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251 Artie is listed in Toledo, Ohio as married in 1930 but her husband is not with her. Hightower, Artie Glessnor (I2464)
 
252 As a child, someone said to Verna, "If you don't be a good girl, Santa Claus isn't going to bring you any presents!" Verna replied, "My Santa Claus is a BAD Santa Claus and he brings bad girls presents!" When Verna was little, she lived at 706 Tularosa St. near Hoover in Los Angeles. Her cousin, Thelma LaGier, would push her in a buggy to the store. Verna lived in Turlock, California in 1977 and 2009.

MODESTO BEE
VERNA COX (LEE)
April 21, 1917 - February 11, 2012
Verna Cox passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on Saturday February 11th, 2012 in Turlock California. She was a very giving and special lady, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and aunt. Verna was born on April 21st, 1917 in Los Angeles California to Frederick and Hazel Lee. She graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1935 and was married to Leonard Cox on July 27th, 1935 in the San Fernando Valley. Verna and Leonard had two daughters Jackie and JoAnn before moving to the Turlock area in 1948.

Verna was the Office Manager for Lander Veterinary Clinic for 30 years before her retirement in 1980. After retirement Verna enjoyed RVing with her husband Leonard. She also was active in the Turlock Women's Bowling Association for 40 years. Later in life Verna volunteered at the Salvation Army in Turlock.

Verna loved her family very much and her time spent with them and attending their events. She could always be found at sporting events or functions of one of the grand kids. She also loved to bake and kept an ample supply of cookies on hand although one of her most sought after dishes was fried catfish.

Verna was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Cox of 62 years in 1997, her parents Hazel and Frederick Lee, and her brother Clarence Lee.

Verna is survived by her daughters Jackie Ferreira (Raymond) of Hilmar and JoAnn Cooper (Lewie) of Turlock, grandchildren Frank Ferreira (Emily) of Atwater, Mark Ferreira (Cathy) of Turlock, Bruce Elliott (Cyndy) of Oakdale, Karen Ferreira of Turlock, Gaye Nelson (Robert) of Hilmar, and Cindi Elliott of Turlock. She also leaves behind 14 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services are under the direction of Allen Mortuary 247 N. Broadway Turlock, CA 95380. Public visitation will be Thursday February  16th, 2012 from 4 - 7pm and services on Friday February 17th, 2012 at 1pm at Allen Mortuary. Graveside services will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

Remembrances can be made to The Salvation Army  893 Lander Ave Turlock, CA 9538 or Hospice of Emanuel  P.O. Box 2120 Turlock, CA 95381. 
Lee, Verna Hazel (I1101)
 
253 As a girl, Thelma lived on Maltman Ave. in Los Angeles. She walked up Temple Street to school. She also attended Las Virgines school near Calabasas, California. La Gier, Thelma Anna (I957)
 
254 Ashe was a miner in Monona Flat, Placer Co., California in 1860. Bisher, Ashe (I5603)
 
255 Asher Warner, Experience's father, was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was killed at Sodus Point in 1813. Warner, Experience (I875)
 
256 At her marriage she was Grace McKay Smith. McKay, Grace (I9999)
 
257 At one time Orville was being "groomed" for the movies. His picture was in a magazine (pre WW II) with a young starlett (Helen Parrish) in a car at a premier. Also, after the war (1947?) he was in the Valley News and Green Sheet when he was on the police force. He retired from the West Valley Division of the LAPD in December, 1968. He later lived in Lonoke Co., Arkansas and had seven grandchildren at the time of his death.

RESEARCH:

Valley News from Van Nuys, California
Thursday, December 26, 1968, page 60

RETIRING POLICE OFFICERS HONORED Ten police officers from West Valley division are honored upon retirement during party at Knollwood Country Club, receiving gifts distributed by Capt. Paul Gillen In front from left are Capt. Gillen, Officer Danny Gardner, Sgt Orville Mendenhall, Officer Duke Marshall. In back from left are Officer Joe McClosky, Sgt. Andy Anderson and Officer Frank Dyjor. Xot pictured are Sgt. Charles Cavanaugh, Officers Glenn Shanton. Tom Quarles, Ymce Dunn. Event uas annual Christmas Party. 
Mendenhall, Orville Richard (I1622)
 
258 At this point we are fairly certain of Simeon’s parentage. Recently there has been a mounting accumulation of evidence. There are several atDNA matches between the descendants of Simeon and various of the other sons of Christopher Bishir Sr. And a Y-DNA test between a descendant of Simeon and descendants of Jonathan and Jeremiah Bishir has come back positive.

