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)
William Henry Beicher
(1872-1961)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ella L. Honafius

2. Annie E. Krumbine

William Henry Beicher 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 8 Feb 1872, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 1 4 10 11
  • Christened: 31 May 1873, Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 11
  • Marriage (1): Ella L. Honafius on 2 Jul 1889 in , Lebanon, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): Annie E. Krumbine
  • Died: 21 Dec 1961, Womelsdorf, Berks, PA at age 89 4 12
  • Buried: 23 Dec 1961, Womelsdorf: Union Cemetery, Berks, PA 4 6

   Other names for William were William Henry Bicher 11 and William Henry Biecher.3 13 14 15

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 10

2. Occupation: cigarmaker on 2 Jul 1889 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3

3. He had a residence on 2 Jul 1889 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3

4. He appeared on the census in 1900 in North Lebanon Twp., Lebanon, PA. 1 In the 1900 Census was William H. Biecher living at 612 Maple Street in North Lebanon Township, age 27, born Feb 1873. His wife of 10 years, Ellen L. was born Nov 1870, and had given birth to 2 children both of whom were living in 1900 in the household: Anna L, born Aug 1890; and Charlotte E. born May, 1898. William is employed as a beer bottler.

5. Newspaper: Lebanon Courier: "On motion of Attorney Walter C. Graeff, Judge Ehrgood has appointed Attorney Warren G. Light to take testimony in the divorce suit of Ellen L. Vs. Wm. Henry Biecher.", 29 Apr 1910, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 2

6. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: "William Biecher, of Womelsdorf, has a German book of 1,053 pages that is 193 years old. Its title is "True Religion." The volume is in good condition.", 27 Feb 1915, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 16

7. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Miss Annie Biecher and Miss Luella Grimes, both of Philadelphia, spent a few days with the family of their parents, Mr. And Mrs. William Beicher.", 9 Apr 1915, Reading, Berks, PA. 17

8. He had a residence on 13 Sep 1915 in Womelsdorf, Berks, PA. 18

9. Newspaper: Reading Times: Womelsdorf: William Beicher sells ice cream parlor, 5 Aug 1916, Reading, Berks, PA. 19 Womelsforf News: George Wolf sold the dwelling and store room on High street, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. William Beicher as an ice-cream parlor and eating saloon, to George C. Hix, proprietor of the Womelsdorf garage. Mr. Hix will contemplates erecting a first-class auto display house.

10. He had a residence on 4 Nov 1917 in Womelsdorf, Berks, PA. 7

11. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Womelsdorf, Berks, PA. 20 The 1920 census recorded William H. Beicher, 47, living with wife Annie E., 44; Charles E., 16; and Mack E. Grimes, 15. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

12. Newspaper: Reading Times: Step-Father Charges Accused Step-Daughter, 4 Jul 1921, Reading, Berks, PA. 21 STEP-FATHER CHARGES ACCUSED STEP-DAUGHTER

At the Instance of William Beicher, of Womelsdorf, Luella Grimes, 27, his step-daughter was arrested by Police Detectives Huber and Brltton at Fourth and Penn streets, charged with assault and battery and surety of the peace.

Less than a week ago, Miss Grimes had her step-father arrested on the same charge. Alderman Focht issuing the warrant Beicher, entered bail for court, waiving a hearing.

The woman was not so fortunate and was taken to jail by Constable John W. Smith. She will be held for a hearing.

Both cases followed trouble at the Beicher home early last Sunday morning. Miss Grimes returned from an automobile ride. Her story is to the effect that her step - father met her at the door, knocked her down with his fists and then kicked her on the head.

The man claims that, prior to the alleged assault upon the woman, she created an uproar in the house, smashing dishes and furniture and threatening him.

13. Newspaper: Reading Times: "These cases were also dismissed: William Biecher, charged with assault and battery by Luella Grimes.", 15 Dec 1921, Reading, Berks, PA. 22

14. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Real Estate Transfers: James A. Putt to William H. Beicher, Womelsdorf, $1,300. Wallace W. Oberly to Anne E. Beicher, Womelsdorf, $2,000.", 1 Dec 1927, Reading, Berks, PA. 23

15. Occupation: retired cigar maker on 21 Dec 1961 in Womelsdorf, Berks, PA. 6

16. He resided at 130 Jefferson St., Womelsdorf, PA on 21 Dec 1961 in Womelsdorf, Berks, PA. 6

17. Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrhage, arteriosclerosis, 21 Dec 1962, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 24


William married Ella L. Honafius, daughter of Cyrus Honafius and Charlotte Shaffer, on 2 Jul 1889 in , Lebanon, PA.1 2 3 The marriage ended in divorce on 6 Jun 1910. (Ella L. Honafius was born on 8 Nov 1870 in North Lebanon Twp., Lebanon, PA,1 25 died on 3 Oct 1917 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 25 26 and was buried on 6 Oct 1917 in Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 25 26.)


William next married Annie E. Krumbine, daughter of Henry D. Krumbine and Amanda H. Eberly. (Annie E. Krumbine was born on 14 Sep 1874 in Kleinfeltersville, Lebanon, PA,5 13 27 died on 29 Jun 1947 in Womelsdorf, Berks, PA 5 27 28 and was buried on 3 Jul 1947 in Womelsdorf: Union Cemetery, Berks, PA 5 27.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, North Lebanon Township, Roll 1428 Book 2, Page 151.

2 Lebanon Courier Newspaper (Lebanon Borough, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), 29 Apr 1910, page 2. Divorce case of Ellen L. vs. Wm. Henry Biecher.

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF9R-5XC William H. Biecher and Ellen Honafins, 02 Jul 1889; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 21,461.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87792926.

5 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 51883. Annie E. Beicher. Father Henry Krumbine. Mother Amanda Eberly. Spouse William H. Beicher.

6 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 11210-61. William H. Biecher. Father William Biecher. Mother Louisa Embich. Spouse Annie Krumbine.

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

8 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 121922. Louisa Beicher [indexed Biechart]. Informant Wm. Beicher.

9 Lebanon Daily News, 16 Sep 1915, page 3. Funeral of William Biecher.

10 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255145; National Archives Film T9-1145; Page 275C.

11 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.).

12 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 111210. William H. Biecher, age 89.

13 Genealogy of the Krumbein, Grumbine, or Crumbine family (Lebanon, Pa. 1918. 269 pages.), Page 166. Annie Krumbine married Oscar Grimes and William Biecher.

14 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFM9-HZP Samuel E. Hackman and Annie Biecher, 30 Sep 1905; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 21,467.

15 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Anna Louisa Grace.

16 Lebanon Daily News, 27 Feb 1915, page 1.

17 Reading Times (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 9 Apr 1915, page 9.

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

19 Reading Times (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 5 Aug 1916, page 15.

20 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6BT-L3V William H Beicher, 1920.

21 Reading Times (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 4 Jul 1921, page 6.

22 Reading Times (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 15 Dec 1921, page 4.

23 Reading Times (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 1 Dec 1927, page 24.

24 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 116308-62. Benjamin F. Beecher. Father Jacob H Beecher. Mother Josephine Dawson. Spouse Nettie S. Stevens.

25 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37935837.

26 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 108525. Ella L. Heckard. Father Cyrus Honafius. Mother Charlotte Shaeffer. Spouse/informant: C. C. Heckard.

27 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87792925.

28 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 51883, Annie E. Beicher.



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