Adam Becher (Becher filed under Becker) Lancaster, PA. I am researching a Catherine Becher, born Jan. 7, 1789, daughter of Adam and Catherine Becher. Married Jacob Hartley (Hartle - German) Sept. 16, 1806 Christ Lutheran, York co, PA. Couple cited as from Lancaster. Jacob seems to have kinship to Nicolas Hartley group of Lancaster & Jacob Hartley of Adams Co., PA. Note: also check Maryland records for weddings of couples from Lancaster and York. Told many married in MD. Orphans Court records concerning Adam Becher/Becker. 8/9/1811 Sheriff Benj. Haresh valued land at $377.66 which is taken by eldest son Frederick who is allowed $30.90 for costs. Must pay widow Catherine a dower of $6.93 yearly to retain $46.23; plus $20.11 ½ when widow dies and pay same sums to each of others – Adam; Mary md. Jacob Shultz; Catherine md. Jacob Hartley; Emma md. Samuel Williams. Frederick Becker & Philip Hoover are each under a bond of $755.32 to guarantee settlement. Adam Becher/Becker of Manchester Township per Orphans Court records likely deceased before March 24, 1801 when his son Frederick aged 14 years chose Gotlieb Ziegle for guardian.