John Beecher
Sarah Elizabeth Sands
Samuel F. Schoffstall
Sarah Good
William M. Beicher
Mary E. Schoffstall
Edwin Samuel Bicher


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Edwin Samuel Bicher 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 8 May 1858, Bloom Twp., Fairfield, OH 3 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Ann Ritt on 17 Feb 1881 in Carthage, Hamilton, OH 1
  • Died: 18 Jan 1935, Middletown, Butler, OH at age 76 3 6 9
  • Buried: 21 Jan 1935, Cincinnati: Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, OH 3 6 9

   Other names for Edwin were Edward Beecher,7 Edwain S. Bicher 9 and Edward Samuel Bicher.7

   FamilySearch ID: L61K-HL7.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Bloom Twp., Fairfield, OH. 7 William Beecher, farmer, 31, was living with wife Mary E., 24; Edward, 2; and Sarah, 3 months when the census was recorded on 13 Jun 1860. Also with them: Catharine Hunter, 18, and Ally Hunter, 1. William had no real estate value and was living on land owned by Samuel Schoffstall, farmer, 76, and his wife Sarah, 64 (William was their son-in-law.) Samuel's farm was worth $10,000, his personal estate $200, and William's personal estate $600. Samuel, his wife and William and his wife were born in Pennsylvania, and the children in Ohio. The post office was Lithopolis.

2. Census in 1870 in Columbus, Franklin, OH. 10 The 1870 census recorded in the 5th Ward: William M. Bicker [indexed as Bicker or Ricker due to poor handwriting], 41, retail dry goods dealer, living with wife Mary E., 36; Edwin S., 12; Sarah, 10; and George G., 6. The children were born in Ohio and the parents in Pennsylvania. William had no real estate value and his personal estate was valued at $3000. The post office was Columbus.

3. Residence: Columbus City Directory: Bicher Edward S, clerk, residence 374 S Fourth in 1874 in Columbus, Franklin, OH. 11

4. Occupation: Columbus City Directory: Beicher Edward, driver McCune, Mithoff & Co. In 1876 in Columbus, Franklin, OH. 12

5. Residence: 387 S. Third St., Columbus, OH. Bicher Edwin, Clerk; Bicher W. M., traveling agent in 1877 in Columbus, Franklin, OH. 13

6. Newspaper: Cincinnati Enquirer: Bicker-Ritt Marriage, 18 Feb 1881, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH. 1 The marriage of Mr. Edwin Bicker [sic] and Miss Sadie Ritt took place last evening at the residence of the bride's parents at Carthage. The wedding was strictly private, the ceremony performed by Rev. Joseph Emery, of Cincinnati. The attendants were Mr. Varner Ritt, brother of the bride, and Miss Sadie Bicker, sister of the groom. The bride was attried in an elegant suit of wine and old gold brocade satin, orange blossoms and diamond ornaments. The groom wore the customary black and looked manly and proud of the prize he had won. The marriage ring being placed on the bride's finger and congratulations received, the party retired to the dining room, and after an elegant supper the happy couple took the train for Columbus, Ohio, the home of the groom. Their many friends wish them a smooth career upon the ocean of life.

7. Census in 1900 in Carthage, Hamilton, OH. 8 The 1900 census recorded owning the home at 129 Second Street: Edwin Bichus [sic], traveling salesman, 42, born May 1858, living with wife Sarah, 42, Apr 1858. They were married for 19 years and she birthed 5 children, all alive in 1900. Living with them were: son John, clerk hardware,18, May 1882; son Earl, 13, Feb 1887; son Roy, 8, Oct 1891; son Herbert, 6, Jan 1894; and daughter Isabel, 4, May 1896. Also in their home was mother-in-law Mary Ritt, widow, 64, Jun 1835, who was married 46 years ago and had birthed 2 children; and brother-in-law Warren Ritt, painter, 45, Oct 1854. Everyone and their parents were born in Ohio except Edwin's and Mary's fathers in Pennsylvania.

8. Census in 1910 in Millcreek Township, Hamilton, OH. 14 The 1910 census recorded at 223 W. Second St: Edwin Samuel Bicher, traveling salesman hardware, 51, living with wife Sarah Sue, 51; Earl Eugene, engineer auto factory, 23; Leroy, 18; Herbert Beins, 16; Isabel, 13; and mother-in-law Mary Ritt, widowed, 74. Edwind and Sarah were married for 28 years and she had birthed 5 children, all alive in 1910. Everyone and their parents were born in Ohio, except Edwin's father was born in Pennsylvania.

9. Occupation: retired salesman in 1935 in Middletown, Butler, OH. 15

10. Cause of Death: myocarditis, contributary cause not related to principal cause: acute indigestion, 18 Jan 1935, Middletown, Butler, OH. 6

11. Occupation: retired salesman on 18 Jan 1935 in Middletown, Butler, OH. 6 9 15

12. Residence: 1324 Central Avenue, Middletown, OH on 18 Jan 1935 in Middletown, Butler, OH. 6 9 15

13. Obituary: Cincinnati Enquier: obituary of Edwain S. Bicher on 20 Jan 1935 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH. 9 Edwain S. Bicher Dies.
Edwain S. Bicher, 76, retired merchant, died of acute indigestion early today at his home, 1324 Central Avenue. Bicher was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge of Carthage and Killwining Chapter, Cincinnati. He also was a member of Trinity M. E. Church, Cincinnati. He is survived by Mrs. Bicher, one daughter, two sons, a sister, and a brother. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon.

Edwin married Sarah Ann Ritt, daughter of John Ritt and Mary Isabell Walker, on 17 Feb 1881 in Carthage, Hamilton, OH.1 (Sarah Ann Ritt was born on 17 Apr 1858 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH,8 died on 1 Jan 1937 in Middletown, Butler, OH 16 and was buried in Cincinnati: Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, OH 16.)


1 Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH), 18 Feb 1881, page 8. Marriage of Edwin Ricker and Sadie Ritt.

2 Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958 (, Edwin Bicher in entry for Charles I. Christman and Isobel M. Bicher, 30 Jun 1915.

3 Find A Grave,

4, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, Earl Eugene Bicher and Alma Blanche King, 31 Aug 1910; citing Marriage, Butler, Ohio, United States, p 499.

5, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, Le Roy Bicher and Bertha Helena Thiele, 1915.

6, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, Edwin S Bicher, 18 Jan 1935; citing Middletown, Butler, Ohio, reference fn 539; FHL microfilm 2,022,420.

7 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Fairfield County, Bloom Township, Series: M653 Roll: 960 Page: 150.

8 1900 United States Census,, Herbert Bichus in household of Edwin Bichus, Millcreek Township, West Carthage Precinct Carthage village (part), Hamilton, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 135, NARA microfilm T623.

9 Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH), 20 Jan 1935, page 32. Obituary of Edwain S. Bicher.

10 1870 United States Census, William M Ricker, Ohio, United States; citing p. 32, family 251.

11, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Columbus City Directory, page 16. Bicher Edward S.

12, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1876 Columbus City Directory, page 56. Bicher, Edward and Bicher, William.

13, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1877 Columbus City Directory, page 38, Bicher, Edwin, and Bicher, W.M.

14 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Millcreek, Hamilton, Ohio; Roll: T624_1196; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0328; FHL microfilm: 1375209.

15, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, entry for Edwin S Bicher, 1935.

16 Find A Grave,

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