Peter Bücher
(Bef 1752-)
Anna Maria
(Bef 1752-)
Peter Bicher Jr.
(1765-1858)
Elizabeth
(Bef 1770-)
Benjamin Biecher
(1797-1876)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Anna Regar

2. Elenora Weidner

Benjamin Biecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 28 Jan 1797, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA 5 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Anna Regar on 8 Jun 1823 in , Lancaster, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Elenora Weidner
  • Died: 19 Sep 1876, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 79 5 7 8 10
  • Buried: 23 Sep 1876, Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 5 10

   Other names for Benjamin were Benjamin Beecher,11 Benjamin Beicher 12 and Benjamin Bicher.13

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1830 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 14 Benjamin Bicher is listed in the 1830 Census with this household:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 1 son
30-39 (1791-1800) = 1 father Benjamin
60-69 (1761-1770) = 1 grandfather
Females (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830)
5-9 (1821-1825) = 1 daughter
10-14 (1816-1820) = 1 daughter
20-29 (1801-1810) = 1 mother

2. Court: on 4 Sep 1835 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 15 This court record in the Lancaster County Miscellaneous Book mentions Benjamin Bicher was appointed by the court with six other men to review the property of Jacob Vonnieda which was being divided among his heirs:

Jacob Vonnieda, dec'd. Pursuant to an Order of this Court of the seventeenth of August 1835 Directing Peter Heinhold, John Wilson, Benjamin Bicher, Jacob Huber, Jacob Gross, Henry Regar and Jacob Gerner seven men indeferently chosen by the heirs and legal representatives of Jacob Vonnieda late of Cocalico township in Said County dec'd to view and .. the real estate of said dec'd report in the words following vis We the seven men appointed by the annexed order of said court in the case of the real estate of Jacob Vonnieda dec'd respectfully make report that having all been first duly sworn and affirmed we did on the fourth of September 1835 view and examine the Said several tracts and pieces of land in the Said order mentioned late the property of Jacob Vonnieda deceased and did find that the same would conveniently accommodate three and no more of the children of the Said dec'd viz That the plantation adjoining lands of Jacob Hoover, John Swarts, Philip Smith and others and containing 139 acres and 144 perches marked No. 1 a draft of which is hereto annexed would accommodate one other of said children and that the piece of woodland adjoining lands of Peter Miller, Henry Loush, George Long, and others containing Seventy five acres and one quarter on forty perches and marked No. 2 a draft of which is herto annexed would accommodate one other of said children and that the piece of woodland adjoining lands of Henry Kolp, Abraham Lesher and others containing nine acres and Seventy two perches would accommodate another of said children which is marked No. 3 and of which a draft is hereto annexed. And the said Seven persons value and Appraise the said plantation No. 1 at and for the sum of eighteen dollars per acre Amounting in the whole to the Sum of two thousand five hundred and eighteen dollars and twenty cents. And do value and appraise the said tract of woodland No. 2 at and for the Sum of Seventeen dollars per acre, amounting in the whole to the Sum of one thousand two hundred and Seventy nine and twenty five cents. And do value and appraise the said piece of woodland No. 3 at and for the Sum of Seven dollars per acre amounting in the whole to the Sum of Sixty seven dollars and five cents. In testimony whereof they the said Seven persons have hereto set their hands and Seals the 4th day of September 1835. Which Inquisition being read was confirmed by the Court.

Note: in an earlier entry in August, 1835 on page 402 the name was transcribed as Benjamin Bricker, so review of the original handwriting is needed to determine if it is Bicher or Bricker.

3. He appeared on the census in 1840 in East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 16 In 1840 in East Cocalico Township the household of Benjiman Beecher was listed with:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 son
5-9 (1831-1835) = 2 sons
40-49 (1791-1800) = 1 father Benjamin
Females (born)
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 daughter
15-19 (1821-1825) = 1 daughter
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 wife

4. He appeared on the census in 1850 in S. Lebanon Twp., Lebanon, PA. 9 The 1850 Census lists the household of Benjamin Bicher, age 54, living with his wife, Eleanor, age 47, and children Sarah, age 19 and George, age 16. All were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Residence: on 21 Nov 1856 in S. Lebanon Twp., Lebanon, PA. 17 Benjamin was living in South Lebanon in 1856 when the obituary of his wife, Elenora, was published in Der Libanon Demokrat, the German newspaper in Lebanon.

6. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 11 Benjamin Beecher, 63, day laborer, is living with Eliza, age 34. His real estate is valued at $0 and his possessions at $50.
Living next door is George Beecher, age 25, coach maker, living with Lavinia, 24. His real estate is $100 and his possessions $50.
Everyone is born in Pennsylvania.

7. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 12 Benjamin Beicher, age 62, watchman, is living in 1870 in Lebanon in the household of Adam Stains, 40, who is married to Sarah A., age 39, who is Benjamin's daughter.

8. Newspaper: Lebanon Semi-Weekly News: "Benjamin Beecher, watchman in the Old Lebanon bank, was struck by a team on Saturday and knocked down. He was not seriously injured.", 25 Oct 1875, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 18

9. Obituary: Lebanon Semi-Weekly News: article about Benjamin Biecher's death on 24 Sep 1876 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 7 Wednesday, Sept. 20. Tuesday night Benjamin Biecher, a former watchman in the Lebanon national bank, after a lingering illness, died at his son's residence, on East Walnut street, of congestion of the lungs. He was aged 80 years, and the item farther says: "Mr. Biecher was extremely well known in Lebanon and Lancaster counties as a drover and auctioneer and was of a lively disposistion."

10. Newspaper: Lebanon Semi-Weekly News: article about Benjamin Biecher's funeral, 28 Sep 1876, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 19 Saturday, September 23. The funeral of Benjamin Biecher, residing on East Walnut street, took place on the afternoon of this day. Offering to the weather being so unpleasant at the time of the funeral was not as well attended as it would otherwise have been.

11. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: "Thursday, May 3. The body of Benjamin Biecher, which was buried in the First Reformed cemetery, was taken up an removed to Mt. Lebanon cemetery.", 6 May 1877, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 20


Benjamin married Anna Regar, daughter of Jacob Ruger and Magdalena, on 8 Jun 1823 in , Lancaster, PA.1 (Anna Regar was born on 22 Jan 1803 in Reamstown, Lancaster, PA,6 21 died on 22 Feb 1826 in , Lancaster, PA 6 21 and was buried in East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Church Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 6 21.)


Benjamin next married Elenora Weidner. (Elenora Weidner was born on 13 Apr 1804 in , Berks, PA,22 died on 9 Nov 1856 in , Lebanon, PA 17 22 and was buried in Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 22.)


Sources


1 Rev. Daniel Hertz (Microfilm 1433081), Page 1.

2 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

3 Hinke, William J. (translation), Muddy Creek Reformed Congregation, East Cocalico Twp Lancaster Co. PA (Copied September 1916. Microfilm 0020346 Family History Center Library. Vol. 1 (1743-1770). Vol. 2 (1766-1810).), Item 9 Vol II. Page 83.

4 Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Page 112.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36971415.

6 Muddy Creek Church Cemetery (Denver, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mickey/muddycreek/muddy.html).

7 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), 24 Sep 1876. Death of Benjamin Biecher.

8 Lancaster County Historical Society, Library, Collection MG-682 Series 1 Box 2 Folders 88-89 Biecher. Research letters done in 1989 by historical society Biecher descendant Robert L. Hackney, Napervill, IL.

9 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, South Lebanon Township, Series: M432 Roll: 791 Page: 97.

10 Lebanon Daily News, 28 Sep 1876. Funeral of Benjamin Biecher.

11 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Boro, Series: M653 Roll: 1128 Page: 338.

12 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough District 247, Roll 1361 Book 1, Page 273a.

13 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, PA > Lancster. Will Book W. Page 483. Online image 250. Will of Peter Bicher.

14 1830 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Cocalico Township, Series: M19 Roll: 153 Page: 193.

15 Lancaster County Courthouse, Miscellaneous Book, 1833-1836. Page 429, September 1835.

16 1840 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Cocalico Township, Series: M704 Roll: 467 Page: 393.

17 Translated and transcribed by Robert A. Heilman, Deaths reported by Der Libanon Demokrat : a German language newspaper published at Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1832-1864 (Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, c1990), Page 68.

18 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), Reprinted from "20 Years Ago" Monday on 28 Oct 1895, page 1.

19 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), 28 Sep 1876. Funeral of Benjamin Biecher.

20 Lebanon Daily News, 6 May 1877.

21 Muddy Creek Church Cemetery Inscriptions Copied During The Year 1910 by James J. Coldren and Charles M. Coldren (Family History Library Microfilm 20371. Item 14.), Old Graveyard #2.

22 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36971417.



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