John Beecher III
(1819-1896)
Susan Schmidt
(1813-1893)
John R. Groh
(Abt 1813-Aft 1880)
Lydia Feick
(Abt 1816-)
Pvt. Reuben Beecher
(1840-1863)
Lucetta Groh
(1840-1909)
Reuben F. Beicher
(1863-1932)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Emma Galebach

Reuben F. Beicher 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 30 May 1863, Leesport, Berks, PA 10 11 12 13 14
  • Christened: 2 Aug 1863, Bern Twp.: Epler's Church, Berks, PA 10
  • Marriage (1): Mary Emma Galebach on 28 Oct 1886 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 1 2
  • Died: 26 Jan 1932, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 68 13 15 16 17
  • Buried: 29 Jan 1932, Lebanon: St. Mary's Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 13 16 18

   Other names for Reuben were Reuben Becher,14 Ruben Becker,10 Reuben F. Beecher 11 13 and Reuben Bucher.

   FamilySearch ID: MRRT-ZPN.

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were the father's sister, Catherine and her husban Robert Ammarell.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of His baptism record at Epler's Church has 30 May. The 31 May tombstone date is more likely wrong., 31 May 1863 and , Berks, PA. 13

2. Census in 1870 in Upper Bern Twp., Berks County, PA. 14 The 1870 census recorded Reuben Becher, occupation daily laborer, age 7, living with his mother, Lucetta Pott [indexed as Port], 31, who married Jacob Pott, coal burner, 33, following the death of Reuben's father at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Living with them was his half-brother, John Pott, 6. They are living on the property of Lucetta's father, John Groh, 55, coal burner, and his wife Lydia, 54, and their children. The post office was Rehersburg.

3. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: ad to sell Reuben Biecher's home in Bismarck [today called Quentin, Lebanon, PA], 2 Sep 1890, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 19 Bismarck Real Estate At Public Sale!
on Saturday, September 20, 1890.
I will offer my fine Bismarck Dwelling House at Public Sale, at S. O. Esy's Hotel, Bismarck.
I occupied the House before I moved to Lebanon, and everything is in first-class condition. The House is 24x26 feet, frame, slate roof, and the kitchen 12x14 feet. The lot is 50x198 feet. Fruit trees and excellent well on the premises.
The party buying it, either as an investment or with the intention of occupying it, will secure a rare bargain.
If purchase desires it, $1,000 can remain on mortgage in case of settlement after the sale, but if the purchaser prefers to settle in full on April 1st, 1891, he need only pay 20 per cent, on day of sale, and give security for the balance.
Sale to commence at 1:30 p. m., when conditions will be made known by
REUBEN BIECHER
For further information call upon Jacob E. reinoehl, Attorney-at-Law, Lebanon, Pa.

4. Census in 1900 in Cornwall Twp., Lebanon, PA. 12 Reuben Beecher [census taker's handwriting could be Bucher], laborer furnace, 37, was born May, 1863. He was married for 12 years to Emma, 32, born Oct 1867, who had given birth to seven children, four still living in 1900. In their home: Priscilla G., 11, Jul 1888; James A., 6, Mar 1894; Agnes J., 1, Aug 1898; and John R., 7 months, Oct 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Reuben was renting his home.

5. Census in 1910 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1 Reuben Bucher [census taker's handwriting could easily be Biecher instead of Bucher], laborer in iron works, 47, was married for 26 years to wife Mary, 43. She had given birth to 10 children, 7 of whom were living in 1910. Also in their household: Priscilla, machine operator in shirt factory, 21; James, barber, 16; Agnes, 13; John, 10; Joseph, 8; and Helen, 7. Also in the home was Gertrude Kauffman, granddaughter, 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania as were their parents.

6. Residence: Lebanon City Directory: 364 N. Prune Al. Beicher, Reuben, iron wkr.; Mrs. Emma M., Priscilla G., James A. Barber, Agnes J., John R., Joseph L., Helen R., Gertrude J. In 1913 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 20

7. Residence: 366 Prune Alley, Lebanon, PA on 12 Aug 1918 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 21

8. Census in 1920 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 11 Renting at 322 Prune Alley in Lebanon in 1920 was Reuben Beicher, laborer, 56, widowed, living with sons James, barber, 25; and Joseph, 18; and daughter Helen, 17. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Residence: 366 Prune Street in Lebanon in Oct 1920 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3

10. Occupation: laborer in Oct 1920 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3

11. Census in 1930 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 22 The 1930 census recorded two Beicher families as neighbors.

