The Bischler Family

of Lewis County, (West) Virginia

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George A. BISCHLER was born in Hesse-Darmstadt abt 1787 and his wife Hannah was born about 1794 in Germany according to the Federal Census of 1860. The family name, spelled BISCHER, BISHLER, BEASHLAR in various documents, over time evolved into an “Anglicized” form and was thereafer spelled BEACHLER.

The first three children, Mary Catherine (b. abt 1821), George A. (b. abt 1822) and Caroline (b. abt 1825) are listed in the 1860 Census as born in Hesse-Darmstadt. The fourth child is listed as born in Maryland about 1832, which provides an approximation of when the family emmigrated to the United States. Family oral history relates that the BISCHLER family emmigrated when Mary Catherine was ten years old (abt 1831). Possible passengers would be:

  • George A. BISCHLER b. 1787 age 44
  • Hannah b. 1794 age 37
  • Mary Catherine b. 1821 age 10
  • George A. b. 1822 age 9
  • Caroline b. 1825 age 6
  • George Henry b. 1755 age 76

I am actively seeking information on the ships and ports involved in the immigration of the BISCHLER and ECKES families to America between 1825 and 1832. Both families probably arrived in America at Baltimore because the first documented family events were a Maryland birth in 1832 and a marriage in Frederick, Maryland in 1840. Jacobus ECKES (b. 1809 in Hesse-Darmstadt) arrived in America according to family history when he was 17 years old (abt 1826) and married Mary Catherine BISCHLER in Frederick, Maryland on 19 October 1840. About 1842 the BISCHLER and ECKES families moved westward to Lewis County, (West) Virginia as they were living together on a farm in that county according to the 1850 Census.

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The Lineage

1. William BISCHLER – b. Hesse-Darmstadt, m. Christiana – b. Hesse-Darmstadt

2. George A. BISCHLER – b. abt 1787 Hesse-Darmstadt – m. Hannah

3. Mary Catherine BEACHLER – b. abt 1821 Hesse-Darmstadt – d. abt 1898 Fall River, KS – m. Jacobus ECKES – b. 24 Sep 1809 Hesse-Darmstadt – d. 5 Aug 1888 Fall River, KS

4. Jacob C. ECKESS – b. 15 Sep 1842 Lewis Cnty, VA – d.16 Mar 1927 Dinsmore, FL – m. Lucy HENDERSON – b. abt 1843 Lewis County, VA – d. 16 Jan 1913 Jacksonville, FL

5. Mollie Florede ECKESS – b. 4 Jul 1875 Upshur Cnty, WV – d. 12 Jan 1933 Stuart, FL – m. Edward C. JONES, Sr. – b. 10 Nov 1872 Hartford Cnty, MD – d. Sep 1939 Fairmont, WV

6. Edward C. JONES, Jr. – b. 5 Mar 1899 Hambleton, WV – d. 31 Dec 1978 Sarasota, FL – m. Laura Jane HENDERSON – b. 3 Jan 1915 Fairmont, WV – d. 12 Oct 1986 Fairmont, WV

7. David Henderson JONES, Sr. – m. Mary Thelma MAY

8. David Henderson JONES, Jr.

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Bischler Family Genealogy Reports

George A. Bischler

Mary C. Beachler

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Updated 11 April 2010