Records indicate that he had two children in Pennsylvania in 1847 (Mary Anna) and 1848 (Benjamin Hampton). (According to Gloria Lee Reeves, all of his and Sarah's children, except Jacob, were born in Missouri. Jacob was born in Pennsylvania in 1853.) A Simeon Bishier appears in the Illinois State Census Collection for 3 Jul 1855 in Twp. 5, Bond Co., IL with a family that seems to fit.

According to Diane Varela's grandfather, the Beishiers came from Alsace-Lorraine and were barrel makers. He also told her that they came down through Canada because of religious persecution.

A Simeon Bisher appears in the 1840 Cinncinnati directory as a butcher, r Ss Elizabeth b Western Row & John. According to the 1880 census, Simeon’s parents were both born in Pennsylvania. The family was living in St. Louis, Missouri in 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880.

Simeon Beishier’s marriage record to Margaret Stevens (nee Wilkerson) in 1879 gives his parents as Christopher Beisheir and Hanora Laman. (We have reason to believe Christopher Bishir’s wife was named Hannah, based on 1798 court records in Mongahan Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania.)

Simeon first appears in the 1840 Cincinnati city directory, 4 years after a Hannah Bisher was listed as living there.

RESEARCH: His burial records give 29 May 1882 however it’s not clear if this is the death date or the burial date.

His birthplace is listed as Pennsylvania on his son, Jacob’s death certificate.

DNA Analysis

Y-DNA analysis:

Thor Bisher, a descendant of Jonathan Bishir, and Rob Bishir, a descendant of Jeremiah Bishir, have tested Y-DNA 43 markers (at Ancestry.com) and match with a genetic distance of 2. Mike Beishir, a descendant of Simeon Beishir, has a Y-DNA 37 match (genetic distance 4) to Thor Bisher. This would prove that there is a paternal genetic connection between these three branches of the Bishir family.

Autosomal DNA analysis:

There is a DNA circle for Christopher Bishir Sr on Ancestry.com that contains:

sherricow - descendant of Jacob Bishir
bkime421 - descendant of Jacob Bishir
rdhook1 - descendant of Jeremiah Bishir
B.W. (Bill Whirl) - descendant of Jacob Bishir
Carley Worth - descendant of Jonathan Bishir
JoanBe - descendant of Jeremiah Bishir
LGilmore - descendant of John Bishir
Kathleen Beishir Signiago - descendant of Simeon Bishir

Other Bishir descendants not yet in the circle (probably because of the lack of a public tree on Ancestry or differences in spelling or dates):

Diane Varela - descendant of Simeon Bishir
55Koi - descendant of Simeon Bishir
Martha Ninneman - descendant of Maj. Christopher Bishir, Jr.

Kathleen has a match to sherricow and to LGilmore. LGilmore matches Carley also. LGilmore and Kathleen both match 55Koi. Kathleen matches a cousin, Diane Varela, who shares a match with Kathleen and Carley named JoanBe.

This “web” of Bishir matches would seem to greatly strengthen the case that Simeon is the youngest son of Christopher Bishir Sr. and that his wife was Hannorah Laman.

Carley Bisher Worth (www.bishir.org) 
Beishier, Simeon Jacob (I7422)
 
259 August is a Prebyterian minister living in Elk, Ohio in 1860. Bisher, August (I5708)
 
260 August was a clerk for the Wurlitzer Piano Co. Kainz, August (I5984)
 
261 Augustus was a Carpenter and Joiner living in Painted Post, Steuben, NY in 1850. Bisher, Augustus (I5628)
 
262 Automobile accident. Roberts, Elda Beth (I3366)
 
263 Baby girl, twin to Samuel. Died in infancy. Bishir, ? (I3326)
 
264 Bachelor Gillam, Ramsey (I3993)
 
265 Barbara grew up in South Pasadena and attended South Pasadena High School. She graduated from Stanford University and spent a summer term at the University of Mexico in Mexico City. During her senior year at Stanford she was Business Manager
for the Stanford Annual. In December 1943, after her graduation, she joined the Waves (Women's naval service) and received her basic training at Hunter College in New York City and special training as a control tower operator in Atlanta,
Georgia. She was stationed in Boston at the Squantum Naval Air Station and received her discharge in December 1945. In later years she was an Executive Secretary for Albert Van Luit Wallcoverings and Van de Kamps Frozen Foods, Food Service and
Restaurants/Coffee Shops. 
Woods, Barbara Irene (I848)
 
