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


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Kate Bicher 1 2 3

  • Born: 29 Jul 1849, Adamstown, Lancaster, PA 1 2 4 5 6 7
  • Died: 4 Dec 1939, Herndon, Northumberland, PA at age 90 1 3
  • Buried: 7 Dec 1939, Adamstown: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 1 3

   Other names for Kate were Catherine Bicher, Catherine Bicher 7 and Katie Bicher.8

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 7 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. 9 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 Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 4 William Bicher, age 58, carpenter, is living with Sallie Beacher, age 56; Kate Bicher, 30, works in hat factory; Rebecca Bicher, 21, works in cigar making; and Emma Bicher, 15, works in hat factory.

4. Census in 1900 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 6 The 1900 census in Adamstown recorded Sarah Bicher, 76, born Dec 1823, widow, who had given birth to 6 children, 5 still living in 1900. With her is daughter Kate, cigar maker, 50, born Jul 1849. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1910 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 5 Living on Main Street in Adamstown in 1910 is Sallie Bicher, 86, widow who gave birth to 6 children, 5 still living, and she is with her daughter, Kate, 60.

6. Residence: on 18 Mar 1915 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 8

7. Census in 1920 in Adamstown, Lancaster, PA. 10 The 1920 census recorded renting on Main Street Kate Biecher, 69, single. She and her parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Newspaper: Reading Eagle: The following motored to Herndon to visit Mrs. Kate Bicher: Mr. & Mrs. Ammon Bucher, Florence Bucher, Elmwood Miller, Mrs. Harry B. Klahr, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Bucher and daughter Rebecca, Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Kurz and daughters., 13 Nov 1930, Reading, Berks, PA. 11

9. Cause of Death: Kate died of metastatic sarcoma right side of neck, senility at the Burd & Rogers Memorial Home, 4 Dec 1939, Herndon, Northumberland, PA. 1

10. Obituary: Reading Times: obituary of Kate Bicher. On 6 Dec 1939 in Reading, Berks, PA. 3 KATE BICHER, 90, a former resident of Adamstown, died in the Burd & Roger Memorial Home, Herndon. She was a daughter of the late William and Sallie (Echternacht) Bicher and a life-long member of Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, Adamstown. Surviving are a brother, Henry Bicher, of Reading, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Cedar Grove Cemetery Chapel, Adamstown, the Rev. E. B. T. Gieske and the Rev. A. Kratzer officiating. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.


1, <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.), Death Certificate 110663. Kate E. Bicker [misprint]. Father William Bicher. Mother Sallie Echternacht. Informant A. R. Kratzer.

2 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown Borough, Page 288.

3 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 6 Dec 1939, page 11. Obituary of Kate Bicher.

4 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255140; National Archives Film T9-1140; Page 63C.

5 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1352 Page: 197.

6 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Adamstown Borough, Series: T623 Roll: 1423 Page: 288.

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

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

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

10 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Kate Biecher, Adamstown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 1, sheet 3A, line 23, family 61.

11 <i>Reading Eagle (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 13 Nov 1930, page 20. Adamstown.

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