Henry H. Bicher
Lucy Ann Fry
Joseph Spangler
Rebecca Webber
Morris Henry Bicher
Clara Emma Spangler
Edna May Bicher


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1. Allen Raymond Bamberger

Edna May Bicher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 31 May 1899, , Lebanon, PA 1 3
  • Christened: 7 Dec 1899, Myerstown: Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Allen Raymond Bamberger on 14 May 1932 in Myerstown: Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 1 2
  • Died: 6 Jun 1971, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 72 6 7 8
  • Buried: Myerstown: New Union Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 7

   Another name for Edna was Edna May Biecher.8

   FamilySearch ID: L849-46X.

  Christening Notes:

Sponsor was Henry Bicher.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She has conflicting birth information of 30 May 1899 and , Lebanon, PA. 7 Her record at Find A Grave states birth of 30 May 1899 (no tombstone photo shown) but her birth recorded in her church christening record is 31 May.

2. Census in 1900 in Myerstown, Lebanon, PA. 9 The 1900 census recorded renting a home at 348 Richland Avenue in Myerstown: Henry Becherd [sic, as spelled by census taker], no occupation, 73, born Apr 1827, living with wife Lucy, 64, Mar 1836; son Morris Becherd, occupation teamster, 25, Oct 1875; daughter-in-law Emma, 25, Nov 1875; and granddaughter Edna M., 1, May 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Lucy and Henry were married for 3 years and she had birthed 3 children by 1900. Morris and Emma were married for 1 year and she had birthed 1 child.

3. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Edna, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Biecher, while playing on the floor, lost her balance and fell, with her arm underneath her, dislocating it at the elbow. Dr. Henry J. Bower was summoned., 2 Mar 1901, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 10

4. Census in 1910 in S. Jackson Twp., Lebanon, PA. 3 Living on Richland Street in 1910 is Morris Bicher, laborer in a road yard, age 36, living with his wife, Emma, age 36. They had been married 12 years and had five children, all still living in 1910. With them is Edna, age 11; Anna J., 8; ?illis Marie, 6; George, 4; Henry F., 1/2?; and Lucy, mother, 75, widow who had four children with one still living in 1910, obviously Morris.

5. Residence: Living at home with parents in Myerstown. on 27 Sep 1927 in Myerstown, Lebanon, PA. 4

6. Census in 1930 in Myerstown, Lebanon, PA. 11 The 1930 census recorded at 27 E. Main Avenue: Morris H. Bicher, teamster in brickery, widowed, 56, living with daughter Edna M., laborer in shirt factory, 30; sons George M., clerk textile work, 22; Henry J., truck driver pretzel stick factory, 20; and Morris, 17.

7. Census in 1940 in Myerstown, Lebanon, PA. 12 The 1940 census recorded Morris Bicher, 64, living with son George, 34; Henry, 31; Morris S., 27; son-in-law Allen Bamberger, 45; daughter Edna Bamberger, 40; granddaughter Lucy May Bamberger, 7; and grandson Allen M. Bamberger, 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

8. Residence: in 1950 in Myerstown, Lebanon, PA. 13 The 1950 census recorded at 27 East Main Avenue: Morris H. Bicher, 74, widowed, living with daughter Edna M. Bamberger, 50; son-in-law Allen R. Bamberger, 55; and granddaughter Lucy M. Bamberger, 17, and grandson Allen M. Bamberger, 13. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

9. Residence: on 2 Dec 1952 in Myerstown, Lebanon, PA. 14

10. Residence: on 14 Oct 1967 in Myerstown, Lebanon, PA. 15

11. Residence: on 13 Oct 1969 in Myerstown, Lebanon, PA. 5

12. Obituary: Lebanon Daily News: obituary of Mrs. Allen Bamberger on 7 Jun 1971 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 8 Edna Biecher Bamberger, 72, wife of Allen R. Bamberger, 27 E. Main St., Myerstown, died Sunday evening at the Lebanon Valley General Hospital after an illness of one year.
She was a daughter of the late George and C. Emma Biecher. She was a member of Frieden Lutheran Church, Myerstown; the Patriotic Order of Americans, of which she was secreatary; the Order of Independent Americans No. 5, Myerstown, and the auxillary of the Keystone Fire Co., Myerstown.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a daughter, Mrs. J. Ray Bickel, Richland RD 1; a son, Allen, Myerstown; a granddaughter, Donna L. Bamberger, Myerstown; a sister, Mrs. C. Robert Barrett, Arcadia, Calif., and a brother, George Biecher, Lebanon.

Edna married Allen Raymond Bamberger, son of Hiram Leonard Bamberger and Lucy A. Brightbill, on 14 May 1932 in Myerstown: Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA.1 2 (Allen Raymond Bamberger was born on 7 Mar 1895 in S. Lebanon Twp., Lebanon, PA,6 16 17 18 died on 24 Sep 1971 in Myerstown, Lebanon, PA 6 16 17 and was buried in Myerstown: New Union Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 16 17.)


1 Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Myerstown, Lebanon Co., PA.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFS2-M6B Allen R. Bamberger and Edna M. Bicher, 14 May 1932; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 21,482.

3 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, South Jackson Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1362 Page: 48.

4 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 27 Sep 1927, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Morris Bicher.

5 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 14 Oct 1969, page 2. Obituary of Morris Bicher.

6 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 25 Sep 1971, page 2. Obituary of Allen Bamberger.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35839134.

8 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 7 Jun 1971, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Allen Bamberger.

9 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M33G-8FX Henry Becherd, Jackson Township, South Division, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 16A, family 363.

10 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 2 Mar 1901, page 1.

11 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHQX-7HG George M Bicher in household of Morris H Bicher, Myerstown, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0030, sheet , family 87.

12 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQH1-2WJ Morris Bicher, Myerstown Borough, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38-38, sheet 10B, family 235.

13 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBT-F1P1 Morris H Bicher, Myerstown PA.

14 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 2 Dec 1952, page 6. Obituary of Morris H. Bicher.

15 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 14 Oct 1967, page 19. Estate distribution of Henry J. Bicher.

16 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35839133.

17 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Allen Raymond Bamberger.

18 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Allen Raymond Bamberger. Serial # U 2457.

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