Jacob Becher
Elizabeth Essig
Henry Becher
Lydia Snyder
Simon Peter Becher


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1. Carrie M.

Simon Peter Becher 2

  • Born: May 1859, Plain Twp., Stark, OH 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Carrie M. about 1887 in , , IN 1

   Another name for Simon was Peter Becher.1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Plain Twp., Stark, OH. 2 In 1860 four Becher households are living nearby as follows:

Jacob H. Becher, shoemaker, 42, was living with Elizabeth, 35. Also with them: Levi Ganty, 13. Everyone was born in Ohio. Jacob's home was valued at $600, and personal estate $50. The post office was New Berlin.

At page bottom is Uriah Becher, 54, living in the household headed by Christian C. Kryder, 24, shoemaker. Uriah was born in Pennsylvania, and Christian in Ohio.

Atop the next census page, Elizabeth Becher, 30, is in her own household living by herself.

Next door in Henry Becher, farmer, 38; Lydia, 34; Jacob, 7; Elizabeth, 5; John H., 3; Julian, 2; Simon P., 1; and James Bowers, farm laborer, 16. Everyone was born in Ohio.

2. Census in 1870 in Fairfield Twp., Dekalb, IN. Henry Becher, farmer, 50, was living with wife Lydia, 45; Jacob, farm laborer, 17; Elisabeth, 15; John H., 14; Simon P., 11, and Susanna, 8. Everyone was born in Ohio except Susanna in Indiana. His farm was valued at $9250, and personal estate $1855. The post office is Corunna.

3. Census in 1880 in Fairfield Twp., Dekalb, IN. 3 Henry Becher, farmer, 58, widowed, was living with son Jacob, laborer, 27; daughter Elizabeth, 25; Susanne R., 18?; and Simon P. , farm laborer, 21. Everyone and their parents were born in Ohio.

4. Census in 1900 in Fairfield Twp., Dekalb, IN. 1 Peter Becher, occupation thrasher, 41, born May 1859, was married for 13 years to Carrie M., 38, Feb 1862. She had birthed one child by 1900: Russell P., 8, May 1892. The parents and their parents were born in Ohio, and Russell in Indiana.

Next door is John H. Becher, laborer RR, 43, born Jul 1856, married for 20 years to wife Catherine, 41, Dec 1858. She had birthed one child: Howard, 18, Mar 1881. The parents and John's parents were born in Ohio. Catherine's parents were born in Pennsylvania. Howard was born in Indiana.

Simon married Carrie M. about 1887 in , , IN.1 (Carrie M. was born in Feb 1862 in , , OH 1.)


1 1900 United States Census, Indiana, Dekalb County, Fairfield Township, Series: T623 Roll: 367 Page: 10.

2 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Stark County, Plain Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1038 Page: 407-408.

3 1880 United States Census, Indiana, De Kalb County, Fairfield Township, Series: T9 Roll: 273 Page: 15.

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