Jacob Bicher
Sarah Reider
Israel Baumann Fox
Mary M. Sensenig
Jacob Reider Bicher
Mary Sensenig Fox
Henry Fox Bicher


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1. Lydia Weaver Sensenig

Henry Fox Bicher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

  • Born: 9 Oct 1892, Ephrata Twp., Lancaster, PA 1 2 4 5 7 15 17
  • Marriage (1): Lydia Weaver Sensenig on 20 Oct 1918
  • Died: 19 Sep 1967, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 74 1 5 15 17
  • Buried: 23 Sep 1967, Myerstown: Fairview Mennonite Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 5 15 17 18

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-PD4.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 The 1900 Census for Earl Township in Lancaster County lists Jacob Bicher, age 34 born Feb 1866, occupation farmer. Living in his household is his wife, Mary, 28, born Feb 1872; and Henry, born Oct. 1892; and Ada, born May 1900. The record shows Jacob and Mary were married 9 years and had given birth to a total of two children.

2. Census in 1910 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 19 Jacob Bicher, farmer, age 44, is living with wife Mary, age 38, married 19 years. She had given birth to two children, two of who were still living. Living with them are son Henry, 18; Ada, 10; and brother-in-law Martin Fox, 29. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Occupation: truck farmer on 2 Jun 1917 in Ephrata Twp., Lancaster, PA. 7

4. Census in 1920 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 20 The 1920 census recorded two Bicher households as neighbors. Jacob Bicher, farm manager, 53, was living with wife Mary, 48; daughters Ada, 19; and Mary, 8. Next door was Jacob's son Henry Bicher, farm manager, 27, living with wife Lydia, 22, and daughter Emma, 4 months old. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Newspaper: Ephrata Review: Henry Bicher moved from Lincoln Ave. To his poultry farm near Murrell. Isaac Dunn moved from W. Franklin St., into the home vacated by Bicher., 6 Apr 1923, Ephrata, Lancaster, PA. 21

6. Census in 1930 in Ephrata Twp., Lancaster, PA. 22 The 1930 census recorded Henry Berger [sic - indexed wrong due to poor handwriting in Census], truck farmer, 35, living with wife Lille Berger, 31; Emma Berger, 10; Minnie Beacher, 8; Ada Beacher, 5; Jacob Beacher, 2; and Mary Beacher, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Newspaper: Ephrata Review: Murrell Man Has Leg Broken, 15 Dec 1933, Ephrata, Lancaster, PA. 23 ---
Murrell Man Has Leg Broken
When Wheelbanrow Is Hurled Upon Him by Skidding Automobiles---
Henry Beicher of Murrell suffered a fracture of hie left leg and a lacerated ear in an unavoidable accident Monday morning. Beicher, an employe of the State Highway Department, was engaged in putting ashes on the hill just south of Murrell near Bergntxasee, the roads being dangerously icy. He was hauling the ashes in a wheelbarrow. The accident happened when John Wenger, son of Rev. and Mrs. A. P. Wenger of this borough, drove by on his way to New Holland where is is a member of the high school faculty. Wenger's machine skidded on the icy road, and before it could be brought under control, hit Beicher's wheelbarrow which was hurled upon Beicher. The local young man stopped immediately and conveyed the injured man to the office of Dr. W. H. Fake this borough, and later to his home.

8. Census in 1940 in Ephrata Twp., Lancaster, PA. 24 The 1940 census recorded at 114 Murrell: Henry Bicher, farmer, 49, living with wife Lillie, 44; Emma, shirt factory, 20; Minnie, house maid, 19; Ada, 15; Jacob, 13; Mary, 11; Elsie, 8; Edna, 5. Henry Jr., 4; and Warren, 1 month. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. They lived in the same place in 1935.

9. Residence: on 26 Jan 1940 in Murrell, Lancaster, PA, USA. 14

10. Residence: Rural Route 1 in 1943 in Bethel Twp., Lebanon, PA. 4

11. Residence: on 3 Jan 1949 in Bethel Twp., Berks, PA. 9

12. Census in 1950 in Bethel, Berks, PA. 25 The 1950 census recorded Henry F. Bicher, farmer, 57, living with wife Lillie w., 52; Edna S., 15; Henry S., 15; Warren S., 10. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

13. Residence: R1 Bethel, PA on 31 May 1956 in Bethel, Berks, PA. 26

14. Cause of Death: Henry died at Lebanon Sanatorium of colon cancer, 19 Sep 1967, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 15

15. Residence: RD #1, Bethel, PA on 19 Sep 1967 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 15

16. Obituary: Lancaster New Era: obituary of Henry F. Biecher on 20 Sep 1967 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 27 BIECHER -- Entered into rest in Lebanon on Sept. 19, 1967, Henry F. Biecher Sr., Bethel R1, in his 75th year. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown, Saturday at 1:30 P.M. Further services at 2 P.M. at Fairview Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Friends may call at Clauser's Friday 7-9 P.M.

17. Obituary: Lebanon Daily News on 20 Sep 1967 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 28 Henry F. Bicher Sr., Bethel RD 1, died in the Lebanon Sanatorium Tuesday evening after an illness of three weeks. He was 74. Born in Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Jacob and Mary Fox Bicher. His wife, Mrs. Lillie Sensenig Bicher, died in 1962. He had been employed at the Modern Concrete Products Co., Bethel, and was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church. Surviving are these children: Emma, wife of Paul G. Eberly, East Earl RD 1; Miss Minnie Bicher, Massillon, Ohio; Ada, wife of Titus Eberly, Miss Edna Bicher, Henry F. Jr. and Warren, all of Bethel RD 1; Mary, widow of Aaron H. Weaver, Stevens RD 1; Elsie, wife of James Eberly, Denver RD 1; Jacob, Bethel; 33 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Sensenig, Ephrata RD 3, and Mrs. John Zimmerman, Mechanicsburg, Md.

