John Beecher
Sarah Elizabeth Sands
J. Henry Bicher
(Abt 1822-)


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1. Hannah Nickerson

2. Sarah A. Weiser

J. Henry Bicher 1

  • Born: Abt 1822, , , PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Hannah Nickerson on 19 Jul 1851 in , Franklin, OH
  • Marriage (2): Sarah A. Weiser on 23 Aug 1858 in , Fairfield, OH
  • Died: , , OH

   Other names for J. were J. H. Bicher and Henry Biecker.

   FamilySearch ID: GNBL-CQ4.

  Birth Notes:

His birth year is 1817 by the 1860 Census but 1822 by the 1870 and 1880 Census.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of Abt 1817 and , , PA. 2

2. He has conflicting birth information of Abt 1823 and , , PA.

3. Residence: in 1859 in Bloom Twp., Fairfield, OH. 3 Henry Bicher of Bloom Township was a witness to the Franklin County, Ohio will of Conrad Heyl.

Heyl, Conrad (D-196) Of Mifflin Twp.; signed Jan 7, 1845; codicil Apr. 10, 1858; proven July 27, 1859; mentions: nieces Anna Mitchell and Elizabeth Pilgrim; bro. Christian Heyl; nephew and godson, John Konrod Heyl; children of my deceased niece, Maria more, late of Illinois and Elizabeth Hymrod, wife of John Hymrod; nephews: Lawrence, Lewis, William E., George W. and Charles Heyl; niece Mary A. Henkel; nephew Christian Myer; nieces Catherine Lambert and Mary Kaemerer; nephew John Lambert; executor: nephew Lawrence Heyl; witness to will: Fernando C. Kelton and E. N. Stelzer, a clerk in the merchant establishment of Kelton, Bancroft and Co., and who was deceased at the time of proving will; witnesses to codicil: Henry Bicher and George Katzmyer. At time of proving, Henry Bicher was of Bloom Twp., Fairfield Co., Apr. 10, 1859.

4. Census in 1860 in Amanda Twp., Fairfield, OH. 4 J. H. Bicher, age 37, boot and shoe maker, is listed in the 1860 census in Amanda Township, Fairfield County, Ohio with real estate valued at $500 and possessions worth $200. Living with him is wife Elizabeth, 37; Eliza Bicher, 7; Charles Bicher, 1; and others we presume are Elizabeth's by a first marriage: Ezra Rockey, 14; Elvira Rockey, 12; Wilson Rockey, 9; Fred Rockey, 8. Everyone was born in Ohio, except J.H. who was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Lancaster, Ohio.

5. Census in 1870 in Bloom Twp., Fairfield, OH. 2 Henry Bicher, age 53, farm laborer, is living with wife Sarah, 47; Eliza, 16; and Lorenzo, 11. Also with them is John Rockey, 16, farm laborer. Everyone was born in Ohio except Henry in Pennsylvania. A neighbor is inlaw Abraham Courtright, 39. The post office is Lancaster.

6. Census in 1880 in Greencastle, Fairfield, OH. Henry Bicher, age 58, laborer, is living with wife Sarah A, 56; Eliza, 26; Lorenzo, 20; John H., grandson, 2 years. Everyone was born in Ohio except Henry in Pennsylvania. His parents and Sarah's parents are from Pennsylvania.

J. married Hannah Nickerson, daughter of Unknown and Lydia, on 19 Jul 1851 in , Franklin, OH. (Hannah Nickerson was born about 1827 in La Plata, Charles, MD, United States 5.)

J. next married Sarah A. Weiser, daughter of Samuel Weiser and Margaret Hart, on 23 Aug 1858 in , Fairfield, OH. (Sarah A. Weiser was born on 6 Dec 1821 in , , OH 2 4, christened on 31 Mar 1822 in Bloom Twp.: Betzer Union Church, Fairfield, OH 6 and died after Jun 1880.)


1, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, Death certificate of Eliza R. Durant.

2 1870 United States Census, Ohio, Fairfield County, Bloom Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1198 Page: 64.

3 Ohio Source Records: From "The Ohio Genealogical Quarterly" (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland. 1986. Online at Google Books, Abstracts of Wills of Franklin County, Ohio. Page 343.

4 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Fairfield County, Amanda Township, Series: M653 Roll: 961 Page: 379.

5 Hallard, Shelly, Foor Family Genealogy Website (, Email from Shelly Hallard 08 Jul 2008.

6 The Weiser Family : A Genealogy of the Family of John Conrad Weiser, the elder (d. 1746) : prepared on the two hundred fiftieth anniversary of his arrival in America, 1710-1760 (Manheim, Pa.: John Conrad Weiser Family Association, 1960, 905 pgs.), Page 647.

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