Amanda Becher 1
Noted events in her life were:
1. She has conflicting birth information of Her tombstone appears wrong, recording her birth year as 1868 which is 10 years more than every census she appears in (1860 to 1900) as Amanda Becher or Amanda Geist., 30 Oct 1868 and , Lancaster, PA.
2. Census in 1870 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 1 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.
3. Census in 1880 in Earl Twp., Berks, PA. 3 The 1880 census recorded Ruben Geist, 20, living with wife Amanda, 22. Eveyrone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.
4. Census in 1900 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 4 The 1900 census recorded Reuben Geist, 41, born Mar 1859, living with wife Amanda, 42, Oct 1857; Walter, 19, Aug 1880; and Gertrude, 9, Nov 1890. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.
Amanda next married George Keller. (George Keller was born in , , PA.)
1 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Leacock Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1356 Page: 117.
2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50969449.
3 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWFR-LTP Amanda Geist in entry for Ruben Geist, 1880.
4 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Year: 1900; Census Place: Lancaster Ward 8, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1424; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0066; FHL microfilm: 1241424.