William Beicher Sr.
Susanna Meily
John Phillip Embich
Maria Spengler
William Biecher Jr.
Louisa Hartman Embich
Sarah Esther Biecher


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1. Clarence Monroe Weiser

Sarah Esther Biecher 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 12 Nov 1878, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 3 8
  • Marriage (1): Clarence Monroe Weiser on 11 Apr 1903 in Topton, Berks, PA, USA 1 2
  • Died: 4 Jun 1973, Cumru Twp., Berks, PA at age 94 4

   Other names for Sarah were Sadie E. Beicher 9 and Sadie Esther Biecher.1 10 11 12 13 14

   FamilySearch ID: KD9W-CHB.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3 8

2. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Heard from Charles Beicher After Three Years, 14 Jun 1897, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 15 Miss Sadie Beicher, of 119 South Eighth street, has received a letter from her brother, Charles Beicher, who writes from Bombay, India, after a silence of almost three years. He speaks of the bubonic plague raging in India and says he is about to leave for the East Indies. Beicher is a plumber and is well known in Lebanon.

3. Census in 1900 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 9 William Beicher, age 65, born Sep 1834, is listed in the 1900 Census living at 111 Eighth Street in Lebanon. Living with him is his wife of 48 years, Louisa, born July 1834. She had given birth to 9 children, 6 still living in 1900. Only one is living with them: Sadie E. born Nov 1878, occupation seamstress. William's occupation is blacksmith.

4. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: "Miss Sadie Biecher, of this city, accopanied by her brother, Charles Biecher, of New York, left this morning over the C. & L. Road for Marion, Ohio.", 24 Jan 1901, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 10

5. Residence: Lived with her parents on 1 Jul 1902 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 13

6. Residence: on 11 Apr 1903 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1

7. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Miss Sadie E.Biecher, daughter of William Biecher, and Clarence M. Weiser, both of this city, were married on April 11 by REv. J. H. Raker, at the Lutheran orphanage home, Topton., 14 Apr 1903, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1

8. Census in 1910 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 16 The 1910 census recorded at 1128 Chestnut Street: Clarence M. Weiser, rougher in iron mill, 32, living with wife Sarah E., 31; son J. Allen, 5; son Harold M., 2; father John G. Weiser, tinsmith in roofing, 59, and mother Rose A., 57. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Sarah and Clarence were married for 7 years and had birthed 2 children. John and Rose were married for 34 years and had birthed 2 children, both alive in 1910.

9. Residence: on 13 Sep 1915 in Reading, Berks, PA. 17

10. Residence: on 4 Nov 1917 in Reading, Berks, PA. 11

11. Census in 1920 in Reading, Berks, PA. 18 The 1920 census recorded at 326 Spring Street: Clarence Weiser, roller in steel company, 42, living with wife Sara E., 41; son J. Allen, 15; and son Harold M., 12. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

12. Census in 1930 in Reading, Berks, PA. 19 The 1930 census recorded owning a $10,000 home at 326 Spring Street: Clarence M. Weiser, foreman at steam rail co., 52, living with wife Sara, 51; and sons J. Allen, salesman for Prudential Life, 26, and Harold N., no occupation, 22. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

13. Residence: on 7 Nov 1939 in Boyertown, Berks, PA. 6

14. Census in 1940 in Boyertown, Berks, PA. 20 The 1940 census recorded renting at 59 N. Reading Avenue: Harold M. Weisser, 32, single, manager of state liquor store, living with mother Sarah, widow, 61. They were born in Pennsylvania. In 1935 Harold lived in Boyertown and Sarah in Reading.

15. Residence: 59 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA in 1942 in Boyertown, Berks, PA. 21

16. Residence: 1950 Reading City Directory: Weiser Sarah E (wid Clarence) r 243 S. 5th in 1950 in Reading, Berks, PA. 22

17. Obituary: Lebanon Daily News: obituary of Mrs. C. Weiser on 5 Jun 1973 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 4 Mrs. C. Weiser
Sarah E. Weiser, 94, widow of Clarence M. Weiser, died Monday in the Hassler Home, Cumru Township, Berks County, where she had resided for six years.
Born in Lebanon, she was a daughter of the late William and Louisa Embich Biecher. Her husband died Feb. 29, 1940.
Survivors include two sons, J. Allen Weiser, Reading and Harold M. Weiser, Mifflin Park.

Sarah married Clarence Monroe Weiser, son of Jonathan G. Weiser and Rose Ann Moser, on 11 Apr 1903 in Topton, Berks, PA, USA.1 2 (Clarence Monroe Weiser was born on 26 Aug 1877 in Mount Aetna, Berks, PA, USA 2 23 24 25, christened on 24 Oct 1877 in Reading: St. John's Lutheran Church, Berks, PA, USA,23 died on 29 Feb 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 4 25 and was buried on 4 Mar 1940 in Reading: Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks, PA 25.)


1 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 14 Apr 1903, page 1. Marriage of Sadie E. Biecher and Clarence M. Weiser.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMS-C83 Clarence M. Weiser and Sadie E. Biecher, 11 Apr 1903; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 21,466.

3 Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (Church records available from Lebanon County Historical Society and also by renting these microfilms from the Catalog at FamilySearch.org: Film 933974 Births/Christenings 1763-1876, computer printout. Film 1434022 Baptismal Registers and Burial Records, 1773-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1033984 Marriages 1794-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1434022 has been transcribed onto the FamilySearch.org site and can be searched online by entering the Film # into the search form.).

4 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 5 Jun 1973, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Clarence Weiser (Sarah E. Biecher).

5 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFW9-WDL J. Allen Weiser and Helen M. Neider, 12 Jul 1934; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 2,080,350.

6 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 8 Nov 1939, page 7. Obituary of John E. Beicher.

7 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 4 Mar 1940, page 8. Obituary of Clarence M. Weiser.

8 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255145; National Archives Film T9-1145; Page 275C.

9 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Ward 1, Roll 1428 Book 1, Page 173.

10 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 24 Jan 1901, page 4.

11 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 6 Nov 1917, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Louisa H. Beicher.

12 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collection Name: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 529. PA > Lehigh > Allentown > Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Harold Melchoir Weiser.

13 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 1 Jul 1902, page 1. The Golden Wedding, Mr. and Mrs. William Biecher.

14 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 14 Apr 1903, page 1.

15 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 14 Jun 1897, page 1.

16 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MG42-DCL Sarah E Weiser in household of Clarence M Weiser, Lebanon Ward 2, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 148, sheet 6B, family 131.

17 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), 13 Sep 1915, page 4. Obituary of Wm. Biecher.

18 1920 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M61F-TJB Clarence Weiser Reading PA.

19 1930 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCZG-BYH Clarence Weiser Reading PA.

20 1940 United States Census, Harold M. Wesser, Boyertown, PA.

21 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Harold Melchoir Weiser, b. 22 Nov 1907, Lebnaon, PA.

22 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1950 Reading City Directory, Sarah E Weiser.

23 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 577 PA > Berks > Reading > St. John's Lutheran Church. Clarence Monroe Weiser. Online image 87.

24 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6KG-DDK Clarence Monroe Weiser.

25 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 19300. Clarence Monroe Weiser. Father Jonathan G. Weiser. Mother Rose Ann Moser. Spouse Sarah Beicher.

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