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Johann 'John' Lecher
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1883
Timis, Romania
Death: Apr. 30, 1938
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Born in house #152 in the town of Neubeschenowa, Timis, Banat, Hungary, the son of Sebastian and Anna Maria (BOLD), he was the second of 8 siblings, and one of three who would survive infancy. He married Magdalena (WAGNER) on 19 Jan 1909 in Line Lexington, Bucks County, PA, making their home in Hilltown where their son John was born, later moving to Philadelphia. A second child, daughter Helen, was born later in Philadelphia.

Johann immigrated to the US arriving in BAL on 31 Oct 19036, where he traveled to the home of brother-in-law Nikolaus Bold at 1418 Richardson St, Locust Point. He remained in BAL plying his trade as a barber until moving to Philadelphia for a short time then relocating with his parents to a small farm in Hilltown.

He became a US Citizen on 20 Dec 1923 requesting that his name 'Johann' not be Anglicized, although all who knew him called him 'John.'

His father died, after being kicked in the chest by one of the horses, in Jun 1914 and was buried in St Pauls Union Cemetery in Hilltown. His mother moved to the home of his younger sister Barbara and her husband in New Jersey, and later to daughter Kate and her husband in Philadelphia where she remained until her death in 1947, at which time she was laid to rest beside her husband in St Peter's Union Cemetery in Hilltown Twp, Bucks County, PA.

NOTE: Neubeschenowa is the German for the Hungarian town of UjBessenyo, which became Dudestii Noi, Timis, Romania after WWII.
Family links: 
  Sebastian Lecher (1859 - 1914)
  Anna Maria Bold Lecher (1861 - 1947)
  Magdalena 'Helen' Wagner Lecher (1885 - 1947)*
  John Lecher (1912 - 1972)*
  Helen Katherine Lecher Drescher (1922 - 1977)*
  Johann 'John' Lecher (1883 - 1938)
  Barbara LECHER Benshetler (1893 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenmount Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Barbara Layman
Record added: Jan 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64480674
Johann 'John' Lecher
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