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 Nicholas Leander Biesecker

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Nicholas Leander Biesecker

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.


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  • Added: 11 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13315843
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas Leander Biesecker (1837–3 Nov 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13315843, citing Chamberlin Hill Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by deb (contributor 46554453) .