Janis' Genealogy Obituaries - Jeremiah Y. Bechtel

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Jeremiah Y. Bechtel


  • Born: 16 February 1817
  • Died: 16 November 1887
  • Father: John S. Bechtel
  • Mother: Catherine Yost
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Hendricks (1), Delila Schaeffer (2), Charlotte Kline (3)


Montgomery Ledger, November 22, 1887

Jeremiah Y. Bechtel died on Wednesday, of dropsy, at the residence of his family, 39 Reed Street, Reading, aged 70 years. He was a prominent citizen, fire insurance agent and business man, had served in City Councils and in other positions in Reading. Deceased was born in Pottsgrove township, Montgomery county; was a brother of Dr. J. Y. Bechtel of Schwenksville, and had a number of relatives in Pottstown and vicinity. His wife and one son and three daughters survive him.

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