Elisabeth Bicher
Catherine Beicher
(1834-Bet 1903/1906)


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1. Henry Whetsel

Catherine Beicher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 14 Nov 1834, , , OH
  • Marriage (1): Henry Whetsel on 15 Jan 1852 in , Franklin, Ohio, United States 1
  • Died: Bet 1903 and 1906, Peoria, Peoria, IL
  • Buried: Farmington: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Fulton, IL

   Another name for Catherine was Catherine Bicher.

   FamilySearch ID: 99TC-GXQ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She has conflicting birth information of Catherine's birthplace is listed as Reading, Pa. on daughter Elizabeth Johnson's death record., 14 Nov 1834 and Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA. 5

2. Residence: in 1852 in , Franklin, Ohio, United States. 1

3. Henry and Catherine obtained a marriage license "This is to certify that I have given my consent ot the marriage of my daughter Catherine Beicher, her father being dead. Elisabeth Bicher.. X. Witness: William Bicher. on 15 Jan 1852 in , Franklin, Ohio, United States. 1

4. Census in 1860 in Mifflin Twp., Franklin, OH. 6 The 1860 census recorded Henry Whitzell, farmer, 42, living with wife Catharine, 25; Elizabeth, 7; Eliza C., 6; Mary A., 4; and Sarah J., 7 months. Everyone was born in Ohio. The post office was Columbus.

5. Census in 1870 in Peoria Township, Peoria, IL. 7 The 1870 census recorded Henry Whetsel, farm laborer, 52, living with wife Catharine, 55; Elizabeth, 18; Katie, 15; Mary, 13; Sarah, 10; David, 8; Lucinda, 4; and Martha, 10 months born Sep 1869 in Illinois. Everyone else was born in Ohio.

6. Census in 1880 in Logan Township, Peoria, IL. 8 The 1880 census recorded Henry Whetsel, farmer, 62, living with wife Catharine, 47; daughter Eliza, 25; daughter Sarah, 20; son David, farm laborer, 18; daughter Lucinda, 14; and daughter Martha, 11. Martha was born in Indiana, David and Lucinda in Illinois, and the others in Ohio. Henry and Catharine's parents were from Pennsylvania.

7. Census in 1900 in Peoria, Peoria, IL. 5 The 1900 census recorded renting at 500 Sixth Avenue: Clark C. Johnson, sewing machine agent, 67, born Apr 1833, living with wife Elizabeth, dressmaker, 47, Jan 1853; brother-in-law David H. Whetsel, painter, 38, Aug 1862; sister-in-law Kate Whetsel, dressmaker, 37, Oct 1863; and mother-in-law Catharine Whetsel, widowed, 66, Nov 1834. Clark and Elizabeth were married for 12 years and had birthed 4 children, 2 alive in 1900. David and Kate were married for 13 years and birthed 1 child who had died by 1900. Catherine had birthed 7 children and 5 were alive in 1900. Clark was born in Ohio, his father in North Carolina, and mother in New Jersey. Elizabeth and her parents were born in Ohio. David was born in Illinois and his parents in Ohio. Kate was born in Illinois and her parents in Germany. Catherine was born in Ohio and her parents in Pennsylvania.

Catherine married Henry Whetsel on 15 Jan 1852 in , Franklin, Ohio, United States.1 (Henry Whetsel was born on 15 Sep 1817 in , Franklin, Ohio, United States,8 died on 10 Dec 1891 in Peoria, Peoria, IL and was buried in Farmington: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Fulton, IL.)


1 Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958 (www.familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZV9-52N Henry Whetsel and Catharine Beicher, 15 Jan 1852; citing Franklin, Ohio, United States, reference ; FHL microfilm 285143.

2 FamilySearch.org, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQFY-3Y7 Catherine Beecher in entry for Mrs. Lyde Moore, 11 Mar 1921; citing Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1570365.

3 FamilySearch.org, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N36K-545 Catherine Beecher in entry for David Henry Whetsel, 19 Sep 1917; citing Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1543608.

4 Newton Bateman, Paul Selby, Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois (Brookhaven Press, 1902. Peoria, Illinois. 843 pages. Online: http://books.google.com/books?id=tk00AQAAMAAJ), Vol. 2, Part 2, page 843. Biography of Henry J. Winget.

5 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS41-G1H Clark C Johnson, Peoria Township, District 3 Peoria city Ward 4, Peoria, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 7B, family 147, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240334.

6 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Mifflin, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: M653_962; Page: 43; Image: 90; Family History Library Film: 803962.

7 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6HP-SBD Sarah Whetsel in household of Henry Whetsel, Illinois, United States; citing p. 11, family 68, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545766.

8 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Logan, Peoria, Illinois; Roll: 240; Family History Film: 1254240; Page: 485A; Enumeration District: 198; Image: 0416.

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