Harry J. Zecher
- Born: May 1856, Lancaster Co., PA
- Marriage: Dora B. Rannels circa 1883 in Lancaster Co., PA
- Died: 1917, Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA. at age 61
- Buried: Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster City, PA
The 1880 Federal Census for Pennsylvania, Lancaster Co., Lancaster City, District 162 records Harry Zecher (19-grandson). He is in the home of Benjamin and Sarah Dowart but since the ages of the the Dowarts are 33 and 29 respectively, Harry is hardly a grandson. Harry is an Apprentice Blacksmith (not to Benjamin).
The 1900 Federal Census for Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Ward 9, District 74, page 325A records Harry J. (May 1852) and Dora B. (Oct 1861) Zecher with children Emma L. (Jan 1884) and Clarence W. (Dec 1885) living at 322 Lancaster Ave. Harry is a Coach Finisher and has been married 17 years with 2 children.
The 1910 Federal Census for Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Ward 6, District 74, page 231A records Harry (54) and his wife Ella (53) Zecher with a son William C. Zecher (25). Harry is a laborer in a machine shop and this is his 2nd marriage.
Death date is on his headstone shown at www.findagrave.com
By 1920 Harry has died: The 1920 Federal Census for Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Ward 6, District 65, page 231A records the widow Ellen B Zecher (62) Zecher with her son William H. Channell (28).
Harry married Dora B. Rannels, daughter of Levi Rannels and Mary Ann Pierce, circa 1883 in Lancaster Co., PA. (Dora B. Rannels was born in Oct 1861 in Lancaster Co., PA, died in 1901 in Lancaster City, PA. and was buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster City, PA.)