Peter Bicher Jr.
(1765-1858)
Elizabeth
(Bef 1770-)
Baltzer Schnader
(1765-1853)
Barbara Kitzmiller
(1767-1849)
John Bicher
(1791-1847)
Catharina Schnader
(1794-1852)
Jacob Bicher
(1818-1878)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sarah Reider

Jacob Bicher 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 24 Nov 1818, , Lancaster, PA 2 7 8 9
  • Christened: 30 May 1819, East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 8
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Reider on 18 Jan 1845 in , Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 6 Sep 1878, , Lancaster, PA at age 59 2 7 9
  • Buried: East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Church Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 2 9

   Other names for Jacob were Jacob Beicher,7 Jacob Biecher 1 and Jacob Bücher.8

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were Isaac Schwartz and Sarah Schnöder.

  Death Notes:

Note on probate record: Jacob Bicher died September 7th 1878 at 3:30 o'clock in the forenoon as per affidavit filed.

  Burial Notes:

Jacob Bicher and Sarah are buried in Section A Row 15 Plots 69 and 70 in Muddy Creek Church Cemetery.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Der Liberale Beobachter: Verheiratet: am 19. Mr. Jacob Biecher von Lancaster Caunty, mit Miss Sara Reider von Berks., 28 Jan 1845, Reading, Berks, PA. 1 Translation:
Married on 19th Mr. Jacob Biecher of Lancaster Caunty, with Miss Sara Reider of Berks.

2. On 5 Mar 1847 in East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA. 10 In the Muddy Creek Reformed Church accounting book is record of a payment: "5 Mar 1847, paid to Jacob Bicher for road tax, $14.33."

3. Census in 1850 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 11 The 1850 Census for Brecknock Township lists Jacob Bicher, age 31, farmer. He is living with wife Sarah, 26; Jeremiah, 5; and Rebecca, 3. All were born in Pennsylvania. Neighbors are Elias Leinbach, 73; Samuel Becker, 46; Peter Becker, 49; Peter Good, 43; Christian Wenger, 47; John Redcay, 37. His property was valued at $1200.

4. Agricultural Census census in 1850 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 12 Jacob Bicher had 28 acres improved and 3 acres unimproved land valued at $1200. His farm machinery was valued at $44. He had 1 horse, 2 milch cows, 3 other cattle, 1 sheep, 4 swine, valued at $86. He produced 40 bushels wheat, 40 bushels rye, 25 bushels Indian corn, 50 bushels oats, 60 bushels Irish potatoes, 200 pounds butter, 7 tons hay. Animals slaughtered were valued at $51.

5. Census in 1860 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 13 The 1860 Census for Brecknock Township recorded Jacob Bicher, farmer, 42, living with wife Sarah, 36; Jeremiah, 14; Rebecca, 12; Catherine 7; John, 5; Lydia, 3; and Susana, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His property was valued at $2400.

6. Agricultural Census census in 1860 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 14 Jacob Bieher had 26 acres of improved land and 5 acres of unimproved land valued at $2400. His farm machinery was valued at $50. He had 2 horses, 2 milch cows, 3 other cattle, 2 sheep, 3 swine, valued at $150. He harvested 108 bushels wheat, 20 bushels rye, 150 bushels Indian corn, 75 bushels oats, 10 pounds wool, 25 bushels Irish potatoes, 200 pounds butter, 6 tons hay, 1 bushel clover seed, and 1 bushel other grass seed. Animals slaughtered were valued at $97.

7. Property on 9 Oct 1860 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 15 Jacob Bicher purchased additional land from Samuel Frankhouser, the deed is recorded in Book C Vol. 9 Page 133, Deed date Oct 9 1860, recorded Apr 8 1862. Following is the text in the deed:

Received April 8th AD 1862.

Samuel Faukhauser and wife To Jacob Bicher.

