Johann Engel Buecher
Elizabeth Catharina
George Albrecht Sr.
(Abt 1735-1794)
Anna Maria
John Beecher Sr.
Mary Ann Albrecht
Elizabeth Beecher


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1. George Segner Sr.

Elizabeth Beecher 2 3 4

  • Born: 24 May 1782, , Lancaster, PA 4 5 6
  • Christened: 30 Jun 1782, , Lancaster, PA 5 6
  • Marriage (1): George Segner Sr. on 4 Feb 1800 in New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 1
  • Died: 21 Jun 1826, , Lebanon, PA at age 44 4
  • Buried: Mount Zion: Zoar Lutheran Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 4

   Other names for Elizabeth were Betsy Beecher,3 Elisabeth Bicher 1 and Elizabeth Bücher.5 7

   FamilySearch ID: MGBV-GH3.

  Christening Notes:

This baptism appears in the Personal Register of Reverend Traugott F. Illing. In the original church record book, the sponsor is written as Elisabeth Beckein, the "in" indicating the female German verison of a surname. [It might be Becker or Beck, or Becher or Bech, depending on handwriting interpretation.] Typically, Elizabeth would be either the name of either John Bucher's mother, or Mary Ann Albrecht's mother, and the child was named in their honor. The translation as provided by author F. Edward Wright in his Church Records of the 18th Century volume: "Elizabeth, of John Bucher and wife Maria, b. 24 May 1782; bapt. date not given. Sponsor. Elizabeth Becker."

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Confirmation: Elizabeth Bicher on 2 Jun 1799 in New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA. 1

2. In 1811 in Mount Zion: Zoar Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA. 8 The baptism of her son, Samuel, was sponsored by Jacob Bicher. [Probably her brother, Jacob Franklin Beecher.].

3. Census in 1820 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 9 Name: George Seagner
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1.

4. Book: Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, 1929. 3
"Betsy Beecher married Mr. Sagner, of near Columbus, Ohio. She died, aged 45, and had 13 of her own children at her funeral."

This info was compiled by Dr. A. C. Beecher in the late 1800's from verbal family history and published in a 1929 book by another Beecher descendant, Mrs. McAdams. Further research is needed to confirm that Elizabeth and George Segner were ever near Columbus, Ohio, as stated, but this isn't likely since the Sengers are found in records in Lebanon county in the 1810 to 1850 periods. Some of Elizabeth's brothers did move near Columbus, Ohio in the early 1800's. See her father John Beecher and brothers for more from this book.

Elizabeth married George Segner Sr., son of Thomas Segner and Elizabeth Schweitzer, on 4 Feb 1800 in New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA.1 (George Segner Sr. was born on 3 Mar 1779 in , Lancaster, PA 2 10, christened on 2 Jun 1799 in New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA, died on 14 Aug 1867 in , Lebanon, PA 10 and was buried in Mount Zion: Zoar Lutheran Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 10.)

  Marriage Notes:

The church record book shows: March 4, 1800, Ehermann: Georg Segner; Ehefrau: Elisabeth Bicher; Wohnung: Earl Townsh.


1 Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Note: Some very early records that appear in this church register were from Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in East Cocalico Township, before the congregation moved to New Holland.).

2 Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (Online register at, George Segner and Elisabeth Beecher.

3 McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers. (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 319.

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5 "Personal Register of Reverend Traugott F. Illing" (

6 Wright, F. Edward., Church records of the 18th century, Lancaster County, Pa. (Westminster, MD Family Line Publications 1994), Page 154.

7 Berks County Courthouse, Will of John Beecher, executed March 8, 1819.

8 (Zoar Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon County, PA).

9 1820 United States Census, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Page: 59; NARA Roll: M33_105; Image: 62.

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