William Beicher Sr.
(1811-1880)
Susanna Meily
(1812-1883)
John Phillip Embich
(1787-1864)
Maria Spengler
(1796-1872)
William Biecher Jr.
(1834-1915)
Louisa Hartman Embich
(1834-1917)
Ella Embich Biecher
(1876-1944)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Edward George Keppelman

Ella Embich Biecher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 7 Jan 1876, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 2 3 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Edward George Keppelman on 23 Jan 1897 in , Lebanon, PA 1
  • Died: 16 Dec 1944, S. Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA at age 68 3
  • Buried: 19 Dec 1944, West Lawn: Memorial Mausoleum, Berks, PA 3

   Another name for Ella was Ellen Embich Biecher.8 9

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 6

2. Newspaper: The Times: "Lebanon: Miss Ella Biecher, of this city, has left on a visit of a year to relatives at Marion, Ohio.", 27 Jul 1890, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 10

3. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Miss Ella Biecher, residing on Doe alley, near Walnut street, is down with an attack of illness.", 21 Oct 1891, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 11

4. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: article about Ella Beicher's taffy party, 8 Jan 1892, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 12 Taffy Party.

Miss Ella, daughter of Mr. William Beicher, residing on Walnut street, last evening held a taffy party at her home. Quite a number of young ladies and gentlemen were present and a very pleasant evening was spent in social games. During the evening a colation was served and the party adjourned at a reasonable hour.

5. Occupation: seamstress on 23 Jan 1897 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1

6. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: "At Hymen's Altar. Keppleman-Biecher. Miss Ella Biecher and Edward Keppleman, both of this city, were married Saturday evening by Rev. F. M. Seip, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church.", 26 Jan 1897, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 5

7. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 2 The 1900 census recorded renting at 440 North Sixth Street: Edward Keppelman, iron moulder, 47, born Jul 1853, living with wife Ella, 24, Jan 1876; and daughters Rosa, 11, Feb 1889, and Ruth, 0, Mar 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Edward's father in Germany. The census records they were married for 3 years and Ella had given birth to 1 child, so Rosa must be by Edward's 1st marriage.

8. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 7 She appears as a boarder in the household of Jonas Tobias (age 76, born July, 1823) and her occupation is listed as servant.

9. Residence: on 13 Sep 1915 in Reading, Berks, PA. 4

10. Residence: on 4 Nov 1917 in Reading, Berks, PA. 9

11. Cause of Death: Died at Hillside (Marshall Home) hospital of arteriosclerotic heart disease., 16 Dec 1944, S. Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 3

12. Occupation: retired dressmaker on 16 Dec 1944 in Wernersville, Berks, PA. 3

13. Residence: on 16 Dec 1944 in Wernersville, Berks, PA. 3


Ella married Edward George Keppelman, son of John J. Conrad Keppleman and Christianna Bauer, on 23 Jan 1897 in , Lebanon, PA.1 (Edward George Keppelman was born on 9 Jul 1857 in Reading, Berks, PA 1 2 13 14, christened on 15 Nov 1857 in Reading: Trinity Lutheran Church, Berks, PA,1 died on 26 Dec 1916 in Reading, Berks, PA 14 15 and was buried on 30 Dec 1916 in Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 14.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMS-WWQ Edward Keppleman and Ella Biecher, 1897.

2 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M33G-LH4 Ella Keppelman in household of Edward Keppelman, East Precinct Lebanon city Ward 5, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 237.

3 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.), Death Certificate 105474. Mrs. Ella E. Keppelman. Father William Biecher. Mother Louisa Embich.

4 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), 13 Sep 1915, page 4. Obituary of Wm. Biecher.

5 Lebanon Daily News, 26 Jan 1897, page 1. Marriage of Ella Biecher and Edward Keppleman.

6 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255145; National Archives Film T9-1145; Page 275C.

7 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Cumru Township, Roll 1376 Book 2, Page 199.

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

9 Lebanon Daily News, 6 Nov 1917, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Louisa H. Beicher.

10 Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.), 27 Jul 1890, page 8.

11 Lebanon Daily News, 21 Oct 1891, page 1.

12 Lebanon Daily News, 8 Jan 1892, page 1.

13 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXPX-5VR George E Keppleman in entry for John Keppleman, 1860.

14 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.), Death Certificate 127869. Edward G. Keppelman. Father John Keppleman born in Germany. Mother Christiana Bowers born in Reading, PA.

15 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.), Death Certificate 127869. Edward G. Keppleman. Father John Keppleman. Mother Christiana Bowers.



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