Elener Chesney
(1783-1861)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Emanuel Becher

Elener Chesney 1 2

  • Born: 5 Sep 1783, , , MD 1 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Emanuel Becher
  • Died: 6 Apr 1861, , Lancaster, PA at age 77 6
  • Buried: New Holland: Zeltenreich Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA 5

   Other names for Elener were Eleanora,7 Elenor,5 Ellen,4 6 7 Ellenor 5 and Eleanor Chesney.8

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1840 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 9 In the 1840 Census Manuel Becher is listed with this household:
Males (born)
10-14 (1826-1830) = 1 son John
60-69 (1771-1780) = 1 father Manuel
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840)
50-59 (1781-1790) = 1 mother

The next listing on the same page is Emanuel's son Jacob Becher:
Males (born)
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 father Jacob
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 daughter
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 mother

2. Census in 1850 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 3 Emanuel Becher, carpenter, 74, was with wife Elloner, 67; and daughter Emma, 34. Emanuel's real estate was valued at $700. With them was probably Emanuel's son, John Becher, tailor, 23; his wife, Ann, 22; and Eliza, 1. Elloner was born in Maryland, the others in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1860 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 10 Several Becher households are found in Leacock Township:

Nicholas Becher, farmer, 56, was living with Jacob Becher, 58; Elizabeth Becher, 47; and Eliza E. Becher, 10. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Nicholas real estate was valued at $1,500 and possessions worth $500.

Daniel Becher, shoemaker, 37, was living with wife Susannah, 35; Andrew, 12; Sarah Ann, 10; Daniel, 4 months when the census was recorded on 13 Jun 1860. Also in the home: Daniel's mother, Ellen Becher, 78; John Hoey, shoemaker, 54; and John Weaver, auctioneer, 37. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Daniel's real estate was worth $1,600 and possessions $250.

Living between Nicholas and Daniel was Reuben Graff, laborer, 24, and wife Lydia A., 24. Lydia may be a Becher by birth?

4. She has conflicting death information of 5 Apr 1861. 1

5. She has conflicting death information of 7 Apr 1861. 5


Elener married Emanuel Becher. (Emanuel Becher was born on 21 May 1776 in , Lancaster, PA,1 2 3 5 6 died on 4 Jun 1858 in , Lancaster, PA 1 5 6 and was buried in New Holland: Zeltenreich Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA 1 5.)


Sources


1 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50972585.

2 Ancestry.com, <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 64476. John Becher. Father Emanuel Becher. Mother Ellen Chesney.

3 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Earl Township, Series: M432 Roll: 789 Page: 204.

4 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Leacock Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1121 Page: 582.

5 <i>Catalogue of Zeltenreich cemetery, containing a short history of the cemetery along with a family index and a related family index</i> (FamilySearch.org Family History Library Microfilm 0020363 Item 12.).

6 <i>Family Bible of John Becher (1826-1906)</i>.

7 <i>Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania</i> (Note: Some very early records that appear in this church register were from Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in Brecknock Township, before the congregation moved to New Holland.).

8 Ancestry.com, <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 45189. Dan'l Becher. Father Emanuel Becker. Mother Eleanor Chesney.

9 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Leacock Township, Series: M704 Roll: 467 Page: 449.

10 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Leacock Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1121 Page: 581-582.



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