Peter Bücher
(Bef 1752-)
Anna Maria
(Bef 1752-)
Peter Bicher Jr.
(Bef 1770-)
John Bicher


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1. Catharina Schnader

John Bicher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 1791, Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA 1 3 6
  • Christened: East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA
  • Marriage (1): Catharina Schnader
  • Died: 1847, , Lancaster, PA at age 56 3 6
  • Buried: East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Church Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 3 6

   Other names for John were Johan Bicher, Johannes Bicher, Johanns Bicher,3 John Biecher,7 8 John Bischer,9 Johann Bucher 10 and John Bucher.11 12

  Burial Notes:

Johanns Bicher is buried in section A 38 20 next to Catherine Bicher in section A 38 21.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1810 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 1 Males (born)
Under 10 (1801-1810) = 2
16-25 (1785-1794) = 1
Females (born)
Under 10 (1801-1810) = 2
16-25 (1785-1794) = 1

2. Military on 10 Aug 1814 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA: War of 1812: Private. 13 Return of the First, Second, Third and Fourth Classes of the Third Company 66th Regt.Penn'a Militia, who have been notified to meet at Harrisburg the 10th day of August 1814 to be inspected.
Joel Bailey, first Lieut. Com'd.

First Class
Joel Bailey, 1st Lieut. 3 Comp.
James Chambers
Wm. Freemole
Geo. Stabley
Abraham Swartz
Alex Jackson
Jon. P. McCabe
Peter Mooney
John Beicher
Henry Wilson
John Rodney
Daniel Miller

3. Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on 24 Mar 1848 in , , PA. 14 No. 186. An Act.
Section 2. That the sales made, or which shall herafter be made, by the executors or surviving executor of John Bicher, late of Brecknock township, Lancaster county, deceased, of said deceased's real estate, shall be and they are hereby confirmed, allowed and made good, valid and effectual in the purchaser or purchasers thereof; and the executors aforesaid, or the survivor, shall have full power and authority to convey and grant to the purchaser or purchasers of such real estate, all the right and title to the testator, in the premises sold, which he had and held at and immediately before his death: Provided, That the purchaser or purchasers thereof comply fully with the conditions of such sale or sales.

Approved -- the twenty-fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight.

4. Newspaper: Lancaster Examiner, 19 Apr 1848, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 15 Lancaster County Legislation.
We subjoin a list of the acts passed at the recent session of the Legislature, having reference particularly to Lancaster county.
An Act confirming sale of the real estate of John Bicher, late of Brecknock township, Lancaster county.

John married Catharina Schnader, daughter of Baltzer Schnader and Barbara Kitzmiller. (Catharina Schnader was born on 11 Jul 1794 in Terre Hill, Lancaster, PA 3 16 17 18, christened on 13 Jul 1794 in New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA,19 died in 1852 in , Lancaster, PA 3 17 18 and was buried in East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Church Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 3 12 17 18.)


1 <i>1810 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brecknock Township, Series: M252 Roll: 50 Page: 25.

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

3 <i>Muddy Creek Church Cemetery</i> (Denver, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania .).

4 <i>Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004)</i>.

5, <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 108654. Henry Bicher. Father John Bicher. Mother Maria Schnader.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

7 Hinke, William J. (translation), <i>Muddy Creek Reformed Congregation, East Cocalico Twp Lancaster Co. PA</i> (Copied September 1916. Microfilm 0020346 Family History Center Library. Vol. 1 (1743-1770). Vol. 2 (1766-1810).), Item 9 Page 78.

8 <i>Muddy Creek Lutheran Church</i>, Page 110.

9 <i>Muddy Creek Lutheran Church</i>, Page 116.

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

11 Harold E. Marks, <i>The Marks/Schnader Connection: Berks and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania</i> (Ormand Beach, Florida. 1996. 138p. Can be downloaded from library at, Page 46.

12 Unknown, <i>The Schader Family Reunion, 1929</i> (Printed booklet given to attendees of the 1929 Schnader Family Reunion.).

13 <i>Muster rolls of the Pennsylvania volunteers, in the war of 1812-1814, with pay rolls, etc.</i> (1907 Harrisburg, Pa., Harrisburg Publishing Company, State Printer), Page 409, John Beicher.

14 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, <i>Laws of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania</i>, Laws of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of the Session of 1848 Page 225, Act 186.

15 <i>The Lancaster Examiner (Lancaster, PA)</i>, 19 Apr 1848, page 2.

16 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township, Roll 789 Book 1, Page 343.

17 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

18 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

19, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, Catharina Schnöder, 13 Jul 1794 parents Balthaser and Barbara Schnöder Trinithy Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Holland, PA FHL Microfilm 1305845.

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