This Indenture made the ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty 1860 Between Samuel Faukhauser of Brecknock Township Lancaster County and State of Penna. and Elizabeth his wife of the first part, And Jacob Bicher of the same place of the second part. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part, in consideration of the sum of Ninety six dollars and thirty two cents and three quarters lawful money of the United States of America unto them paid and truly ? by the said party of second part at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have grantees bargained, sold, alienee, assign, release and confirmed and by these presents Do grant, bargain, sell, alien, assign, release and confirm , unto the said party of the second part his heris and assignees; All that certain Lot piece or pieces of Land Situate, lying and being in Brecknock township Lancaster County and State of Pennsylvania; Bounded and described and described in full ours to wit; Beginning at a Stone, thence by other lands of said Jacob Bicher, North 17 degrees and a half West, 22 perches and 5 tenths to a Stone, thence by Land of said Samuel Faukhauser being the main tract of which there is a part, South 79 degrees and a quarter West, 17 perches to a Stone, South 17 degrees East, 25 perches to a Stone, thence by Land of Henry Steiner North 69 degrees East, 17 perches and two tenths to the place of Beginning containing two acres and ninety one perches of Land near measure. It being part of a loyer tract of 101 A and 119 P which Christian Faukhauser and Eve his wife by their Indenture bearing date April 13th AD 1849 for the consideration therein mentioned did grant and confirm unto said Samuel Faukhauser his heirs and assignees forever as in area by the piece in part; recite Indenture duly made and executed, ? being there unto has ? ? fully appear. Together with all area singular the improvements, ways, water, water causes, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments? and premises and intrances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining; and the reversed area remainders rents, incomes and profits thereof. To have and to hold the said Lot, piece or pieces of two Acres and 91 perches of Land near measure per above described hereditaments? And premises hereby granted or mentioned and intended so to be, with the apprentenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assignees to and for the only proper use and behoof of the said party of the second part his heirs and assignees forever. And the said Samuel Faukhauser for himself his heirs, executers and administrators doth by their presents convey and grant, and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assignees that he the said party of the first part his heirs all and singular the hereditaments? And premises herein above described and granted, as mentioned, and intended so to be, with the apprentenances unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assignees against him the said party of the first part his heirs, and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof by from or under them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend. In witness whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals Dated the day and year just above written.
Samuel Faukhauser (SEAL)
Elizabeth Faukhauser (SEAL)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of Mr. H.B. Becker, Levi Lausch - Received the day of the date of the above written Indenture of and from the above written Indenture Jacob Bicher the sum of ninety six dollars and thirty two cents and three quarters in gold or silver money; it being the consideration above mentioned in full. Samuel Faukhauser.
Witness present at signing H. B. Becker, Levi Lausch. Lancaster County U.S. - Be it recorded that on the ninth day of October AD 1860 before Mr. Henry B. Becker Esquire one of the Justices of the Peach of the said County personally came the above named Samuel Faukhauser and Elizabeth his wife and acknowledged the above Indenture to be their act and deed, and desired that the same might be received as such, according to Law. The said Elizabeth being of full age by use in due form of Law examination separately and apart given by said husband ? the full extents of the above Deed being first by me made known to her ? that the ? voluntarily and of her own free will and accord and as her act and deed deliver the same Deed without any ? or compulsion of her said husband. In Authority whereof I have hereunto set my name and seal this day and year above written.
H. B. Becker (SEAL)
Recoded April 8th AD 1862 C. Whitson recorder

8. He was elected as as a Supervisor of Brecknock Township on 31 Mar 1862 in Brecknock Twp., Berks, PA.

9. Jacob Bicher's home is shown on the 1864 Bridgen's Atlas of Lancaster County. Just east of Coldren's Run creek at today's address 1179 Dry Tavern Rd, Denver, PA in 1864 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. This tract corresponds to that first owned in Pennsylvania as warrant tract C-190-3 in Brecknock township as follows:
John Rupe
254 acres
Warrented 11 Jul 1749
Surveyed 13 Nov 1751
Patented 18 May 1767 to Peter Frankhouse
Book AA Section 8 page 296.

