William Beicher Sr.
Susanna Meily
John Phillip Embich
Maria Spengler
William Biecher Jr.
Louisa Hartman Embich
Anna Matilda Beicher


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1. George Manuel Meily

Anna Matilda Beicher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

  • Born: 23 Feb 1855, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 12 13 14 15
  • Christened: 30 Aug 1855, Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 15
  • Marriage (1): George Manuel Meily on 11 Apr 1878 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 1
  • Died: 25 Oct 1933, Marion, Marion, OH at age 78 13
  • Buried: 28 Oct 1933, Marion: Marion Cemetery, Marion, OH 13

   Other names for Anna were Anna Matilda Beecher,15 Anna Matilda Bicher 1 14 and Anna Matilda Biecher.12 14 16 17

   FamilySearch ID: KFN1-YYM.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 12 William Biecher, age 22, is recorded in the 1860 Census in Lebanon living with his wife, Louisa, 23; Ann, 5; and John, 3. His occupation is tinsmith and everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1870 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 18 He is listed in the 1870 Census in Lebanon as William Biecher, age 35, tinsmith. Living in his household are Louisa, 35; Annie 16; Edwin 11; Luther 4; Charles 11 months when the census was recorded on June 22, 1870. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: MARRIED. MEILY-BEICHER. On the 11th inst. At the house of the bride's parents, George M. Meily, of Marion, Ohio, to Miss Annie Beicher, of this place., 15 Apr 1878, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 11

4. Newspaper: Marion Star: birth of daughter of George Miley and Anna Bicher, 19 Feb 1879, Marion, Marion, OH. 1 Mr. George Miley, the noted buckskin bass blower, or beater, of the Marion Silver Band, as a musician cannot be excelled. He was born June 28, 1848, and for a long time was contented and staid at home, until the centennial year, 1876, when he took in the great show at Philadelphia. On that trip he became acquainted with Miss Anna Bicher, of Lebanon, Pa. This lady, in his estimation, was the only girl on earth. He came home, but seemed to be in a discontented mood, and finally went back to Lebanon, and in April, 1878, was married to Miss Bicher. He then came home, bringing with him his better half; and last evening was made to rejoice, with thousands of the American people, at the arrival of a beautiful daughter, of the average weight, sound and perfect. This is the result of the Centennial, in George's case. And Mrs. Winslow has another customer for "Soothing Syrup."

5. Newspaper: Marion Star: "Mr. Biecher of Lebanon, Pa., is in town, and a guest of his sister, Mrs. George Miley.", 14 Jun 1879, Marion, Marion, OH. 19

6. Newspaper: The Times: "Lebanon: Miss Ella Biecher, of this city, has left on a visit of a year to relatives at Marion, Ohio.", 27 Jul 1890, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 20

7. Census in 1900 in Marion, Marion, OH. 21 The 1900 census recorded owning a home at 312 Blain Avenue: George Mieley, painter, 52, born Jun 1848, living with wife Anna, 45, Feb 1855; daughter Etta May, 22, Feb 1878; son Weidman, 19, Sep 1881, and daughter Eva, 13, Feb 1887. The census columns record they were married for 22 years and Anna had birthed 4 children by 1900 and 3 were alive that year. George was born in Ohio, his father in Pennsylvania, and his mother in Germany. Anna was born in Ohio and her parents in Pennsylvania. Their children were bon in Ohio.

8. Residence: on 1 Jul 1902 in Marion, Marion, OH. 10

9. Newspaper: Cambridge Jeffersonian: "Mrs. George Miley and daughter, Miss Bertha, were visitors at Hartford Wednesday.", 29 Sep 1904, Cambridge, Guernsey, OH, USA.

10. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Mrs. George Meily Visiting, 5 Oct 1906, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 22 ---
Long Away, But Welcome
Return, for a visit, of Lady Highly Cherished in Other Days.
Mrs. George Meily, of Marion, Ohio, is visiting her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. William Beicher of Chestnut street. This is Mrs. Meily's first visit to the place of her nativity in many years. She was very highly admired for the finest attributes of her sex, when she lived here.

