Conrad Bescherer
Godfrey Bescher


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Godfrey Bescher 1

  • Born: 1 Dec 1818, Atlantic Ocean 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Lucinda Loflin
  • Died: 7 Sep 1897, , Davidson, NC, USA at age 78 1 2 3
  • Buried: Denton: Siloam United Methodist Church Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 1

   Another name for Godfrey was Godfrey Bisher.2

   FamilySearch ID: KZBG-CD4.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: The Dispatch: "Mr. Godfrey Bescherer, an aged citizen, of near Lilac, died Wednesday and was buried Thursday at Siloam church.", 8 Sep 1897, Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 3

2. Newspaper: Salisbury Post: Tales from Grandmother Elliotte, 7 Sep 2003, Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA. 4 <start of article snipped as not pertinent to Bescherer>

And the Bishops, Bescheers, Bisherers, Bescherers? Even if servant girl Margaretha and Conrad Bescherer sailed across the Atlantic to America in 1818 with some of the family's assets, legend says a storm at sea caused them to throw all their belongings overboard. (Yet they were wealthy Rowan County residents.)

Conrad's oldest son, Godfrey Bischerer, who was born on the voyage that brought his parents to America, was a "true" survivor of the Civil War. Serving as the oldest private in Co. F, 7th Regiment, N.C. State Troops, he was in numerous battles in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, and the most famous battle of all, Gettysburg. He spent a year as a prisoner of war before returning to Rowan County. Ironically, at the same time, Godfrey's son William Bescheer (his spelling), was a guard at the Salisbury Prison Camp.

Godfrey married Lucinda Loflin. (Lucinda Loflin was born on 21 Oct 1812 in , , NC,5 died on 2 Dec 1881 in , Davidson, NC, USA 5 and was buried in Denton: Siloam United Methodist Church Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 5.)


1 Find A Grave,

2 Jamie Bisher (Jamie Bisher, Bowie, Maryland, United States. Great great grandson of Conrad Bescherer.),

3 "The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)" (Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina), 8 Sep 1897, page 2. Death of Godfrey Bescherer.

4 Salisbury Post (Salisbury, NC) (Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina.), 7 Sep 2003. Online at bottom of

5 Find A Grave,

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