The original warrant plot relative to neighbors is shown here:
http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r17-522WarranteeTwpMaps/r017Map2805LancasterBrecknockWeb.pdf

10. Jacob Bicher bought additional property adjoining his from Isaac Good, son of Peter Good on 2 Apr 1868 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 16

11. Residence: in 1869 in Muddy Creek, Lancaster, PA. 17 Listed in the 1869 Directory of Lancaster county:

Brecknock Township
Bicher Jacob, rake manuf., Muddy Creek

Cocalico East
Bucher Jesse, farmer, Union Station
Bucher John, miller, Union Station
Bucher Monroe, grist mill, Reamstown
Bucher Mrs., widow Saml, Reamstown
Bucher Samuel, farmer, Union Station

Cocalico West
Bucher Jacob, laborer, Union Station

12. Census in 1870 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 18 The 1870 census recorded Jacob Bicher, farmer, 52, living with wife Sarah, 50; Rebecca, 23; John, 14; Mary, 8; Benjamin, 6; and Jacob , 2. Also living with them is Laura Grist, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Bowmansville. His property is valued at $2000.

13. Agricultural Census census in 1870 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 12 Jacob Bicher has 42 acres improved and 4 acres unimproved land valued at $2000. His farm machinery was valued at $100. Total wages paid, $30. He had 2 horses, 3 milch cows, 4 other cattle, 6 swine, valued at $410. He produced 115 bushels wheat, 45 bushels rye, 150 bushels Indian corn, 75 bushels oats, 50 bushels Irish potatoes, 200 pounds butter, 7 tons hay, 3 bushels clover seed, and 1 bushel grass seed. Animals slaughtered were valued at $150. The estimated value of his farm's production was $1123.

14. He signed a will Will Book D-E, Vol. 2. Will signed 19 Aug 1878, filed 16 Sep 1878. On 19 Aug 1878 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 19 In the name of God, Amen; I Jacob Bicher of Brecknock township in the County of Lancaster, and state of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

First, I do order and direct that all my funeral expenses and legal debts (if any I may have at the time of my decease) be paid as soon as conveniently done after my decease.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah, all my household and kitchen furniture, absolutely.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah the use of my woodland, situate in Brecknock township, Lancaster County, adjoining lands of Samuel Lesher, Jacob Deibler and others, containing five acres more or less, that she can take and cut the wood thereof for her own use.

Item, I give and bequeath the balance of my personal Estate (after all expenses are duly paid) unto all my children in equal shares, their heirs and assigns, provided each of them are required to give a note unto my widow, for each respective share so received, with four per cent interest, per annum, to be paid, annually and regularly to my widow during her natural life, Provided however that the respective shares falling to my minor children, shall be held in trust by my son John Bicher, who is also on of my Executors. He shall execute the note for such respective shares falling due to my minor children as their Trustee, to my wife Sarah, after my decease, and pay the interest at four per cent for such shares held by him in trust to my widow, Provided however, he shall promptly pay over each share as each of such minor children may arrive at the age of twenty one years.

Item, I do further order and direct that the sum of one hundred dollars shall be deducted from the share of my daughter, Rebecca, and to be held in Trust by my son John Bicher, who is one of my Executors, for the use of my Grand-daughter Mary, daughter of minor child of my daughter Rebecca, until she arrives at the age of twenty one years, then the same shall be paid to her, together with five per cent interest, Provided however, that should my daughter Rebecca survive her daughter Mary who is my Grand-daughter, then the said one hundred dollars shall be paid to my daughter Rebecca or her heirs or assigns if my said Grand-daughter, Mary shall die in her minority.

Item, I do order and direct that my widow shall have so much money every year (before any distribution be made to my children) besides the interest, which she receives as will be sufficient to keep her comfortable.

Item, I do order and direct that after the death of my widow my Executors shall sell at Public sale, the woodland above described and give a clear title to the purchaser thereof as I could myself do if living, and the net proceeds thereof, to be divided equally among my children, share and share alike.

Item, I have heretofore given to my daughter Catherine, personal effects to the amount of seventy dollars, which shall be deducted, from her share, and be divided equally among my children.

