|Death: ||Nov. 3, 1928|
Gettysburg Compiler November 10, 1928
Son of John and Hannah Maria STOVER BIESECKER
Funeral services were held Wednesday for Nicholas Leander Biesecker, 90, who died last Saturday at the home of a son, Ira O Biesecker, Orrtanna, following a week’s illness from vertigo. Burial was at Chamberlain’s cemetery, near Orrtanna.
He was a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. John Biesecker, and had always resided in Franklin Township in the vicinity of Orrtanna.
Mr. Biesecker was present when the National Cemetery here was dedicated and heard President Lincoln deliver his immortal dedicatorial address on that occasion. Mr. Biesecker is credited with having hauled the first flag pole from the South Mountains to Gettysburg for use in the National Cemetery.
Mr. Biesecker was in Columbia when the bridge over the Susquehanna river between Columbia and Wrightsville was burned. He had gone there with his horses to escape capture by the confederates.
Mr. Biesecker was a school director in Hamiltonban Township for a number of years, and was a lifelong member of Orrtanna Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife died June 26, 1899.Mr. Biesecker is survived by four sons, Charles W Biesecker, Emory C Biesecker, John Biesecker and Ira O Biesecker all of Orrtanna; two daughters, Mrs. John Cease, Orrtanna; and Mrs. Claude S Hiem, Ashland. Nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive, together with two brothers, George W Biesecker, Cashtown; Newton Biesecker, in the West, and two sisters, Miss Sadie Biesecker, Cumberland township, and Mrs. John Henry, York.
Elizabeth E Chamberlin Biesecker (1844 - 1899)*
Infant Child Biesecker (____ - 1865)*
Anne Biesecker (1865 - 1865)*
Charles Wesley Biesecker (1866 - 1939)*
Emory Curtis Biesecker (1869 - 1936)*
John E Biesecker (1871 - 1958)*
Martha Minerva Biesecker Cease (1873 - 1939)*
Chamberlin Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 11, 2006
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