Johann Engel Buecher
(1722-1778)
Elizabeth Catharina
Balthasar Hamman
(Abt 1722-1755)
Anna Margaretha Zimmerman
Jacob Bicher Sr.
(1758-1842)
Anna Maria Catherine Hamman
(1747-1830)
Johan William Bicher
(1785-)

 

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Johan William Bicher

  • Born: 18 Feb 1785, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 1 2
  • Christened: 6 Mar 1785, Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 1 2 3

   Other names for Johan were Johan Wilhelm Bicher, Wilhelm Bicher, William Bicher, J. William Bucher 1 2 and William Bucher.

   FamilySearch ID: KCTY-N1S.

  Christening Notes:

Parents were Jacob Bucher and wife Catherine. Sponsors were Lenert Kohler and wife Elisabeth.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Name:,. 3 His father, Jacob Bucher, and mother Catherine are listed in the christening records at Salem Lutheran Church. His name is recorded as J. William Bucher. But when his older sister and brother were christened in previous years their surnames (as well as their father's) was spelled Bicher, a name which was adopted in later life by the family.

2. Census in 1790 in Lebanon, Dauphin, PA. 4 In the 1790 census Jacob Beacherd is listed in Lebanon township, Lancaster County, with this household:
Males under 16 (born 1775-1790) = 2 (sons Jacob and William)
Males 16 and over (born <=1774) = 1 (father Jacob)
Females = 2 (daughter Magdalena and mother Catherine).

3. Census in 1820 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 5 In the 1820 census Jacob is indexed as Jacob Beesher (FamilySearch.org) or Jacob Busher (Ancestry.com) in Lebanon in Lebanon County. In 1820 Jacob Bicher Sr. (b.1758) would be 62 and his wife Catherine 73. His son, John Jacob Jr. b.1782 would be 38 except he died in 1812, so Jacob Sr. raised his son's children, who by 1820 would have these ages: Lydia 11, William 9, and Jacob 8. All of these fit perfectly into the Census record found which shows:

Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 2 (grandsons Jacob 8 and William 9)
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 (Jacob's son J. William b. 1785?)
45 & over (<=1775) = 2 (father Jacob and ?)
It is not known who the other male aged 45+ was, perhaps a butler, worker or brother-in-law?
Females (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 (J. William's daughter?)
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 (granddaughter Lydia 11)
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 (wife Catherine).


Sources


1 Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (Church records available from Lebanon County Historical Society and also by renting these microfilms from the Catalog at FamilySearch.org: Film 933974 Births/Christenings 1763-1876, computer printout. Film 1434022 Baptismal Registers and Burial Records, 1773-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1033984 Marriages 1794-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1434022 has been transcribed onto the FamilySearch.org site and can be searched online by entering the Film # into the search form.), Batch #: C504221, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 974.819 L1 V26S, Printout Call #: 0933974, Dates: 1763 - 1876.

2 Humphrey, John T., Pennsylvania Births, Lebanon County, 1714-1800 (Washington, D.C. : Humphrey Publications, 1996.), Page 31.

3 Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (Church records available from Lebanon County Historical Society and also by renting these microfilms from the Catalog at FamilySearch.org: Film 933974 Births/Christenings 1763-1876, computer printout. Film 1434022 Baptismal Registers and Burial Records, 1773-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1033984 Marriages 1794-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1434022 has been transcribed onto the FamilySearch.org site and can be searched online by entering the Film # into the search form.).

4 Roberts, Charles Rhodes, History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Volume III (Allentown, Pa., Lehigh Valley Pub. Co., 1914.
3 volumes, illustrated, maps.
Prepared by a committee appointed by the Lehigh County Historical Society; chapters contributed by various writers.), Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Lebanon Twp, Roll M637_8, Page 87, Image 400.

5 1820 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Township, Roll 105, Book 1, Page 57.



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