Thomas Stains
(Abt 1785-)
(Abt 1790-)
Benjamin Biecher
Elenora Weidner
Adam Stains Sr.
Sarah Ann Biecher
Millard Stains


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Millard Stains 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 16 Jan 1861, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 1 2
  • Died: 20 Nov 1922, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 61 2 3
  • Buried: 23 Nov 1922, Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: KL1D-89D.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1 The 1870 Census for District 247 in Lebanon lists Adam Stains, 40, who is married to Sarah A., age 39. Living with them is Charles 19; Matilda 16; Ellen 12; Milliard 9; Kate 4; Adam 2; and Sarah's father Benjamin Beicher (should be Biecher or Bicher), 62.

2. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News; Lafayette Hotel's New Landlord, 6 Mar 1900, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 5 Mrs. Ellen Stains, widow of the late Adam Stains, who has conducted the Lafayette hotel, Sixth and Walnut streets, since his death, today transferred the business to her son, Millard Stains, who for many years managed the place for his father. He will take possession as soon as the license can be transferred.

3. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: "Lebanon Folk To Share In The Estate Of John Biecher, Who Died Recently at Sterling, Illinois", 12 Apr 1915, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 6 Lebanon Folk To Share In The Estate Of John Biecher
Who Died Recently at Sterling, Illinois
Left $20,000 Estate
Thomas Stains and Benjamin Biecher Some of Heirs
Tomas Stains, formerly a hotel man of the city and now engaged as a clerk at the Hotel Willow, and his cousin, Benjamin Biecher, the Tenth and Walnut street grocer, will leave on Wednesday morning for Sterling, Illinois, to take the necessary steps to claim part of a small fortune which is coming to them and other relatives hereabouts.


The estate was left by the late John Biecher, an Illinois farmer, who left Lebanon county when he was quite a boy and lived on the farm until a few years before his death. He left an estate of something over $20,000, which is now about to be distributed, and an audit hearing will be held on Friday of this week at the county seat, at which time the heirs can be present to make objections if there be any. In this case it is expected there will be no trouble in the ajudication of the estate and Messrs. Stains and Biecher will merely be present to take note of the proceedings, and to represent the several heirs located in this region.


The decedent left his town house to his housekeeper, and left only $300 to a son whose present whereabouts are unknown. The rest of the real and personal property, including the farm, etc., is divided by the will into a number of shares -- about five, one of which goes in its entirety to a brother living in the west, and the others to Biecher and Stains here.


Thomas Stains, Millard Stains, and Mrs. Milton Hershberger, are children of the late Mrs. Sarah Stains, who was a sister to John Biecher, the decedent, and Benjamin Biecher is a son of the late George Biecher, who was a brother of the decedent.

John Biecher left this region many years ago, as he was engaged in farming in Illinois for over forty years, and he was therefore remembered only to the older generation in this locality.

4. Cause of Death: chronic myocarditits, 20 Nov 1922, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3

5. Occupation: hotel proprietor on 20 Nov 1922 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3


1 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough District 247, Roll 1361 Book 1, Page 273a.

2 Find A Grave,

3, 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 104698. Millard Stains. Father Adam Stains. Mother Sarah Beicher.

4 Lebanon Evening Report (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania), 14 February 1900, page 1. Obituary of Adam Stains.

5 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 6 March 1900, page 1.

6 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 12 Apr 1915, page 1.

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