John Beecher
(1800-1851)
Sarah Elizabeth Sands
Lydia
J. Henry Bicher
(Abt 1822-)
Hannah Nickerson
(Abt 1827-)
Eliza Catherine Bicher
(1852-1939)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Isaac Hoy Jr.

2. John Newton Durant

Eliza Catherine Bicher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 12 Jun 1852, Groveport, Franklin, OH 2 3 4
  • Unmarried (1): Isaac Hoy Jr.
  • Marriage (2): John Newton Durant on 26 Jul 1882 in , Fairfield, OH
  • Died: 22 Apr 1939, Canal Winchester, Franklin County, OH at age 86 4 6
  • Buried: 24 Apr 1939, Canal Winchester: Union Grove Cemetery, Franklin, OH 4 6

   Other names for Eliza were Elizah Beicher 7 8 and Eliza R. Durant.6

   FamilySearch ID: L8PF-FWB.

  General Notes:

Local genealogists report that Eliza's son John born 1877 was an illegimate child, father unknown, citing a record from Fairfield County Probate Court:
Becher, John H. born 1877 Jul 11. Greencastle. Father illegitimate. Mother: Eliza Becker. Greencastle Precinct.
See http://www.foorgenealogy.com/bloombirths.html

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Amanda Twp., Fairfield, OH. 1 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.

2. Census in 1870 in Bloom Twp., Fairfield, OH. 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 Abraham Courtright, 39. The post office is Lancaster.

3. 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.

4. Census in 1900 in Pickerington, Fairfield, OH. 9 The 1900 census recorded John Durant, day laborer, 48, living with wife Lizzie, 49; son Lonzo, day laborer, 17; daughters Emma, 15, and Dora, 10. John and his mother were born in Ohio, and his father in England. Lizzie and her mother were born in Ohio and her father in Pennsylvania. The children were born in Ohio.

5. Death Certificate: 22 Apr 1939, Canal Winchester, Franklin County, OH. 6 Died: 22 Apr 1939 10:39 am
Place of death: Canal Winchester, Franklin Co., OH
Born 12 Jun 1852
Age: 86 10 10
Wife of John
Cause of death: arthritis
Birthplace: Groveport, OH
Father: Henry Bicher
Father's Birthplace: Amsterdam, PA
Mother: ? Nickson
Mother's birthplace: blank
Informant: John H. Hoy, Canal Winchester, OH
Burial: Union Grove, 4/24/1939.


Eliza had a relationship with Isaac Hoy Jr. (Isaac Hoy Jr. was born on 24 Feb 1840 in Bloom Twp., Fairfield, OH,10 died on 8 Oct 1919 in Bloom Twp., Fairfield, OH 10 and was buried on 10 Oct 1919 in Lithopolis: Lithopolis Cemetery, Fairfield, OH 10.)


Eliza next married John Newton Durant, son of William Robinson Durant and Elizabeth Andrews, on 26 Jul 1882 in , Fairfield, OH. (John Newton Durant was born on 12 Jul 1853 in Logan, Hocking, OH,11 died on 21 Jan 1922 in Canal Winchester, Franklin County, OH 11 and was buried on 23 Jan 1922 in Canal Winchester: Union Grove Cemetery, Franklin, OH 11.)


Sources


1 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Fairfield County, Amanda Township, Series: M653 Roll: 961 Page: 379.

2 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Fairfield County, Bloom Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1198 Page: 64.

3 1870 United States Census, Ohio, Fairfield County, Bloom Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1198 Page: 64.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51356828.

5 FamilySearch.org, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8FH-3HP Dora May Durant d. 12 Dec 1914 Versailles, Darke, OH.

6 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, Death certificate of Eliza R. Durant. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8QN-R59.

7 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.

8 FamilySearch.org, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6K3P-5KDD William Thomas Durant.

9 1900 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMZL-1MQ :John Durant and Lizzie Durant, 1900, Pickerington, Fairfield, OH.

10 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8L7-HZD Isaac Hoy, 08 Oct 1919; citing Bloom Twp, Fairfield, Ohio, reference fn 57584; FHL microfilm 1984936.

11 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51281108.



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