George Adam May Jr.
(1870-1945)
Josephine Waldfogle
(1879-1952)
Freda E. May
(1908-1976)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Morris S. Bicher

Freda E. May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 3 May 1908, Juniata, Blair, PA 3 8
  • Marriage (1): Morris S. Bicher on 27 Apr 1940 in Winchester, Winchester, VA, USA 1
  • Died: 5 Dec 1976, Frystown, Lebanon, PA at age 68 3 4
  • Buried: 8 Dec 1976, Stouchsburg: Christ Lutheran Church, Berks, PA 3

   Other names for Freda were Freida E. Bicher and Frieda May.9

  General Notes:

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  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Juniata, Blair, PA. 8 The 1910 census recorded owning a home at 915 Fifth Street: George A. May, machinist for railroad, 39, living with wife Josephine, 31; son George A., 8; and daughter Freda M., 2. George Sr. and his parents were born in Germany and he immigrated in 1890 and became a U.S. citizen. Josephine, her parents and her children were born in Pennsylvania. They had been married for 10 years and birthed 2 children by 1910.

2. Residence: 631 Bollman St., Lebanon, PA on 24 Apr 1940 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1

3. Obituary: Lebanon Daily News: obituary of Freda Bicher on 6 Dec 1976 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 4 Freda bicher, Myerstown RD 4, widow of Morris Bicher, died Sunday evening at the Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 68.
She was born in Pennsylvania and her parents were the late Albert and Josephine Wolfogle May.
She was retired from Crescent Plastics, Myerstown. She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Myerstown, and the Myerstown Golden Agers.
Surviving are her two sons, Jack and Glenn, both of Myerstown; a daughter, Glenda, wife of Arthur Yohn, Myerstown RD 4; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

4. Residence: RD 4, Myerstown, PA on 6 Dec 1976 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 4

5. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: funeral of Freda M. Bicher, 8 Dec 1976, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 10 Funeral services were held this morning from Rohland Funeral Home for Freda May Bicher, Myerstown RD 4, widow of Morris Bicher. the Rev. H. McClung, pastor of Friedens Lutheran Church, Myerstown, officiated.
Interment was in Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg. Pallbearers were Gary, Dane, Douglas, Greg and Travis Bicher and Rich Yohn.


Freda married Morris S. Bicher, son of Morris H. Bicher and C. Emma Spangler, on 27 Apr 1940 in Winchester, Winchester, VA, USA.1 (Morris S. Bicher was born on 28 Sep 1912 in Myerstown, Lebanon, PA 1 11, christened on 2 Jan 1913 in Myerstown: Myerstown Reformed Church, Lebanon, PA,11 died on 13 Oct 1969 in Campbelltown, Lebanon, PA, United States 7 9 and was buried in Stouchsburg: Christ Lutheran Church, Berks, PA 9 12.). The cause of his death was Blood disease.


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9F-LQ8G Morris S Bicher and Freda May, 27 Apr 1940 citing Winchester, , Virginia, United States, certificate 13759.

2 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80193083.

4 Lebanon Daily News, 6 Dec 1976, page 2. Obituary of Freda Bicher.

5 Jesse Ziegler, <i>The Ziegler family records : a complete record of the Ziegler family from our ancestor Philip Ziegler born in Bern, Switzerland in 1734, down to the seventh and eight generations; including also those who are directly descended from the family as far as data could be obtained</i> (Royersford, Pa. : Ziegler, c1906. 118 p. Online https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE927540), Page 468.

6 Lebanon Daily News, 30 Jan 2019, obituary of Glenda E. Yohn.

7 Lebanon Daily News, 14 Oct 1969, page 2. Obituary of Morris Bicher.

8 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGZS-QYC George A May, Juniata Ward 2, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 74, sheet 38A, family 751, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375330.

9 <i>Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Myerstown, Lebanon Co., PA</i>.

10 Lebanon Daily News, 8 Dec 1976, page 2. Funeral of Freda M. Bicher.

11 <i>Myerstown Reformed Church, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania</i>.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80191015.



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