And lastly, I do nominate and appoint my son John Bicher and my friend George Rupp, to be the Executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness thereof, I Jacob Bicher the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the nineteenth day of August A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight (1878). Jacob Bicher (SEAL)

Signed, and sealed by the said Jacob Bicher, the testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us.

Otto Rohland
Issac Roth

15. Estate: The Lancaster Bar: Legal Notice to dispose of Jacob Bicher's land, 26 Jul 1879, , Lancaster, PA. 20 Estate of Jacob Bicher, late of Brecknock township, deceased.
The undersigned Auditor, appointed to distribute the balance remaining in the hands of John Bicher and George Rupp, executers, to and among those legally entitled to the same, will sit for that purpose on Wednesday, the 13th of August, 1879, at 10 o'clock a.m., in the Library Room of the Court House, in the City of Lancaster, where all persons interested in said distribution may attend.
A.F. Hostetter, Auditor.

16. Property on 2 Apr 1885 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 21 Buyer: Bicher Exors Jacob; seller Jacob Bicher heirs. Deed recorded in Book X, Vol. 12, page 144. Deed date 1885 Apr 2, execute 1887 Aug 15. This was a release associated with the estate settlement following Jacob's death.

17. Property on 2 Apr 1887 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. Buyer: Bicher Trust John; seller: Jacob Bicher. Deed recorded in Book X, Vol. 12, page 144. Deed recorded 1887 Apr 2, executed 1887 Aug 15 (release).


Jacob married Sarah Reider on 18 Jan 1845 in , Berks, PA.1 (Sarah Reider was born on 23 Mar 1824 in , Berks, PA,2 7 9 11 22 died on 17 Nov 1887 in , Lancaster, PA 2 7 23 and was buried in East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Church Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 2 7 9.)


Sources


1 <i>Der Liberale Beobachter und Berks, Montgomery und Schuylkill Caunties Allgemeine Anzeiger (Reading, Pennsylvania) ·</i> (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), 28 Jan 1845, page 3.

2 <i>Muddy Creek Church Cemetery</i> (Denver, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mickey/muddycreek/muddy.html).

3 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate Number: 53424. Jeremiah Bicher. d. 26 Jun 1911.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 04541, Catherine Rupp, d. 29 Oct 1923, father Jacob Bicher, mother Sarah Rider.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 98879. Benjamin Bicher. Father Jacob Bicher. Mother Sarah Kreider.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 66855. Mary B. Bryan. Father Jacob Bicher. Mother ___ Reider.

7 <i>Muddy Creek Church Cemetery Inscriptions Copied During The Year 1910 by James J. Coldren and Charles M. Coldren</i> (Family History Library Microfilm 20371. Item 14.), Old Graveyard #2.

8 <i>Muddy Creek Lutheran Church</i>, Page 94.

9 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=128782842.

10 <i>Muddy Creek Reformed Church, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania</i>.

11 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brecknock Township, Series: M432 Roll: 789 Page: 334.

12 Agricultural Census.

13 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brecknock Township, Page 60.

14 Agricultural Census for 1860.

15 <i>Lancaster County Courthouse</i>, Book C Vol. 9 Page 133, deed date Oct 9 1860.

16 <i>Lancaster County Courthouse</i>, Lancaster County Deed Book Z-9 Page 368.

17 <i>Directory of Lancaster County Embracing a Full List of all the Adult Males and Heads of Families, 1869-70</i> (Barnes & Pearsol, Lancaster, PA. 1869.), Pages 155, 178.

18 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brecknock Township, Page 26.

19 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993</i>, PA > Lancaster. Will Book D-E # 34. Online image 33. Will of John Bicher.

20 <i>The Lancaster Bar, a Weekly Legal Publication</i> (Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.), Book, Volume X, Jun 1878 to Jun 1879. Pages 31, 35, 40.

21 <i>Lancaster County Courthouse</i>, Book X, Vol. 12, page 144.

22 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255140; National Archives Film T9-1140; Page 26D.

23 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=128782859.



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