|Birth: ||May 8, 1813|
|Death: ||May 5, 1902|
John Weaver Bachman was born May 8, 1813, in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, the son of Peter and Maria Magdalena Weaver Bachman. He was the eldest of 5 children, his siblings having been Susanna Bachman Dull, Charles Weaver Bachman, David Weaver Bachman and Sarah Bachman Schrantz. He married in Lower Saucon Township on February 11, 1849, to Ellevina Overbeck, daughter of John Henry and Maria Magdalena Kressler Overbeck. They were the parents of 3 sons: Peter Henry (died young), Titus Overbeck and John Overbeck Bachman. John Weaver Bachman passed away May 5, 1902, in Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and was buried on the 8th in Hellertown Union Cemetery there. He was my 3g-grandfather.
From the Records of the Lower Saucon Reformed Church:
"John Bachman, age 16, son of Peter, was confirmed by Rev. Thomas Pomp on November 22, 1829."
From marriages performed by Rev. Samuel Hess, February 11, 1849:
"February 11, 1849, John Bachman and Leveina Overpeck."
From the Friedensbote Newspaper of March 1, 1849:
"On the 11th of February, Mr. John W. Bachman, with Miss Lucina (sic) Overpeck, both from Hellertown."
From a biography of John O. Bachman, son of John W. Bachman, in a History of Northampton County, Pa.:
"....The grandfather Peter was married and became the father of three sons: John W., Charles and David. Of this number John W. Bachman became the father of our subject. He was united in marriage to Miss Lovina Overbeck, a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer of limited means, but was an upright and honest man. In early life he learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for a number of years, but later abandoned that pursuit and devoted his remaining days to agricultural pursuits. He was a worthy member of the Reformed Church, as was his wife, and both died in that faith, the father passing away in May, 1892 (sic--should read 1902), while the mother departed this life in the year 1891 (sic--should read 1901). They were the parents of three sons: Peter, deceased, Litus (sic--should read Titus) and John O."
From Death Records at Easton, Northampton County Courthouse:
"John W. Bachman. 87 years, 11 months. Gentleman, widower. Born in Lower Saucon Township. Died May 5, 1902 in Hellertown District, Lower Saucon Township. Of bronchitis, duration of 10 days. Buried May 8, 1902 in Hellertown Cemetery."
Death notice for John W. Bachman from the Bethlehem Globe-Times, Monday, May 5, 1902:
"John O. (sic) Bachman, at the advanced age of 89 years and a lifelong resident of Hellertown, died at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The deceased was the father of Titus Bachman of Hellertown and John O. Bachman, Jr., of Easton. An obituary will appear in tomorrow's Globe."
Obituary for John W. Bachman from the Easton Express, Tuesday, May 6, 1902:
"John W. Bachman died at 2:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Lower Saucon Township, near Hellertown, of a complication of ailments that commenced eleven days ago with a severe cold. Had he lived until next Thursday the deceased man would have been 89 years of age. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bachman, of Lower Saucon Township. He was a farmer by occupation until he retired from business, 25 years ago. He is survived by two sons, John O. Bachman, of Easton, warden of the county prison, and Titus O. Bachman, of Lower Saucon Township, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Schrantz, of Springfield Township, Bucks County. The funeral will be held from the late home of the deceased man on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Services will be held in the Reformed Church at Hellertown and interment will take place in the Hellertown Cemetery."
Funeral notice for John W. Bachman from the Bethlehem Globe-Times, Wednesday, May 7, 1902:
"Funeral of John O. (sic--should read W.) Bachman. The funeral of John O. Bachman, Sr., whose death was announced in yesterday's Globe, will take place on Thursday at 10 a. m. from his late home in Lower Saucon. Services will be held in Christ Union Church, Hellertown, after which interment will be made in the Hellertown Cemetery."
Obituary for John W. Bachman from the Springtown Weekly Times, Saturday, May 10, 1902:
"John W. Bachman died on Monday afternoon at his home in Lower Saucon Township, near Hellertown, of a complication of ailments that commenced eleven days ago with a severe cold. Had he lived until Thursday he would have been 89 years. The deceased was a farmer by occupation until he retired 25 years ago. He is survived by 2 sons, John O. Bachman of Easton, warden of the county prison, and Titus O. Bachman of Lower Saucon Township. The funeral was held from the late home of the deceased on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Services were held in the Reformed Church, at Hellertown, and interment made in the cemetery adjoining."
Peter Bachman (1780 - 1842)
Maria Magdalena Weaver Bachman (1782 - 1862)
Ellevina Overbeck Bachman (1820 - 1901)*
Titus Overbeck Bachman (1852 - 1940)*
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Originally Created by: robert reinbold
Record added: Aug 19, 2008
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