Edmund Kelchner Kimmel
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Esther Barbara Kimmel


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Esther Barbara Kimmel 1 2

  • Born: 25 Jun 1853, , Lebanon, PA
  • Marriage (1): John Edward Biecher on 24 Aug 1876 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA
  • Died: 21 Feb 1879, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 25 3
  • Buried: Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 4

   FamilySearch ID: M88H-VK6.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: "Monday evening the Liberty band serenaded J. Edwin Biecher and wife (nee Esther Kimmel) who were Thursday evening joined in the bonds of matrimony.", 1 Sep 1876, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 5

2. Obituary: Lebanon Daily News: deaths of Sarah Beicher and Mrs. J. E. Beicher (nee Kimmel) on 22 Feb 1879 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3 Miss Sarah Beicher, daughter of George Beicher [note: should be William], deceased, who had been ill for only three days, died Friday night. She was aged 30 years. Her niece, Mrs. J. E. Beicher, nee Kimmel, hearing of her illness, visited her Friday evening and at a reasonable hour returned home, took off her wearing apparel, when soon after she fell in a swoon to the floor, and died soon thereafter. Miss Biecher, who was sick with breast fever, had been suffering with a felon on one of her fingers which she picked with a pin and this aggravated it that her whole system became poisoned thereby from the effects of which she died. The arm was black from the elbow down to the hand and she suffered intensely during her last hours. The cause of her niece's death was heart disease.

3. Obituary: The Patriot: death of Miss Sarah Beicher on 26 Feb 1879 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 2 On last Friday night, says the Lebanon Times, Miss Sarah Beicher, aged 30 years, and residing in Weidman's addition, died suddenly while sitting in a chair. Just as she died and fell from the chair, her neice, Mrs. J. E. Beicher (nee Kimmel), living in the same neighborhood, called in, and the shock so affected her that in about 10 minutes afterward, upon her return home, she too fell to the floor in a swoon and died.

4. Obituary: Lebanon Valley Standard on 1 Mar 1879 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 6 BIECHER - On the 21st inst., Esther B. Biecher (Kimmel) aged 25 years, 7 months and 27 days.

Esther married John Edward Biecher, son of William Biecher Jr. and Louisa Hartman Embich, on 24 Aug 1876 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. (John Edward Biecher was born on 19 Nov 1856 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14, christened on 11 Apr 1859 in Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA,12 died on 7 Nov 1939 in Marion, Marion, OH 13 14 15 16 17 and was buried on 10 Nov 1939 in Marion: Marion Cemetery, Marion, OH 13 15 17 18.)


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 13, 2003), Batch #: M733256.

2 The Patriot (Harrisburg, PA), 26 Feb 1879, page 4. Death of Miss Sarah Beicher.

3 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 22 Feb 1879, page 1. Deaths of Sarah Beicher and Mrs. J. E. Beicher (nee Kimmel).

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104742451.

5 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 1 Sep 1876, page 1.

6 Heilman, Robert A., Marriage and Death Notices transcribed from the pages of the Lebanon Valley Standard (1504E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, MD 20716: Heritage Books, 1995), 1 Mar 1879a.

7 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255140; National Archives Film T9-1140; Page 25A.

8 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough, Roll 1361 Book 1, Page 267b.

9 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough, Roll 1128 Book 1, Page 398.

10 1900 United States Census, Ohio, Marion County, Marion Ward 3, Series: T623 Roll: 1302 Page: 145.

11 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

12 Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (Church records available from Lebanon County Historical Society and also by renting these microfilms from the Catalog at FamilySearch.org: Film 933974 Births/Christenings 1763-1876, computer printout. Film 1434022 Baptismal Registers and Burial Records, 1773-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1033984 Marriages 1794-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1434022 has been transcribed onto the FamilySearch.org site and can be searched online by entering the Film # into the search form.).

13 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=183676185.

14 Bible of Earl Irvin Beicher (1883-1957) (Family bible of Earl Irvin Beicher (1883-1957), in possession of John William Beicher.), Bible photos provided by Sue Ann Beicher Livingston.

15 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZYH-174 John E Beicher, 1939.

16 Marion Daily Star (marion, OH), 15 Jun 1943, page 7. Obituary of Mrs. Louisa M. Beicher.

17 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 10 Nov 1939, page 5. Beecher Services.

18 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 8 Nov 1939, page 7. Obituary of John E. Beicher.

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