266 Based on David W Morgan’s research. We have not checked this ourselves and there are some inconsistencies in the dates. Newman, Thomas (I1306)
 
267 Based on the birth years of Jacob and Sarah, we believe Christian emigrated from Germany to the United States sometime between 1831 and 1840.

RESEARCH: There is an Antone S. Bucher, saloon keeper, born about 1830 in Bavaria, living in London, Madison Co., Ohio in the 1880 census, wife Phoeba, daughter Katie, and nephew Frank. (Can’t find him in 1870.) Could this be another son of Christian Byshir? 
Byshir, Christian (I9388)
 
268 Belle is living with her sister, Hannah, in Marietta, Ohio in 1920. Both are widowed. Bisher, Belldore (I5634)
 
269 Benjamin came to America from England with his brothers Thomas, John, and Moses and his sister Mary in 1685. They settled in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, where Benjamin married his wife, Ann. The early families in America had become members of the Quaker faith. Benjamin and Ann lived under Concord Meeting and he was a member of the Provincial Assembly. Mendenhall, Benjamin (I1905)
 
270 Benjamin originally established a residence in York, Maine. In 1668, Benjamin's father, John, asked him to return and live with him in Watertown, with the assurance that Benjamin would inherit his father's property at his death. He sold his right to inherit to his brother, Joshua, for 40 pounds and did not, in fact, return to Watertown, but continued to live in York. Sometime after his first wife's death, he returned to Watertown, Mass. and settled in Sherburne, near the Natick town line. After his second marriage, he lived on land belonging to Harvard College, which he leased from Gov. Danforth. Whitney, Benjamin (I967)
 
271 Benjamin was living and working for George Hunt, a bootmaker, in Houghton, Norfolk, MA in 1850. Bisher, Benjamin (I5585)
 
272 Bert and Georgia had no children. Georgia was the Deputy Grand Matron of the 10th District, Order of Eastern Star in Grass Valley, California. Anholm, Georgia Josephine (I2005)
 
273 Bert is a solider at Fort McDowell on Angels Island in San Francisco in 1920. Garman, Burt B. (I5779)
 
274 Bessie Bishir Kiefer’s obit lists a niece, Mary Jane Sebastian, of Long Island, NY.

The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio, Monday, May 1, 1933
Native Dayton Radio Player Has Future
by Mildred Mason

Were television here there should be no question in anyone's mind as to the radio future of Jane Bishir, 19-year-old platinum blonde, native of Dayton, O., and the most recent addition to WLWs dramatic staff. Jane graduated from Steele High School in 1932 and spent the past winter in Miami, Fla., where she made her debut in radio drama and as a continuity writer. Following her return to Dayton this spring she organized the Tower Players— a semi-professional dramatic stock company and now, at WLW, she is launching upon her all consuming ambition for a dramatic career before the microphone. 
Bishir, Mary Jane (I2747)
 
275 Bessie was living alone and working in a tobacco house in Hamilton Co., Ohio in 1900. Bessie & Harry and Bessie's brother, Joseph Bisher, were living in Dayton, Ohio in 1910. By 1920, Bessie is widowed and living alone in Dayton, Ohio. Bishir, Elizabeth “Bessie” M. (I1497)
 
276 Best guess is that this is Margaret Spickard, b. abt 1819, who married Bennet Frost. Spickard, ? (I6907)
 
277 Betsy graduated from Glendale High School in 1968. While attending numerous colleges she worked as a waitress and bartender. Later she was a sales representative for a cooking oil company. She also spent time in London, England and lived in
Napa and Sonoma, California. After her marriage she settled in Chester, California, near Mount Lassen National Park where her husband, Bob, is a law enforcement officer with the Forest Service. She was the resident editor for the Chester
Progressive for eight years and currently works at the Chester Post Office. She is a contemporary quilter, teaches quilting and related fiber arts, and was directly involved with the creation of the Chester PieceMakers Quilt Guild and its
annual July 4th Show. 
Worth, Elizabeth Irene "Betsy" (I849)
 
278 Betty was the only child in her family to be born in a hospital. Bisher, Betty Lucille (I1594)
 
279 Birth date calculated from death date and age at death. I think the birth year should be 1838 as he is 12 in the 1850 census and 21 in the 1860 census.

