Jacob Bicher Jr.
Maria Michael
Emanuel Meily Sr.
Elizabeth Spade
William Beicher Sr.
Susanna Meily
Emanuel Meily Beicher


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Emanuel Meily Beicher 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 5 Mar 1847, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 1 3 9 10 11 12 13
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Ann Hess on 12 Dec 1866 in Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 1 2
  • Died: 29 Aug 1912, Marion, Marion, OH at age 65 6 9 13
  • Buried: Marion: Marion Cemetery, Marion, OH 9 13

   Other names for Emanuel were Emanuel Bicher 3 11 14 and Emanuel Biecher.2 10 12

   FamilySearch ID: KFN1-QS9.

  Birth Notes:

From the bible of Wilhelm Bicher: Emanuel Biecher was born on the 5th of March 1847 and received the Sacred Baptism by the Reverend Ernst. The parents were the sponsors.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 11 The 1850 Census lists in Lebanon:
William Bicher, age 39, tinner, is living with Susanna, 38; John, 19, shoemaker; William, 17, tinner; Elizabeth, 10; Emelia, 7; Sarah, 5; Emanuel, 2; and Mary Bicher, 70, who we presume is William's mother, nee Michal. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Their neighbors are Felix Good, 70, and David Carmany, 56.
[Note: Most census indexes list Bicker, not Bicher; the census taker's handwriting can easily be mistaken.].

2. Census in 1860 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 10 William Biecher, age 50, appears in the 1860 Census in Lebanon living with his wife, Susan, age 48; Amelia, 17; Sarah, 14; Emanuel, 12; George, 4; and Mary, 79. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. William is employed as a tinsmith.

3. Military on 17 Sep 1862 in Hummelstown, Dauphin, PA: Civil War. 4 15 Three enlistment cards on on file for Emanuel Beicher at the Pennsylvania Archives:

1. Beicher, Emanuel, A-195 I ( 1 Yr.) 5-419.
2. Beicher, Emanuel
Ind Co I Mil 62
Enrolled: 9-17-62 at Hummelstown, Pa.
M.I. as Pvt. at
Discharged 9-23-62
Age at enrollment 18

3. B-195 I (100 Day) 5-407.

4. Military in Jun 1863 in , Lebanon, PA: Civil War: Biecher, Emanuel, Private, 26th Regiment, Co. E, Pennsylvania Infantry Militia (Emergency, 1863). 16

5. Military on 24 Jul 1864 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA: Civil War: Beicher, Emanuel, Private, Co. D, 195th Regisment Pennsylvania Infantry. 17

6. He was employed in 1868 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 18 Business Directory of Lebanon County (1868-69):
Biecher, Benjamin, auctioneer, 413 Walnut
Biecher, Elias, shoemaker, 20 S. 7th
Biecher, William, tinsmith, 127 S. 9th
Biecher, Miss Eliza, 424 Walnut
Biecher, Emanuel, blacksmith, 127 S. 9th
Biecher, George, machinist, 722 Walnut.

7. Census in 1870 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3 19 The 1870 Census has the household of Emanuel Beicher, 22, plasterer, listed next to his father's household, William Biecher. Living with him is his wife, Margaret, age 21, and Kate, 2. All were born in Pennsylvania. He had no real estate of value and his possessions were worth $100. The previous census listing is for George Meily, 71, watchmaker, significant in that Emanuel's mother's maiden name was Meily.

8. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: "Thursday night Joseph Honck and Emanuel Biecher laid links in the Hammer creek and as a result of thier work caught twenty-six eels, three trout and several suckers.", 30 Jun 1877, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 20

9. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Andrew Bleistine and Emanuel Biecher, plasterers of town, cannot complain of lack of work, having been awarded the contract for palstering the houses of Abraham Strickler, George Strickler, Jacob Karch and Reformed church at Bismarck., 1 Sep 1877, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 21

10. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Left for the West. Mr. Emanuel Beicher and family, with the late train last night, left Lebanon for Marion, Ohio, which place they will make their future home., 12 Dec 1878, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 22

11. Census in 1880 in Marion, Marion, OH. 23 The 1880 census recorded Manual Beeker, plasterer, 32, living with wife Margret, 31; daughter Cathrine, 12; son George, 16; and brother George, 25. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

12. Census in 1900 in Marion, Marion, OH. 1 Renting the home at 210 Silver Street in Marion, Ohio, in 1900 was Emanuel Beicher, 53, born Mar 1847, married 36 years to wife Margaret, 52, born Mar 1848. She had birthed 5 children by 1900, 3 were still living, and one living with them: Howard E., 15, born Jul 1884, single. Emanuel and Margaret and their parents were born in Pennsylvania; Howard in Ohio. Emanuel's occupation is plasterer. The preceding neighbor in the Census is William M. Meiley, 37, born Aug 1862, who was born in Ohio but whose father was born in Pennsylvania, significant because Meily was the maiden name of Emanuel's mother. We suspect Emanuel came to Marion to link up with the Meileys.

13. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Emanuel Biecher Leaves for Marion, Ohio, 19 Aug 1907, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 24 Returned To His Home.
Emanuel Biecher Leaves for Marion, Ohio.
Emanuel Biecher, of Marion, Ohio, who spent four weeks in Lebanon, returned to his western home, taking with him pleasant memories of the place of his nativity. He called on many old-time friends and visited places he played and frequented in boyhood's golden days.
The was his first visit in thirty years, and he gave the assurance that he would not wait that long to call again.

14. Census in 1910 in Marion, Marion, OH. 25 Manuel Beicher, laborer, 64, was married to Margret A., 63, who had given birth to three children, all still alive in 1910. With them is one child: son Howard, office clerk in railroad, 24. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Howard was born in Ohio of Pennsylvanian parents.

15. Obituary: Marion Weekly Star: Emanuel M. Beicher Dies Thursday on 31 Aug 1912 in Marion, Marion, OH. 13 Emanuel M. Beicher Dies Thursday

Death Is The Result of an Illness of One Week.

Resident of Marion Great Many Years

Is Employed in the Forge Department of the Marion Steam Shovel Company -- Serves int he Civil War in Three Regiments -- A Member of Two Local Orders.

Emanuel M. Beicher, sixty-five years old, a veteran of the civil war and wel known, died of bronchial pneumonia at his home, No. 322 Silver street, Thursday morning at 7:15 o'clock. He had only been ill a week.

Mr. Beicher was a native of Lebanon, Pennsylania, having been forn there, Mary 5, 1847, the son of William and Susan Beicher. He moved to Marion in 1879, and was married to Miss Margaret Hess, December 18, 1866. She survives him, with the following children: Mrs. Marion O. Stoll, George M. and Howard E. Beicher, or Marion.

The deceased was a member of Sandusky Tribe, No. 99, independent Order of Red Men, and of Clay Council, No. 106, National Union. Up until his recent illness he was employed in the forge department of the Marion Steam Shovel company.

Mr. Beicher enlisted three times in the war, the first time with B company, 195th Pennsylvania volunteers, the second time with A company, 195th Pennsylvania volunteers, and the third time with E company, 26th Pennsylvania volunteers.

The funeral services will be held at the late residence, Satuday afternoon at 3 o'clock, followed by interment in the Marion cemetery.

Emanuel married Margaret Ann Hess, daughter of Adam K. Hess and Amelia Klick, on 12 Dec 1866 in Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA.1 2 (Margaret Ann Hess was born on 26 Mar 1848 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA,1 14 26 27 died on 2 Mar 1926 in Marion, Marion, OH 27 and was buried on 5 Mar 1926 in Marion: Marion Cemetery, Marion, OH 27.)


1 1900 United States Census, Ohio, Marion County, Marion Ward 2, Series: T623 Roll: 1302 Page: 124.

2 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.), Page 231.

3 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough District 247, Roll 1361 Book 1, Page 285.

4 Pennsylvania State Archives (http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/BAH/DAM online records.), http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveItems&ArchiveID=17&FID=1072778&LID=1072827&FL=B&Page=4.

5 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6B7-2HH death of Katherine E Stoll, 1953.

6 FamilySearch.org, Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F68S-T32 Emanuel M. Beicher, .

7 Lebanon Evening Report (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania), 4 Jan 1937, page 3. Death of George M. Beicher.

8 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 21 Dec 1936, page 7. Obituary of George M. Beicher.

9 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152714977.

10 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough, Roll 1128 Book 1, Page 364.

11 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Boro, Series: M432 Roll: 791 Page: 123.

12 Bicher, Wilhelm, Bible of Wilhelm Bicher (1811-1880) (Family bible of Wilhelm Bicher (1811-1880) son of Jacob Bicher and Maria Michael, in possession of John William Beicher.), Bible copies provided by Sue Beicher Livingston.

13 Marion Daily Star (marion, OH), Marion Weekly Star, 31 Aug 1912, page twelve, obituary of Emanuel M. Beicher.

14 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 10 Feb 1953, page 9. Obituary of Katherine Beicher Stoll.

15 FamilySearch.org, United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K83G-C5B Emanuel Biecher, 1890.

16 National Park Service Soldier's Sailors Database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=FE168282-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A Biecher, Emanuel.

17 National Park Service Soldier's Sailors Database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=00178282-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A Biecher, Emanuel.

18 Grittinger, Seltzer & Light, Philadelphia, PA., "Business Directory of Lebanon County (1868-69)," page 130.

19 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough, Roll 1361 Book 1, Page 286a.

20 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 30 Jun 1877.

21 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 1 Sep 1877.

22 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 12 Dec 1878, page 4.

23 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M89T-86F Manual Beeker, 1880.

24 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 19 Aug 1907, page 1.

25 1910 United States Census, Ohio, Marion County, Marion Ward 2, Series: T624 Roll: 1213 Page: 81.

26 1870 United States Census, Roll 1361 Book 1, Page 286a.

27 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8JN-1B1 death of Margaret Ann Beicher, 1926.

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