John Moyer Bicher
Elizabeth Amanda Bitzer
Henry R. Groff
Isabella Gerhart
Harry Sullivan Bicher
Edith Estella Groff
John Henry Bicher Sr.


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1. Margaret Suzann Boyosi

John Henry Bicher Sr. 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 31 May 1910, Mohnton, Berks, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Suzann Boyosi on 7 Sep 1929 in , Berks, PA 1 2
  • Died: 26 Jul 1976, West Reading, Berks, PA at age 66 5 6

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-5SS.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in West Reading, Berks, PA. 7 The 1920 census recorded at 559 Chestnut Street: Harry S. Bicher, insurance agent, 35, living with wife Edith, 35; and John H., 9. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Residence: 559 Chestnut St. On 7 Sep 1929 in West Ridge, Lancaster, PA. 1 8

3. Census in 1930 in West Reading, Berks, PA. 9 The 1930 census recorded at 559 Chestnut Street: Harry S. Bicher, plumber gas company, 45, living with wife Edith E., 45; J. Henry, combstraightener in machine shop, 19; and his wife Margaret S., daughter-in-law, 17. Also in the home is father-in-law Henry R. Groff, 74; and his wife, mother-in-law Isabella, 66. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Harry owned his home, valued at $8000.

4. Residence: in 1935 in Reading, Berks, PA. 10 Boyd's Reading (Berks County, PA.) City Directory, 1935, page 110:

Beicher, Emily S. slswn r1440 Church
Beicher, Harry S. (Edith E.) slsmn h520 N. Front
Beicher, Henry E. r1104 Franklin
Beicher, J. Henry (Margt) slsmn r520 N Front.

5. Census in 1940 in Reading, Berks, PA. 11 The 1940 census recorded living at 520 N. Front Street: Harry S. Bicher, metal worker sign shop, 55, living with wife Edith E., 55; John H., inside salesman office of electrical supply, 29; Margaret, 26; grandson John H. Bicher, 9; and father-in-law Henry R. Groff, 83. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

6. Census in 1950 in Reading, Berks, PA. 12 The 1950 census recorded at 520 North Front Street: John H. Bicher Sr., consulting engineer at wholesale electric applicance distributor, 39, living with wife Margaret S., 37; mother Edith E., 65; and aunt Ella M., 73. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: 520 N. Front Street, Reading, Pa. On 18 Jun 1957 in Reading, Berks, PA. 4

8. Obituary: Reading Eagle: obituary of J. Henry Bicher Sr. On 27 Jul 1976 in Reading, Berks, PA. 6 Services for J. Henry Bicher Sr., 66, of 520 N. Front St., who died Monday afternoon in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, where he was a patient since July 8, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. Frank E. Radcliffe will officiate in the Harry Milkins Funeral Home, Temple. Burial will be made in the Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

Born in Mohnton, a son of the late Harry S. and Edith (Groff) Bicher, he had been employed as a sales engineer by the General Electric Supply Co. for 34 years, retiring in 1973.

Mr. Bicher, a past commander and captain of Division 10 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, was a member of Division 11.

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Electrical Contractors Assn. of Reading and a 25-year member of the Aluminating Engineering Society of America.

Surviving are his widow, Margaret S. (Boyosi) Bicher: a son, John H. Jr., Pottstown; and a grandson.

John married Margaret Suzann Boyosi, daughter of Joseph Boyosi and Susan Szkal, on 7 Sep 1929 in , Berks, PA.1 2 (Margaret Suzann Boyosi was born on 8 Dec 1912 in Hazelwood, Allegheny, PA, USA 1 5 8 13 and died on 19 Apr 1983 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA 5 13.)


1 Bicher, John M., b. 1851, Bicher Family Bible & Records (In possession of John H. Bicher Jr.).

2, Berks County, Pennsylvania Marriages, 1885-1929 (Berks County Pennsylvania Register of Wills. Berks County, Pennsylvania Marriage Records 1885-1929. Reading, PA, USA., Vol. 91 Page 101. Marriage of John Henry Bicher and Margaret Boyosi.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

4, 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 50272. Edith E. Bicher. Father Henry R. Groff. Mother Isabella Gerhart. Spouse Harry S. Bicher.

5 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 20 Apr 1983, page 46. Obituary of Margaret Bicher.

6 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 27 Jul 1976, page 22. Obituary of J. Henry Bicher Sr.

7 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania. Enumeration District: 0149; Description: West Reading borough.

8 Marriage License, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Vol. 91 No. 101, 7 Sep 1929.

9 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2003; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 338.0; FHL microfilm: 2341737.

10, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Boyd's Reading (Berks County, PA.) City Directory, 1935, page 110. Listings for Beicher.

11 1940 United States Census, Harry S Bicher, Ward 15, Reading, Reading City, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; enumeration district (ED) 70-92, sheet 5B, family 114, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3680.

12 "1950 United States Census," John H. Bicher Sr. Reading, PA.

13 U.S. Social Security Death Index, SSN 032-07-9597 Margaret Bicher.

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