William R. Pitzer d. 6-24-1865 (Age 28y-7m-1d) (Civil War Marker)
Burial: F & A. M. (Masonic) Cemetery, Lynchburg, Highland, OH 1 
Pitzer, William R (I2768)
 
280 Birth date from family bible. Did not find in 1880 census index or 1900 and 1910. Death records show a L.R.H. Bisher, d. 5 Apr 1894, md., age 52, d. Hillsboro, b. Salem twp. Son of Jacob Bishir/Bisher and Elizabeth Corington. Bishir Family Website has he died 6 Nov 1902.

He married 1) Julia Bailey
CENSUS: 1870 Salem twp., Highland Co., Ohio (Bisher); 1900 Washington twp,
Highland Co, Ohio (Birshire);

Notes from Kathleen Rizer
1527 Benson Dr. Dayton, Ohio 45406
data from Springer family book
email RizerK@erinet.com FAX 775-254-1514

An advertisement appears in the Highland Weekly News on 20 Jan 1859 as follows:

NEW GROCERY
Just opened in Bishir’s Building, on High St., three doors South of the “Hillsboro Drug Store,” where there can at all times be found an assortment of the Cheapest and Best GROCERIES offered for sale in this place.
PRODUCE of all kinds constantly on hand and for sale cheap for cash.
The highest market price paid for same in cash or Groceries.
Remember, everything sold low for Cash. Call and be convinced.
BISHIR & CO
N.B. A fine lot of CHRISTMAS CANDIES AND NOTIONS. B. & CO.
dec’6tf 
Bishir, Lewis (I729)
 
281 Birth order of children unknown. Hill, Walton Wines (I1145)
 
282 Birth recorded in Highland Co., but no name given.
Death date from Bishir Family Website. 
Bishir, Emma Jerome (I745)
 
283 Birth: 1939
Death: Feb. 16, 2007
BISHIR, DONALD, 67, of Louisville, passed
away Friday, February 16 2007 at University
Hospital Missouri of Columbia. He was a
retired Army Sergeant 1st Class and a
veteran of the Vietnam war, he is also
retired from the Jefferson County Public
Schools as a bus driver . He was preceded
in death by his wife, Gail Christine Bishir
and survived by his daughters, Cynthia
Atherton of Evansville, IN and Sandra
Stiffler of Louisville; two step daughters,
Greta Dozer and Lisa Tallent; six
grandchildren and one great-grandchild, also
companion, Judy Marshall. A celebration of
Donald's life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
February 20, 2007 at the Southern Home of
Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home, 3601
Taylor Blvd. Entombment will follow at Evergreen cemetery. Visitation will be held
from 2- 8 p.m. Monday.
Published in The Courier-Journal on
2/18/2007. 
Bishir, Donald Eugene (I6050)
 
284 Bisher is probably Maria's married name. Could she be the widow of Elisha Bisher who appears in the 1850 census in Delhi, New York? Maria (I5705)
 
285 Blanche had one boy and one girl. After her divorce she lived with her brother, William, in Clark Co., Ohio in 1930. She lived in Springfield, Ohio in 1977. She had had cancer and was operated on twice prior to 1977. Blanche had a grandson named Robert Leffel. Her daughter, Jackie, may have lived in Texas in 1978.

