John Moyer Bicher
Elizabeth Amanda Bitzer
William Rathman Glasmyre
Emaline Schonour
John Ellis Bicher
Minerva Schonour Glasmyre
Melva I. Bicher


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1. Elmer Malcom Davis

Melva I. Bicher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 27 Sep 1909, Mohnton, Berks, PA 1 2 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Elmer Malcom Davis
  • Died: 22 Jun 2002, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA at age 92 2 5 6
  • Buried: Mohnton: Mohnsville Cemetery, Berks, PA 6

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-PHG.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Mohnton, Berks, PA. 1 The 1910 census recorded on Mohn Street: John E. Bicher, baker, 22, living with wife Minerva, 22; and Melva I., 7 months old on 5 May 1910 when the census was recorded. He probably worked with his brother Harry S. who also appears in Mohnton in 1910 census as a teamster in a bakery.

2. Census in 1920 in Shillington, Berks, PA. 7 8 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 234 Summit Street: John E. Bicher, machinist hosiery mill, 32, living with wife Minerva S., 31 daughter Melva I., 10; and daughter Esther E., 8. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1930 in Shillington, Berks, PA. 7 The 1930 census recorded owning an $8000 home at 133 E. Elm Street: John Bicher, baker, 44, living with wife Minerva, 43; daughter Esther, seamer at hosiery mill, 19; and daughter Melva, seamer at hosiery mill, 21. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1940 in Shillington, Berks, PA. 9 The 1940 census recorded owning a $4000 house at 133 E. Elm Street: John E. Bicher, baker, 52, living with wife Minerva, 51; daughter Melva Davis, looming at hosiery mill, 30; son-in-law Elmer Davis, knitting at hosiery mill, 29; grandson Donald Davis, 7; grandson Vincent Davis, 6; and granddaughter Marion Davis, 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1950 in Shillington, Berks, PA. 10 The 1950 census recorded at 222 West Lancaster Avenue: Elmer M. Davis, 38, knitter in hosiery mill, living with wife Melva, power machine operator in hosiery mill, 40; son Donald M., 17; son Vincent J. 16; and daughter Marian E., 14. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

6. Residence: on 30 Jun 1975 in Shillington, Berks, PA. 11

7. Obituary: Reading Eagle: obituary of Melva I. Davis on 3 Jun 2002 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA. 5 Melva I. Davis, 92, formerly of East Elm Street, Shillington, died Jun 22 at 9:40 a.m. in Berks Heim, where she had resided since August 1994. Her husband, Elmer M. Davis, died Jan. 13, 1974. Born in Mohnton, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Minerva G. (Glaymyre) Bicher. Davis was employed for many years as a sewing machine operator by various knitting mills, retiring in 1972. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Congreational Church, Mohnton. Surviving are a daughter, Marian E. (Davis) Gordon, Mohrsville, and two sons, Donald M., West Reading, and Vincent J., Shillington. Other survivors include a sister, Esther (Bicher) Flickinger, Green Hills Manor, Cumru Township. There are also nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Joseph D. Giles Funeral Home Inc. & Crematorium, Mohnton. Burial will be in Mohnsville Cemetery, Mohnton.

Melva married Elmer Malcom Davis. (Elmer Malcom Davis was born on 18 Jun 1911 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA,6 9 12 13 died on 13 Jan 1974 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA 5 6 12 and was buried in Mohnton: Mohnsville Cemetery, Berks, PA 6.)


1 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Mohnton Borough, Page 83.

2 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Melva B. Davis, SSN 166-18-1957.

3, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Vincent John Davis, SSN 184260956.

4 Find A Grave,

5 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 3 Jun 2002, page B-8, obituary of Melva I. Davis.

6 Find A Grave,

7 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Shillington, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2000; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0139; Image: 325.0; FHL microfilm: 2341734.

8 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Mohnton, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1536; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 43; Image: 25.

9 1940 United States Census, John E Bicher, Shillington Borough, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 6-81, sheet 7A, family 152, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3435.

10 "1950 United States Census," Elmer M. Davis Shillington, Berks, PA.

11 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 1 Jul 1975, page 35, obituary of John E. Bicher.

12 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Elmer Davis, SSN 182-01-5285.

13, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 2. Elmer Davis, 18 Jan 1911, 133 E. Elm St., Reading, Pa.

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