Peter Pennebacker
(1709-1770)
Elizabeth Keyser
(1714-1796)
John Pennebacker
(1733-Bef 1805)
Magdalena Porter
(1739-)
Susanna Pennebacker
(from 1775/1784-Bef 1839)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Peter Bicher

Susanna Pennebacker 1 4

  • Born: from 1775 to 1784, Brecknock Twp., Berks, PA
  • Marriage (1): Peter Bicher on 16 Jan 1794 in Reading, Berks, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: Bef Oct 1839, East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA 5

   Other names for Susanna were Susanna Pannebecker 2 and Susanna Pfannebecker.2 3

   FamilySearch ID: MRDC-BZT.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1790 in Brecknock Twp., Berks, PA. 6 In the household of John Pannebecker in 1790 there were:
2 white males 16 and older
2 while males under 16
3 white females.

2. Susanna were married in 1794. 3 In her marriage record to Peter Bucher in the Misc. Records of Rev. Carl Friedrich Wildbahn her name is written in script as Susaña Pfañebeckerin, the daughter of Johann Pfañebecker, of Brecknock. The "in" at the end is the German way of indicating the female version of a surname; dropping "in" results in Pfannebecker.
Throughout the register the pastor used a line above an n to designate a double n. We find in the 1790 Census in Brecknock Township the listing for her father as John Pannebecker.

3. Residence: in 1794 in Brecknock Twp., Berks, PA. Her marriage record states that she was from Brecknock Township.

4. Fact: John Pennebacker died in March 1805 or earlier because "John Pannebecker" is "deceased" in a deed selling his estate to his sons-in-law with payment to his other heirs., 1 Apr 1805, Brecknock Twp., Berks, PA. 7 When Susanna's father John Pannebecker died without a will, he had five heirs: John Pannebecker, Elizabeth married to John Shaup, Hannah married to John Hill, Daniel Pannebecker, and Susanna married to Peter Bicher.
We know John died before 1 Apr 1805 when a deed with that date sold John Pannebecker's grist mill and residences ("messuages or tenements") and two hundred and sixty acres and twenty-two perches in Brecknock township to his sons-in-law John Shaup and John Hill for "one-thousand two-hundred and seventy pounds in gold and silver money" paid to John Pannebacker's other heirs, "Daniel Pannebecker of the township of Brecknock in the county of Berks in the state of Pennsylvania Youman, John Pannebecker of the township of Brecknock in the said County Youman, and Peter Bicher of Cocalico Township in the county of Lancaster in the said state, Youman and Susanna his wife (which said Daniel Pannebecker, John Pannebecker and Susannah, are children of John Pannebecker late of the Township of Brecknock in the said County of Berks Yeoman deceased)." This property bordered lands of George Kohl, Henry Fidler, Charles Hornberger deceased, Nicholas Herr, Peter Mohn, and Michael Kergerise.
In the next session of the Berks County Orphan's Court on 20 Jul 1805 the court appointed John's widow Magdalena (nee Porter) and sons-in-law John Shaup and John Hill as administrators to report an inventory of the estate so the deceased's property and possessions could be sold with proceeds distributed to heirs as required by Pennsylvania law when someone dies intestate (without a will).
On 3 Aug 1805 Magdalene Pannabecker and John Shaup and John Hill both of Caernarvon Township (all Berks County) filed the estate inventory for John Pannabecker. Included in the settlement was a list of those to be paid with estate proceeds and listed therein is son-in-law Peter Bücher (German umlaut above the u) to receive £ 4 pounds 10 shillings 4 pence.

5. Inventory for Estate of John Pannebecker on 3 Aug 1805 in , Berks, PA. 8 On 3 Aug 1805 Magdalene Pannabecker and John Shank and John Hill both of Caernarvon Township (all Berks County) filed the estate inventory for John Pannabecker. Included in the settlement was a list of those to be paid with estate proceeds and listed therein is son-in-law Peter Bücher (German umlaut above the u) to receive £ 4 pounds 10 shillings 4 pence.

6. Census in 1810 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 9 Peter is indexed as "Riether" due to poor handwriting and appears near other residents of Adamstown with this family:
Males (born)
10-15 (1795-1800) = 2 (sons Benjamin & John)
26-44 (1766-1784) = 1 (Peter)
Females (born)
16-25 (1785-1794) = 1 (Susanna).

7. Census in 1820 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 10 The 1820 Census shows Peter Bicher or Bicker's (handwriter unclear) with:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820)
16-25 (1795-1804) = 2 sons Benjamin & John
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 father Peter
Females (born)
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 daughter (Magdalena)
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife (Susanna)
Peter's neighbors are Steofel Kern, Henry Regart, Peter Groff, John Rohrer, Jacob Hemberger, Mary Getz.


Susanna married Peter Bicher, son of Johann Engel Buecher and Elizabeth Catharina, on 16 Jan 1794 in Reading, Berks, PA.1 2 3 (Peter Bicher was born on 4 Dec 1765 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA,11 12 13 14 15 died on 22 Jan 1858 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA 14 and was buried in Adamstown: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 14.)


Sources


1 Pennypacker II, Samuel W., A Genealogy of the Pennypacker Family including Pennybacker, Pennepacker, Pannebecker. (1965. Written by Samuel W. Pennypacker II, Schwensville, Pa., grandson of Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker who wrote this genealogy, who granted permission for microfilming by Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 66. Available at Ancestry.com in database: Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985.), Image 83 of: http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=2451&iid=40355_267196-00002.

2 Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Berks County, PA.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/122374:7830?ssrc=pt&tid=109652091&pid=270075150128 Misc. Records of Rev. Carl Friedrich Wildbahn Susanna Pfannebecker m. 16 Jan 1794 Peter Bucher son of Engel Bucher.

4 Wright, F. Edward., Church records of the 18th century, Lancaster County, Pa. (Westminster, MD Family Line Publications 1994), Page 163.

5 Lancaster County Courthouse, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSNL-CX7Z?i=50&cat=224489 Deed Book Q Vol 6 Page 84.

6 1790 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Brecknock Township, Series: M637 Roll: 8 Page: 59.

7 "Berks County Recorder of Deeds," Deed Book 21 page 418, Sale of estate of John Pannebecker estate, land and homes.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1237202:8802?ssrc=pt&tid=109652091&pid=270075150148 John Pennebecker 1805 Inventory Book X-G.

9 1810 United States Census, Indexed as Peter Riether due to poor handwriting. East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, PA.

10 1820 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Cocalico Township, Page 26.

11 Translated and transcribed by Robert A. Heilman, Deaths reported by Der Libanon Demokrat : a German language newspaper published at Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1832-1864 (Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, c1990), Page 68.

12 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township, Series: M432 Roll: 789 Page: 349.

13 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township, Roll 789 Book 1, Page 349.

14 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102356549.

15 Reading Adler Newspaper (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), 26 Jan 1858, obituary of Peter Biecher.



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