John Bechtold
(Abt 1811-)
Fanny Woomer
(Abt 1811-)
Lavina Bechtold
(1832-1910)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. George Biecher

Lavina Bechtold 2 3 4

  • Born: 26 Oct 1832, , Lebanon, PA 3 4 5 6
  • Christened: 20 Dec 1832, Jackson Twp.: Trinity Tulpehocken Reformed Church, Lebanon, PA 3
  • Marriage (1): George Biecher <1855> 1
  • Died: 5 Jun 1910, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 77 5 6
  • Buried: 8 Jun 1910, Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 5

   Another name for Lavina was Lovina Bechtold.5

   FamilySearch ID: K4V3-G65.

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were John and Sarah Wummer.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 7 Benjamin Beecher, 63, day laborer, is living with Eliza, age 34. His real estate is valued at $0 and his possessions at $50.
Living next door is George Beecher, age 25, coach maker, living with Lavinia, 24. His real estate is $100 and his possessions $50.
Everyone is born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1870 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 8 In the 1870 Census for Lebanon he appears as George Biecher, 34, married to Lavina, 34, with one son, Benjamin, 6. George was a carpenter and everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1880 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 9 George Biecher, age 43, laborer, is living with wife Lavina, 44; and Benjamin, 16, occupation cigar maker. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1900 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1 Living in the 1900 Census at 734 Walnut Street in Lebanon was
George Biecher, day laborer, 66, born Oct 1833; and his wife Lovina, 66, Oct 1833. They had been married for 45 years and Lovina had given birth to 3 children, with one still alive in 1900. Also in their home was Benjamin Biecher, grocer, 37, born Dec 1863, living with wife Elizabeth, 34, Aug 1866, and their son, George R. Biecher, born Dec 1899, their first child. They had been married 2 years. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. George owned the home free of mortgage.

5. Census in 1910 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 10 Living at 734 Walnut Street in Lebanon, George Biecher, age 75, was with Levina, 77. They had been married 53 years and given birth to two children, one still living in 1910. Living with them was son Benjamin P., 46, and his wife of 11 years, Lizzie, 42. She had two children, both living in 1910: George R., 10; and Helen M., 8. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania, as were their parents. The elder George was a cigar merchant; Benjamin and the younger George were grocery merchants.

6. Cause of Death: gasritis, 5 Jun 1910, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 6

7. Residence: 734 Walnut St., Lebanon, PA on 5 Jun 1910 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA.

8. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Mrs. Beicher Laid To Rest, 8 Jun 1910, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 11 Mrs. Beicher Laid To Rest

Rev. Dippell Conducted Services This Afternoon

Quarter of First Reformed Church, Under Prof. C. W. Wallace, Rendered Several Hymns

Funeral services over the body of the late Mrs. George Beicher, of this city, were conducted this afternoon at two o'clock at the house, 734 Walnut street, in charge of Rev. V. W. Dippell, pastor of St. John's Reformed church. The obsequies were largely attended by relatives and friends.

A quarter led by Prof. C. W. Wallace of the First Reformed church sang the hymns, Nearer My God To Thee, and Abide With Me. Burial was made at Mt. Lebanon cemetery.

The pallbearers were W. F. Spayd, George Dullabaum, Henry Bomberger and C. S. Harvard.

Funeral Director P. H. Thompson was in charge.

9. Obituary: Lebanon Courier: Mrs. George Biecher Passes Away on 10 Jun 1910 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 4 Mrs. George Biecher
Passes Away At Her Home Aged 77 Years.

Mrs. Lavina, aged wife of George Biecher, of 734 Walnut street, died on Sunday morning at 5 o'clock, of a complication of ailments. She was born on October 26, 1832, and was 77 years, 7 months and 9 days of age.

Her maiden name was Bechtold, her father's name being John Bechtold. She is suvived by her husband, for many years a retail tobacconist, and one son, Benjamin P. Biecher, the Tenth and Walnut streets grocer. She was a member of the First Reformed Church and was a highly respected and very well known member of the community in which she lived.

The following sisters and brothers survive: Mrs. William Emrich, of Nittany Hall, Pa.; Mrs. John Miller, Hot Springs, Ark; John Bechtle, Darien, Conn; Simpson Bechtold, living in Illinois.

10. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: "The Mite society of St. Mark's Reformed church alst evening held a festival in the yard of Mrs. Geo. Beicher on Walnut street, which was a social and financial success. The yard was prettily illuminated with Chinese lanterns.", 28 Jun 1911, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 12


Lavina married George Biecher, son of Benjamin Biecher and Elenora Weidner, <1855>.1 (George Biecher was born on 3 Oct 1834 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA,9 13 14 15 died on 24 Nov 1913 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 14 15 and was buried on 28 Nov 1913 in Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 14 15.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Ward 1, Roll 1428 Book 1, Page 170.

2 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

3 Trinity Tulpehocken Reformed Church, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (Ancestry.com. Trinity Tuplehocken Reformed Congregation Births, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, 1800-56), Baptism of Lavina Bechtold, parents John and Fanny Bechtold.

4 Lebanon Courier Newspaper (Lebanon Borough, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), 10 Jun 1910, page 6.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36971420.

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.), Certificate Number: 57915. Lavina Biecher, father John Bechtold, mother Fanny Woomer.

7 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Boro, Series: M653 Roll: 1128 Page: 338.

8 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough, Roll 1361 Book 1, Page 277b.

9 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255145; National Archives Film T9-1145; Page 269C.

10 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Ward 1, Series: T624 Roll: 1362 Page: 100.

11 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 8 Jun 1910, page 3. Funeral of Mrs. George Beicher.

12 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 28 Jun 1911, page 4.

13 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, South Lebanon Township, Series: M432 Roll: 791 Page: 97.

14 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36971418.

15 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 110253. George Biecher. Father Benjamin Biecher.



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