Owning the $6000 home at 146 Lehman Street was James Beicher, barber shop proprietor, 36, living with wife Mabel A., 29; and daughter Sarah A., 1. James was a WW I veteran.

Renting next door at 366 Plum Street was Joseph L. Beicher, heater in a steel mill, 27, single, living with his widowed father, Reuben.

Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

12. Cause of Death: apoplexy, 25 Jan 1932, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 16

13. Occupation: furnaceman on 25 Jan 1932 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 16

14. Fact: It appears Reuben and Mary Emma Beicher sired 2 more children, Mary Beicher and Francis Beicher who died young and are buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery with their parents. Their tombstones are worn and dates unknown. No other records about them were found, Lebanon: St. Mary's Cemetery, Lebanon, PA. See Mary Beicher grave at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127019761
See Francis Beicher grave at
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127019762.

15. Obituary: Lebanon Daily News: Reuben S. Beicher Dies At Home This Morning on 26 Jan 1932 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 17 -----
Reuben S. Beicher Dies At Home This Morning
-----
Reuben s. Beicher, sixty-eight years old, of 366 North Prune alley, died at his home this morning at eight o'clock of complications following a two months illness. He was a member of St. Mary's church and the Holy Name Society.
Her is survived by the following children: James, Lebanon; John, Minersville; Joseph, at home; Mrs. Charles Kochert, Mrs. John Lerch and Mrs. Andrew Winkler. Nine grand children and one great grand child also survive.

16. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Reuben F. Beicher is Buried this Morning, 29 Jan 1932, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 18 Funeral services were held this morning at nine o'clock for Reuben F. Beicher, of 366 North prune street, in St. Mary's church with Father C. J. Helfrich officiating. Interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery. Bearers were: Henry Ullman, Leo and Charles Coleman, John and Frank Richards, and Steven Brill. P. H. Thompson's Sons were in charge of arrangements.


Reuben married Mary Emma Galebach, daughter of John Henry Galebach and Mary Young, on 28 Oct 1886 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA.1 2 (Mary Emma Galebach was born on 31 Oct 1868 in South Annville Twp., Lebanon, PA,21 23 24 25 died on 12 Aug 1918 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 21 23 and was buried on 16 Aug 1918 in Lebanon: St. Mary's Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 21 23.)


Sources


1 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Ward 5, Series: T624 Roll: 1362 Page: 196.

2 FamilySearch.org, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940," https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V26D-5LF Reuben Beicher and Emma M. Gelbach, 1886; citing reference , FHL microfilm 21460.

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF91-HJP Andrew Winkler and Helen R. Beicher, 1920.

4 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), May 19, 1972, page 2. Obituary of John R. Beicher.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 107663. Helen R. Winkler. Father Reuben Beicher. Mother ? Galebach.

6 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 13 Aug 1918, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Mary Beicher.

7 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 14 Oct 1918, page 7. Kochert-Beicher Wedding.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 89244. Mrs. Agnes Lerch. Father Reuben Biecher. Mother Mary Galbach. Spouse John Lerch.

9 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 057269 70 Joseph L Beicher b. 30 Sep 1902 d. 30 Jun 1970 father Reuben Beicher mother Mary Beicher.

10 Epler's Church, Bern Township, Berks County, PA (FHC Microfilm 1433080), Page 45.

11 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Ward 5, Series: T625 Roll: 1587 Page: 225.

12 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Cornwall Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1427 Page: 54.

13 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60976474.

14 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Upper Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1308; Page: 458B; Image: 434; Family History Library Film: 552807.

15 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 7424, Reuben F. Beicher, died Lebanon 25 Jan 1932.

16 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 7424. Reuben F. Beicher. Father Reuben Beicher. Mother Lucetta Groh.

17 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 26 Jan 1932, page 7. Obituary of Reuben S. Beicher.

18 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 29 Jan 1932, page 19. Reuben F. Beicher Buried.

19 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 2 Sep 1890, page 4.

20 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1913 R. L. Polk & Co.'s Lebanon City Directory, printed page 72, online image 40 of 418.

21 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 89241. Mary E. Beicher. Father John Galbach. Mother Mary Young. Spouse Ruben Beicher.

22 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2062; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 333.0; FHL microfilm: 2341796.

23 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60976473.

24 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFS8-PVP James A. Beicher and Mabel A. Deck, 1927.

25 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate Number: 89241. Mary E. Beicher.



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