HISTORY OF THE BECHER NAME (Source www.ancestry.com.au/facts/bayer)
BECHER is a German occupational name for a maker of wooden vessels, a shortened form of Becherer, the loss of the final syllable having occurred in the 15th century.
Our Becher family & connections
including Bayer, Schollum & Wech
Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg JOHN 2 BECHER ~ see 2
1. ~ ~ ~
THOMAS BECHER was born in Puhoi,
> Refer to the BAYER family for more information about the family of Anna.
Children of THOMAS BECHER and ANNA BAYER were:
JOHN THOMAS 2 BECHER, born 1894.
JOSEPH BECHER, born 1895; died 20 September 1954 aged 59 years (BDM1954/31576). Joseph
was buried at
ELIZABETH MARY 3 BECHER, who married JOHN SCHOLLUM.
ALBERT BECHER, born 1899; died 1899 aged 2 months (BDM1899/605).
BARBARA ANNA BECHER,
born 1900; died 13 April 1908 aged 7 years. Barbara was buried at
THOMAS JOSEPH BECHER, born 1903;
died 11 February 1960 aged 56 years (BDM1960/23791). Thomas was buried at
Thomas died on 2 December 1902 aged
33 years as the result of an accident at the railway works in Ahuroa. He was
Anna remarried in 1809 to Wenzl Wech. She died on 6 December 1953 aged 80 years.
2. ~ ~ ~ JOHN THOMAS BECHER (THOMAS) was born in 1894 (BDM1894/15913) and was the eldest son of THOMAS BECHER and ANNA BAYER. John married WINNIFRED ROSE FLYNN in 1916 (BDM1916/4472)
Children of JOHN BECHER and WINNIFRED FLYNN were:
NANCY BECHER, who married KEITH EDMONDS.
MOYNA BECHER, who married WILLIAM MANUAL.
ERINA BECHER, who married HARRY BERGER.
3. ~ ~ ~ ELIZABETH MARY BECHER (THOMAS) was born in
> Refer to the SCHOLLUM family for more information about the family of John.
Children of ELIZABETH BECHER and JOHN SCHOLLUM were:
DONALD THOMAS SCHOLLUM, born Abt 1918. Donald was a Lieutenant in the
o KENNETH SCHOLLUM, who married MONA DE LUCA.
o ALAN WENZL SCHOLLUM, who married GLADYS WARD.
o KEVIN GEORGE SCHOLLUM, born 1922; died 17 May 2011 in Tauranga. Kevin married BERTHA POLWART.
o IRENE BARBARA SCHOLLUM, who married JIM CHAMBERS.
1. ~ ~ ~ JOSEPH BECHER, born 1881 was the son of JOSEPH BECHER and ANNA BOTELSAK. Joseph married BARBARA BAYER in 1904. Barbara was the youngest daughter of WENZL BAYER and ANNA WENZLICK.
2. ~ ~ ~ LESLIE JOSEPH BECHER, born 8 September 1915 was the son of
JOSEPH BECHER and BARBARA BAYER. Leslie married NESSIE MICKELL. He died on 5
July 2002 and was buried at
3. ~ ~ ~ MARY
BECHER, born about 1860. Mary married JOHANN WECH in 1880. She died on 3 May
1941, and together with Johann, was buried at
> Refer to the WECH family for more information about the family of John.
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protocol I have not included information about later generations which may include
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