Balthasar Hamman
(About 1722-1755)
Anna Margaretha Zimmerman
Anna Maria Catherine Hamman
(1747-1830)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Johannes Heckendorn
2. Jacob Bicher

Anna Maria Catherine Hamman 5

  • Born: 25 Sep 1747, North Whitehall Twp., Lehigh, PA 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Johannes Heckendorn on 21 Aug 1770 in North Annville Twp.: Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Jacob Bicher on 11 Apr 1779 in Stouchsburg: Christ Lutheran Church, Berks, PA 3 4
  • Died: 8 Dec 1830, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 83 6 7
  • Buried: Dec 1830, Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 6 8

   Other names for Anna were Maria Catharina Bicher, Anna Maria Catharine Haman,7 Anna Maria Catarina Hamann,3 Catherine Hamman, Maria Catarina Hamman 2 9 and Catharina Heckendorn.

  General Notes:

When Catherine married her first husband Johannes Heckendorn on Aug 21, 1770, her name was spelled as Hammann, not Haman, in the marriage records of Rev. John Casper Stoever.

  Burial Notes:

The burial records of the Salem Lutheran Church record the following: Bicher, Mrs. Anna Maria Catherine Heckedorn (nee Haman). Buried December 10, 1830, died December 8, 1830. Age 83 years, 2 months, 13 days. Born Sept. 25, 1747. Parents Balsar Haman and wife Margt. Baptized and confirmed. Married Joh. Heckedorn who died in 1778. April 11, 1779 she was married the second time to Jacob Bicher. She had 3 children. She was sick a very long time. She was buried near her husband and daughter.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Name:,. 10 Her maiden name appears as Haman in some records, and her father's name is Hamman on land warrants, but when Catherine married her first husband Johannes Heckendorn on Aug 21, 1770, her name was spelled as Hammann, not Haman, in the marriage records of Rev. John Casper Stoever. In her death record at Salem Lutheran Church, her maiden name is spelled Haman.

2. She appeared on the census in 1790 in Lebanon, Dauphin, PA. 11 The 1790 census recorded in Lebanon township Jacob Beacherd with this household:

Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 2 (sons Jacob and William)
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1 (father Jacob)
Free White Persons - Females: 2 (daughter Maria and mother)
Number of Household Members: 5

3. She appeared on the census in 1810 in Lebanon, Dauphin, PA. The 1810 census recorded Jacob Beker with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 4

4. She appeared on the census in 1830 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 12 Jacob Beicher is listed in Lebanon Borough on page 35 in the 1830 Census. Living in the household are:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 2 great grandsons ?
15-19 (1811-1815) = 1 grandson (William or Jacob?)
70-79 (1751-1760) = 1 Jacob
Females (born)
40-49 (1781-1790) = 1 ?? (Mary Michael?)
80-89 (1741-1750) = 1 wife Catherine

This appears to be the household of Jacob Bucher born 1758. His age would be 72 in 1830, and his wife Catherine 83, explaining the two elderly household heads perfectly.

Since his son, John Jacob (born 1782 who would be 48 in 1830) had died of an accident with a sickle, the 15-19 year old male could be either grandson Jacob (born 1812) or William (born 1811). Likely the older William age 19 was already off living on his own, as was Lydia age 21, and this is Jacob.

The female 40-49 could be Mary Bicher (nee Michael), wife of John Jacob (born 1782), since her husband died in 1812.

5. Book: The Heckendorn-Heckathorn family in America, 1736-1982, 1985. 9
Daniel's oldest son, John (Johannes), married Maria Catherine Hamman on 21 August 1770 in Lebanon. John died in 1778 and his will mentions no children. His widow, Catherine, married Johan Jacob Bicher on 11 April 1779. When she died in 1830 her obituary noted that she had three children.

6. She has conflicting burial information of Graves moved to Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Nov 1898 and Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. The old Salem Lutheran Church yard cemetery was just behind the Salem Lutheran Church on the corner of 8th and Willow Streets and set apart for burial purposes in 1765.

