Descendant Chart for William Cyrus Kerchner
Surname found variously spelled as Kerchner, Kerschner, and Kercher.
Born 16 Nov 1840 in PA with parents reported as born in Germany
in some records but reported as born in PA in other records.
Married about 1868 to Polly Anna Heckman.
Died 22 Jun 1902 in Catasauqua, Lehigh Co PA.
Buried at
Schoenersville Union Cemetery, Hanover Township, Lehigh County PA.
The year of birth shown on his gravestone is off by one year.
Research note: Schoenersville Union Cemetery is just s.w. of the county
line between Lehigh and Northampton Co PA. The village of Schoenersville
straddles the county line with parts in each county.
Three Generation Partial Descendants Chart.


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Charles F. Kerchner, Jr.
Emmaus PA
(not a descendant of this line)

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017


I am researching this Kerchner line even though I am not a descendant of this Kerchner line because this family group spelled the surname exactly the same as my immigrant family group. William Cyrus Kerchner is found in the census living in East Allen Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. If you have family links to this Northampton Co PA Kerchner family please contact me. Thank you.

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18th Century PA German Naming Customs
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1. William Cyrus KERCHNER/KERCHER Sr.-2502 (b.16 Nov 1840-PA d.22 Jun 1902-probably,Northampton Co,PA)
sp: Polly Anna HECKMAN-2503 (b.31 May 1843-Lehigh County,or,Northampton County,PA m.Abt 1868 d.19 May 1891-probably,Northampton County,PA)
  |-2. Franklin G. KERCHNER-17589 (b.17 Jul 1869-Schoenersville,East Allen Twsp,Northampton Co,PA d.22 Jan 1948-West Mifflin Twsp,Allegheny Co,PA)
  | sp: Sarah A. PETER-20393 (b.7 Aug 1873-PA m.Abt 1891 d.8 Mar 1936-Monongahela,Washington County,PA)
  |  +-3. Edgar KERCHNER-20394 (b.1892-PA d.1899-PA)
  |-2. Susanna Rebecca KERCHNER-17590 (b.19 Apr 1874-East Allen Twsp,Northampton Co,PA d.3 Dec 1948-Allentown State Hospital,Allentown,Lehigh County,PA)
  | sp: Clinton H. ADAMS-20391 (b.Jan 1867-PA m.1899 d.1931-PA)
  |-2. Emma Camilla KERCHNER-17591 (b.21 Sep 1876-Schoenersville,Lehigh County,PA d.9 Feb 1939-Allentown,Lehigh County,PA)
  | sp: John F. ECKENSBERGER-20399 (b.23 Aug 1873-Catasauqua,Lehigh County,PA m.29 Nov 1894 d.24 Feb 1912-Catasauqua,Lehigh County,PA)
  | sp: Quintus Asher SCHAFER-20392 (b.12 Sep 1863-probably,Lehigh County,PA m.12 Dec 1914 d.9 Dec 1936-probably,Lehigh County,PA)
  |-2. Alice E. KERCHNER-17592 (b.26 Mar 1878-Lehigh County,PA d.15 Mar 1951-Allentown Hosp,Allentown,Lehigh County,PA)
  | sp: William WERT-20390 (b.Abt 1868-PA m.Abt 1899)
  |-2. William Cyrus KERCHNER-2500 (b.18 Jun 1880-East Allen Twsp,Northampton Co,PA d.5 Feb 1955-Nazareth,Northampton Co,PA)
  | sp: Lillian A. REIMER-2501 (b.21 Nov 1869-Moore Twsp,Northampton Co,PA m.Abt 1902 d.27 Jan 1940-Moore Twsp,Northampton Co,PA)
  |  |-3. Wilbur Henry KERCHNER-2505 (b.5 Sep 1903-probably,Northampton Co,PA d.1 Jan 1985-Saint Petersburg,Pinellas County,FL)
  |  | sp: Annie L. JONES-11908 (b.1909-PA m.1930)
  |  |-3. Clark William KERCHNER-2499 (b.4 Sep 1907-Nazareth,Northampton County,PA d.4 Aug 1962-Bath,Northampton County,PA)
  |  | sp: Grace Estelle BABP-16983 (b.1 Jan 1907-PA m.Abt 1929 d.14 May 1996-PA)
  |  | sp: Estella Mae HECKMAN-2506 (b.11 Mar 1919-PA m.12 Oct 1940 d.11 Feb 2007-Easton,Northampton Co,PA)
  | sp: Rose -16987 (b.9 Jul 1898-Vienna,Austria m.Abt 1941 d.12 May 1989-St. Lukes Hospital,Bethlehem,Northampton County,PA)
  |-2. Clara KERCHNER-20395 (b.7 Jan 1883-Schoenersville,Northampton County,PA d.8 May 1936-Allentown,Lehigh County,PA)
  | sp: Fred C. MILLER-20396 (b.Abt 1882-probably,PA m.Abt 1905)
  |-2. Mary KERCHNER-20397 (b.Aug 1885-Schoenersville,Northampton County,PA)
  +-2. Ellen KERCHNER-20398 (b.Jul 1888-Schoenersville,Northampton County,PA)


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Charles F. Kerchner, Jr.
3765 Chris Drive
Emmaus PA 18049-1544 USA
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