Samuel Meily
(1739-1802)
Amelia Catherine
(1744-1827)
George Spade
Anna Maria
Emanuel Meily
(1776-1851)
Elizabeth Spade
(1776-1825)
Susanna Meily
(1812-1883)

 

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Spouses/Children:
William Beicher Sr.

Susanna Meily 3 4

  • Born: 3 Oct 1812, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 2 3 5 6 7 8
  • Christened: Nov 1812, Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 3
  • Marriage: William Beicher Sr. on 3 May 1831 in Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 1 2
  • Died: 23 Jul 1883, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 70 6 8
  • Buried: Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 6

   Other names for Susanna were Susan Beacher,6 7 Susan Beicher,9 Susanna Beicher,8 Susan Biecher 10 and Susanna Biecher.11

  General Notes:

Her father is probably Emanual Meily Sr. who was a sponsor at a grandchild's baptism.

  Burial Notes:

Her tombstone reads: Susanna Beicher, Oct. 3, 1812 - July 23, 1883 Age 70 yr, 9 mo 23 da.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Bible: Family Register in Wilhelm Bicher's bible in possession of John William Beicher, From 1811 to 1860, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 2 From the bible of Wilhelm Bicher, translation from the original German:

Wilhelm Bicher was born into this world on the 25th of January, 1811, in the town and county of Libanon, Pennsylvania. He received the Sacred Baptism from the Reverend G. Lochman. His sponsors were his grandparents Jacob Bicher and his wife Maria Catharina. He also received the Holy Communion at the appropriate age. He entered the state of matrimony with Sussanna Meyli, in the year of 1831 on the 3rd of May.

This above described Sussanna is a daughter of Emanuel Meily and his wife Elissabeth, born Sped. She was born on the 3rd of October, 1812 in the County of Libanon, Pennsylvania, and received the Sacred Baptism from the Reverend G. Lochman. Her sponsors were her father and mother, and she also received the Holy Communion at the appropriate age. And she agreed to tie the nuptial knot with the above mentioned Wilhelm Bicher on the 3rd of May, 1831.

They begotten a child, namely, a son. He saw light of this world on the 17th of January, 1832 and received the Sacred Baptism from the Reverend W. Ernst in the course of which he baptized him Johnn Heinerich. The sponsor was his great-grandfather Jacob Bicher.

Once more they begotten a son. He saw the light of the world on the 11th of September, 1834, and received the Sacred Baptism from the Reverend W. G. Ernst in the course of which he gave him a name of Wilhelm. The sponsor was his grandfather Emanuel Meily.

Jacob was born on the 24th of January, 1837 and he received the Sacred Baptism from the Reverend W. G. Ernst. His great-grandfather Jacob Bicher was the sponsor.

Marian was born on the 2nd of March, 1839 and received the Sacred Baptism from the Reverend Rodroff. The parents were the sponsors.

[Note: another page in the bible has birth records of the later children. These are found in this family tree under each child's listing.]

2. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 12 William Bicher, age 39, tinner, is living with Susanna, 38; John, 19, shoemaker; William, 17, tinner; Elizabeth, 10; Emelia, 7; Sarah, 5; Emanuel, 2; and Mary Bicher, 70, who we presume is William's mother, nee Michal. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Their neighbors are Felix Good, 70, and David Carmany, 56.
[Note: Most census indexes list Bicker, not Bicher; the census taker's handwriting can easily be mistaken.]

3. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 5 William Biecher, age 50, appears in the 1860 Census in Lebanon living with his wife, Susan, age 48; Amelia, 17; Sarah, 14; Emanuel, 12; George, 4; and Mary, 79. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. William is employed as a tinsmith.

4. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 10 The 1860 Census in Lebanon lists William Biecher, 58, tinsmith. He is married to Susan, age 57. Living with him is his son, George, 15, who is a shoemaker's apprentice. Everyone is born in Pennsylvania.

5. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 7 William Beacher, age 70, tinsmith, was living with his wife Susan, 68. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. The record is in the 5th Ward in Lebanon.

6. Her obituary was published in the Lebanon Courier on 1 Aug 1883. 11 BIECHER - On the 25th. of July; Susanna Biecher, aged 79 years, 9 months and 22 days. She was the relict of William Biecher.


Susanna married William Beicher Sr., son of Jacob Biecher and Maria Michael, on 3 May 1831 in Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA.1 2 (William Beicher Sr. was born on 25 Jan 1811 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 2 3 5 6 13 14 15 16, christened in Feb 1811 in Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA,3 17 died on 18 Aug 1880 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 6 14 15 16 18 and was buried on 23 Aug 1880 in Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 6 14 16 18.)


Sources


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org : accessed 18 Apr 2013), entry for William Bicher, person ID KFJM-J57.

2 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.

3 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.).

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate Number: 3238. Catherine Elizabeth Embich, father Wm Beicher, mother Susan Meily.

5 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough, Roll 1128 Book 1, Page 364.

6 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Jun 1979.

7 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon 5th Ward, Series: T9 Roll: 1146 Page: 325.

8 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11708184.

9 Marion Daily Star (Marion, Marion, Ohio.), Marion Weekly Star, 31 Aug 1912, page twelve, obituary of Emanuel M. Beicher.

10 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough, Roll 1361 Book 1, Page 286a.

11 Lebanon Courier Newspaper (Lebanon Borough, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), 1 Aug 1883, obituary of Susanna Biecher.

12 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Boro, Series: M432 Roll: 791 Page: 123.

13 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255146; National Archives Film T9-1146; Page 325D.

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

15 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

16 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11708197.

17 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.), http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/IGI/individual_record.asp?recid=500106545815&lds=1®ion=11®ionfriendly=North+America&frompage=99.

18 Lebanon Courier Newspaper (Lebanon Borough, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), 15 Sep 1880 edition, page 3.



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