Research: Her daughter, Betty’s, death certificate shows “Wylie” as her mother’s maiden name. Why? 
Bisher, Blanche "Betty" (I1616)
 
286 Blanche is divorced by 1930. Family F867
 
287 Blunse was a chair maker in Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. Bischer, Blunse (I6200)
 
288 Bob and Stella lived between Vermont and Virgil in Los Angeles. Their daughter died young.

Robert appears by himself (but married) in Los Angeles as a Butcher in 1900. Then, in 1910 the family was farming in Miramonte, Los Angeles Co., California. He is widowed in Calabasas in 1930 and living with his daughter-in-law, Dolores, in 1940 in San Fernando. 
Lee, Robert Edward (I1744)
 
289 Bob Bumpass married and second and third time and had two more sons and a daughter: Tom, Vernard (d. 1965), Mildred (Bumpass) Evans (b. 1910). Bumpass, Robert "Bob" (I2125)
 
290 BOETEL -- In Oakland, March 4, 1922. Bernice, beloved daughter of J. H. and Mary L. Boetel and loving sister of Lorna Boetel, a native of California, aged 9 years, 2 months, 16 days. San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento papers please copy.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Tuesday, March 7, 1922, at 2 o’clock p.m. from the chapel of Grant D. Miller, 2372 E. 14th st., corner of 24th ave. Internment, Evergreen cemetery. 
Boetel, Bernice Marjorie (I6575)
 
291 Boling, Robert Wedding - Pantagraph
Saturday, Dec 13, 1924
Decatur, Macon, Illinois

DeWitt Couples in Double Wedding

Decatur, Dec. 21 -- (Special) -- Robert L. Boling of Clinton, and Anna L. Whitehouse, of Weldon; and James Basher and Olive Boling of Clinton were married in a double ceremony at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium of the First Christian Church. The ceremonies were performed by Rev. Jesse Monser. The double ring ceremony was used.

Mr. Boling is a machinist in Clinton and Mr. Basher is a farmer at Macon.

The couples will be entertained Wednesday evening with a dinner party in the home of Rolla Dragstrem, at Niantic. 
Boling, Olive (I9713)
 
292 Book: Fulton County Atlas, 1883. 1 BISHER, LEWIS [Union Township]
BIOGRAPHY
Lewis Bisher, a farmer and son of John and Angeline Bisher, was born in Warren, Ohio, August 1, 1835. His father was born in Pennsylvania in 1798, and his mother in Ohio in 1800. Lewis married Sarah D. Waits, July 18, 1866, in Warren County, Ohio, who died there about four years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Bisher are the parents of seven children, as follows: John, William B., Clarence, Ora E., Ella May, Gracie B. and Lillie D. All take an active interest in Sabbath school. In politics Mr. B. tries to vote for the best man.

Lewis served in the Civil War, Corporal Co. G, 1 Ohio Cav, GAR Post 96.

Lewis Bisher homesteaded the Aldridge place when his son William was about 18 years of age. He sold it later and bought a house in Taylor.

RESEARCH NOTES: We can't find Lewis Bisher in the 1860 census. His parents are gone, and brother Joseph is in Darke Co., OH; brother Jacob in Warren Co., OH. We know that Lewis joins up in Warren County and later gets married in Warren County. 
Bisher, Lewis (I2675)
 
293 Born Charles Augustus King. He changed his name to his mother's new name on her remarriage.

The twin brothers sometimes boxed when they were younger and, when asked who won, the response was usually “Helbach won!”.

The family lived in San Francisco in 1930 and Grass Valley in 1942. They lived in Solano Co., Calfornia in 1944. 
Helbach, Charles Augustus (C. A.) "Gus" (I1158)
 
294 Born early 1800s in North Carolina. Shinn, Maria Penie (I1672)
 
295 Born either 4 or 24 June 1882. Mendenhall, Bertha A. (I2281)
 
296 Born John Bertrand King. He changed his name to his mother's new name on her remarriage.

The twin brothers sometimes boxed when they were younger and, when asked who won, the response was usually “Helbach won!”.

The family lived in Roseville, California in 1920 and in San Francisco in 1930. 
Helbach, John Bertrand (Bert) (I1147)
 
297 Born stillborn. Lee, ? (I7222)
 
298 Both bride and groom lived in Fort Tejon when they were married. They were living in Kingsburg, Tulare Co., California in 1860. By 1870, a Mary McKenzie was living in San Luis Obispo Co. with her 4 children alone.

We have not found Margaret’s burial location , but Werner Howland suspects that she may had been put in the Chinese Cemetery. 
Brown, Margaret A (I9781)
 
299 Both bride and groom were living in El Monte when they were married. Balaam, Martha (I9800)
 
300 Braderton, Florida Crothers, John W. (I6684)
 

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