Peter Bicher Jr.
(1765-1858)
Elizabeth
(Bef 1770-)
Baltzer Schnader
(1765-1853)
Barbara Kitzmiller
(1767-1849)
John Bicher
(1791-1847)
Catharina Schnader
(1794-1852)
William Bicher
(1821-1899)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Sallie Echternacht

William Bicher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 26 Jul 1821, , Lancaster, PA 2 3 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Sallie Echternacht
  • Died: 9 Jan 1899, Adamstown, Lancaster, PA at age 77 2 10
  • Buried: Adamstown: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 2

   Other names for William were William Beicher 11 and William Bicker.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 12 William Bicher, age 28, laborer, appears in East Cocalico Township in the 1850 Census living with his wife, Sarah, 26; Elizabeth, 2; Catherine, 1; and mother, Catherine, 60, widow. All were born in Pennsylvania. Neighbors are Philip Von Neida, 39; William Rahrer, a 62-year-old distiller; William Kline, 31; and John Flickinger, 51. A few homes earlier in the census is Henry Redcay and wife Lydia nee Bicher, likely William's sister.

2. Census in 1860 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 9 William Bicher, age 32, carpenter, is living with Sarah, age 30. Their children are Elizabeth, 12; Catherine, 10; Sarah, 6; Henry, 4; and Rebecca, 1.

3. Census in 1870 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 13 William Bicher, age 49, employed as a hatter, is living with Sarah, age 46; Catherine, age 21, hats; Sarah, age 17, hats; Henry, age 16, day laborer; Rebecca, 11, cigar hand; and Emma, 5.

4. He signed a will on 10 Aug 1878 in , Lancaster, PA.

5. Census in 1880 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 8 William Bicher, age 58, carpenter, is living with Sallie Beacher, age 56; Kate Bicher, 30, works in hat factory; Rebecca Bicher, 21, works in cigar making; and Emma Bicher, 15, works in hat factory.

6. He was elected as as an assessor according to the History of Lancaster County in 1883 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 14 In 1883 the assessor for the borough was William Knauer; assistant assessors were Levi C. Schnader and William Bicher; Constable, Cyrus Miller; Auditor, R. M. Hyman; Treasurer, Levi C. Schnader.

7. In 1899 in Reamstown: Salem Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA. 3 His death record in the Salem Lutheran Church record book reads:

William Bicher, born July 26, 1821, died January 9, 1899 in Adamstown, buried January 14, 1899 in Adamstown. Aged 77 years, 5 months, 13 days. Married to Sallie Echternact. 6 children, 1 dead. Cause of death, grippe and old age. Text: Psa. 116:7.

8. Property in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. Deed Book I29
Page 00545
William-Est Bicher
Grantee: Kate Bicher
Parcel ID: 010 Adamstown Borough

