Emanuel Becher
(1776-1858)
Elener Chesney
(1783-1861)
Jacob W. Becher
(1802-1872)

 

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Jacob W. Becher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 23 Nov 1802, , Lancaster, PA 1 2 3 4
  • Died: 18 Mar 1872 at age 69 2
  • Buried: New Holland: Zeltenreich Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1840 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 5 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 Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 Nicholas Becher, farmer, 45, was living with Jacob Becher, 47; Elizabeth Becher, 39; and Mary Becher, 35. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Nicholas' real estate was worth $1,400.

3. Census in 1860 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 1 6 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. Census in 1870 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 7 Nicholas Beacher, laborer, 66, was living with Elizabeth Beacher, 50; and Jacob Beacher, occupation "at home", 68.

On the next page was Daniel Becher, laborer, 48; his wife Susanna, 45; Sarah A. 20; Daniel, 10; and Lola, 6. Also in the home was Christiana Beeley, domestic servant, 20. Daniel's real estate was worth $5,000 and his possessions $800.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Gap.

5. Census in 1870 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 3 Jacob Becher [indexed in Census as Becker but appears as Becher in handwriting], shoemaker, 62, is living with Mary, 55; and Amanda, 12. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. He has no real estate of value and his possessions were worth $800. The post office is Leacock.


Sources


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

2 <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.).

3 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Leacock Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1356 Page: 117.

4 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Leacock Township, Series: M432 Roll: 789 Page: 106.

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

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

7 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Leacock Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1357 Page: 435-436.



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