John Bicher
(1791-1847)
Catharina Schnader
(1794-1852)
Jacob Bicher
(1818-1878)
Sarah Reider
(1824-1887)
John Bicher
(1855-1928)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Susanna Zinn

John Bicher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 12 Mar 1855, Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 3 10
  • Marriage (1): Susanna Zinn in 1878 1
  • Died: 15 May 1928, Spring Twp., Berks, PA at age 73 2 8 10 11
  • Buried: 19 May 1928, East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Church Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 2 8 10

   Another name for John was John Beecher.12

   FamilySearch ID: L43W-JLT.

  General Notes:

The 1910 Census records that John and Susan had given birth to two children and both were living at that time. 1

  Burial Notes:

John and Susana Bicher are buried in Section H Row 10 Plots 6-7 in Muddy Creek Church Cemetery.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 3 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.

2. Census in 1870 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 13 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.

3. Census in 1880 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 14 John Bicher, farm laborer, age 23, is living only with Susan Bicher, age 28.

4. 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).

5. Census in 1900 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 12 The 1900 census recorded farmer John Beecher, 45 born Jan 1855, living with his wife of 22 years, Susanna, 48, Dec 1851; daughter Ellen Keffer, 19, Aug 1881; and newly-married son-in-law John Keffer, 21, Jun 1879. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

6. Residence: Moved into new home in Bowmansville, PA on 20 Jan 1903 in Bowmansville, Lancaster, PA. 15

7. Newspaper: Ephrata Review: Bowmansville Items: On Tuesday last John Bicher moved into his new home near this place, lately bought from John Schnader., 30 Jan 1903, Ephrata, Lancaster, PA. 15

8. Census in 1910 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 1 John Bicher, age 55, appears in the 1910 Census in Brecknock Township married to Susan, 57. The record shows they were married 32 years and had two children, both of whom were still living in 1910. He is a farmer, and John and Susan speak only German!.

9. Residence: in 1914 in Denver, Lancaster, PA. 16 The Farmer's Directory of Lancaster County for 1914 listed:
Page 32:
Bicher, Jacob 61a R1 Terre Hill.
Bicher, James farmer O 1 1/2a R1 Terre Hill EEarl 7.
Bicher, John (Susanna) farmer O 11 1/2a R1 Denver Breck 27.

10. Residence: on 29 Oct 1923 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 17

11. Cause of Death: chronic myocarditis, 15 May 1928, Spring Twp., Berks, PA. 10

12. Obituary: Lebanon Daily News: obituary of John Bicher on 17 May 1928 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 18 John Bicher died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Keffer, near Adamstown, of Dropsy. he is survived by his widow, Susanna (Zinn) Bicher; a daughter, Ellen, wife of John Keiffer; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Jacob Bicher, of Ephrata; and Benjamin Bicher, of Lebanon; a sister, Mary Brian, of White Hollow.
Funeral Saturday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m., from the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Keefer, near Adamstown. Services at 2 o'clock in Muddy Creek Church. Rev. A. W. Leibensperger, of Ephrata, will officiate. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Funeral Director H. M. Mellinger, of this place, has charge.


John married Susanna Zinn, daughter of John Zinn and Lydia Good Shupp, in 1878.1 (Susanna Zinn was born on 19 Dec 1851 in Brecknock Twp., Berks, PA 2 19 20 21 22, christened on 30 May 1852 in East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA,21 died on 30 Jan 1929 in Spring Twp., Berks, PA 2 6 19 22 and was buried on 4 Feb 1929 in East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Church Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 2 6 19.)


Sources


1 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brecknock Township, Page 236.

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

3 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brecknock Township, Page 60.

4 Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://www.Ancestry.com. Original from Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 575.

5 New Holland Clarion (New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania), 31 Jan 1902. Obituary of Lydia Zinn.

6 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 1 Feb 1929, page 4. Obituary of Susanna (Zinn) Bicher.

7 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 12 Aug 1902, page 3. Death of John Zinn.

8 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134951111.

9 Ephrata Review (Ephrata, PA), 20 Jan 1911, page 6. Obituary of Lydia McDennis.

10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 54757. John Bicker [sic]. Father Jacob Bicker [sic]. Mother Sarah Reiter. Spouse Susana Bicker [sic].

11 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), May 18, 1928, obituary of John Bicher.

12 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3ML-ZRZ John Beecher, ED 14 Cumru township (south part) Angelica, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 114, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241376.

13 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brecknock Township, Page 26.

14 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brecknock Township, Roll T9-1140, Page 25A.

15 Ephrata Review (Ephrata, PA), 30 Jan 1903, page 4.

16 The Farmer's Directory of Lancaster County (except Lancaster City) Pennsylvania (Wilmer Atkinson Company, Philadelphia, 1914.), Pages 32, 50, 51.

17 Lebanon Evening Report (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania), 31 Oct 1923, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. George Rupp.

18 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), May 17, 1928, page 2, obituary of John Bicher.

19 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death certificate 3383. Susana Bicher. Father John Zinn. Mother Lydia Shupp. Spouse John Bicher.

20 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.

21 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Church Record for Lutheran Congregation at the Cocalico, Rev. John Casper Stoever, printed page 140, online image 7289.

22 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134950830.



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