Jesiah Bitzer
(1831-1885)
Elizabeth Muckle
(1825-1913)
Elizabeth Amanda Bitzer
(1853-1926)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Moyer Bicher

Elizabeth Amanda Bitzer 2 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 24 Dec 1853, Terre Hill, Lancaster, PA 1 2 3 8 9
  • Marriage (1): John Moyer Bicher on 14 Jun 1874 in , , PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 21 Oct 1926, Mohnton, Berks, PA at age 72 3 8 9
  • Buried: 25 Oct 1926, Voglesville, Lancaster, PA 8 9

   Other names for Elizabeth were Eliza Amanda Bitzer,1 Eliza Miranda Bitzer 3 and Amanda Bitzer Groff.

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-PHQ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in East Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 10 11 Listed in the 1860 Census in East Earl Township in Lancaster County is Jesse Bitzer, age 28, day laborer. He is married to Eliza, age 33. Living with them: Christiana, 13; Mary Jane, 8; Maranda, 6; Jesiah, 3; and Sarah M., 1. Jesse does not own real estate and his possessions are worth $200.

2. Census in 1880 in West Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 12 The 1880 census recorded John Becker [index wrong but handwriting is Becher] , laborer, 28, living with wife Amanda, 26; daughter Annie, 4; and son William, 4 months, born Feb 1870. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1900 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 2 John Beacher (as indexed in the census, but handwriting could even be John Beecher or John Bucher) appears in the 1900 Census in Cumru Township in Berks. He was born Aug 1851 and was living with his wife, Amanda, born Dec 1854. They had been married 26 years and gave birth to 10 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1900. Recorded at home in the Census were daughter Ella, born Jun 1877; Mary born Sep 1882; Harry born Mar 1884; John born Jun 1888; Carrie born Oct 1890; Minnie born Jun 1895; mother-in-law Elizabeth Bitzer? born Sep 1825. John is employed as a hat stiffener.

4. Census in 1910 in Mohnton, Berks, PA. 1 John M. Bicher, age 58, appears in the 1910 Census on Summit Street in Mohnton Borough in Berks. His wife, Eliza A. (56) is with him as well as a daughter, Mimmie (15). Also in the household is Eliza Bitzer, age 84, who could be John's mother in law. All were born in Pennsylvania. The record shows they were married for 35 years and had 10 children, 7 of whom were living in 1910. He was employed as Supervisor of the Borough. Mimmie worked as a knitter in a hosiery mill.

5. Newspaper: Reading Eagle, 2 Jan 1917, Reading, Berks, PA. 13 Reading Eagle newspaper, 2 Jan 1917, page 11.

SURPRISE FOR MOHNTON WOMAN ON 63D BIRTHDAY

In honor of her 63d birthday anniversary Mrs. Amanda Bicher, of Mohnton, was tendered a surprise. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. John M. Bicher, Miss Ella M. Bicher, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bicher and daughters, Helen, Elsie, Stella, Dorothy, Rachael and Mary, all of Mohnton; Mrs. and Mrs. Barton S. Bitzer and daughter Mildred, Reading; Mr. And Mrs. Harry S. Bicher and son J. Henry, West Reading; Mr. and Mrs. John E. Bicher and daughters, Melva and Esther, Mohnton. Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kegerise and daughters, Margaret and Hazel, Shillington, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bender and son, Robert, Mohnton. A fine dinner was served. Victrola music was enjoyed.

6. Census in 1920 in Mohnton, Berks, PA. 14 The 1920 census recorded owning a home on Summitt Street; John M. Bicher, carpenter in hosiery mill, 68, living with wife Amanda E., 66; daughter Ella M., servant to private family, 43; daughter Minnie B. Bender, knitter in hosiery mill, 24; grandson Robert E. Bender, 6; and a boarder, G. Evan Matz, laborer in hardware factory, 19. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Cause of Death: intestinal obstruction, carcinoma, 21 Oct 1926, Reading, Berks, PA. 9

8. Obituary: Reading Eagle: obituary of Eliza Miranda Bitzer Bicher on 21 Oct 1926 in Reading, Berks, PA. 15 Mohnton, Oct. 21 -- Eliza Miranda (Bitzer), wife of John M. Bicher, died this morning at her home, Chestnut street, this borough, from complications. She was aged 72 years, 9 months and 28 days. Deceased was a daughter of the late Jesse and Eliza (Muckle) Bitzer. There survive her husband and the following children: Ella, at home; William Shillington; Mary, wife of Barton Bitzer, Reading; Harry, West Reading; John E. Shillington; Carrie, wife of Martin Kergerise, Shillington; Minnie, wife of Elmer Bender, Hendleton; also 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, Emma, wife of Abraham Lawrence, Pottstown; Alice, wife of Howard Hoffman, Reading, and a brother, Jesse, Rochester, N.Y. Undertaker C.D.B Kindt, this borough, has charge of the funeral arrangements.


Elizabeth married John Moyer Bicher, son of Isaac Bicher and Maria Moyer, on 14 Jun 1874 in , , PA.1 2 3 (John Moyer Bicher was born on 2 Aug 1851 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 3 4 16, christened on 20 Jun 1852 in East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA,4 16 died on 5 Sep 1934 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA 3 4 and was buried on 8 Sep 1934 in Voglesville, Lancaster, PA 4 17.)


  Marriage Notes:

They were married by Rev. Gerhard.

Sources


1 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Mohnton Borough, Page 78.

2 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Cumru Township, Page 218.

3 Bicher, John M., b. 1851, Bicher Family Bible & Records (In possession of John H. Bicher Jr.).

4 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 82257. John M. Bicher. Father Isaac Bicher. Mother Maria Moyer.

5 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 99401. Ella May Bicher. Father John M. Bicher. Mother Amanda Bitzer.

6 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 76823. William H. Bicher. Father John M. Bicher. Mother Eliza M. Bitzer.

7 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.), Certificate 013010-64 Mary A. Bitzer, father John M. Bicher, mother Eliza ?, spouse Barton S. Bitzer, informant.

8 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/249682576.

9 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 103019. Eliza M. Bicher. Father Jesse Bitzer. Mother Elizabeth Muckel.

10 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Earl Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1122 Page: 162.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103503665.

12 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: West Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1140; Family History Film: 1255140; Page: 231C; Enumeration District: 114; Image: 0468.

13 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 2 Jan 1917, page 11.

14 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFBZ-1DS John M Bicher, Mohnton, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 43, sheet 11B, line 56, family 250.

15 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 21 Oct 1926, obituary of Eliza Miranda (Bitzer) Bicher.

16 Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Page 141.

17 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 7 Sep 1934, page 27. Death of John M. Bicher.



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