John H. Risser
(1842-1899)
Hannah Geesaman
(1846-1902)
Lizzie Risser
(1867-1930)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Benjamin P. Biecher

Lizzie Risser 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 24 Aug 1867, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 1 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Benjamin P. Biecher on 28 Aug 1898 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 1 2
  • Died: 29 Mar 1930, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 62 3 4 5
  • Buried: 2 Apr 1930, Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 3

   Another name for Lizzie was Elizabeth Risser.1 2

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-5ML.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 9 The 1870 census recorded John Risser, blacksmith, 28, living with wife Hannah, 26; Lizzie, 2; and Mary, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Harold and Lizzie obtained a marriage license on 28 Aug 1898 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 2 groom's name: Benjamin P. Biecher
bride's name: Lizzie Risser
marriage date: 28 Aug 1898
marriage place: Lebanon, Pennsylvania
groom's father's name: George Biecher
groom's mother's name: Lavina Biecher
bride's father's name: Jno. H. Risser
bride's mother's name: Hannah Risser
indexing project (batch) number: M00749-0
system origin: Pennsylvania-ODM
source film number: 21464.

3. Newspaper: Evening Report: "A deed from J. H. Risser and wife to Lizzie Biecher for a lot on South Tenth street has been recorded. Consideration, $400., 27 Oct 1898, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 10

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. Newspaper: Lebanon Courier: "Mrs. Benjamin Biecher and son George, and daughter, Mary, of South Tenth street, left Thursday for Darian, Connecticut, where they will visit Mrs. Biecher's uncle, John Bechtold. They will be gone a month.", 10 Jul 1907, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 11

6. Census in 1910 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 12 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.

7. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: "Visit of Miss Risser", 20 Jun 1911, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 13 Returns From a Stay at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Miss Jennie Risser, of this city, who spent the past three years at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, visiting her brother-in-law and sister, Rev. and Mrs. Frank S. Bromer, has returned and is the guest of her sisters, the Misses Risser and Mrs. Benjamin P. Biecher, residing at 1002 Walnut street. With Miss Risser also came her sister, Mrs. Bromer and daughter, Dorothy, who will spend part of the summer here.

8. Census in 1920 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 14 The 1920 Census incorrectly indexed Benjamin P. Reicker (handwriting in census is Beicher), merchant grocery store, 56, living with wife Lizzie A., 52; George R., 20; and Helen A., 18. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. He owned the home at 738 Walnut Street.

9. Newspaper: Lebanon Semi-Weekly News: "Letters Granted: Benjamin P. Biecher, deceased, late of Independent Borough, to the widow, Lizzie Biecher. Real estate valued at $8,000, personal property not detailed. Wife beneficiary in trust for children.", 8 Nov 1926, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 15

10. Residence: 1927 New Haven Directory: Biecher George R (Grace M.) teacher WH High School h 68 Walnut WH. H Mae & Lizzie wid Benjamin r 68 Walnut WH in 1927 in West Haven, New Haven, CT. 16

11. Residence: 209 S. Harrison Street, Palmyra, Pa. On 28 Mar 1930 in Palmyra, Lebanon, PA. 4

12. Cause of Death: chronic nephritis, myocarditis, diabetic., 29 Mar 1930, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 4

13. Obituary: Lebanon Semi-Weekly News on 31 Mar 1930 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 5 Mrs. Lizzie Biecher, widow of Benjamin Biecher, passed away Saturday at her home, 209 South Harrison street, Palmyra. She was ill five months, suffering from a complication of diseases. She was aged 62 years and was widely known in Lebanon, having resided here during the greater part of her career. Her husband was one time engaged in the tobacco and cigar-making business here, and later conducted a grocery for a term of years at Tenth and Walnut streets. His last years were spent at Eighth and Maple streets, where he bought the old-time Exchange hotel and converted it into a restaurant and ice cream parlor. He died there on November 1, 1926. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Biecher lived for a time at New Haven, Conn., but last year returned to this county, and since then resided at Palmyra. She was a member of Tabor Reformed church, this city, and was held in high esteem in a largo circle of friends. She leaves a son and daughter: George R., and Miss Helen May Biecher, both of Palmyra; a grandchild, Eleanor Elizabeth Biecher; and seven sisters: Mrs. F. Z. Miller, Ms. Frank S. Bromer, Miss Christie Risser, Miss Kate Rlsser, Miss Fran Rlsser, Miss Bertha Risser and Jane Risser. Funeral be at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harry Rice.


Lizzie married Benjamin P. Biecher, son of George Biecher and Lavina Bechtold, on 28 Aug 1898 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA.1 2 (Benjamin P. Biecher was born on 15 Dec 1863 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA,17 18 19 died on 1 Nov 1926 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 7 19 and was buried in Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 19.)


Sources


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

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V26F-X21 George Biecher in entry for Benjamin P. Biecher and Lizzie Risser, 1898; citing reference , FHL microfilm 21464.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36971419.

4 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 29656. Lizzie Biecher. Father: John Risser. Mother: Hanna Geesman.

5 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), 31 Mar 1930, page 5. Obituary of Mrs. Lizzie Biecher.

6 Lebanon Courier Newspaper (Lebanon Borough, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), 19 Jul 1899, page 5. Obituary of John H. Risser.

7 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), 4 Nov 1926, page 6. Obituary of Benjamin P. Biecher.

8 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 036813-65 George R. Biecher Sr., father Benjamin Biecher, mother Lizzie Bechtel, spouse M. Grace Burholder, informant.

9 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZP2-5L2 John Risser, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 45, family 428.

10 Lebanon Evening Report (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania), 27 Oct 1898, page 1.

11 Lebanon Courier Newspaper (Lebanon Borough, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), 10 Jul 1907, page 6.

12 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Ward 1, Series: T624 Roll: 1362 Page: 100.

13 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 20 Jun 1911, page 2.

14 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Lebanon Ward 1, Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1587; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 168; Image: 221.

15 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), 8 Nov 1926, page 2.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Connecticut. 1927 New Haven Directory, page 416. Online image 420.

17 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255145; National Archives Film T9-1145; Page 269C.

18 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFYC-3FR Benjamin P Reicker, , Lebanon, Pennsylvania; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 7B, family 168, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821587.

19 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36971414.



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