11. Census in 1910 in Marion, Marion, OH. 23 The 1910 census recorded at 529 South Prospect Street: George M. Meily, painter engineer, 60, living with wife Anna N., 55. There were married for 31 years and Anna had birthed 4 children by 1910, 3 alive that year. George and his mother were born in Ohio and his father in Pennsylvania. Anna and her parents were born in Pennsylvania.

12. Residence: on 4 Nov 1917 in Marion, Marion, OH. 7

13. Census in 1920 in Marion, Marion, OH. 24 The 1920 census recorded at 551 Pearl Street: George Meily, painter for Huber Co., 71, living with wife Anna, 63. George and his parents were born in Ohio. Anna was born in Pennsylvania, her father in Ohio and mother in Pennsylvania.;.

14. Cause of Death: carcinoma of liver, 25 Oct 1933, Marion, Marion, OH. 13

15. Residence: 545 Pearl St., Marion, OH on 25 Oct 1933 in Marion, Marion, OH. 13

Anna married George Manuel Meily, son of William Jackson Meily Sr. and Mary Laver, on 11 Apr 1878 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA.1 (George Manuel Meily was born on 28 Jun 1848 in Tiffin, Seneca, OH,1 9 25 died on 7 Mar 1928 in Marion, Marion, OH 9 26 and was buried on 10 Mar 1928 in Marion: Marion Cemetery, Marion, OH 9.)


1 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 19 Feb 1879, page 4. Marriage of Mr. George Miley and Anna Bicher of Lebanon, Pa.

2 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6C9-5L8 Eva Bell Hunter, 20 Jul 1983; citing Death, Fulton, Morrow, Ohio, United States, source ID yr 1977, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 2,114,051.

3 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZ2G-ZF4 William H. Foltz and Etta Meily Radebaugh, 12 Feb 1921; citing Marion, Ohio, United States, reference # 537; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 384,249.

4 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZ1J-B5P Weidman Meily and Mary A. Spires, 29 Sep 1917; citing Seneca, Ohio, United States, reference pg 233 # 6146; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 388,645.

5 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZLD-8SQ Emmett C. Radebaugh and Etta M. Meily, 11 May 1902; citing Marion, Ohio, United States, reference v 13 lic 64; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 384,246.

6 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), 13 Sep 1915, page 4. Obituary of Wm. Biecher.

7 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 6 Nov 1917, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Louisa H. Beicher.

8 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 21 Jul 1983, page 3. Oibtuary of Eva Hunter.

9 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 8 Mar 1928, page 1. Obituary of George Manuel Meily.

10 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 1 Jul 1902, page 1. The Golden Wedding, Mr. and Mrs. William Biecher.

11 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 15 Apr 1878, page 3. Meily-Beicher Marriage.

12 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough, Roll 1128 Book 1, Page 398.

13 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6QN-H5G Anna Matilda Meily, 25 Oct 1933; citing Marion, Marion, Ohio, reference fn 58064; FHL microfilm 1,992,980.

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

15 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.).

16 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8RX-JZZ Etta Foltz, 22 Jan 1930; citing Lima, Allen, Ohio, reference fn 58; FHL microfilm 1,992,082.

17 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZRM-SGQ Adelbert Milo Hunter and Eva Belle Meily, 16 Jun 1909; citing Marion, Ohio, United States, reference p 340; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 384,247.

18 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough, Roll 1361 Book 1, Page 267b.

19 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 14 Jun 1879, page 4.

20 Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, PA), 27 Jul 1890, page 8.

21 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMDY-VZZ George Mieley, Marion township Marion city Ward 3, Marion, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 19A, family 470.

22 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 5 Oct 1906, page 1.

23 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Marion Ward 3, Marion, Ohio; Roll: T624_1213; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0093; FHL microfilm: 1375226.

24 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Marion Ward 3, Marion, Ohio; Roll: T625_1416; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 136; Image: 501.

25 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6L3-Q5T William Meiley, Ohio, United States; citing p. 31, family 243.

26 FamilySearch.org, Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKR7-BFZ George M Meily, 07 Mar 1928; from "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007," index, Ancestry; citing vol. , certificate number , Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health.

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