: TT316 above is page 316 within Thirty Thousand Names of Swiss Immigrants.
|LS||Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the
|Faust, Albert B.|
|NF||Name of Foreigners Who Took The Oath of Allegiance||Egle, Henry|
|TT||Thirty Thousand Names of Swiss Immigrants||Rupp, Daniel|
|PG||Pennsylvania German Pioneers||Strassburger, Ralph Beaver|
|PI||Pal-Index: A Surname Index
of Eighteenth-Century Immigrants
|Hall, Charles M.|