Susannah Johns


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Susannah Johns 1

  • Born: 31 Oct 1796, , Lancaster, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Jacob Ruth
  • Died: 31 Mar 1884, Sterling, Whiteside, IL at age 87 1
  • Buried: Sterling: Riverside Cemetery, Whiteside, IL 1

   Another name for Susannah was Susan.2

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1850 in East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 3 The 1850 census recorded Susannah Ruth, 51, living with daughter Caroline, 20. They were born in Pennsylvania.

2. She appeared on the census in 1860 in East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 The 1860 Census recorded John Bicher, age 29, living as a tenant in the household of Susana Ruth, age 63, widow. Living with John are Julian (probably Julia M. but this is how the census taker wrote it down) age 31; Alice, 4; and William, 2. John's occupation is machinery. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Susana's real estate was valued $650 and person estate $620. John's personal estate was $200. The post office was Reamstown.

3. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Sterling, Whiteside, IL. 5 The 1870 census recorded John Bucher [sic], implement woodwork agent, 40, living with wife Julia, 40; Alice, 14; William, 12; and mother-in-law Susan Ruth, 70. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Sterling, Illinois.

4. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Sterling, Whiteside, IL. 2 John Beecher, 50, farmer, was living with Juliann, 50; Alice, 21, millener; and Susan Ruth, mother, 80. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

Susannah married Jacob Ruth.


1 Find A Grave,

2 1880 United States Census, Illinois, Whiteside County, Sterling, Family History Library Film 1254259, National Archives Film Number T9-0259, Page 264D.

3 1850 United States Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: East Cocalico, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_789; Page: 345A; Image: 690.

4 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township, Page 231.

5 1870 United States Census, John Bucher, Illinois, United States; citing p. 8, family 70, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545789.

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