Unfortunately, when the cemetery land was needed by the church for new Memorial Chapel and parking lot, the old cemetery graves were reinterred in September-November 1898 to Mount Lebanon Cemetery in a single vault with no indentification. The church notes for the graves show some of the tombstone inscriptions were unreadable. Luckily, the tombstone inscription was described years earlier in Egle's History of Lebanon County published in 1883. The tombstones read according to Egle:

Jacob Bicker b. Dec 1, 1758 d. Feb 23, 1842
Johan Jacob Bicker b. Dec 18, 1782 d. 1812
Maria Catharina Bicker Sep 25, 1747 Dec 8, 1830

In addition the church records show this tombstone existed:
Maria Magdalena Bicher Jan 27, 1780 Aug 8, 1812.

Note that Egle listed the names as Bicker whereas the church records record them as Bicher, which is consistent with the church christening records.

Another list of burials is in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church; Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; burial records, 1773-1876 by Frederick Weiser, published in 1969.


Anna married Johannes Heckendorn, son of Daniel Heckendorn and Maria Catharina Dennen, on 21 Aug 1770 in North Annville Twp.: Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA.1 2 (Johannes Heckendorn was born on 12 Nov 1744 in York, York, PA and died in Apr 1778 in , Lebanon, PA 9.)


Anna next married Jacob Bicher, son of Johann Engel Bücher and Elizabeth, on 11 Apr 1779 in Stouchsburg: Christ Lutheran Church, Berks, PA.3 4 (Jacob Bicher was born on 1 Dec 1758 in , Lancaster, PA,6 died on 23 Feb 1842 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 6 13 and was buried on 26 Feb 1842 in Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 6.)


Sources


1 Reverend John Casper Stoever, Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: n.p., 1896.
http://www.ancestry.com and also at http://www.chm.davidson.edu/pagenweb/records/stoevermarriages.txt), Page 74.

2 Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940 (FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V26C-HNX Johannes Heckendorn and Maria Catarina Hamman, 1770; citing reference , FHL microfilm 599224.

3 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

4 Weiser, Frederick S. (translated and edited by), Records of Pastoral Acts at Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Part II (Birdsboro, PA: The Pennsylvania German Society, 1990
Note: Part II: Baptisms 1820-1835; Marriages 1744-45, 1748-52, 1771-1851; Burials 1748-54, 1771-73, 1811-1851; Confirmations and Communicants, 1743-1789, Other records, 1743-1758).

5 Bicher, Wilhelm, Bible of Wilhelm Bicher (1811-1880) (Family bible of Wilhelm Bicher (1811-1880) son of Jacob Bicher and Maria Michael, in possession of John William Beicher.), Bible copies provided by Sue Beicher Livingston.

6 Egle, William Henry, 1830-1901, History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania : Geographical and Genealogical (Philadelphia : Everts & Peck, 1883
360 p., 63 p. of plates : ill., maps), Page 140.

7 Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (Church records available from Lebanon County Historical Society and also by renting these microfilms from the Catalog at FamilySearch.org: Film 933974 Births/Christenings 1763-1876, computer printout. Film 1434022 Baptismal Registers and Burial Records, 1773-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1033984 Marriages 1794-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1434022 has been transcribed onto the FamilySearch.org site and can be searched online by entering the Film # into the search form.), Burial Records, 1773-1876. Page 103.

8 Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (Church records available from Lebanon County Historical Society and also by renting these microfilms from the Catalog at FamilySearch.org: Film 933974 Births/Christenings 1763-1876, computer printout. Film 1434022 Baptismal Registers and Burial Records, 1773-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1033984 Marriages 1794-1876, typewritten transcription. Film 1434022 has been transcribed onto the FamilySearch.org site and can be searched online by entering the Film # into the search form.).

9 Heckathorn, Theodore Allen, The Heckendorn-Heckathorn family in America, 1736-1982 (Gateway Press, 1983), Page 46.

10 Reverend John Casper Stoever, Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: n.p., 1896.
http://www.ancestry.com and also at http://www.chm.davidson.edu/pagenweb/records/stoevermarriages.txt).

11 Roberts, Charles Rhodes, History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Volume III (Allentown, Pa., Lehigh Valley Pub. Co., 1914.
3 volumes, illustrated, maps.
Prepared by a committee appointed by the Lehigh County Historical Society; chapters contributed by various writers.), Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Lebanon Twp, Roll M637_8, Page 87, Image 400.

12 1830 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough, page 35.

13 Reading Adler Newspaper (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), 1 Mar 1842, page 2. Mortuary Notice. Jacob Bicher.



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