John Bicher
Catharina Schnader
Andreas Echternacht
Rebecca Willenbruch
William Bicher
Sallie Echternacht
Elizabeth Bicher


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1. George A. Gehris

Elizabeth Bicher 1 2

  • Born: 2 Sep 1847, East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): George A. Gehris
  • Died: 17 Feb 1921, Adamstown, Lancaster, PA at age 73 3 4
  • Buried: 21 Feb 1921, Adamstown: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 3 4

   Other names for Elizabeth were Lizzie Bicher 3 and Lizzie Gehris.3 5 6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 William Bicher, age 28, laborer, appears in East Cocalico Township in the 1850 Census living with his wife, Sarah, 26; Elizabeth, 2; Catherine, 1; and mother, Catherine, 60. All were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1860 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 7 William Bicher, age 32, carpenter, is living with Sarah, age 30. Their children are Elizabeth, 12; Catherine, 10; Sarah, 6; Henry, 4; and Rebecca, 1.

3. Census in 1880 in Reading, Berks, PA. 8 The 1880 census recorded George Gehris, floor moulder, 30, living with his wife Lizzie, 32. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. St. Lukes Lutheran Church in 1889 in Reading, Berks, PA. 9

5. Census in 1900 in Reading, Berks, PA. The 1900 census recorded Lizzie Gehris, widowed, 52, born Sept 1847, living alone. She had given birth to no children by 1900. She had no occupation.

6. Residence: 1907 Reading City Directory: Gehris Elizabeth, wid George A., h 225 Wunder in 1907 in Reading, Berks, PA. 10

7. Census in 1910 in Reading, Berks, PA. 5 The 1910 census recorded at 347 5th Street: Henry Becker [Beicher], keeper boarding house, 59, married for 1 year to wife Catherine, 54. It was the second marriage for both. Catharine had given birth to 0 children in her life. Living with them was Henry's sister, Lizzie Gehris [nee Bicher], dressmaker, widow, 62. She had birthed no children.

8. Residence: on 18 Mar 1915 in Reading, Berks, PA. 6

9. Cause of Death: acute endocarditis, rheumatic fever., 17 Feb 1921, Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 4

10. Occupation: dressmaker on 17 Feb 1921 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 4

11. Obituary: Lancaster Daily Intelligencer: obituary of Mrs. Lizzie Gehris on 18 Feb 1921 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 11 Mrs. Lizzie Gehris, of Reading, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry Bucher, Adamstown, last evening from a complication of diseases, aged seventy-siz years. Mrs. Gehris was taken ill at her home on sunday and was brought to Adamstown yesterday morning. Her husband died twenty-two years ago. She was a member of the First United Evangelical church, Reading. One brother and two sisters survive: Henry Bicher, Reading; Miss Kate Bicher and Mrs. Henry Bucher, both of Adamstown. Funeral services will be held from the home of her sister, Mrs. Bucher, in Adamstown on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Cedar Grove cemetery, Adamstown.

Elizabeth married George A. Gehris. (George A. Gehris was born on 10 Apr 1850 in , , PA,8 12 died on 16 Mar 1900 in Reading, Berks, PA 8 12 and was buried in Reading: Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks, PA 12.)


1 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Lizzie Gehris, ED 80 Precinct 2 Reading city Ward 10, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 36, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241378.

2 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township, Roll 789 Book 1, Page 343.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

4, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 14842, Elebeth Gehris, father William Bicher, mother Sallie Echternacht.

5 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Reading Ward 1, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1313; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0047; FHL microfilm: 1375326.

6 <i>The News-Journal (Lancaster, PA)</i>, 24 Mar 1915, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Sallie Bicher.

7 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown Boro, Roll 1124, Page 6.

8 1880 United States Census, George Gehris, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 379A, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-1102.

9 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> ( Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.).

10, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1907 Reading City Directory, printed page 354, online image 186, Elizabeth Gehris widow George A.

11 <i>Lancaster Daily Intelligencer</i> (Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania), 18 fEb 1921, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Lizzie Gehris.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

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