18. Newspaper: Daily News: Sale of Henry Bicher Estate, 27 Oct 1967, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 29 Public Sale of
96 Acre Farm
Farm Implements
Household Goods
And Antiques
Saturday, Nov. 11
In Bethel Twp., Berks Co., 1 mile east of Bethel.
96 Acre Farm, 8 room log house, with summer house, bank barn, used for chickens, implement shed, garage and other small buildings, half of this land lays on the south side of new Route 22 and the other on the north side. 70 acres under cultivation, balance in pasture with good stream running through land in high state of cultivation.
Case Tractor, Case 190 Tractor cultivator and grass mower, like new; 2-bottom plow, corn planter, rubber tire wagon, manure spreader, cultipacker, grass seeder, lime drill, 1960 Ford Falcon in good condition, spring harrow, cement mixer, rototiller, garden tractor, 2-ole corn sheller, chain saw, power bench saw, grindstone, iron water trough, barn hinges, lots of carpenter tools.
Household Goods
Coa range, 2 heatrolas, 3-pc. living room suite, sewing machine, wash machine, 30-in. Electric range, electric refrigerator, Norge 20 cu. Ft. freeze, 2 extension tables, wood stove, 300 cal. Savage rifle, double barrel shotgun, ice cream freezer, iron kettle, furnace, tripod, milk cans, benches, kitchen chairs, rocking chairs, slant top desk, corner cupboard, Dutch cupboard, bar room chair, drop-leaf table, marble top dresser, marble top washstand, 5 oak washstands, Empire bureau, cottage bureau, 3 blanket chests, rope bed, 2 milk cupboards, dry sink, cradle, dough tray, oil lights, pressed glass dishes, crocks, jugs, pots pans, and lots of items not mentioned.
Sale at 11:30 a.m. Real Estate at 2 p.m.
Henry Bicher Estate
Conditions by Jacob Bicher
Calvin E. Smith, Attorney
John Breidegam, Auctioneer
Frantz and Bashore, Clerks.

Henry married Lydia Weaver Sensenig, daughter of Elam Groff Sensenig and Emma Auker Weaver, on 20 Oct 1918. (Lydia Weaver Sensenig was born on 3 Oct 1897 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA,4 5 10 30 31 died on 7 Feb 1962 in Bethel Twp., Berks, PA 5 10 11 and was buried on 10 Feb 1962 in Myerstown: Fairview Mennonite Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 5 10.)


1 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

2 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Earl Township, Page 264.

3 Zimmerman, David N., A twig of the Zimmerman off-spring of Glause Zimmerman born 1647, died 1729 : and his 3 sons and 1 daughter who came from Europe : record of 11 generations, births over 300 years, over 1300 families (Adamstown, Pa.: Ensinger Print. Service, 1956, 311 pgs.), Page 196.

4 Sensenig, Barton, Sensineys of America: Senseny, Sensenig, Sensenich, Senseney (BARTON SENSENIG
A. D. 1943

Lyon & Armor, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., 1943), Page 109.

5 Royer's Meeting House, Myerstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

6 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), May 24, 2005, Obituary for Emma S. Eberly.

7 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6VZ-XHM Henry Fox Bicher, 1917-1918; citing Lancaster County no 3, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

8 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 11 Mar 2012, obituary of Edna B. Eberly.

9 New Holland Clarion (New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania), 7 Jan 1949, obituary of Mrs. Mary Bicher.

10 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 012801-62. Lillie W. Bicher. Father Elam Sensenig. Mother Emma Weaver. Spous Henry Bicher.

11 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 8 Feb 1962, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Lillie Bicher.

12 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 30 Mar 1964, page 24.

13 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 25 Feb 2018, obituary of Warren Bicher.

14 Lancaster Daily Intelligencer (Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania), 27 Jan 1940, page 2. Obituary of Jacob Bicher.

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.), Certificate 87875. Henry F. Bicher father Jacob Bicher mother Mary Bicher spouse Lillie Sensenig.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Jacob Sensenig Bicher b. 19 Jun 1927.

17 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61083364.

18 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 19 Jan 1978, page 15. Obituary of Eleanor E. Biecher.

19 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Brecknock Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1352 Page: 229.

20 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Brecknock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1582; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 91.

21 Ephrata Review (Ephrata, PA), 6 Apr 1923, page 6.

22 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2056; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0044; Image: 1037.0; FHL microfilm: 2341790.

23 Ephrata Review (Ephrata, PA), 15 Dec 1993, page 1.

24 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQ7M-FVK Henry Bicher, Ephrata Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 36-49, sheet 7A, family 114, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3530.

25 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X13-DXMN Henry F Bicher, Bethel PA.

26 Ephrata Review (Ephrata, PA), 31 May 1956, page 4. Bicher-Stover Marriage.

27 Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, PA), 20 Sep 1967, page 48. Obituary of Henry F. Biecher.

28 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), September 20, 1967, page 2, obituary of Henry Fox Bicher.

29 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 27 Oct 1967, page 20. Public Sale Henry Bicher Estate.

30 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M336-34S Elam G Sensenig, Earl Township (north part), Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 7, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241423.

31 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Lillie Weaver Sensenig Bicher.

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