John Henry Gelbach
(1836-)
Maria M.
(1842-)
Mary Emma Gelbach
(1868-1918)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Reuben F. Beicher

Mary Emma Gelbach 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 31 Oct 1868, South Annville Twp., Lebanon, PA 3 6 10 11
  • Marriage (1): Reuben F. Beicher on 28 Oct 1886 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 1 2
  • Died: 12 Aug 1918, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 49 10 11
  • Buried: 16 Aug 1918, Lebanon: St. Mary's Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 10 11

   Other names for Mary were Mary Emma Galebach 1 10 and Emma Mary Gelbach.2

  Birth Notes:

The Find-A-Grave listing shows 1868 as her birth year, but the 1900 Census has 1867.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1870 in South Annville Twp., Lebanon, PA. 12 The 1870 census recorded John Gehlbach, saddler, 36, living with wife Maria, 26; Laouisa, 9; Henrietta, 8; Emma, 2. Also in the home is Clara Rank, 12. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Cornwall Twp., Lebanon, PA. 10 13 Reuben Beecher [census taker's handwriting could be Bucher], laborer furnace, 37, was born May, 1863. He was married for 12 years to Emma, 32, born Oct 1867, who had given birth to seven children, four still living in 1900. In their home: Priscilla G., 11, Jul 1888; James A., 6, Mar 1894; Agnes J., 1, Aug 1898; and John R., 7 months, Oct 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Reuben was renting his home.

3. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1 10 Reuben Bucher [census taker's handwriting could easily be Biecher instead of Bucher], laborer in iron works, 47, was married for 26 years to wife Mary, 43. She had given birth to 10 children, 7 of whom were living in 1910. Also in their household: Priscilla, machine operator in shirt factory, 21; James, barber, 16; Agnes, 13; John, 10; Joseph, 8; and Helen, 7. Also in the home was Gertrude Kauffman, granddaughter, 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania as were their parents.

4. She resided at Lebanon City Directory: 364 N. Prune Al. Beicher, Reuben, iron wkr.; Mrs. Emma M., Priscilla G., James A. Barber, Agnes J., John R., Joseph L., Helen R., Gertrude J. In 1913 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 14

5. Cause of Death: Mary died at Good Samaritan Hospital from pelvic absence, obstruction of bowels, 12 Aug 1918, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 11

6. She resided at 366 Prune Alley, Lebanon, PA on 12 Aug 1918 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 11

7. Her obituary was published in the Lebanon Daily News: Mrs. Mary Beicher Dies While Sons Are In Other Countries on 13 Aug 1918 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 7 Mrs. Mary E. Beicher, wife of Reuben Beicher, of 366 Prune alley, died at seven o'clock Monday evening from a complication of diseases at the Good Samaritan hospital. She had been ill for six months. She leaves her husband and the following children, two of the sons being in the service of the United States in the war against Germany, both being out of the country -- one in France and the other in Panama: Priscilla, of Reading; James in France; Mrs. John Lerch, at home; John, in Panama; Joseph and Helen, at home. Her mother, Mrs. John Gelbach, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. James Richards and Mrs. William Albright, also of this city, are left. She was 49 years old and a member of St. Mary's Catholic church.


Mary married Reuben F. Beicher, son of Pvt. Reuben Beecher and Lucetta Groh, on 28 Oct 1886 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA.1 2 (Reuben F. Beicher was born on 30 May 1863 in , Berks, PA 13 15 16 17 18, christened on 2 Aug 1863 in Bern Twp.: Epler's Church, Berks, PA,15 died on 25 Jan 1932 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 17 19 20 and was buried on 29 Jan 1932 in Lebanon: St. Mary's Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 17 20 21.)


Sources


1 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Ward 5, Series: T624 Roll: 1362 Page: 196.

2 Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940 (FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V26D-5LF Reuben Beicher and Emma M. Gelbach, 1886; citing reference , FHL microfilm 21460.

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFS8-PVP James A. Beicher and Mabel A. Deck, 1927.

4 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF91-HJP Andrew Winkler and Helen R. Beicher, 1920.

5 Lebanon Daily News, May 19, 1972, page 2. Obituary of John R. 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.), Certificate Number: 89241. Mary E. Beicher.

7 Lebanon Daily News, 13 Aug 1918, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Mary Beicher.

8 Reading Times (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 14 Oct 1918, page 7. Kochert-Beicher Wedding.

9 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 89244. Mrs. Agnes Lerch. Father Reuben Biecher. Mother Mary Galbach. Spouse John Lerch.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60976473.

11 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 89241. Mary E. Beicher. Father John Galbach. Mother Mary Young. Spouse Ruben Beicher.

12 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZP2-2QM Emma Gehlbach in household of John Gehlbach, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 32, family 241, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552860.

13 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Cornwall Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1427 Page: 54.

14 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1913 R. L. Polk & Co.'s Lebanon City Directory, printed page 72, online image 40 of 418.

15 Epler's Church, Bern Township, Berks County, PA (FHC Microfilm 1433080), Page 45.

16 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Ward 5, Series: T625 Roll: 1587 Page: 225.

17 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60976474.

18 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Upper Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1308; Page: 458B; Image: 434; Family History Library Film: 552807.

19 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 7424, Reuben F. Beicher, died Lebanon 25 Jan 1932.

20 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 7424. Reuben F. Beicher. Father Reuben Beicher. Mother Lucetta Groh.

21 Lebanon Daily News, 29 Jan 1932, page 19. Reuben F. Beicher Buried.



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