Emanuel Becher
(1776-1858)
Elener Chesney
(1783-1861)
Nicholas Becher
(Abt 1804-1881)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth

Nicholas Becher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1804, , Lancaster, PA 1 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth
  • Died: 20 Jan 1881, , Lancaster, PA about age 77 3
  • Buried: New Holland: Zeltenreich Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA 3

   Other names for Nicholas were Nicholas Beacher 5 and Nicholas Beacher.6

  General Notes:

The 1880 Census identifies Nicholas Becher (born 1805) as the cousin of Daniel Becher (born 1823). They are living in the same household that year.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of Abt 1805 and , , PA. 2

2. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 Nicholas Becher, farmer, 45, was living with Jacob Becher, 47; Elizabeth Becher, 39; and Mary Bechker, 35. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Nicholas' real estate was worth $1,400.

3. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 1 7 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. Occupation: 1869-70 Directory of Lancaster County: Becher, Nicholas, farmer; Becher, Daniel, shoemaker. P.O. Groff's Store (today's intersection of Newport Road and Stumptown Road, SW of New Holland.) in 1869 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 8

5. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 6 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.

6. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 Daniel Becher, cigar maker, 57, was living with wife Susanna, 54; daughter Sarah Ann, 29; son Daniel, 20;daughters Annie, 19; and Ida R., 15. Also in the home was grandson Jacob W. Ressler, 6; and cousin Nicholas Becher, laborer, 75. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.


Nicholas married Elizabeth. (Elizabeth was born about 1820 in , , PA 5.)


Sources


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

2 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255142; National Archives Film T9-1142; Page 440C.

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

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

5 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Leacock Township, Roll 1357, Page 435.

6 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Leacock Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1357 Page: 435-436.

7 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Leacock Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1121 Page: 582.

8 Directory of Lancaster County Embracing a Full List of all the Adult Males and Heads of Families, 1869-70 (Barnes & Pearsol, Lancaster, PA. 1869.), Leacock Township, page 281 image 267 of 472.



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