William Bicher's Exqrs, Et. Al.
To
Kate Bicher
This indenture, made the Sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety three (1903). BETWEEN Henry Bucher and Henry Bicher, Executors of the last Will and Testament of William Bicher, late of the borough of Adamstown, in the County of Lancaster and the State of Pennsylvania, deceased, and Sallie Bicher, his widow, of the one and first part, and Kate Bicher, of the same place aforesaid, single woman, of the second part.
WHEREAS, Susan Redcay and William Mohn (Jr.) Administrators of the Estate of Elias Redcay, Jun., by virtue of an order of the Orphan's Court of said County, did by their indenture bearing date the first day of April, A.D. 1862, for the consideration therein mentioned, grant and confirm unto the said William Bicher and to his heirs and assigns forever a certain messuage or tenement, house and lot of ground with the appurtenances, situate in the Borough of Adamstown aforesaid, containing one acre as in said in part recited indenture described, which said Indenture being duly executed, reference thereto being had appears.
BY FORCE AND VIRTURE of which said in part recited Indenture of some other good conveyances and assurances in the law duly had and executed the said William Bicher became in his lifetime lawfully seized in his demense as of fee of and in the premises above described with the appurtenances and being so thereof seized, together with other lands and tenements made his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the 10th day of August, A.D. 1878, wherein and whereby amongst other things he did authorize and empower the party of the first part to sell and dispose of the real estate hereinafter described as in and by the said last Will and Testament, since his decease duly proven and remaining in the Registrar's Office, recourse being had appears.
NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH, that the said Henry Bucher and Henry Bicher, Executors aforesaid, and Sallie Bicher, widow of the deceased, for and in consideration of the sume of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250), lawful money of the United States, to them well and truly paid by the said Kate Bicher, at and before the sealing and delivery hereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released and confirmed, and by these presents, by virtue of the powers and authority given in said last Will and Testament and pursuant to the directions thereof, do grant, bargain, sell, alien, release and confirm unto the said Kate Bicher, her heirs and assigns.
ALL THAT CERTAIN piece, parcel or lot of ground, situate in the Borough of Adamstown aforesaid, bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a stone in the public road on Main Street in said borough; then along said Street, North fifty six and three quarter degrees East 30 feet to a stone in said road; then by lot of the late William Bicher, deceased, South twenty four degrees East, twenty five perches and seven tenths to the middle of Mill Race; thence along said Race, South eighty one degrees West, 30 feet to a point in said Race; thence by lot of said Henry Bucher, party hereto, North twenty four degrees West 388 ½ feet to the place of BEGINNING. CONTAINING forty four perches, strict measure. IT BEING a part of the same premises in the foregoing recitals mentioned.
TOGETHER with all and singular the improvements, ways, waters, water-courses, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining ,and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof; and also, all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever, of the said William Bicher, in his lifetime at and immediately before the time of his decease, in law, equity, or otherwise howsoever, of, in, to or out of the same.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said within described parcel of a lot of ground, hereditaments and premises hereby granted and released, or mentioned and intended so to be, with the appurtenances, unto the said heirs and assigns, to and for the only proper use and behoof of the said heirs and assigns forever.


William married Sallie Echternacht, daughter of Andreas Echternacht and Rebecca Willenbruch. (Sallie Echternacht was born on 11 Dec 1823 in , Lancaster, PA 1 8 15 16 17, christened on 14 Nov 1824 in East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA,18 died on 18 Mar 1915 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA 17 and was buried on 24 Mar 1915 in Adamstown: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 17 19.)


Sources


1 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1352 Page: 197.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97690979.

3 <i>Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (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: 586. Online at Ancestry.com Image 420 of 567. Death record of William Bicher at Salem Lutheran Church, Reamstown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

4 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 6 Dec 1939, page 11. Obituary of Kate Bicher.

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 99688. Sarah E. Bicher. Father William Bicher. Mother Sallie Echternacht.

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 110663. Kate E. Bicker [misprint]. Father William Bicher. Mother Sallie Echternacht. Informant A. R. Kratzer.

7 "The Evangelical Messenger (New Berlin, PA)" (Online at Allen County Public Library at https://www.genealogycenter.info/), 30 Dec 1884, page 410. Obituary of Rebecca Bicher.

8 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255140; National Archives Film T9-1140; Page 63C.

9 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown Boro, Roll 1124, Page 6.

10 <i>Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (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: 586. Online at Ancestry.com Image 420 of 567. Death record of William Beecher.

11 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 58082. Henry E. Biecher. Father William Beicher. Mother Sarah Esthernach. Spouse Angeline E. Bucher.

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

13 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown Boro, Roll 1355, Page 341.

14 Ellis, Franklin and Evans, Samuel, "History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (1883. Philadelphia, Everts & Peck.), Chapter XXXV. Adamstown Borough.

15 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown Borough, Page 288.

16 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown Borough, Series: T623 Roll: 1423 Page: 288.

17 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=97819117.

18 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Muddy Creek Lutheran Church baptisms, printed page 103, online image 7251. Indexed incorrectly as PA > Adams> Gettysburg Theological Seminary [repository of Muddy Creek records]. Sarah Echterbach, parents Andrew and Rebecca.

19 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 20878, Sallie Echternacht Bicher, father Andrew Echternach, mother Rebecca Willenbruch.



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