William Beicher Sr.
Susanna Meily
Adam K. Hess
Amelia Klick
Emanuel Meily Beicher
Margaret Ann Hess
George Meily Beicher


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1. Bessie Mitchel
2. Katherine E. Mengel

George Meily Beicher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 25 Dec 1873, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 3 4 6 7 8
  • Christened: 27 Jan 1874, Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 8
  • Marriage (1): Bessie Mitchel about 1895 in Marion, Marion, OH
  • Marriage (2): Katherine E. Mengel on 17 Sep 1910 in , Hardin County, OH 1
  • Died: 20 Dec 1936, Akron, Summit, OH at age 62 4 7
  • Buried: 23 Dec 1936, Marion: Marion Cemetery, Marion, OH 4 7

   Other names for George were George Meily Bicher 8 and George Meily Biecher.

   FamilySearch ID: MR55-DL9.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of Curiously on his WW I draft registration he made himself a year older., 25 Dec 1872 and Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 9

2. Census in 1880 in Marion, Marion, OH. 10 The 1880 census recorded Manual Beeker, plasterer, 32, living with wife Margret, 31; daughter Cathrine, 12; son George, 16; and brother George, 25. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1900 in Marion, Marion, OH. 11 The 1900 Census recorded the household headed by Ida Mitchel, 47, born Mar 1853. Living with her: Son-in-law George Beicher, occupation moulder, 27, Dec 1873; her daughter, Bessie Beicher, 22, Jul 1878; and boarder William Grund, 6, Sep 1894. Everyone was born in Ohio. Ida, George, and Bessie's parents were all born in Pennsylvania. George and Bessie were married about 1895 and had no children in 1900.

4. Residence: 1910 Racine City Directory: Beicher George M. Undertaker, 513 Main, h 809 Lake av. In 1910 in Racine, Racine, WI. 12

5. Census in 1920 in Marion, Marion, OH. 3 Renting at 369 West Church Street in Marion in 1920 was George M. Beicher, brakeman on railroad, 47, married to Katherine, 37; with step-son Harry M. Solomon, 17 (14?), single. George was born in Pennsylvania as were his parents and Katherine's father; all others were born in Ohio.

Four related Beicher households lived in 1920 within a few blocks of each other: Margaret widow of Emanuel b.1847; George M. born 1873; John E. born 1856; and his son Earl born 1883.

6. Census in 1930 in Marion, Marion, OH. The 1930 census recorded George Bricher [indexed wrong due to poor handwriting], widowed, brakeman on steam railroad, 55, living as a roomer in the household of John G. Braham, electric welder in steam shovel plant, 24, and his wife Laura, 24. Everyone was born in Ohio. George's parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Cause of Death: George died at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron from pneumonia., 20 Dec 1936, Akron, Summit, OH. 7

8. Occupation: Railroad Brakeman on 20 Dec 1936 in Richwood, Union, OH. 4

9. Residence: on 20 Dec 1936 in Richwood, Union, OH. 4

10. Obituary: Marion Star: George M. Beicher, Erie Brakeman, Dies on 21 Dec 1936 in Marion, Marion, OH. 7 George M. Beicher, Erie Brakeman, Dies
Illness of Pneumonia Fatal To Richwood Man in Akron Hospital
George M. Beicher, 62, or Richwood, an Erie railroad brakeman died yesterday at St. Thomas hospital in Akron after a 10-day illness of pneumonia. He was taken ill while at work.
Mr. Beicher began his service with the Erie railroad about 20 years ago. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men.
Surviving are a sister and brother, Mrs. Katherine Stoll of 254 Gurley avenue and Howard E. Beicher of 151 North Vine street.
Mr. Beicher was born Christmas day in 1873 at Lebanon, Pa. to Emanuel and Margaret Hess Beicher, both natives of Lebanon. His wife, Mrs. Katherine Mingle Beicher, who was born at Kenton, died eight years ago.
The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the C. E. Curtis Co. funeral home on East Center street by Rev. Lawrence A. Wood, pastor of the Trinity Baptist church. Burial will be made in the Marion cemetery. Friends may view the body at the funeral home after 10 a. m. Tuesday.

11. Newspaper: Lebanon Evening Report: George M. Beicher, 4 Jan 1937, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 6 13 Mrs. Irwin L. Field, 1133 Mifflin street, received word of the death of her nephew, George M. Beicher, 62, of Richwood, who passed away in St. Thomas Hospital in Akron after a ten day illness from pneumonia.
Mr. Beicher was an Erie railroad brakeman and he began his service with the railroad about 20 years ago. He was born in Lebanon, Christmas Day, 1873, and was a son of the late Emanuel and Margaret Hess Beicher.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon.

George married Bessie Mitchel, daughter of Unknown and Ida, about 1895 in Marion, Marion, OH. (Bessie Mitchel was born in Jul 1878 in , , OH 11.)

George next married Katherine E. Mengel, daughter of Oscar F. Mengel and Alice A. Fuls, on 17 Sep 1910 in , Hardin County, OH.1 (Katherine E. Mengel was born on 26 Jun 1883 in Kenton, Hardin, OH,3 14 died on 19 Oct 1928 in Marion, Marion, OH 7 14 and was buried on 21 Oct 1928 in Kenton: Kenton Cemetery, Hardin, OH 14.)


1 Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958 (www.familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XD6C-QQ3 George Beicher and Katherine Mingle Salomon, 17 Sep 1910.

2 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4HS-YSQ George Bricher in household of John G Braham, Marion, Marion, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 19, sheet 14B, line 65, family 423.

3 1920 United States Census, Ohio, Marion County, Marion Ward 3, Series: T625 Roll: 1416 Page: 172.

4 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZHG-YMC death of George M Beicher, 1936.

5 Marion Daily Star (marion, OH), Marion Weekly Star, 31 Aug 1912, page twelve, obituary of Emanuel M. Beicher.

6 Lebanon Evening Report (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania), 4 Jan 1937, page 3. Death of George M. Beicher.

7 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 21 Dec 1936, page 7. Obituary of George M. Beicher.

8 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2NR-NPF George Meily Bicher, 27 Jan 1874.

9 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6F1-NXN George Meiley Beicher, 1917-1918.

10 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M89T-86F Manual Beeker, 1880.

11 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMDY-7C3 George Beicher in entry for Ida Mitchel, 1900.

12 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1910 Racine City Directory, printed page 190, online image 90.

13 Lebanon Evening Report (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania), 4 Jan 1937, page 3.

14 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6DF-5X9 death of Katherine E. Beicher, 1928.

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